The Plaza Literary Prize 2018 – Christian Dellavedova

The final selection from The Plaza Literary Prize, our annual national novella competition, will feature cover artwork by Christian Dellavedova.

Partial Select Client List: The Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, Print Magazine, Variety, Wired UK, National Journal, Time Out, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health Magazine, Internazionale, Mondadori, Gazzetta dello Sport, Cairo Editore, Marsilio, Baldini Castoldi, Eni. From the 2012 He has entered the Studio Container in Milan, that deals with illustration, graphic design, 3D, animation, photography.



The Plaza Literary Prize is a national novella competition. We believe a great story is never defined by its length and welcome all genres and themes with compelling characters and evocative moments. We’re looking for our generation’s Hemingway, Oates, or Steinbeck. The City of Orange, California was incorporated on April 6, 1888. The center of the town became known as the Plaza, which has become a symbol of the community and a catalyst for storytelling.


  1. Write a novella and submit via Submittable.
  2. Submissions are accepted from March 1 through April 30. Our team of readers will consider each submission for content, craft, and voice and select ten (10) finalists to be reviewed by our jury. One (1) novella will be selected for publication with cover artwork by Christian Dellavedova.


1888 publishes contemporary novellas through The Plaza Literary Prize, an annual anthology of international short stories titled The Cost of Paper, and community essays supporting our Why We Write project. Click here to view our collection.