This is a "first book" award for an unpublished book-length work of fiction - novel, short stories, novel-in-stories, no length limit, by a woman writer, age 40 or older. Include a synopsis of the entire book*, an outline, and the complete manuscript, IN THAT ORDER. 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. Publication in other genres besides fiction do not disqualify your entry.
*If you are submitted a collection of stories, please include 2-3 sentence descriptions of each story.
Reading Fee: $20.00 Submission Deadline May 31, 2020. (Please note that this is EST)
Winning manuscript receives $1,000 and publication on the Sowilo Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing.
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