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 :
Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
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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