HFC Book Awards - Terms and Conditions
  • All editorial reviews and book contest submissions are now open for the 2022 Book of the Year contest with new prizes!!

  • You must be over 18 years of age to enter HFC writing competitions.

  • COPYRIGHTS: Authors and Publishers retain sole rights to any works submitted to HFC.

  • All digital files submitted to the contest via MOBI, EPUB, PDF, or any other format, as well as print are destroyed after reading. We do not share any of the items outside of the HFC staff or team.

  • REVIEW PRIZES: We are a small company with a limited staff, therefore please be patient for your editorial review if you purchased a contest entry with editorial review. If you entered using the contest entry only, you will receive a rating after the winners are announced. Thank you for understanding and thank you for your patronage and support that makes HFC reviews possible.

  • EXCERPTING POLICIES: Authors and Publishers may use said reviews to promote the title for which it is written as long as the review or excerpts of the review are attributed to “The Historical Fiction Company” or “HFC Reviews” in italics or quote marks.

  • If quoted content is to be used in online posting, publishing, or promotion, link back to HFC with the attribution. If words are omitted from a review, ellipses must be inserted where the omission occurs. The intent of the review may not be altered. Words may not be added nor deleted from the review.

  • Refunds are not given for Titles entered into wrong contests, categories, entries that do not supply the required number of copies or readable digital files, or that are ineligible or are otherwise disqualified from the contest.

  • Entries must be English language editions or manuscripts.

  • Refunds will not be given for entries that are disqualified for not meeting eligibility requirements, such as word count min/max, and restrictions on erotica.

  • Entries that promote hatred of any given race, religion, sex, or ethnicity will be disqualified. No refund will be given.

  • Prizes and Book Award Packages may change without notice.

  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

  • AWARDS YEAR: 2022 contest is now open! The Book Awards Year is the year that contest entries were submitted and accepted into their related genre deadlines for submissions. Final winners will be announced and awarded on New Year's Eve and Day of said year. Example: The 2022 book award winners, who entered contests with 2022 deadlines, are recognized at the 2022 HFC winners.

  • Social media posting of reviews and winners will commence on New Year's Day and the following week.

  • Novels may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.

  • E-pub books accepted. (Mobi, Epub, PDF)

  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation, manuscripts are not required to have this designation at the time of submission.

  • Entries must be in the English language.

  • No gratuitous or highly graphic sex please.

  • We are accepting all unpublished or published works of historical fiction no matter the year of publication.

  • No minimum or maximum word count requirement - we love them all! We now have a historical novella category which is anything less than 50,000 words. Anything over 50,000 please use the regular category selections.

  • You may enter more than one novel into a given contest.

  • An electronic version is required to enter our contests. Digital Files must be submitted in MOBI, EPUB, or PDF format.

  • For Audiobook contest entry, please submit your PDF or Epub file at the bottom of the entry form, then send ONE code for audiobook to thehistoricalfictioncompany@gmail.com after you submit the form. No reviews on audiobooks, contest entry only. 1-5 star rating given.

  • Fees and Digital Files must be received before midnight of the submission deadline.

  • All Editorial Reviews are posted in full after your approval of the review. If you wish to NOT have your review posted, you must let us know within 3 days of receiving your review. If we do not hear from you, the review will post without approval.


HFC is not responsible for any failure of the delivery of entries due to any electronic or Internet outage issues or with the temporary cessation of the U.S. Postal Delivery Service.

By entering this contest you agree that you have read, understand and agree that contest judging and book reviewing is subjective.  All reviews and contest judging and scoring may not be the feedback that you agree with. However, by entering this contest you are agreeing  to accept and abide by the decision making of the HFC judges in the scoring and judging of the books that you have entered.  When you click “accept” on the entry form you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the officers, judges, reviewers, members,  and owners of The Historical Fiction Company, The HIstorical Fiction Club, and The Historical Ficton Press, from liability for its/their actions arising from, or relating to, the judging and handling of your entry, and conducting, sponsoring, and advertising the contest.

ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AND USE ARE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY. IF TAXES ARE APPLICABLE TO THE PRIZE(S), IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

PAYMENTS TO YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT YOU SUBMIT TO US ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY US TO PERMIT COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN (INCLUDING PROVINCIAL) TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS.

You are responsible for ensuring that the tax documentation submitted to us complies with all applicable tax laws and requirements.

If you fail to provide the documentation or submit incomplete documentation, the prize may be forfeited and we may, in our sole discretion, select an alternate.

You may not substitute, transfer or redeem your prize for cash.

We reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portion of a prize) with anything of comparable or greater value.

We award all prizes “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

PRIZES

If the number of entries is not enough to for a contest to be held, as determined by The Historical Fiction Company, then the CEO of The Historical Fiction Company has the right to cancel and terminate the contest. Refunds will be given within 60 days of canceling a contest to entrants who paid to enter the particular contest that was cancelled. Refunds will be paid by company check through U.S. postal service. No prizes will be awarded for any cancelled or terminated contest.

If HFC determines that there are not enough entries moving forward to the Grand Prize Awards for a given year, that contest will be canceled and no prizes awarded. Entry fees will not be refunded since none are paid. 

We hope this is not the case, as we want to support all Historical Fiction authors by holding this contest. And we hope you will continue to support us by entering!!

Don’t delay. Enter today!

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