august, 2019

16aug1:00 am1:00 amThe Brighthorse Book PrizeInternational Entry Fee: $25
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: $1,000

Event Details

The Brighthorse Book Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Three prizes will be given in 2019. Authors writing in English—regardless of nationality, residence, or publication history—may submit to the competition. Winning manuscripts will be published by Brighthorse Books. In addition to the $1,000 prize and publication in each category, the winning writers will split net profits on book sales 50/50 (most commercial publishers give the writer only 10% of net). The editors reserve the right to offer to publish any manuscripts submitted to the competition in addition to the prize winners.

Reading Period

January 26, 2019-August 16, 2019. Winners will be announced on or before October 1, 2019. And the winning manuscripts will be published in December 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

Authors writing in English, regardless of nationality, residence, or publication history may submit to the competition.

Only previously unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections are eligible. Poetry manuscripts may be a collection or a single long poem. Fiction manuscripts may be collections of novellas. Individual works within the full manuscript may have been published.

All submissions must be submitted online through Submittable. Manuscripts must be formatted 12-point type, double-spaced, and with a decent margin all around (1″ is nice).

If your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under consideration for the Brighthorse Prize, please withdraw it from the competition through Submittable. Entry fees cannot be refunded.

No Brighthorse staff member, board member, or volunteer may enter the competition.

Failure to comply with these guidelines may disqualify the entry.

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