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The Nervous Ghost Press Prize for Prose is open to all writers in the United States of America. All prose is eligible excluding work in translation. All work must be unpublished, original, and written by one author.

General Guidelines: Full & complete manuscript of 50,000 to 100,000 words; PDF document with title page, table of contents, and numbered pages; please do not include any artwork or other visual aspects (if your work is chosen, these can be added later); $24 reading fee. All shortlisted manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Prize: $1000, Publication, and a California Reading Tour.

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Final Judge: Debra Moore Muñoz.

A Los Angeles native, Debra Moore Muñoz found solace in the stories of books and theater throughout her tumultuous childhood. Her early love of theater morphed into a passion for filmmaking in high school. After spending time writing and producing independent films in Portland, Oregon, Debra moved to New York where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University. 

Upon returning to Los Angeles, she worked in film development, amassing credits on films such as EXODUS GODS & KINGS, THE HEAT, and ST. VINCENT.  From there, she transitioned to her true passion: television — working on seasons one and two of WESTWORLD. She joined the writing staff of MAYANS MC in its first season, on which she currently serves as a producer.