The Historical Factions Award Part 3

All entries for part 3 of this serial award are due  Sunday 21 May 2017



Sin of the Father | Relynn Vaughn

Wrong Side of the Fray | Daniel Cappello

The Glass Key Part 3 | Liam Pender

Egbert Hillson | Jon Sellars

Part 1 | Part 2Part 3

Writing Prompt

In this three part award authors get the opportunity to reinvestigate our understanding of history. Choosing an historical event big or small, tell the tale of an average person caught up in change, turmoil, discovery or upheaval.

In part 1 and 2 you put opposing viewpoints into context. Now in part 3 you will bring both perspectives to bear and decide if your history is truth, fiction, or both.


  1. Time passing in a strange or unexpected way.
  2. A formidable apology.
  3. A riff on the adage “The pen is mightier than the sword.”


Any style that pertains to the period you chose to write about.

Word Count

Up to 800 words. No minimum.

Due Date

Entries are due Sunday May 21st 2017. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


  • First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
  • All entries receive feedback from judges

Entry Criteria

You’ll need to meet all the writing prompt criteria to be eligible for the shortlist.

Entry Format

Make sure to follow these few requirements. If you have trouble entering, please let me know.

You Must Include In The Body Of Your Story


Author name

Award Name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

Cover Image?


A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

You can submit your story here

Historical Factions Award