Please see the specific guidelines for the category of art you are submitting to Hidden River Arts. You can refer to our website for additional information (www.hiddenriverarts.com) or email us if you have any questions at hiddenriverarts@gmail.com with subject line indicating in which category you are interested. Thanks so much for your interest in Hidden River Arts! We sincerely look forward to seeing your work.

Hidden River Arts offers an award of $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, for an original book length collection of short stories.  Previous publication of individual stories is acceptable, as long as you include the list of the published stories, the journals and magazines where they appeared, and confirm that all rights have reverted to you, as author.  


Submissions will be accepted for the 2022 cycle of the Hawk Mountain until July 30, 2022.  Entry fee: $20 US.  This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English. We accept simultaneous submissions, and ask only that you notify us immediately if your book has been accepted for publication elsewhere.  We also accept multiple submissions.  


All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one).  A synopsis (a few sentences describing each story), an outline (the table of contents will suffice) a resume (your occupation), brief biography (all the rest of what you do with your life), and THEN full manuscript, in that order. (If any of the stories have been published in journals or anthologies previously, please provide this information as well, and certify that the rights to the story have reverted to you. This should be a separate page, to come after the resume and before the manuscript itself.)  Submissions without the required supporting materials in the requested order will not be read.  Online submissions through Submittable is required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading.  NOTE: While we are looking for a book-length manuscript, we do not impose a word count on our submissions, trusting that our writers know the shape and scope of their book-length work, and what it takes for their project to be whole and complete. 


All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.  The semi-finalists, finalists and winner will be announced on our blog, so please be sure to bookmark us to keep up-to-date on our progress.
Our blog can be found at http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com and the award progress will be reported under "News".

Prize:  $1,000 

Guidelines (Please read FULLY):

The William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award

Eligible: Any previously unpublished short story or novel excerpt of 25 pages or less. Any submission that includes more than 25 pages will be disqualified.

All novel excerpts must include a synopsis and outline of the whole novel, and an explanation of where the submitted portion fits into the overall structure of the work. Submissions of excerpts without a synopsis and outline will be disqualified.


A cover page should accompany the manuscript which includes the author’s name, address, telephone number, a brief bio, email address and manuscript title.


DEADLINE Submissions will be accepted beginning February 1, 2022 until June 30, 2022.

All manuscripts must be accompanied by a $17.00 entry fee, paid through Submittable.

Multiple submissions are permitted; but each must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. 

We welcome submissions from writers in English anywhere in the world.


All entries will be judged by the editors and staff of Hidden River Arts. All decisions of the Hidden River staff is final.


Contest results will be announced on our blog at http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com -- Please be sure to follow us there for all updates and announcements.    


Please submit all required materials through our online submission program at: https://hiddenriverartssubmissions.submittable.com/submit


When submitting through Submittable, please be aware that the program allows only ONE manuscript upload; it will be necessary that you create a file that includes all required materials to upload into one document.


If you have questions, please write to: hiddenriverarts@gmail.com

NOTE:  All announcements of semi-finalists, finalists and the winner of the William Van Wert Award will be announced on our blog at http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com   Please be sure to follow us there so that you'll be notified of any posts and all information.


Please be sure to BOOKMARK the blog site for all announcements of semi-finalists, finalists and winners of this competition, and for other announcements of our programs and events:
http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com



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