2021 Young Lions Fiction Award

2021 Young Lions Fiction Award

Deadline: September 11, 2020

Cash Prize: $10,000

Entry Fee: Free

Who Should Enter This Contest:

Younger fiction writers who want to be recognized for their novel or collection of short stories.


We have made some changes to our submission process this year. With the safety and health of our community in mind, all submissions for the 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award will be digital.

Publishers and literary agents can submit a PDF or watermarked PDF of the galley or final manuscript to younglions@nypl.org or via our submission form. Every file will be kept confidential among the Fiction Award readers and judges.

Also, check out other Writing contests here.