Cosmographia announces the the inaugural Cosmographia Prize for Spiritual Fiction for an unpublished novella of spiritual fiction. The winning manuscript will be published by Cosmographia Books, and will receive $500. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is September 15, 2018. Winner will be announced by end of year. Entry fee: $25 US.
This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.
All submissions must be between 17,500 and 60,000 words (if longer, please email us and we'll let you know if it's all right).
Your cover letter with author bio should be pasted in the submittable form. Full manuscript should be uploaded with a brief (no more than 1 page) synopsis attached. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. All awards are decided by Cosmographia staff. The winner will be announced on in our newsletter and on social media, so please be sure to subscribe or follow us to keep up-to-date on results. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere.
All submissions will be considered for regular publication by Cosmographia Books in addition to consideration for the Cosmographia Prize for Spiritual Fiction.
Spiritual fiction comes disguised in many genres: speculative (A Wrinkle in Time), historical (Siddhartha), allegory (The Alchemist). But we always recognize it by the way it makes us feel. Spiritual fiction does more than entertain. It does more than instruct. It transcends. It offers energetic healing, spiritual clarity, and a deep level of awakening to those who it is meant for.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
Diana, Herself, by Martha Beck
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
One by Richard Bach
Here is a full list of popular spiritual fiction: