Novel Category

Deadline:  July 15, 2024
Winner:  $2000
Second Place:  Honorable Mention Certificate

  1. $50 entry fee for each entry
  2. The Faulkner Literary Committee reserves the First Rights to publish a “teaser” portion of the winning novel on our official website, after which the rights revert back to the author.
  3. All entries must be original, unpublished works typed in 12 pt. font, double spaced in English. No plagiarism will be accepted.
  4. Entries should be works of prose from 50,000 to 150,000 words in length. (Approximate) Longer works will be taken into consideration.
  5. To enter:

    By mail: Send two paper copies of each submission AND a digital PDF or Word version on a disc or thumb drive. Each entry must have a cover page listing the title, author’s name, address, email, phone number, how you paid and what name you paid under if different from the author. The other pages should only contain the title of the entry and the page numbers and NOT the author’s name. The entry fee for each entry MUST be included. If paying by check, make out to Faulkner Literary Committee. Mail to :
    Faulkner Literary Committee
    Union County Heritage Museum
    P. O. Box 657
    New Albany, MS 38652

    Online: Submit online using the form to the right. You may use Paypal or a credit card.

  6. Entry should be received by July 15, 2024.
  7. All entries are final, no revisions accepted.
  8. Entries are judged by trained academia and the judges’ decision is final.
  9. Only the winners will be notified by email or mail.
  10. Winners will be announced at the Faulkner Literary Luncheon on September 27, 2024, at the First Methodist Church in New Albany, MS., the birthplace of William Faulkner.
  11. Mailed entries will only be returned if an envelope, with proper postage affixed, is included with your entry.
  12. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.