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Early Bird Special!

Each year Black Lawrence Press awards The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book.
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Deadline: January 31, 2013
Entry Fee: $25

Early Bird Deadline: November 30, 2012
Early Bird Entry Fee: $20
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For more information about The Big Moose Prize, follow this link:
blacklawrence.com/BigMoosePrize.html

I was so excited to win the Big Moose Prize. I’ve been a fan of Black Lawrence Press for a long time…It’s such a prestigious, independent press, and I feel it’s earned me a lot of respect in the publishing world.

-Jen Michalski,
2012 Big Moose Prize Winner

We look forward to reading your novel!

Congratulations, Jen Michalski!

BIG congratulations go to Jen Michalski, who has won the 2012 Big Moose Prize with her novel The Tide King.

Jen Michalski’s first collection of fiction, Close Encounters, is available from So New (2007); her second, From Here, is forthcoming from Aqueous Books (2013); and her collection of novellas is forthcoming from Dzanc (2013). She also is the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press 2010), which won a 2010 “Best of Baltimore” award from Baltimore Magazine. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show in Baltimore, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown.

Thanks to everyone who participated! And congratulations to those who made it to the long and short lists.

Up Next…

Black Lawrence Press is currently accepting submissions for the Spring, 2012 Black River Chapbook Competition.

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Big Moose Winner and Short List Announced

The editors at Black Lawrence Press are very pleased to announce that Tracy DeBrincat has won The Big Moose Prize for her novel Hollywood Buckaroo. Tracy will receive $1,000 in prize money and a publication contract from BLP.

Tracy DeBrincat’s award-winning short stories and poetry have been published in journals from Another Chicago Magazine to Zyzzyva. Her short story collection, Moon Is Cotton & She Laugh All Night, received a prize for innovative fiction and was published in 2010 by Subito Press/University of Colorado, Boulder. Her story Badass recently received the 2011 Tusculum Review Prize. She also authors the blog Bigfoot Lives! & Other Literary Adventures. San Francisco is her hometown, but she loves living in Los Angeles, where she is a freelance creative advertising consultant.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in The Big Moose Prize and congratulations to all writers who made it to the long list. We would also like to list the authors who made it to the short list:

Braden Hepner – Dairyman’s Lament
Brian Baldi – The Loud, Large-Scale Heart
Bryan Furuness – The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson
Hester Kaplan – The Tell
Jennifer Anne Moses – Girls Like You
Joe Taylor – Let There Be Lite
Matthew Runkle – Twos

BLP Announces Novel Prize

Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book.

For more information about The Big Moose Prize and submissions instructions, follow this link: blacklawrence.com/BigMoosePrize.html

We look forward to reading your novel!