The 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize opens for submissions at 9am today. You can find all relevant information about the contest on our website including the rules and nomination form. Take advantage of our Early Bird rate by submitting your novel by 14 May 2021. Entries close on 14 June 2021.
The HNSA, in partnership with our generous sponsor, ARA Group, has expanded the ARA Historical Novel Prize to include a category for outstanding Children and Young Adult (CYA) literature bringing the total prize monies to $100,000. Only in its’s second year of operation, it’s now the richest genre based literary award.
The winner of the Adult category Prize will be awarded $50,000, with an additional $5,000 to be awarded to each of the two shortlisted authors. In the CYA category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two shortlisters will receive $5,000 each.
Once again our thanks go to the New England Writers’ Centre for administering the submission process.
We’ll announce the winners at the 2021 HNSA virtual conference on 22 October. So make sure you save those dates in your diary!