Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 8, 2013

No Fee Fiction Writing Contest with Cash and Contract – MG to Adult


This contest catch my eye, because it doesn’t cost you to enter and it gives you a cash prizes, plus a chance to get published with an advance and royalties. 

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. 

I hope someone in the audience has a novel that fits.

DEADLINE: April 30th, 2013
Unpublished Author
Pro-business theme
MG – Adult

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 $2,000.

You must be an unpublished author, not previously or currently bound by a publishing contract. The novel must have a theme related to business, finance, entrepreneurship or economics. The novel’s theme should be pro-business. The target audience for the novel can be any age from middle-grade to adult.

No picture books. Deadline April 30, 2013.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks, Kathy. I don’t have one, but I’ll spread the word.


    • Wendy,

      I appreciate that. Hope you are enjoying the book you won.



  2. Hi Kathy,
    Although this isn’t a genre I write, I appreciate all of the terrific information you provide.


    • Tracy,

      I really do try to offer information that may help people. It is a lot of work to do everyday, so thanks for the note.



      • It boggles my mind that you find time to blog everyday. I have trouble blogging once a week. Keep up the great work. No need to respond. 🙂


  3. Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for this lead. If not for your blog, I would not have known about the Henry Hazlitt award for business fiction. I submitted my middle grade novel, The Weed Whackers, Open For Business. And thanks for all your great information.


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