Etchings Press Novella Contest
Etchings Press, a student-run publisher
at University of Indianapolis, invites submissions for its second annual
novella contest. The winner will receive a $400 honorarium and 15
copies of the published novella.
UIndy graduate and undergraduate students
will read the submitted manuscripts and choose a winner. The students will then
edit, design, publish and promote the novellas.
by Sarah Cheshire (nonfiction)
2016: followers by Adam
Fleming Petty (fiction)
Students are interested in editing and
publishing books from authors in our region. The students are using the 370
miles between Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville, Georgia, and William
Faulkner’s Oxford, Mississippi, as the relative mileage for regional
literature. Using UIndy’s campus on the southside of Indianapolis as a starting
point, that distance makes a circle which includes all of Illinois, Ohio,
Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, most of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and
Missouri, and parts of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia,
Maryland, North Carolina, Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and
even Ontario. To see if you're eligible for submission, please see the circle
on the map.
1. Please submit
novella manuscripts of 10,000-40,000 words using the Submittable
content submissions manager for Etchings. You will be prompted to create a
free user account that will allow you to submit your manuscript and monitor its
2. Please submit
manuscripts as a single file and include a title page (without name). We ask
that your name be removed from the manuscript for blind reading.
should be 10,000-40,000 words.
works (two or more authors) are eligible.
manuscripts or authors must have a connection to the geographic area shown on
and graduate students at the University of Indianapolis will read all entries
and choose a winner. Students will then edit, design, publish, and promote each
7. Winners will
be notified in March, 2018. Novellas will be released and available for sale in
8. The reading
fee is $15 (payable via submittable.com)
9. The deadline is January
10. Alumni and current
students of University of Indianapolis and former students of its faculty are
If you have any questions, please
contact Liz Whiteacre at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website