The Blue Mountain Novel Award



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Announcement:  Our more recent winner of the Blue Mountain Award is Angie Pelekidis of Port Crane, New York, for her novel, Unlucky Mel More about Angie and her novel can be found here.

The winner of our inaugural Blue Mountain Award is 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. Please be sure to follow us here on our blog, since we will shortly be announcing the launch of his book. We are in the home stretch with final edits, and we’ve just finalized a really wonderful cover design. So, stay tuned!

Submissions are currently closed.  The next cycle of the Blue Mountain Award opens August 30, 2020 and deadlines March 31, 2021.

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River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length.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 extended to March 31, 2021 Entry fee: $20 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; 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.