Bauhan Publishing is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 31, 2017
Bauhan Publishing is pleased to announce our second year of The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize. This prize will be awarded for a book-length collection
(120-160 pages or 50,000-60,000 words) of nonfiction essays. These essays can
take any form: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction,
commentary, travel, historical account etc. as long as they have not been
previously published as a collection.
Entrants can be from any country with the stipulations that the manuscript is in English and the author is willing to share in shipping costs for foreign delivery of books. The winner will receive $750, publication of their collection in the fall of 2018, and
50 free copies of the published book along with distribution with our other titles through our partner UPNE (University Press of New England). The cost for
submission is $25 per manuscript, entrants may submit multiple manuscripts if
The judge for 2017 is journalist, essayist, and poet Andrew Merton. We do not pre-screen, all manuscripts will go directly to
the judge. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2017 and the winner
will be notified several months after that closing date.
Please contact us at email@example.com
if you have any questions about the contest, include “The Monadnock Prize” in
the e-mail subject line. Below are our submission guidelines.
1. Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and roughly 120-160 pages in
length OR 50,000-80,000 words (these are general guidelines, we most likely will not turn away a manuscript based on length. If you are uncertain if your manuscript will qualify, reach out and let us know.) Single or double-sided printed manuscripts are acceptable.
YOUR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR IN THE
MANUSCRIPT ITSELF OR ON THE TITLE PAGE.
2. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. The
manuscript must be the product of only one author.
3. Please do not include acknowledgments, biographical material,
or dedication pages at this stage. A cover letter is not necessary.
4. No illustrations, photographs, or images should be
5. The manuscript should ONLY include the
following: Title page without author’s name, table of contents, and essays.
person who has studied in a formal program with this year's judge through a college, university, community program, residency, or
private tutorial—within the last two years is not eligible to submit a
manuscript to this contest.
7. All submissions should be formatted in Word Doc or PDF.
8. Manuscripts must be received by October 31, 2017. A winner
will be announced approximately two months later depending on the number of submissions. After the winner and runners-up are notified, the
results will be published and all contestants emailed.
NOTE: PLEASE EXCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ALL
PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM THE DOCUMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED
FOR THIS YEAR'S PRIZE. WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION VIA SUBMITTABLE.
Publishing reserves the right to cancel the contest for any reason. In that
unlikely event, all entry fees will be returned to contestants.
GOOD LUCK and thank you for enabling us to continue providing these contests for the writing community!