Alabama Law Announces Call for Entries for 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The University of Alabama School of Law is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

The Prize, authorized by Ms. Lee, is given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.  Recent winners include “Gone Again by James Grippando, “Proof by C. E. Tobisman, and “The Boat People by Sharon Bala.

To qualify, the work must be:

  • A published book-length work of fiction
  • Published originally in 2019
  • Readily available to readers via commercial sources (retail or online bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or iTunes)

An electronically published work with an ISBN may be submitted but unpublished manuscripts may not. All entries must be submitted by Friday, March 31, 2020. There is no entry fee.

The winning title will be honored at a ceremony and panel discussion, and the winner will receive a signed special edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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