HarperCollinsPublishers/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction

May 20, 2016

To prospective entrants of the HarperCollinsPublishersLtd/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction,

It is my pleasure to invite submissions from current UBC students and alumni for consideration in the fourth annual prize for best new fiction. HarperCollins is proud to continue our collaboration with the UBC Creative Writing Program and with The Cooke Agency on this award. Our first three years have culminated in outstanding shortlists and winners, reflecting the strength and talent found in the MFA program. Our congratulations to all of you for your excellent work.

We are looking forward to discovering our next shortlist and winner for 2016. The prize Rules and Regulations are available through the UBC Creative Writing program, but in short, submissions are open for a manuscript of no less than 60,000 words, for novels or short stories, until June 20, 2016. The winner, chosen by The Cooke Agency and the editorial team of HarperCollins, will be offered representation by The Cooke Agency and a standard contract to publish from HarperCollins, with a negotiated advance. The shortlisted authors will all have the opportunity to engage in an editorial discussion about their work with a HarperCollins editor. We will notify a shortlist and winner early in the fall.

We hope you will submit your work or work-in-progress this year. The submission contact is bestnewfictionprize@cookeagency.ca and Annabel Lyon at UBC (aclyon@mail.ubc.ca) can help you with questions.

Iris Tupholme
Senior Vice President and Executive Publisher HarperCollinsPublishersLtd


Please review the following files (PDF format) for more information:

HCC-UBC-Cooke-Letter-2016

HCC-UBC-Guidelines-2016

HCC-UBC-FAQs-2016