New Prize

“Through the North Street Book Prize, we hope to boost the visibility of excellent writers whose books simply didn’t fit into the big conglomerates’ marketing plans.”
Jendi Reiter

Whenever I see a promising, reputably run contest, I’m happy to alert you to it. And now, there’s a new kid on the block: the first annual North Street Book Prize for self-published books in three categories:

• Mainstream/Literary Fiction
• Genre Fiction
• Creative Nonfiction

Three top winners will each receive $1,500, a credit toward BookBaby’s high-quality publishing services, free advertising in Winning Writers, an online newsletter with thousands of subscribers, and professional marketing advice from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter.

The goal of the contest is to give self-published authors access to the high-quality resources and audience-building tools that traditionally published books benefit from. Winning Writers editor Jendi Reiter, who’ll judge the contest, notes:

“We started this contest for the same reason that you wrote your book: We love a good story. We believe that narrative writing, whether fiction or memoir, has a unique ability to awaken empathy and illuminate complex truths of human nature.

“We’re holding your books to the same standard as the best titles from traditional publishers: polished writing, believability, dramatic tension, a story structure that foregrounds the major plot elements, and characters worth following. The freshness we seek in a story is best described as urgency: a book that convinces us that it had to be written.”

You can submit online or by mail. The entry fee is $50 per book and the deadline is June 30th. Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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