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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River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length.  Submissions for the next round of the award will open August 30, 2021, and will deadline March 31, 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; 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 IN THIS ORDER:  name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, full synopsis, outline and full manuscript. 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.   

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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.  

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