Barnes & Noble sponsors the Discover Great New Writers program, founded in 1990, which highlights books of exceptional literary quality from authors at the start of their careers.
Their site notes: "A small group of Barnes & Noble bookseller volunteers convenes year-round to review submissions to the program and handpick titles for our promotion, currently featured at 700+ Barnes & Noble and 100 prominent Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, and on www.bn.com/discover."
Current deadlines are shown below... don't delay!
Full details on the many benefits and prize money are here:
Upcoming deadlines for this ongoing program are:
Holiday 2014 (November-December 2014) June 26, 2014
Spring 2015 (January-March 2015) September 25, 2014
Summer 2015 (April-July 2015) December 11, 2014