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The William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award
Submissions are currently closed. The next cycle will open February 1, 2023 and close June 30, 2023.
Eligible: Any previously unpublished short story or novel excerpt of 25 pages or less.
All novel excerpts must include a synopsis and outline of the whole novel, and an explanation of where the submitted portion fits into the overall structure of the work. Submissions of excerpts without a synopsis and outline will be disqualified.
A cover page should accompany the manuscript which includes the author’s name, address, telephone number, a brief bio, email address and manuscript title.
All manuscripts must be accompanied by a $17.00 entry fee, paid through Submittable.
Multiple submissions are permitted; but each must be sent separately and include a separate entry fee.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted. We ask only that you notify us asap and withdraw your submission should it be chosen for publication elsewhere.
We welcome submissions from writers in English anywhere in the world.
All entries will be judged by the editors and staff of Hidden River Arts. All decisions of the Hidden River staff is final.
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Please use this link to reach Submittable.
When submitting through Submittable, please be aware that the program allows only ONE manuscript upload; it will be necessary that you create a file that includes all required materials to upload into one document.
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