may, 2020

15may1:00 am1:00 amProphecy Creek Book Award in Speculative FictionInternational Entry Fee: $20
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: $1,000

Event Details

Hidden River Arts offers the Prophecy Creek Award in Speculative Fiction yearly award with a monetary prize of $1,000, and publication on Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, for an original, unpublished book-length work of speculative fiction.

We use the term “speculative fiction” to be an all-inclusive umbrella term. Using the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature as our guide, we invite: “…speculative fiction (that) includes fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but also their derivatives, hybrids, and cognate genres like the gothic, dystopia, weird fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, ghost stories, superhero tales, alternate history, steampunk, slipstream, magic realism, fractured fairy tales, and more….”

Your submitted manuscript must be previously unpublished. 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 in brick and mortar stores, your book is “published”.

The deadline for all manuscript submissions is May 15, 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 manuscript submissions. Each manuscript must be submitted as a separate entry, with all the required information.

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