Self-publishing Contest

Whatever your genre and theme, there are more and more avenues available to gain exposure and recognition for your self-published book. One of best-established and most reputable competitions is coming up: the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
The deadline is: May 2, 2016. The contest is open to books in nine categories:

Children’s Picture Books
Genre Fiction
Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Memoirs/Life Stories

One Grand Prize winner in each category will receive wide exposure and a host of benefits:

• $8,000 in cash
• A feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2017
Writer’s Digest
• A press release from Writer’s Digest sent along with a copy of your
book, to 10 different major publishing review houses
• A paid trip to the upcoming Writer’s Digest Conference
• A guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review
• Guaranteed acceptance in a special sales catalog, providing the Grand Prize Winner  with national representation through 60,000 salespeople
• Free consulting from publishing experts

One First Prize winner in each category will receive: $1,000 in cash; promotion in the March/April 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest;  an review in Midwest Book Review, and other prizes. For details and entry information, visit: — and write on!


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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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2 Responses to Self-publishing Contest

  1. I am interested in this. I have self published a book on sale now at It has been been almost 3 months now and I have only sold 9 copies because I am a nobody in the writing world it has been tough to get this off the ground. How can I take advantage of this.

  2. Hi,

    Thanks so much for your note — congratulations on finishing your book — that is a huge
    accomplishment: You are a published writer! To take advantage of the contest I noted
    in this post, just Google “writer’s digest self-publishing contest.” You’ll see a bunch of
    entries. Hit the one that says “24th annual” — that is the 2016 contest. You can get all
    the info on entering and the fees involved. The best of luck!

    Write on,

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