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Crook’s Corner Book Prize

Submissions are now being accepted for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize: $5000 for the best debut novel predominantly set in or pertaining to the American South (author may live anywhere).

Books must be published between January 1, 2022 and May 15, 2023, and may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but works available only as e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible.

$35 entry fee. Deadline May 15, 2023.

This year’s judge is Wiley Cash.

For more information, complete guidelines, and entry form please visit