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Accepting submissions for the 2024 Fugere Prize: Feb 15, 2024 – May 15, 2024 

Fugere Book Prize 

Winner Receives: $1000 and book publication by Regal House Publishing The editors at Regal House Publishing will announce their longlist on July 15, 2024, and the winner on August 1, 2024. 

Electronic Submissions Submissions are invited only through Submittable. We do not have the staff capacity to read or respond to manuscripts that are submitted by fax or email or post mail. 

*Submission fee: $25 

*Please note that, without the submission fee, we would not be able  to accept contest submissions, or to offer a $1000 prize to the winner.  As Regal House Publishing is a small press with limited staff capacity,  contest submission fees allow us to maintain sufficient editorial  resources for careful review of each and every manuscript. We understand  that submission fees can be difficult to accommodate, but rest assured  that because of them, your submission will be carefully read, reviewed,  and considered for this prize. Thank you for your understanding. 

Eligibility: Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Previously published and collaborative manuscripts are not eligible. Employees and volunteers of Regal House Publishing, Pact Press,  Fitzroy Books or The Regal House Initiative, their partners or spouses,  their immediate families, or immediate family of the judge are not  eligible. 

Manuscript Format: 

  • Minimum of 17,000 words, maximum of 40,000 words.
  • At least 11pt. font
  • The  entries will have a blind reading, so please do NOT include name,  address and telephone number anywhere in the body of the manuscript. DO  include it in the Submittable cover letter form (or if by mail, include a  separate cover letter with the above information.
  • Do not send artwork or photographs.
  • Paginate consecutively and include a table of contents
  • Attach publications acknowledgments, if any.
  • Please adhere strictly to contest dates. Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted.
  • Contestants  may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but must notify  Regal House Publishing immediately if a manuscript is accepted by  another publisher.
  • Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. Winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication.
  • Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript.
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.