Hub City Announces Judge for 2016 South Carolina First Novel Prize
Hub City Press and the South Carolina Arts Commission announced today the judge for the 2016 South Carolina First Novel Prize. The contest will award $1,000 and publication to the winner and be judged by novelist Bridgett M. Davis.
Bridgett M. Davis’ second novel, Into The Go-Slow, was selected as a best book of 2014 by Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, BookRiot, Bustle and The Root, among others. Her debut novel, Shifting Through Neutral, published by Amistad/Harper Collins in 2004, was a finalist for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award and was featured in national media, including NPR’s News & Notes. Time Out New York recently named Davis one of “10 New York Authors to Read Right Now.”
The South Carolina First Novel Prize recognizes one of South Carolina's exceptional writers by providing a book contract with Hub City Press. The competition is a highly competitive, anonymous process. Publication by Hub City of at least 2,000 copies of the book will bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and opportunities. The book will be nationally distributed.
The winning author will also receive invitations from The Humanities CouncilSC and the South Carolina State Library to appear and sign books at significant events. The South Carolina First Novel Prize is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission, Hub City Press and the Phifer/Johnson Foundation of Spartanburg, SC. The Humanities CouncilSC is a founding partner.
Submissions open on January 1, 2016 and the deadline is March 15, 2016. To learn more about the prize, including eligibility requirements and cost, click here.