The Historical Novel Society seeks to support writers of new historical fiction by the HNS International Awards – a series of competitions for previously unpublished short stories and novels.
The 2014 Historical Novel Society International Award, with a prize of $2,000, will be for an outstanding historical short story. There will be an entry fee of $15 per story ($5 for members of the Historical Novel Society), and entries must be between 1,000 and 5,000 words. Submissions will be accepted from 1st December 2013, with a deadline for submissions of 1st April 2014.
For an idea of the quality of story we are looking for, please see the first HNS anthology, The Beggar at the Gate.
Your story in English can be in any genre of historical fiction but set at least fifty years ago. Entry is open to authors regardless of age or nationality and whether or not previously published. Full rules here.