Spring is the time to enter book award contests.
There are a limited number of big-name books awards available to self-published authors. Reader’s Favorite is one of them.
The regular deadline for this year is May 1, so you’ve got time yet to sign up. If you’re not quite ready, June 1 is the drop dead deadline, which will cost you more, of course.
I have entered this contest a couple different times. Have not won yet, but earned a very nice 5 star review. You can also request more than one review, whether you win or not.
The cost is $109 now or $119 on June 1. They have 140+ genres. You get a chance to get a traditional publishing contract, win money, be represented by a marketing and PR firm, and have your book made into a movie. And of course the publicity would be wonderful with such a large, international award.
I also recommend the IPPY Award, The Brag Award (adult and children’s books), the Moombean Children’s Award (for children’s stories, obviously),
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I’ve shared this information before, but it’s always good to review. Here’s a great post on the topic from Valerie Biel.
We all want a shiny gold sticker for our cover! With more and more writing contests popping up every day, it’s important to determine which ones are reputable, whether entry fees are acceptable, and how to spot dangerous terms that infringe on your copyright. To watch a video version of this blog click below:
Source: Are Writing Contests Worth the Fees? | Valerie Biel
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Do you have a short piece of fiction or non-fiction (up to 6,500 words), poetry (1-5 poems) or black and white photography (1-5 images) that “examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest” then the new Midwest Review writing contest might be for you. Entry fee is a tolerable $15, with a $500 cash price in each category possible and publication in Midwest Review.
Deadline is December 1.
Thought you might like to know.
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Midwest Review seeks writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest.
Source: Submissions | Midwest Review
There is still time to enter the 2018
Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest
Only 3 days left to enter your book – FINAL DEADLINE
Enter your manuscript, published or unpublished book, eBook, audiobook, comic book, poetry book or short story. We offer 4 award levels in each of our 140+ categories, allowing you to only compete against books in your particular genre for a more fair and accurate contest, giving you the greatest chance of becoming an award-winning author!
- Chance to win one of $50,000 in free prizes just for entering.
- Chance to have your book made into a movie or TV show.
- Chance to be published by an award winning traditional publisher.
- Chance to be represented by a leading author marketing and PR firm.
- Chance to be represented by a leading literary management company.
- More features including a book review, award ceremony, and publicity.
When you enter, you automatically get a free review that they post for you on facebook, twitter, google+, Barnes & Nobel, Instagram and Pinterest. They also ask the reviewer to put it on their personal Goodreads account (if they have an account there) and you are able to put excerpts on your Amazon author central page (Amazon won’t let them post a review).
I entered my second Agnes Kelly Series book “Narrow Escape in Norway” this year and already received a 5 Star review! I won’t know if I’ve won anything until September.
“…This story is for all those readers who enjoy suspense, mystery, and adventure. I like the way the author creates secrecy and intrigue around the disappearance of Agnes’ father and pulls readers in to learn what exactly has happened to him. The fluidity in writing gives a good pace and movement to the story and the adventure, suspense, and laughs make the book fascinating to young readers. There is a sense of excitement and curiosity that builds up while trying to find out about Agnes’ father, which will keep readers glued to the book till the very last page. I am sure that, like me, young readers will be waiting for the next book.”
~ Mamta Madhavan