Self-publishing Contest

Whenever I see a promising new contest, I like to share information about it. For any of us who might have work that we want to step out, submitting to a contest by the deadline can be a great way to goose ourselves into finishing and polishing a piece. Here’s one worth looking into: Winning Writers’ fourth North Street Self-Publishing Prize competition, co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson (author of The Frugal Book Promoter). The deadline: June 30. Here are the details:

This year, the contest is expanded to five categories :

Mainstream/Literary Fiction,

Genre Fiction,

Creative Nonfiction & Memoir,

Poetry (new), and

Children’s Picture Book (new).

One grand prize winner will receive $3,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value)

The top winner in each category will receive $1,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and one free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $150 value)

One honorable mention in each category will receive $250

We will publish online excerpts (1,000-6,000 words) from all entries that win a prize, along with critiques from the judges

Length limit: 150,000 words. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restrictions on age or country. No restriction on year of publication. All contestants receive a free PDF download of The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby. results of our fourth contest will be announced on February 15, 2019. Entry fee: $60 per book. For more information, visit: winningwriters.com/north. Write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

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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