The Alcott Award for Young Adult Fiction

The Alcott Award
Book-length YA fiction (with strong female lead character(s)
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Prize: $1,000 and publication by Many Frog Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing

Hidden River announces the inaugural Alcott Award for an unpublished book-length work of Young Adult fiction featuring at least one strong female lead character. The winning manuscript will be published by Many Frog Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive $1000. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is October 15, 2018. Winner will be announced by summer, 2019 . Entry fee: $22 US. This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.

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”.

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Submissions should be made online at 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.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere.

All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.
Note: All submissions will be considered for regular publication by Hidden River Publishing.

Please be sure to BOOKMARK this site for all announcements of semi-finalists, finalists and winners of this competition, and for other announcements of our programs and events.

Again, the link for Submittable is: