The Historical Novel Society International Award 2012/13

  • £5000 ($8000) prize plus e-publication (to include professional copy-editing and cover design)
  • For an unpublished novel that is neither under contract nor option
  • International and open to all (previously published or unpublished authors)
  • Historical Fiction of any kind admissible
  • Electronic submission only (here)
  • Initial submission of synopsis and first chapter(s) up to 5000 words by 30 September 2012
  • Entry fee: $25 for non-members, $15 for HNS members (Pay here)
  • Long list of 15 selected by experienced HNS reader panel, moderated byRichard Lee (see guidelines)
  • Long list announced by 30 November 2012 and authors asked to enter full manuscripts
  • Shortlist of 3 selected by reader panel for announcement by 31 January 2013
  • Winner chosen by three international top judges
  • Winner announced by 11 March 2013
  • Complete rules of entry here

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