Mark Twain House Seeks Submissions for $25,000 Literature Prize

Hartford, Conn. – The Mark Twain House & Museum is inviting submissions from publishers and others for the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which carries a $25,000 prize. Two runners-up will each receive $1,000. The award will be made in Fall 2017.

Mark Twain House trustee and best-selling author David Baldacci conceived and funds the award, which is given to a fictional work published in a calendar year that best captures a distinctly American voice.

Submitters are asked to send entries by December 1, 2016:

1. Send 3 copies of a single book published in 2016 to: Mark Twain House, 65 Forest St., Hartford CT 06105.

2. Include a completed submission form availabe here:

3. Enclose a $50 entry fee, checks payable to: Mark Twain House

Publishers, etc. may enter more than one title. Each title submission must include all of the above.

Further details about the award can be found at:

T.C. Boyle reads from The Harder They Come at the 2016 award ceremony at Lincoln Center.