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5220 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Dzanc Books is a literary nonprofit press out of Ann Arbor Michigan that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction and hosts the literary journal The Collagist.


Dzanc Writing Prizes


2015 Short Story Collection Competition

Dzanc is currently holding its fifth annual contest for all authors wishing to submit a short story collection to Dzanc Books. The winning author will be published by Dzanc in late 2016, and will receive a $1000 advance. Entry to the Dzanc Short Story Collection Contest requires a $25 reading fee and the submission of a full manuscript.

The contest deadline is September 25, 2015.

How to Submit

All submissions for the non-fiction prize should be made through Submittable.

Dzanc Non-Fiction Prize


Dzanc Books is pleased to announce submissions are open for our second annual Non-Fiction Award. All authors with a non-fiction manuscript are eligible. Subjects may include but are not limited to memoir, political, historical, biographical, and will be vetted by our Dzanc Books editors. 

The contest deadline is December 31, 2015

Fee: $25 (all that enter will receive a copy of the eBook of the winner when it is published as well as a complimentary copy of one of a trio of Dzanc's titles—we will email you the choices upon your entering)

The winning manuscript will be selected by February 2016 and the title will be published in 2017. It will go through our full editing process and the author will receive a $1000 advance.

Please Note: By submitting to Dzanc Books, you are also being added to our email list from which we send out information about upcoming books, events, and programs. We will never give out your e-mail to anyone else. Thank you.

How to submit

All submissions for the non-fiction prize should be made through Submittable.