Black Balloon Publishing has launched the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. The winner will receive $5,000 in prize money and also a book deal with the publisher.

The name of the prize honors Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, a famous British military leader. The organizers “believe in relentless creativity and perseverance against all odds. Are you the literary Horatio Nelson we’re looking for?”

This contest is open to fiction writers who have penned completed English-language manuscripts (either a novel or a short story collection). Those who wish to participate have to submit their entry after April 1st.

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