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 is looking for essay submissions of up to 20 pages for the following anthology of essays

Exit the Edu-Factory: Essays on Refusal, Rebellion & Rebirth  is an anthology of essays discussing the ways in which scholars and students are finding their power and their voice through academic exodus, and through refusal to submit to the exploitation and ruin caused by the corporatized university, both in the United States, where the deprofessionalization of the scholarly class began in the 1980s, or throughout the world anywhere that this casualization and shift to precarious employment of faculty is taking place.  

The collection will be edited by Debra Leigh Scott, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Hidden River Publishing, whose documentary, ‘Junct: The Trashing of Higher Ed. in America, is heading into post-production.

The hope is that this book will not only expand the reach of our conversations on the topic of corporate colonization of the American university, but that it will be the center around which a movement will grow – a mass exodus and collective re-imagining of what the university can be in this new millennium and beyond.

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


The deadline for all manuscript submissions is extended to  is February 28, 2019.  Entry fee: $22 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; each manuscript must, however, be submitted separately.  

Our deliberation process is thorough, but that being the case, it is also a long process.  Please never hesitate to submit your work for consideration to other opportunities, and accept our thanks in advance for your patience.  

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Online submissions through Submittable are required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. 


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.  




Hidden River Arts offers an award of $1,000 and publication on Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, for an original, unpublished book-length work of non-fiction.  (This includes creative non-fiction, memoir, biography -- all forms of non-fiction are welcome.)  We consider ALL forms of publication as disqualification.  Self-publishing is publication; if your manuscript has an isbn number, or if it is available for sale online and/or brick and mortar stores, your book is "published". 


The next cycle of manuscript submissions will open on January 1, 2019 and will deadline for all manuscript submissions on April 15, 2019.  Entry fee: $22 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 brief biography, a synopsis, outline, and full manuscript -- IN THAT ORDER. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. 


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.   



Hidden River Arts offers an award of $1,000 and publication on Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, for an original, unpublished book-length work of speculative fiction.  


The 2019 cycle of submissions opens on February 1, 2019 and deadlines for all manuscript submissions on May 15, 2019.  Entry fee: $22 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 brief biography, synopsis, outline, and full manuscript, IN THAT ORDER. Online submissions through Submittable are required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. 


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.   


Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication in The <em>Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters</em> for an unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.  


Eligible: Any previously unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes. 


The full script should be submitted, along with a brief bio, synopsis and character breakdown. Please be sure to include the breakdown and synopsis before the script. Any scripts submitted without the synopsis and breakdown will be disqualified. 


Please note: As long as the play is unpublished, and has not received a full production (readings, workshops, showcases are all FINE) at the time of submission, you are not required to withdrawal the manuscript if you receive a production offer during our deliberation process.  We do request, however, that you withdraw your manuscript should you receive an offer of publication, since publication is part of this prize.  


We also accept multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions. This competition is open to all writers in English, internationally. 


Reading fee:  $17

Deadline Extended To:  February 28, 2019


All announcements of semi-finalists, finalists and winner will be made on our blog.  Please be sure to follow us there so that you receive all updates: http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com

The winning script is chosen by our Hidden River staff, and all decisions are final.  


Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length.  The deadline for all manuscript submissions is extended to March 31, 2019.  Winner will be announced by summer/fall, 2019 . Entry fee: $22 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; each manuscript, however, must be submitted separately. 

Please be aware that we consider ALL forms of publication as disqualification.  Self-publishing is publication; if your manuscript has an isbn number, or if it is available for sale online and/or brick and mortar stores, your book is "published".

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript (in that order, please). Online submissions are required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. Be sure to upload all required materials, with the synopsis, then outline, then manuscript, which should be uploaded last. Any submission without a synopsis and outline will not be read.


All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.  


NOTE:  The winner of our inaugural Blue Mountain Award is Jeffrey Voccola, of Kutztown, Pennsylvania for his novel, Kings Row.  

Please be sure to follow our Hidden River blog at http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com where the full listing of semi-finalists and finalists can also be found, and for more information about our awards, our winners, and updates on all our activities.  


A prize of $1,000 will be given annually to the winners in each category of our Hidden River Review Trilogy Award: poetry, non-fiction and very short fiction.  Submit your previously unpublished work up to 25 pages of non-fiction (and a synopsis if submitting a book excerpt), up to 5 poems, or a work of short fiction between 300 to 3,000 words with a $17 entry fee by December 15, 2018.  Be sure to specify which category you are submitting for, and include a bio with your submission.


We accept simultaneous submissions, asking only that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.  We also accept multiple submissions. Each must be submitted separately.  Our competitions are open to writers in English globally. 

Hidden River Arts offers  a prize of $1000 and publication in Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, for an unpublished booklength collection of poetry.  The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $22 entry fee.  Submissions open October 1, 2018 and deadline on February 15, 2019.


Individual poems included in the submission may have been published, as long as all rights have reverted to the poet.  Please provide a full list of publications: titles, where published, date of publication, and confirmation of your rights. 


Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and when appropriate, an acknowledgments page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font .  If your poetry has special formatting, please be sure that you upload the manuscript as a PDF. Please include a brief bio or something about yourself in your cover note on Submittable.  


Questions: please email hiddenriverarts@gmail.com, or see our blog at 

http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com for more information. 


The Alcott Award

Book-length YA fiction (with strong female lead character(s)

Deadline Extended to March 31, 2019 

Prize:  $1,000 and publication by Many Frog Press, an imprint of Hidden 

River Publishing


Hidden River announces the the inaugural Alcott Award for an unpublished book-length work of Young Adult fiction featuring at least one strong female lead character. The winning manuscript will be published by Many Frog Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive $1000 plus ten copies of the book. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is March 31, 2019. Entry fee: $22 US.  This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.


Please be aware that we consider ALL forms of publication as disqualification.  Self-publishing is publication; if your manuscript has an isbn number, or if it is available for sale online and/or brick and mortar stores, your book is "published". 

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Online submissions are strongly encouraged. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. Be sure to upload all required materials, including the synopsis BEFORE the manuscript, which should be uploaded last.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere.  We also accept multiple submissions; but each manuscript must be submitted separately.


All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.


Note: All submissions will be considered for regular publication by Hidden River Publishing.  


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



Submissions for our 2018 inaugural cycle for the Tuscarora Award are now closed.  The next deadline for submissions to this award will be March 1, 2019


Hidden River offers the Tuscarora Award for an unpublished book-length work of historical fiction. The winning manuscript will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive $1000 plus ten copies of the book. The deadline.   Entry fee: $22 US.  This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.

Please be aware that we consider ALL forms of publication as disqualification.  Self-publishing is publication; if your manuscript has an isbn number, or if it is available for sale online and/or brick and mortar stores, your book is "published". 

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Online submissions are strongly encouraged. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. Be sure to upload all required materials, including the synopsis BEFORE the manuscript, which should be uploaded last.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere.


All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.

Note: All submissions will be considered for regular publication by Hidden River Publishing.  


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



$1,000 and publication in Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters is offered to the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt.

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, 2019 until June 30, 2019.

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 ask only that you notify us asap and withdraw your submission should it be chosen for publication elsewhere.

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.


Winners will be notified by January 30, 2020. Contest results will be announced on this blog.  


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



Hidden River welcomes submissions of non-fiction and fiction of up to 8,000 words for publication in our bi-annual Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters
-Please include a brief bio.  
There is a small $3 fee which helps us to cover the costs, and which would be equivalent of mailing and copying costs for hard copy submissions.  
Please be patient with us as we read through submissions.  And, as ever, we are very grateful that you share your work with us. 
If you are submitting are for the Hidden River Review, please submit jpegs of your work, up to 10 images, along with your resume, bio and contact information, and a link to your website.

If you are near Philadelphia and would like to submit your work for our gallery, please indicate that interest, and include a resume, bio, link to your website and jpegs of the work you would like best to submit, up to 10 images.

NOTE:  We no longer maintain a gallery space full-time, but do occasional pop-up gallery events in the Philadelphia area.  
Ends on March 15, 2019$22.00
$22.00

This is a "first book" award for an unpublished book-length work of fiction - novel, short stories, novel-in-stories, no length in limit, by a woman writer, age 40 or older. Include a Synopsis of the entire book, an outline, and the complete manuscript. Also include a bio and resume, and a contact sheet including name, address, email, telephone, birthdate.  All must be included in ONE document.  Submittable does not permit multiple uploads.  Please note:  manuscripts that have been self-published are considered published, and are not eligible.  

Reading Fee:  $22.00   Submissions Open:  November 1, 2018  Submission Deadline:  March 15, 2019.  

 
See http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com  "Eludia Award" for full guidelines and information.

$1,000 and a script-in-hand reading will be given to the winner of The Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award. This award is for a full-length script.  


Eligible: Any previously unpublished and unproduced full-length play. (And yes, full-length musical plays are also accepted!)


The full script should be submitted, along with a brief bio, synopsis and character breakdown. Any scripts submitted without the synopsis and breakdown will be disqualified. Musical submissions should include either a sound file link, which you should be able to upload to Submittable's system.  It can also be sent to hiddenriverarts@gmail.com, or a CD mailed to Hidden River Arts, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. The music should be clearly marked and identified so that we can attach it to the appropriate submission.


Please note: As long as the play is unpublished, and has not received a full production (readings, workshops, showcases are all FINE) at the time of submission, you are not required to withdrawal the manuscript if you receive a production or publication offer during our deliberation process. As long as you have not received a full production at the time you submit your manuscript, you are free to continue to submit and accept other opportunities.


Multiple submissions are permitted.  Simultaneous submissions 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.


Reading Fee:  $20

Deadline:  June 30, 2019


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


If you are a musician and would like to submit to our online review, please forward a cover letter, bio, resume and link to your website. If the website has links to your music, then there is no need to forward separate audio files. If not, please forward in the format(s) listed below.

If you are a musician living in or near Philadelphia and would like to take part in one of our live events, please forward your website, links to your music, or attach audio files, and introduce yourself.

In all cases, be sure that you give us all your contact information: name, email address, telephone number, address, so that we can get back in touch with you!
Hidden River Publishing has several imprints: Hidden River Press, Sowilo Press, Defarge, and Many Frog. Please see complete information about our imprints at our website at www.hiddenriverpublishing.com to familiarize yourself with our categories. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please query us first with a synopsis of your manuscript, the first ten pages, a bio, publication record, your website and contact information.  If we are interested, we will contact you with a request for the whole manuscript.  Please do NOT send an entire manuscript unless it is requested.  

There is a $3 submission fee that helps us to maintain our Submittable platform.  


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