The 2012 Paris Literary Prize, an international novella competition for unpublished writers founded by the Paris-based Shakespeare and Company bookstore, is now open for submissions through September 1, 2012.
An enduring admirer of a genre defined traditionally as fiction of 20,000 to 30,000 words in length and that includes such classics as The Old Man and the Sea, Animal Farm, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the Paris Literary Prize recognizes and celebrates aspiring writers of this “small but perfectly formed” literary classification.
To enter the Prize, submit your novella pitch, bio sketch, and novella of 17,000 to 35,000 words online by noon Paris time on September 1. The author of the winning entry and two runners-up will receive monetary prizes and be invited to a weekend stay in Paris to attend the award ceremony and read from their work at a special event hosted by Shakespeare and Company.
For more information about the Prize and to submit your work, visit the website at https://www.parisliteraryprize.org.