This link is exclusively for Semifinalists of the 2018 Open Reading Period for Fiction. Do not submit here if you have not been personally invited to do so.

Dear Semifinalists of our 2018 Open Reading Period for Fiction,

Congratulations and thank you for submitting your sample to this year's Open Reading Period.

Please use this submission link to submit one full-length fiction manuscript. While you may withdraw and resubmit the submission for any reason until Nov 1, 2018, you will not be able to resubmit after the November 1st deadline. 


- In order to be eligible for this prize, the submission must be a full-length book of fiction. Novels, novellas, and short story collections will be considered.

- The full manuscript must be paginated and should be between 120 and 300 double-spaced pages. Please include your name and contact information on the cover page of the manuscript. You are welcome to include acks and a bio but they are not required. 

- The full manuscript is due on or before November 1, 2018.  

- We will announce the results of the 2018 Open Reading Period for Fiction on or about December 1, 2018.

One or more authors from the semifinalist submissions will be offered:

  • publication with YesYes Books
  • 40 author copies
  • $1000 Advance
  • 20%-30% royalties
  • $500 toward tour expenses

Feel free to email me at if you have questions regarding these guidelines.

Good Luck!


YesYes Books