The 2025 Kenneth Patchen Award for the Innovative Novel

The 2022 Kenneth Patchen Award for the Innovative Novel - The Journal of Experimental Fiction

Deadline: August 31, 2024

Entry Fee: $25

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A prize of $1,000 and book publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction and JEF Books is given annually for an innovative novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by August 31. This year’s judge is still to be determined, but we will post that information soon.

The submission can be of any length, but must be submitted in Word or PDF format. Manuscripts should be submitted to us via email at Two documents need to be submitted.

First, the manuscript itself should not contain the author’s name or address.

Second, a separate sheet should be submitted with the title of the submission and the author’s contact information.

Additionally, all entries need to include a four-digit identifying number of the author’s choosing. This number should appear in the subject line of the email, on the manuscript, and on the contact information form.

Payment should be submitted here:

Thank you! We look forward to reading your manuscripts!

Eckhard Gerdes

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