Hawk Mountain Short Story Collection Award

Note:  Hawk Mountain Short Story Collection Submissions for 2018 are now closed.

Submissions for 2019 will open March 15, 2019

Submission deadline will be July 30, 2019.


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.

The deadline for all manuscript submissions is July 30, 2019. Entry fee: $22 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),and a brief biography. If your collection is one of linked, inter-related stories, or if it is a novel-in-stories, please also include an outline, and full synopsis. All of this should be uploaded into ONE manuscript, with the full manuscript coming LAST. full manuscript. Online submissions through Submittable is required. (Again: Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading.)

All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final. The semi-finalists, finalists and winner will be announced on this blog, so please be sure to bookmark us to keep up-to-date on our progress.

Submit your work here.