The Scene Weekend: Mercer University Press Book Award

November 7, 2015

Hello again….the last post for today. Found another award from Mercer University Press Book Award. If your interested, read below……


The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction

The award is given to the best manuscript that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context. This category includes both novels and short stories.

Award includes a book contract and $500 advance Winners will be announced each December in Atlanta, Georgia during the annual Mercer University Press Authors Luncheon

Ferrol Sams (1922–2013) was born in Fayetteville, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University (1942) and Emory University (MD 1949), and in between he served in the US Army Medical Corps in France. He was a physician in Fayetteville until his retirement in 2006. In 1984 he became known as the author of Run with the Horseman. Since then, he has published seven more novels and story collections. He has published two books with Mercer University Press: Christmas Gift! (2010) and Down Town (2007)

Award Guidelines

Two (2) print copies of the manuscript must be submitted. No electronic submissions accepted. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with one-inch margins using twelve-point Times font. Each entry must be postmarked by June 30 annually. Each entry must designate the specific book prize for consideration. No manuscript will be returned without adequate postage provided. Awards are open to anyone writing in English. For questions contact

Send manuscript to: Marc Jolley, Director The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction Mercer University Press 1400 Coleman Avenue Macon GA 31207

Hope you have a nice and safe rest of the weekend. Be blessed!

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