Ends on September 30, 2018

$15.00 USD


UPDATE - SEPTEMBER: We are extending the contest two more weeks. This will be the only extenstion. 

UPDATE - AUGUST: To encourage submissions (we realize this is a niche genre) we have decreased the submission cost from $25 to $15. The new prize amount is $300. 

We've also opened to include short story collections and novels (formerly it was strictly a novella contest).

Cosmographia announces the inaugural Cosmographia Prize for Spiritual Fiction for an unpublished novella, novel, or short story collection of spiritual fiction. The winning manuscript will be published by Cosmographia Books, and will receive $300. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is September 30, 2018. Winner will be announced by end of year. Entry fee: $15 US.  

This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.

NOTE: We've decided to do away with length max. We really just care about content. Novellas, short story collections, novels, just go for it.

Your cover letter with author bio should be pasted in the submittable form. Full manuscript should be uploaded with a brief (no more than 1 page) synopsis attached. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading.  


All awards are decided by Cosmographia staff. The winner will be announced on in our newsletter and on social media, so please be sure to subscribe or follow us to keep up-to-date on results.  

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We ask only that you contact us asap if you place the manuscript for publication elsewhere.

All submissions will be considered for regular publication by Cosmographia Books in addition to consideration for the Cosmographia Prize for Spiritual Fiction.

Spiritual fiction comes disguised in many genres: speculative (A Wrinkle in Time), historical (Siddhartha), allegory (The Alchemist). But we always recognize it by the way it makes us feel. Spiritual fiction does more than entertain. It does more than instruct. It transcends. It offers energetic healing, spiritual clarity, and a deep level of awakening to those who it is meant for.


  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach 
  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
  • Diana, Herself, by Martha Beck
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 
  • One by Richard Bach

Here is a full list of popular spiritual fiction:


Or check out the definition of visionary fiction on wikipedia.


Cosmographia Books was founded in 2013 by Nina Alvarez. We are all about soulful work from diverse voices. We seek writers whose art, spirit, and ethos is in harmony with our own.

About Founding Publisher Nina Alvarez

Since the time I was 15 I've been sending my own writing out for publication, and I am a published poet, short fiction writer, and playwright, and an award-winning teaching artist. In 2009 I opened my author services company, Dream Your Book. And in 2013 I opened my publishing company Cosmographia.

I believe in the sublime. I love mystics from any walk of life. I am obsessed with the transcendent search for personal meaning and expression. I'm also a Romantic in the sense that I would like to see a resurgence and reinvigorating of Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and the pleasures of literature with the wisdom and spiritual technologies of the time we live in now.

I’m also a pretty hard-core mystic with no interest in or time for art that is all mind with no space for higher self. I suspect, if you found yourself here, you may be the same.

We still need wisdom. In fact, we need it more than ever. We need the prophets and channelers and true artists and healers to step forward. You are large, you contain multitudes.

If you have any questions, please email editor@cosmographiabooks.com