The HNS seeks to support writers of new historical fiction by the Historical Novel Society Awards.
New Novel Award
We ran this award in 2013/4 and 2015/6 – an award for a previously unpublished and currently un-agented historical novel. We will announce a third award in 2017.
Short Story Award
We ran this award in 2014 and will announce a second award in 2018
The 2014 Award was won by Anne Aylor for The House of Wild Beasts
We ran this award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. We will not be running an award specifically for Indies in future for these reasons. We apologise to those caught between our systems, who had been long-listed for a 2017 award that we are no longer offering.
The 2014 Award was won by Virginia Cox for The Subtlest Soul.
The 2015 Award was won by Anna Belfrage for Revenge and Retribution.