The Arch Street Prize is designed to stimulate interest in writing and to promote today’s extraordinary young writers. Arch Street Press offers each winner a standard book contract for a future work, together with a mentoring program and $1,000 cash prize.
Listen to an interview with the 2016 Arch Street Prize winner Sue Li
Any writer between the ages of 18 and 30 who has not previously published a volume of nonfiction or fiction prose is eligible to enter the competition.
Writers must submit proof of enrollment (a transcript or letter from a school official confirming his/her status as an undergraduate/graduate student) from an accredited U.S. institution.
The manuscript must be a work of nonfiction or fiction that does not exceed 10,000 words. We accept both email (preferred) and postal mail submissions.
Reasonable care will be taken, but Arch Street Press cannot be held responsible for manuscripts lost in the mail, or for the return of those unaccompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please do not send your only copy of the manuscript. All winning submissions become the exclusive property of Arch Street Press.
Details are sent to all finalists regarding our contract and mentoring program.
Manuscripts may be mailed to:
Robert Rimm, Managing Editor
Arch Street Press
1122 County Line Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Email submissions preferred.
Note: Arch Street Press reserves the right to extend the contest deadline until a competitive submission pool is established.
Submissions for the 2018 Arch Street Prize are now open. Submit today!
While we received many good entries for the 2017 Arch Street Prize, they did not meet the rigorous standards that we apply for our mentoring program and writing contact. As we look ahead to 2018, we encourage all aspiring writers to apply.