Hidden River offers The Sandy Run Award for an unpublished novella. The winning manuscript will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive $1000. Submissions for the Sandy Run Novella Award are currently closed.  Entry fee: $20 US.  This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.


Please include your word count in your cover letter.  All submissions must be between 17,500 and 40,000 words, and must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, full synopsis, outline and full manuscript! in that order.  Online submissions are to be uploaded to Submittable. 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.  Be advised that any submission that does not include all required materials will not be read. 


Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you withdraw the manuscript, and contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere.  Multiple submissions are also accepted, but each must be submitted separately.  


We do consider English translations from other languages.  But the submission must be made by the author, not the translator.  This is not a translation prize.  If you are submitting a translation, please state this clearly.  You must also include the name of the translator and the original language in which the manuscript has been written and published.


All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final. We reserve the right to withhold the prize on any given year should our staff decide that no manuscripts meet the winning criteria.  

All updates on the semi-finalist, finalist and winner decisions will be reported on our blog at http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com -- please be sure that you follow us there in order to receive all updates.   


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.