Contest Alert

“Through the North Street Book Prize, we hope to boost the visibility of excellent writers whose books simply didn’t fit into the big conglomerates’ marketing plans.”
Jendi Reiter

Whenever I see a promising, reputably run contest, I’m happy to pass the information on to you. That’s why I wanted to alert you to the upcoming deadline for the second annual North Street Book Prize: It’s midnight Eastern time today, June 30th. Self-published books are eligible in three categories:

• Mainstream/Literary Fiction
• Genre Fiction
• Creative Nonfiction/Memoir

Three top winners will each receive $1,500, a credit toward BookBaby’s high-quality publishing services, free advertising in Winning Writers, an online newsletter with thousands of subscribers, and professional marketing advice from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter.

The goal of the contest is to give self-published authors access to the high-quality resources and audience-building tools that traditionally published books benefit from. Winning Writers editor Jendi Reiter, one of the contest judges, notes:

“We started this contest for the same reason that you wrote your book: We love a good story. We believe that narrative writing, whether fiction or memoir, has a unique ability to awaken empathy and illuminate complex truths of human nature.

“We’re holding your books to the same standard as the best titles from traditional publishers: polished writing, believability, dramatic tension, a story structure that foregrounds the major plot elements, and characters worth following. The freshness we seek in a story is best described as urgency: a book that convinces us that it had to be
written.”

You can submit online through Submittable. The entry fee is $50 per book. Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

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 Contest Alert

  1. Karin, I was late seeing this, and by the time I finished my submission, it was at least 15 after midnight, but it went through. They may change they minds later! Anyway thanks for the information. I always feel more optimistic when I have something out.That is, if something is out there, then something can happen; if nothing is out there ….

  2. Hi Martha,

    Congratulations on getting your work out there — it is so important!
    I believe the actual deadline is today, June 30th at midnight, so
    I think you are fine in terms of timing. The best of luck — keep
    writing dangerously!

    Write on,
    Karin

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