The recipient receives a $5,000 prize. Travel expenses and lodging also are provided for the author and his or her agent and editor to attend the VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival, a series of events that focus on the creation, publication and promotion of a debut novel.Co-sponsors of the award and the festival are the VCU Department of English, the VCU MFA Program in Creative Writing, the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, the VCU Friends of the Library, VCU Libraries, the VCU Honors College, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.
The deadline for the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist
Award is September 15 for books published January through June
2012. For books published July through December 2012, the deadline is
January 12, 2013.
For more information, visit www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu.