The First Annual Henry Hazlitt Contest
for Business Fiction
The Henry Hazlitt Contest is a writing competition for the best new novel with a business or economics theme by a debut author. The winner will receive the 2013 Henry Hazlitt Award for Business Fiction, which includes a cash prize of five hundred dollars ($500) and an offer of a publishing contract that includes a royalty advance of $2000.
Traditionally, business has been portrayed negatively in most novels. The purpose of this contest is to provide some balance to this situation, and thus provide a publication opportunity to debut novelists with a positive business mindset.
Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993) was a prominent economist, author, literary critic and journalist. During his life, he worked for such publications as The Nation, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, and Newsweek. He is the author of such books as Economics in One Lesson (1946) and Time Will Run Back (1966), the latter being a strongly pro-business novel.
The Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction is not associated with the Henry Hazlitt family or his estate, but is a creation of Fiscal Press to honor his lifetime of literary work promoting business and industry.
Official Contest Rules
1. You must be an unpublished author, not previously or currently bound by a publishing contract.
2. The novel must have a theme related to business, finance, entrepreneurship or economics. The novel's theme should be pro-business.
3. The target audience for the novel can be any age from middle-grade to adult. No picture books.
4. Manuscripts will be accepted electronically between December 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013.
5. The winner will be announced on or before July 1, 2013. Fiscal Press, Inc. reserves the right to not proclaim a winner if the editors feel that none of the submissions meet the minimum requirements for publication.
6. Submissions should be double-spaced, 12-point font and in MS Word format.
7. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a short author bio.
8. Contest entrants must be legal residents of the United States of America.
9. Your entry must be your original unpublished fictional creation in the English language.
10. Your novel should not contain profanity or explicit sexual content – a good writer can communicate without these.
11. Manuscripts submitted to the contest cannot be actively marketed by you or your agent to other publishers during the contest period.
12. The winner will receive a $500 cash award.
13. The winner will receive a publishing contract offer from Fiscal Press that includes a royalty advance of $2000 if executed. The winner is under no obligation to accept this offer.
14. By entering this contest, you consent to the promotional use of your name, likeness and biographical information for any purpose connected to the contest without additional notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.