Thomas Paine Award

Hidden River Arts offers an award of $1,000 and publication by Defarge Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, for an original book-length manuscript of political or social activist writing. This may be a full-length work, or a collection of essays/articles. Previous publication of individual essays or articles is acceptable, as long as you include the list of the published pieces, the journals and magazines where they appeared, and authorize that the publication rights have reverted to you, as author.

The deadline for all manuscript submissions is August 30, 2020. Entry fee: $22 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.

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 through Submittable are required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading.

All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final. The semi-finalists, finalists and winner will be announced on this blog, so please be sure to bookmark us to keep up-to-date on our progress.

Submit your work here.