Sandy Run Novella Award

Sandy Run Park


We are pleased to congratulate Beatriz Seelaender of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who is the inaugural winner of our Sandy Run Novella Award for her novella, The Only Unessential. More information about our semi-finalists, finalists and winner of the first cycle of The Sandy Run Award can be found here.

The deadline for the next round of submissions has been extended to January 15, 2020.

The Sandy Run Novella Award is offered for an unpublished novella. The winning manuscript will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive $1000.  Entry fee: $20 US. This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.

All submissions must be between 17,500 and 40,000 words and should include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, full synopsis. outline, and full manuscript (in that order, please). Submissions which do not have all the required support materials will not be read.  Online submissions are to be uploaded to Submittable. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. Be sure to upload all required materials, including the synopsis BEFORE the manuscript, which should be uploaded last.  We repeat: Submissions that fail to include all the required support materials will not be read.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also accepted, but must be submitted separately.

The announcements of the semi-finalist, finalist and winner of this award, as with all our awards, will be announced on this blog. Please be sure to follow us here for all updates.

All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.