The Tuscarora Award for Historical Fiction

DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 15, 2020.

Hidden River is pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Tuscarora Award  is Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis, Oregon for her historical novel The Secret Music at Tordesillas. The winning manuscript will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and will receive a prize of $1000.

The full list of semi-finalists, finalists and winner of the inaugural cycle of the Tuscarora Award can be found here.

The Tuscarora Award is offered yearly for an unpublished book-length work of historical fiction.  The next deadline for all manuscript submissions is January 15, 2020.

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, in that order. 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. Multiple submissions are also accepted; each has to be submitted separately.

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 blogsite for all announcements of semi-finalists, finalists and winners of this competition, and for other announcements of our programs and events.