Sunday, April 17, 2016


Calling all self-published writers: —the opportunity you have been waiting for is here! Whether you are an accomplished writer or a self-starting student, your work deserves a shot at national recognition! Enter Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards for a chance at unbelievable prizes and support from publishing experts.

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $8,000 in cash
  • A feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest
  • A press release from Writer’s Digest, to be sent, along with a copy of your book, to 10 different major publishing review houses
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular 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 selling to non-bookstore markets
  • And much more, including hours of free consulting from publishing experts

The Categories:

  • Early Readers/
  •     Children’s Picture Books
  • Genre Fiction
  • Inspirational
  • Mainstream/Literary Fiction
  • Memoirs/Life Stories
  • Middle-Grade/
  •     Young Adult Books
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Reference Books

May 2, 2016



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

May 2 - write fast!

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, that would be nice to win. Too bad I don't have any kids books ready and waiting.

Yolanda Renee said...

I used to enter every year one or another of there contests. I think millions do. At least that's what I tell myself. LOL

Yolanda Renee said...

I think that should be 'their' - gee maybe that's why I never placed. :)

Denise Covey said...

Hi Donna! Nice of you to come out from hibernation to spread the news. I'd never enter a WD comp as I'm pretty sure they're biased towards the US which is fair enough. Still someone's got to win and I wish them well!

Hope all goes well with you!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Donna - good to see you ... and letting, as Denise says, the US authors have a go ... I guess one has to get in the habit of entering competitions .. I must try and do that with some English ones ... cheers Hilary

DEZMOND said...

'tis a nice amount of cash :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a lot of prizes.

Lexa Cain said...

It's good that someone's giving self-pubbed writers a chance to win something big and get some recognition. There's not enough of that from respected sources.

cleemckenzie said...

I can only imagine the number of books that are going to be sent in! Great chance for the Indies.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Awesome list of prizes. Thanks for sharing.

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