The Blue Mountain Novel Award


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Submissions are currently closed.

Our readers are currently reading and evaluating the last cycle of submissions.  Announcements regarding semi-finalists, finalists and winner will be announced on this blog, so please be sure to follow us.


Submissions are currently closed. Please follow this blog for updates on the Blue Mountain Award, and when submissions will be re-opened.  

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River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length. 

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 page. Please be sure that you follow us here for all updates. All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final. We reserve the right to withhold the award in any given cycle when the submissions are deemed unworthy.