The James Jones Fellowship Contest is now in its 24th year. It awards $10,000 to an American writer with a first fiction novel in progress in 2015. Two runners-up will each receive $1000.
Entrants are asked to supply a two-page outline of their entire novel, plus the first 50 pages of the work. The outline maybe a chapter outline or brief synopsis of the novel. If a manuscript is selected for the final round of judging, the author will be asked to send another copy of the originally submitted first 50 pages plus pages 51 to 75.
The fellowship is only for unpublished first novels: collections of short stories, memoirs and self-published novels are not eligible. To enter this contest, writers must be United States citizens.
An entry fee of $30 is payable and writers can choose to enter either online or via mail.