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Join The Independent Legions Publishing: Inferno Award | Win $600+

Join The Independent Legions Publishing: Inferno Award | Win $600+
Independent Legions Publishing is pleased to announce the first year of the INFERNO AWARD, dedicated to original horror novellas in English. 

Juries and Voting System

The Inferno Award finalists will be determined by a Preliminary Jury, composed of Independent Legions’ editiorial staff (Alessandro Manzetti, Jodi Renée Lester, Lucy Snyder and Michael Bailey), who will select five nominees, and the winner by a Final Jury, composed of Ramsey Campbell, Ellen Datlow, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Jones and Edward Lee, who will choose the winner.
 

Join The Independent Legions Publishing: Inferno Award | Win $600+

The five finalists will be revealed in July 2018 and the winner will be announced in September 2018.



The awarded novella will be published in 2019 by Independent Legions in paperback and digital editions, with a $600 advance against royalties, to be paid at the signing of the contract for first exclusive English-language rights for three years. The winning author will also receive a Fallen Angel Lucifer bronze statuette.

Submission Guidelines 

Submissions are open to everyone. All types of horror are welcome. All subgenres and forms of speculative fiction are welcome. Sex or violence should be artistically justified; no stories about child abuse of any kind. Works must be written in English and previously unpublished in any form. This means they must not have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, on websites, etc.
 
Word Count: The Award is open to horror novellas between 45,000 and 50,000 words in length.
Submissions Open: February 3, 2018
Submissions Close: June 15, 2018
To submit your work via email, put “SUBMISSION – INFERNO AWARD 2018” in the subject line and send to: [email protected]
 
We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions.

Submissions should follow standard manuscript format (12 pt Times New Roman or Courier fonts, 1” margins all around, line spacing 1½ or 2 spaces). It must be in .doc or .docx format or it will not be considered. Your name and contact information must be at the top of the first page of the novella. Page numbers with author’s last name and/or partial novella name on subsequent pages would be appreciated.
Cover letter is optional, but if you do include one, please add a short bio (up to 200 words).

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