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The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing 2024



Posted on 8 January 2023

31 May 2024

Who may enter
Participants must be first-generation residents of their country. “First-generation” can refer either to people born in another country who relocated, or to residents of a country whose parents were born elsewhere.

Short description
The competition is organized by the Restless Books, an independent, non-profit publisher located in Brooklyn, New York.

“ The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing was created in 2015 to honor outstanding debut literary works by first-generation immigrants, awarded for fiction and nonfiction in alternating years. 

The submission should address some combination of identity, the meeting of cultures and communities, immigration and migration, and today’s globalized society.

This year the competition is open to fiction submissions.

Fiction submissions can take the form of a novel or a book-length collection of short stories. 

Authors must not have previously published a book of fiction in English.  

All submissions must be in English.

Entry fee
The entry fee is US$20.

The winner receives US$10,000 and publication by Restless Books.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.