MFA in Creative Writing - Fairfield MFA Book Prize
Fairfield MFA Book Prize Winner – Summer 2013:
Chris Belden for
Judge: Dani Shapiro
Publisher: New Rivers Press
Fairfield's MFA program is one of the very few MFA programs in the country to offer its students the unique opportunity of entering a book-length manuscript to its contest. The Fairfield Book Prize is open only to Fairfield MFA students and alumni.
The author of the winning manuscript will be awarded a $1,000 prize, a standard royalty book contract, and publication by New Rivers Press. New Rivers Press (NRP), which has published more than 330 books since it was founded in 1968, has two missions:
- To publish the best new writing it can find by new and emerging authors
- To provide learning opportunities for students
The Fairfield University MFA recruits, teaches, and graduates new and emerging writers who produce publishable book-length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The Fairfield MFA and New Rivers Press have agreed to collaborate in a publishing partnership by conducting a competition among Fairfield MFA graduates and students in all genres to choose and publish a prize-winning book every other year.
NRP will edit, publish, distribute nationally, and market each prize-winning book. The finalists for the prize will be judged by a writer of national distinction.
Interested in joining Fairfield's MFA program? Register today!
2012 Winner: Nick Knittel, author of Good Things, a short story collection