Submit to the Dzanc Books Diverse Voices Prize

Dzanc Books Diverse Voices Prize is a literary prize organized by Dzanc Books. The prize is designed to be awarded to a writer of a full-length manuscript. It is open to writers from minority, underrepresented, or marginalized communities. The prize winner will receive a $3,000 advance payment, and the winning manuscript will be published by Dzanc Books.

They are looking for “brilliant, daring, and imaginative book-length manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction”. They are open to manuscripts in any form, ranging from short story collections, novels, memoirs, and cross-genre works.


  • Submissions are open to both new and established writers.
  • There is no requirement for a submission fee.


Submission Process:

  • A brief synopsis of the manuscript is required on the submission form.
  • A brief cover letter and a short bio should also be included.
  • Click here to submit.
  • The submission deadline is September 30, 2020.
  • The winner and finalists will be announced by January 2021.



  • Dzanc Books will publish the winning manuscript.

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