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A M E R I C A N A


Americana is a nonprofit, independent press.

We believe writers create our future popular culture and record our history thus must be supported as they express the hopes, dreams, struggles, and challenges of our age. In other words, your voice matters.

We're currently reading prose manuscripts and invite you to submit your best work to
PRIZE AMERICANA.

Winners may be published by Press Americana and our imprint Hollywood Books International.

We are open to all styles and genres. Blow us away.



 

PRIZE AMERICANA FOR PROSE 2018
(FICTION, CREATIVE NONFICTION, MEMOIR)
DEADLINE 1 SEPTEMBER 2018
Submit 150-250 page manuscript to editor@americanpopularculture.com.
The processing fee of $25 may be paid electronically through Paypal to editor@americanpopularculture.com

 


PRIZE AMERICANA FOR POETRY 2019
DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2019
Submit 75-150 page manuscript to editor@americanpopularculture.com.
The processing fee of $25 may be paid electronically through Paypal to editor@americanpopularculture.com

 

 

 

 


RULES

Submission to Prize Americana implies acceptance of the following rules:
1) Submissions will be judged by members of the Board of Directors of Americana, the Advisory Board of Review Americana, and the Editor of Press Americana. All decisions will be considered final and will not be subject to dispute. Please note this contest is not judged by a single celebrity; rather, the winner emerges from a popular vote by many readers. We feel this process is more fair to writers.
2) We subscribe to the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Contest Code of Ethics. As such, all submissions are reviewed blindly.
3) Winners of Prize Americana for Poetry may be published by The Poetry Press, the poetry imprint of Press Americana. They will receive the same contract as any other writer publishing through the press and will work with an editor for the press.
4) Winners of Prize Americana for Prose may be published by Hollywood Books International, the fiction/creative nonfiction imprint of Press Americana; nonfiction may be published through Press Americana. Winners will receive the same contract as any other writer publishing through the press and will work with an editor for the press.
5) Press Americana publishes in paperback only. Authors may make the decision to distribute in eBook format, Kindle.
6) American citizenship is not a requirement; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.
7) Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Individual stories or poems may have been published in literary reviews etc., but the work as a whole should be available for publication.
8) All queries may be emailed to the Executive Director, Dr. Leslie Kreiner Wilson, editor@americanpopularculture.com.

 

PREVIOUS PRIZE AMERICANA WINNERS

POETRY
Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, Intersection on Neptune, 2018
Ryan Harper, My Beloved Had a Vineyard, 2017
Jenn Blair, Malcontent, 2016
Howie Good, Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, 2015
Grant Hier, Untended Garden, 2014
Rich Murphy, Americana, 2013
Peter Neil Carroll, A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places, 2012
Jacqueline K. Powers, The Mysteries of Fishing and Flight, 2011
Alexandria Ashford, Danke Schoen, 2010

PROSE
Mark Brazaitis, The Rink Girl, 2017, COMING SOON
Jen Knox, The Glass City, 2016
David Holdridge, The Avant Garde of Western Civ, 2015
Dustin Parsons, What Magic I've Saved, 2014
Eleanor Swanson, Exiles and Expatriates, 2013
Agustin D. Martinez, The Mares of Lenin Park, 2012
Katherine L. Holmes, Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories, 2011
Alan Davis, So Bravely Vegetative, 2010


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