The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize


Established in 2001, The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize seeks to highlight one book a year that excels in the novella format. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on January 1 and close on March 31. To submit please visit our online submission manager

https://texasreview.submittable.com/submit/1488/the-clay-reynolds-novella-prize

The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

2019 Judge: Rita Bullwinkel

General Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines

2019 Judge: Rita Bullwinkel

Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up. Her writing has been published in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMBVice, NOON, and Guernica. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and her translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney's. She lives in San Francisco.

Clay Reynolds, for whom this competition is named, is the author of ten novels, and his short fiction has won numerous awards. Reynolds’ critical evaluations have appeared in national magazines including Chronicles, American Way, and Texas Monthly.

Previous Winners:

2018:

2017: Chelsea CatherineBlindsided

https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031638/blindsided/

2016: Curt EriksenA Place of Timeless Harmony

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031454/a-place-of-timeless-harmony/

2015: Rusty DollemanThe Megabucks

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031119/the-megabucks/

2014: Ernest J. FinneyElevation 6,040

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030495/elevation-6040/

2013: Benjamin LudwigSourdough

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030143/sourdough/

2012: Adam BerlinBoth Members of the Club

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781937875473/both-members-of-the-club/

2011: Bruce Douglas ReevesDelphine

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896908/delphine/

2010: Tina EgnoskiIn the Time of the Feast of Flowers

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896694/in-the-time-of-the-feast-of-flowers/

2009: Daniel RobinsonThe Shadow of Violence

2008: William OremAcross the River

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896359/across-the-river/

2007: Tara DealPalms Are Not Trees After All

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896175/palms-are-not-trees-after-all/

2006: Lonnie BuschTurnback Creek

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896076/turnback-creek/

2005: Seuxanne FreemanOmnibo

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515968/omnibo/

2004: Mark ConnellyFifteen Minutes

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515838/fifteen-minutes/

2003: Rebecca BaileyThe Only Road There Is

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515661/the-only-road-there-is/

2002: Stephen MarchArmadillo

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515548/armadillo/

2001: Charles WyattFalling Stones: The Spirit Autobiography of S.M. Jones

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515494/falling-stones/