$22.00 USD

The  deadline for submissions to this award is extended to January 15, 2020.


Hidden River offers the Tuscarora Award for an unpublished book-length work of historical fiction.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 a prize of $1000.  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, full synopsis, outline and full manuscript, in that order. 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. Multiple submissions are also accepted; each must be a separate submission.  


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.



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