Self-publishing Contest

Whatever your genre and theme, there are more and more avenues available to gain exposure and recognition for your self-published book. One of the best-established and most reputable competitions is the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The deadline: June 5th. It’s open to books in a range of categories:


Mainstream/Literary Fiction

Genre Fiction



Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)

Early Readers/Children’s Picture books

Middle-Grade/Young Adult



One Grand Prize winner in each category will receive wide exposure and a host of benefits:

  • $8,000 in cash
  • A feature article  in the March/April 2018 of  Writer’s Digest
  • A press release from Writer’s Digest sent along with a copy of your book to 10 different major publishing review houses
  • A paid trip to the upcoming Writer’s Digest Conference
  • A guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review
  • Guaranteed acceptance in a special sales catalog, providing the Grand Prize winner with national exposure via 60,000 salespeople
  • Free consulting from publishing experts in marketing/promotion.


Getting the word out about a new book is challenging for self-published authors, but the right exposure can help you find the right readers and might even attract interest from the traditional publishing community. So, if your self-published book breaks new ground and demonstrates a level of professionalism that you are proud of, why not consider submitting it for consideration?


For full details, visit: 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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