The Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize
for Adult Fiction authors, 2021
Final judging to be undertaken by New York Times bestselling author, Ann Hood.
We thank everyone who entrusted us with their submission to the Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize contest.
With so many wonderful manuscripts this year, deliberating was no easy task. However, we are happy to announce the following longlist, with no author names attached (as blind judging is ongoing):
The Gospel of Rot
Wound Side Down
Hairy Govinda: Stories
You Have Reached Your Destination
Underlake and Other Stories
Launch Me to the Stars, I’m Finished Here
What We Were Looking For
Hold Me While I Scream
But First You Need a Plan
The Havana Standard
Mildred and Boris
The Oud Player of Old Cairo
Mazes and Other Puzzles
Autobiography of Migration
Under Pressure and Other Stories
Girl Country: Stories
Our goal is to announce the winner by early autumn, along with finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions. The First Prize package includes a publication contract offer from Leapfrog Press (U.S.) and Can of Worms Press (U.K.) with an advance payment against royalties, a critique from guest judge Ann Hood, permanent listing on the website of each press, and $150; finalists will receive the critique, permanent website listings, and $150; semi-finalists will get their choice of a Leapfrog or Can of Worms book and permanent website listings; honorable mentions will receive permanent website listings.