Restless Books, an independent publisher of international literature based in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce a new $10,000 writing prize for first-generation American authors, the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.
Restless Books created the prize in order to foster emerging writers of sharp, culture-straddling writing that addresses American identity in a global age and access the often dismissed voices and stories of immigrant peoples. The prize will be awarded annually, each year alternating between fiction and nonfiction.
This year, Restless Books is accepting fiction submissions from September through December, 2015 (nonfiction submission period will be Fall 2016). Manuscripts must be complete and submitted in English. Candidates must be first-generation residents of the United states and to have never previously published a book in English. There is no fee for entry.