Behind the Scenes of the Contest 1: Deciding the Fate

by Brianna Demirci We are to publish a book he said, a real, physical mass of pages with a plot and symbolism and all that great stuff. To accomplish this goal a quirky group of college students, a professor/master indie press runner, and a lucky contest-winning author all had to come together as one. This…

Molly Ivors Prize Winner

About a month ago, Sean Carswell’s “Publishing House” class met to decide who the winner of the Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction would be.  Prior to the class, we narrowed the submissions down to a top 10, then a top 4.  The discussion took hours.  Students made impassioned pleas for Ben Nadler’s The Book Peddler,…

Judging the Contest

All of the submissions for the Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction have been gathered, pored over, and judged.  It’s incredible how many great submissions we received.  We feel a little humbled that writers trusted us with their best.  It’s tough to narrow the manuscripts down to one winner.  But we’ve debated and made our cases…

Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction

The Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction is drawing to a close.  The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2014.  We’ve gotten some great submissions already.  Don’t let that discourage you.  Send us your best work.  For more information, visit our Contest page.