Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer, or a writing enthusiast who took the leap and published your own book, this competition may be for you.
The Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards, with a grand prize of $3,000 and nine more $1,000 winners, is currently accepting entries (until April 1, 2013) into these categories:
- Children’s/Picture books
- Genre Fiction
- Inspirational (Spiritual, New Age)
- Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)
- Mainstream/Literary Fiction
- Middle-Grade/Young Adult books
- Reference Books (Directories, Encyclopedias, Guide Books)
How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Early Bird Entry fees are $100 for the first entry, and $75 for each additional entry.) For books submitted after the April 1 early bird deadline, the fees are $110 for the first entry, $85 for each additional entry.
Note: The early-bird deadline for entry is April 1, 2013, the regular deadline is May 1, 2013.
There will be one Grand Prize Winner ($3,000 plus prizes), nine First Place Winners ($1,000 plus prizes) and an unspecified number of honorable mentions. According to the WD website, all entrants will receive a brief commentary from the judges along with a link to the entrant’s website (if the URL is accurate) on writersdigest.com.
For complete prize listings, entry forms and contest rules, visit WritersDigest.com – and good luck!