Self-publishing Contest

For any of us who might have work 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’ fifth annual 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’s contest is is open to six categories :

Mainstream/Literary Fiction

Genre Fiction

Creative Nonfiction & Memoir

Poetry

Children’s Picture Book

Graphic Narrative (novels, memoirs, story collections)

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

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

Length limit: 200,000 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 will receive a free PDF download by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby. Entry fee: $60 per book. For full details, click Submittable button. Write on!

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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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