Update: Due to the high volume of submissions we’ve received, the review process is taking longer than anticipated. Semi-finalists will now be contacted by April 16 and the winner announced on or about May 14.
Tarcher/Penguin and Julia Cameron are seeking undiscovered writing talent!
- This competition is open to novel and novella-length fiction as well as narrative nonfiction.
- Submissions should be no more than 10 pages (roughly 4-5,000 words maximum), and only one submission per person will be accepted.
- All submissions must be work that has not been published previously or awarded any prize in a prior contest or competition.
- Submissions should be sent electronically within the body of an e-mail (no attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your full name and contact information. Be sure to put “TTA [Your first and last name]” in the e-mail subject line. Submissions must be received by March 2, 2012.
- Semi finalists will be contacted by April 16 to submit (electronically) the full manuscript. The winner will be announced online on or about May 14.
- The winning piece will win a cash prize of $5,000 and a manuscript review by a Penguin editor.
- View the complete official rules
Submissions accepted from Jan 1, 2012 through March 2, 2012
Semi-finalists chosen: March 23 (Tarcher-Penguin will contact semi-finalists for additional material, which will need to be submitted to us by April 6). The semi-finalists’ manuscripts will be reviewed by Tarcher-Penguin editors.
Winner announced: April 26