The Publishing Laboratory
At The University of New Orleans

The Lab

We are looking for the best unpublished novel or short story collection. The Publishing Laboratory at the University of New Orleans seeks to bring innovative publicity and broad distribution to authors. We collect submissions from March 1 to August 31, deciding on 15-20 finalists. The finalists are read by students from The Publishing Laboratory in the fall, and one is chosen for publication.

Please submit your entire manuscript via Submittable. The selected author will receive a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish with The University of New Orleans Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no restriction on subjects covered. The contest is open to all authors from around the world, regardless of publishing history.  Works of fiction (novels and short story collections) only. Submission fee: $28.00.

The University of New Orleans Press is based at the University of New Orleans and distributed by Hopkins Fulfillment Services. Abram Shalom Himelstein is the editor-in-chief.

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