If you have a self-published book you’ve labored long and hard on, you may want to consider entering the well-established sixth annual North Street competition for self-published books, sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, the author of The Frugal Book Promoter.
One book will receive a grand prize of $5,000, and the winner of each category will receive $1,000. In all, $12,500 will be awarded and the top seven winners will receive additional benefits to help market their books. Any year of publication is eligible. Entry fee: $65 per book. Deadline: June 30.
Choose from six categories:
- Mainstream/Literary Fiction
- Genre Fiction
- Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
- Children’s Picture Book
- Graphic Novel & Memoir
One grand prize winner will receive $5,000, a marketing analysis and a one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter.
Top winners in each category will receive $1,000, a marketing analysis and a one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and a free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter. One honorable mention in each category will receive $250.
Excerpts (1,000-6,000 words) will be published online from all prize-winning entries. Length limit: 200,000 words maximum. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restriction on age of author. No restriction on year of publication. Submit an ebook or a printed book. All contestants receive a free PDF download of How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally & Ethically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby.
If you have a book that fills the bill in one or more of these categories, this can be one way to give it more exposure and recognition. Write on!