The Blue Mountain Novel Award


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Our readers are currently reading and evaluating the latest cycle of submissions. Announcements and updates will be made on this blog, so please be sure to follow us here.

The inaugural winner of the Blue Mountain Award was Jeffrey Voccola of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, for his novel, Kings Row.**  A full profile of Jeffrey and his work is currently posted on our home page, including a video clip of his reading from a portion of the novel. 

Submissions are currently being accepted. The deadline is November 30, 2022.

Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length. The deadline for manuscript submissions is November 30, 2022 Entry fee: $20 US.

This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.  It is also open to English translations of any original language.  The submission of a translation must include the name of the translator, but MUST be submitted by the author. This is not a translation award; it is a writing award.

Because our evaluation process is thorough and long, we accept and encourage simultaneous submissions, and ask only that you notify us immediately if your book has been accepted for publication elsewhere. We also accept multiple submissions; each manuscript must be submitted separately.

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript in that order. Online submissions are required. 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. To submit online please go to our Submittable Page for the Blue Mountain Novel Award.

Announcements of the semi-finalists, finalists and winner will be announced on this blog. Please be sure that you follow us here for all updates. All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final.

**Kings Row is also available at all online sellers, including Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, and others.  It is also available by special order through Ingram at your local bookshop.