Kenneth Patchen Award

Journal of Experimental Fiction - 2021 Kenneth Patchen Award

  Deadline: August 31, 2020 Entry Fee: $25 E-mail address: 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 TBA. The submission can be of any length, but must be submitted in Word or PDF format. Manuscripts should be emailed or sent as CDs. The manuscript itself should not contain the author's name or address, but 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. The judge for this year's competition is the amazing Yuriy Tarnawsky.  Yuriy Tarnawsky is an author of some three dozen books of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and translations in English and Ukrainian, including the novels MeningitisThree Blondes and Death, and The Iguanas of Heat, the collections of short fictions Short Tails and Crocodile SmilesThe Placebo Effect Trilogy, comprising the collections of interrelated mininovels (his own genre) Like Blood in WaterThe Future of Giraffes, and View of Delft, and a volume of Heuristic Poetry Modus Tollens. An engineer and linguist by training, he has worked as computer scientist specializing in Artificial Intelligence at IBM Corporation and professor of Ukrainian Literature and Culture at Columbia University. He was born in Ukraine, but was raised and educated in the West. For his contribution to Ukrainian literature, in 2008, he was awarded the Prince Yaroslav the Wise Order of Merit by Ukrainian government. He resides with his wife Karina in the New York City Metropolitan area. Payment can be sent by check to: Eckhard Gerdes Publishing, PO Box 6281, Aurora, IL 60598. Do not make checks out to Kenneth Patchen or to JEF Publishing. Payment can also be made by Paypal to: If paying by Paypal, please use either the "Send Money to Friends and Family" option so that we actually receive the full $25 on our end, or, if you want to use the "Pay for Goods and Services Option," please include an extra $2.00 to cover Paypal's fees. Thank you! We look forward to reading your manuscripts! Eckhard Gerdes