The Eludia Award
Hidden River Arts offers The Eludia Award for a first book-length unpublished novel or collection of stories of a woman writer, age 40 or older. (Please note: publication in other genres is permitted. Self-publishing counts as publication, so if you have self-published a book-length work of fiction, in hard copy or eBook format, you would not be eligible for the Eludia Award.) The winning manuscript will be published through Hidden River Publishing, on our Sowilo Press imprint, and will receive a $1000 prize and ten copies of the book in addition to publication.
Founding Director, Debra Leigh Scott, says, “The Eludia Award is dedicated to the memory of my maternal grandmother, Eludia Marie Orgoglioso, born at the turn of the last century in Abruzzi, Italy. She lived her life at a time when women had little opportunity to follow their dreams; and although she loved the arts all her life, she was never able to pursue them beyond her wide-ranging reading of literature and volunteer singing in her church choir. This award has been created to support the many women who, while living in a different and more “modern” time, still meet with delays and obstacles in discovering their creative selves. It is a tribute to my grandmother, and a tribute to all women artists.”
The entry fee is $30, and online submission is highly encouraged.
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