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 short stories. Previous publication of individual stories is acceptable, as long as you include the list of the published stories, the journals and magazines where they appeared, and authorize that the rights have reverted to you, as author.
Submissions will be accepted for the 2020 cycle of the Hawk Mountain until July 30, 2020. 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.
All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one). A synopsis (a few sentences describing each story), an outline (the table of contents will suffice) a resume (your occupation), brief biography (all the rest of what you do with your life), and THEN full manuscript, in that order. (If any of the stories have been published in journals or anthologies previously, please provide this information as well, and certify that the rights to the story have reverted to you. This should be a separate page, to come after the resume and before the manuscript itself.) Submissions without the required supporting materials in the requested order will not be read. Online submissions through Submittable is required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. NOTE: We do not impose a word count on our submissions, trusting that our writers know the shape and scope of their book-length work, and what it takes for their project to be whole and complete.
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.
Our blog can be found at http://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com and the award progress will be reported under "News".