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Mary Hunter Austin Book Award 3

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Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (September 2019). We provide the following information as an archive.

About

Mary Hunter Austin was a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and playwright, as well as an early feminist and defender of Native American and Spanish-American rights. She is best known for her tribute to the deserts of California, The Land of Little Rain (1903). Austin was part of the cultural circle that included Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, Nora May French, Alice MacGowan, Harry Leon Wilson, George Sterling, and Xavier Martinez. We are naming this award in honor of her and her multitude accomplishments.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown contest frequency.

Fiction Closed

Contemporary westerns, mountains culture, southern culture (or other place-based culture), mystery, spy, speculative fiction, hybrid works, cross-genre, etc. Lyric works especially welcome.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre.
Western WesternSubgenres: Contemporary, Cross-Genre.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novelette Novelette12,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 40,000 words.
Story Collection Story Collection12,500 - 75,000 words.
Novel Novel40,000 - 75,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Essay collections, prose poetry collections, nature writing, environment, focus on Midwest, Southwest, Plains states, Northwest, Deep South, Rocky or Appalachian Mountains culture (or any strongly place-based culture), woodswoman/woodsman (think Anne Labastille or Thoreau's Walden), hybrid works, cross-genre, etc. Lyric works especially welcome.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Nature/Environment (General, Environmental issues, Nature), Place/Regions (Specific region), Society/Culture (See guidelines), Sports/Recreation (Outdoor recreation, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection12,500 - 75,000 words.
Book Book12,500 - 75,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Mary Hunter Austin Book Award Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2019
Date Added: 26 Sep 2017

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