Tuscany Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

The Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction is a literary prize to promote writers and great undiscovered stories of Catholic fiction. What is Catholic fiction? Stories that capture the imagination of the reader and are infused with the presence of God and faith — subtly, symbolically or deliberately. Think of Flannery O’Connor, Graham Greene, J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton and many others whose writings reflected the thoughts of the great writer Gerard Manley Hopkins: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”

This is the “stuff” of literature that wins the Tuscany Prize. Do you have a manuscript? A Novel? A Young Adult Novel? A short story? Would you like it published? Does your story have themes of faith and struggle, of grace and nature, atonement, courage, redemption and hope? Whether it is fiction, historical fiction, mystery, fantasy or humor, Tuscany Press is open to all genres.

We seek original great stories of unpublished/self-published works of fiction.  Are you the next great writer of Catholic fiction? We invite you to send in your manuscript.    


Gold - $5,000 - plus publishing contract.

Silver - $2,000 - plus publishing contract

Bronze - $1,000 - plus publishing contract

Young Adult Novel 

$3,000 - plus publishing contract

Shorts Stories (10 awards)

1st Place - $1,000; 2nd Place - $350; 3rd Place - $300; 4th Place - 250; 5th Place - $200; Honorable Mention (5 awards) - $100 - 

10 winning short stories published together in a book with an editor's introduction and discussion questions.

Opens:  January 1, 2015                Deadline: June 30, 2015

Please read our guidelines before submitting:  Novel Guidelines, Young Adult Novel Guidelines, and Short Story Guidelines.

Recommended: Novelists and Young Adult Novelists please read "The Story Question" and ensure your manuscript has a Main Story Question.

Novelists, Young Adult Novelists and Short Story writers please read "Making Scenes Come Alive" and conduct the writer exercise on your manuscript.

If you complete the exercises above, you will have a better opportunity to be published. Thank you.