The University of New Orleans Press is excited to announce that our fourth annual UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize is now open. We love to champion new writers. The first winner of the Lab Prize, Margo Littell, published her debut novel with us, Each Vagabond By Name. Melanie McCabe’s first book of nonfiction, her memoir His Other Life: Searching for My Father, His First Wife, and Tennessee Williams, became our second winner. And this fall, UNO Press will publish, as the Lab’s most recent winner, Meghan L. Dowling’s first novel, A Catalogue of Small Pains 

The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fourth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open until August 15. More information, including the Submittable link, can be found at: http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx  

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