Monday, 12 May 2014

THE BRIGHTHORSE BOOK PRIZE — Deadline June 15, 2014

The Brighthorse Book Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Three prizes will be given in 2014. Authors writing in English—regardless of nationality, residence, or publication history—may submit to the competition. Winning manuscripts will be published by Brighthorse Books under the press’s standard (50/50) contract. The editors reserve the right to offer to publish any manuscripts submitted to the competitiion.
Reading Period

February 15, 2014—June 15, 2014

Eligibility Requirements

Authors writing in English, regardless of nationality, residence, or publication history may submit to the competition.
Eligible manuscripts are limited to unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Poetry manuscripts may be a collection or a single long poem.

All submissions must be submitted through on-line through

Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published as a whole, though individual works within the full manuscript may have been published.

Authors of manuscript accepted by another publisher while under consideration for the Brighthorse Prize are asked to withdraw it from the competition by emailing us. Entry fees cannot be refunded.

No Brighthorse staff member, board member, or volunteer may enter the competition.

Failure to comply with these guidelines may disqualify the entry.

Winners have two weeks after receipt to return the signed contract.
Statement of Integrity

Brighthorse Books maintains the highest standard of integrity. Manuscripts are judged anonymously, and judges are required to avoid all actual and perceived conflicts of interest. Manuscripts whose authors are recognized by a judge will be reassigned to maintain anonymity.
Privacy Statement

Brighthorse Books will use your contact information to stay in touch with you on matters regarding the competition and its publishing activities. Your information will not be sold or passed on to any other individual, business, entity, or agency.
Equal Opportunity Statement

Brighthorse Books does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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