New Writing Contest for Business-related Fiction

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Fiscal Press Announces the First Annual Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction

...there’s a dearth of pro-business fiction out there, and we hope to mitigate that situation a bit.

Fiscal Press, publisher of the bestselling children’s financial thriller Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune, announced today a writing contest for the best new novel with a business or economics theme by a debut author. The winner will receive the 2013 Henry Hazlitt Award for Business Fiction, which includes a cash prize of five hundred dollars ($500) and an offer of a publishing contract that includes a royalty advance of $2000.

The contest is open to any previously unpublished author. The novel must have a theme related to business, finance, entrepreneurship or economics and can be targeted toward readers of any age from middle-grade to adult. Manuscripts will be accepted electronically between December 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013. The winner will be announced on or before July 1, 2013.

Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993) was a prominent economist, author, literary critic and journalist. During his life, he worked for such publications as The Nation, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, and Newsweek. He is the author of such books as Economics in One Lesson (1946) and Time Will Run Back (1966), the latter being a strongly pro-business novel.

The Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction is not associated with the Henry Hazlitt family or estate, but is a creation of Fiscal Press to honor his lifetime of literary work promoting business and industry. “When you look at the body of published novels with a business theme, there is an obvious historical trend of a strong anti-business bias,” states Derek Pesta, head of marketing at Fiscal Press. “Maybe it’s because many novelists have a background in the humanities, which traditionally have had a distrust of corporate culture. Regardless of the reasons for the imbalance, the fact is that there’s a dearth of pro-business fiction out there, and we hope to mitigate that situation a bit.”

Fiscal Press, Inc. is a California benefit corporation based in Calabasas and is dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy as its social purpose. For more information and for official contest rules, please visit

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