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$5000 for your Fiction!

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

It’s time to dust off that unpublished manuscript languishing in your desk drawer or on your hard drive. Black Balloon Publishing awards the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize annually to a previously completed, unpublished and original fiction manuscript of over 50,000 words. The winning author receives $5,000 and a Black Balloon Publishing book deal. There is no reading fee.

Submissions will be accepted October 1 - 31, 2014.

Learn More About the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize
"The measure may be thought bold, but I am of the opinion the boldest are the safest."
Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson