Eludia Award 5

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Hidden River Publishing announces our Eludia Award, for a first book-length unpublished novel or collection of stories. The prize is open to women writers age 40 and older, who do not yet have a book-length publication. The winning manuscript will be published on our imprint, Sowilo Press, and will receive a cash prize plus ten copies of the book.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to women ages 40 or older who have not had a book published yet.

Country of Publication

United States


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Open to fiction submissions through 15 March 2020 (57.6 days from now). 1
General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story CollectionNo specific word count limits known.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 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.
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Last Updated: 02 Dec 2019
Last Checked: 07 Jan 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 02 Dec 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 17 Oct 2012

Before Submitting

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  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.