The Tuscarora Award for Historical Fiction


Hidden River announces the the inaugural Tuscarora Award for an unpublished book-length work of historical fiction. The winning manuscript will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive $1000. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is August 15, 2018. Winner will be announced by early 2019 Entry fee: $22 US. This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Online submissions are through Submittable at the link:

Please note that Submittable permits only one document upload, so 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 included last. To submit online please go to Submittable. And be sure to submit to the Tuscarora Award.

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.
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