$1000 advance + publication for the winning novel.
Publication for the runner(s) up.
$35 entry fee
Accepting submissions from October 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
Winners will be announced May 1, 2021.
We’ve called it The Madville Blue Moon Novel Competition in honor of the last blue moon we’ll see until August 2023, but don’t think of the moon or the blue moon, for that matter, as a theme. We hope to receive submissions in various styles and on various themes.
Clay Reynolds Will Judge This Year.
Award-winning novelist Clay Reynolds is a retired professor of Arts and Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught creative writing and literature and humanities. He previously served on the faculties of the University of North Texas, Villanova University, The University of South Dakota, and Lamar University. He holds academic degrees from UT Austin, Trinity University, and the University of Tulsa, where he took his PhD in Modern Letters. He is the author or editor of twenty books, ranging from novels to short stories to essays to scholarly analysis, as well as more than 1500 other publications including hundreds of book reviews and essays on education and culture, and well academic and scholarly articles. He lives with his wife, Judy, in Lowry Crossing, TX.
Read the submission guidelines on our Submittable Submissions page: