Young Lions Fiction Award
To be considered for this prize, the candidate must meet the following requirements:
- The writer must be age 35 or younger at the time of the book’s publication during 2016.
- The book must be written for adults (no children’s or YA).
- He or she must be a citizen of the United States.
- The work must be either a novel or a collection of short stories published between January 2016 and December 2016.
- We will accept submissions in galley form for works to be published after the submission deadline of Friday, September 2, 2016.
About The New York Library
The origins of this remarkable institution date back to the time when New York was emerging as one of the world's most important cities. By the second half of the 19th century, New York had already surpassed Paris in population and was quickly catching up with London, then the world's most populous city. Fortunately, this burgeoning and somewhat brash metropolis counted among its citizens men who foresaw that if New York was indeed to become one of the world's great centers of urban culture, it must also have a great library.
Today the Library’s 92 locations include four research centers — focusing on the humanities and social sciences, the performing arts, black history and culture, and business and industry — and a network of neighborhood libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
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