Monday, March 10, 2008

Writer's Digest self-published competition

The Writer's Digest international self-published book awards deadline is approaching. You have until May 1, 2008 to submit your entry in any of these categories:

* Mainstream/Literary Fiction
* Genre Fiction
* Nonfiction
* Inspirational (Spiritual, New Age)
* Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)
* Children's Picture books
* Middle-Grade/Young Adult books
* Reference Books (Directories, Encyclopedias, Guide Books)
* Poetry

You may have missed a similar contest because they are usually tied to the calendar year, but this contest is more generous:

Writer's Digest is searching for the best self-published books of the past few years. Whether you're a professional writer, part-time freelancer, or a self-starting student, here's your chance to enter the only competition exclusively for self-published books. The judging fee is steep at $100 for the first entry, $50 for subsequent, but the prize is good: $3,000...

AND promotion in Writer's Digest and Publishers Weekly, and marketing advice from self-publishing guru Dan Poynter. Plus, the editors of Writer's Digest will endorse and submit 10 copies of the Grand Prize-Winning book to major review houses such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. In addition, Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a one-year membership in Publishers Marketing Association, a customized Book Market Map Directory, guaranteed distribution to bookstores and libraries through Baker & Taylor, six hours of book shepherding from Poynter Book Shepherd Ellen Reid, guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review, and an all-day workshop with Fern Reiss.

For full details and requirements, click here

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