The idea behind this accolade is to celebrate the impressive work of young writers for the world to see, giving them prestige and recognition. But it’s not just a career push that comes with this desirable award. Winners of the Young Lions Fiction award get a pretty big prize – $10,000!
Who Can Enter
To enter this competition, the writer must have been 35 years old or younger when the book was published, and they have to be a U.S. citizen.
The book itself must be fiction and written for an adult audience, so that excludes children’s or young adult fiction. The book can either be a novel or a collection of stories.
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Also, the book needs to be submitted by the publisher, not the writer. It needs to be submitted before the deadline, and it must have been published during the year that the award ceremony is honoring. So, the 2022 Young Lions Fiction Award will be given to a writer whose book was published in 2022.
When your publisher submits your work, they’ll send 10 physical copies (with a tracking number) and a PDF. Your submission will be confidential.
People who’ve won the Young Lions Fiction Award include:
We’ll provide you with a team of editors to proofread and edit your work, correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, tone, clarity, consistency, and formatting errors. That means you can stay focused on writing your next award-winning story! Plus, your editors will make sure that they completely stick to your preferences, so none of your stylistic choices will be taken out of your work.