Monday I blogged about Middle Shelf Magazine. Today I want to inform you of a contest they are running for the Best Independently published book. The only drawback on entering is the $40 entry fee, but if you are a self-published author, I thought you would want to know about the contest, so you could make your own decision on whether you think the fee is worth it.
Middle Shelf Magazine’s Competition for Best Independently Published Children’s, Middle Grade, and Teen Books
|CALL FOR ENTRIESMiddle Shelf Magazine’s Competition for Best Independently Published Children’s, Middle Grade, and Teen Books|
Middle Shelf Magazine announces the Middle Shelf Magazine Competition for Best Independently Published Children’s, Middle Grade, and Teen Books. Any independently published book in any genre in these categories is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $40 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Middle Shelf Magazine.
“Independently Published” books include self-published books and e-books (such as those published through Blurb.com, CreateSpace, Lulu.com, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books and e-books published through small presses releasing less than five titles per year. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry. The competition is open to authors worldwide; books must be in English. Any length book is eligible.
The official rules for the competition can be found at here.
To submit an entry, email a PDF or Word Doc of your entire book, including the cover, to Margaret@shelfmediagroup.com, subject line Contest Entry (or mail a physical copy of your book to: Shelf Media Group, PO Box 852321, Richardson, Texas 75085-2321), and send a check for $40 made out to Shelf Media Group to Margaret Brown, Shelf Media Group, PO Box 852321, Richardson, Texas 75085-2321, or pay via PayPal (click on this link and select “Competition Entry Fee”). All entries received (and entry fee paid) will be considered. Please include your email and book title with your entry if sending by mail.
In each of the three categories (Children’s, Middle Grade, and Teen), an overall winner will be named as well as five finalists. All winners and finalists will be featured in the November/December issue of Middle Shelf Magazine. The overall winners in each category will each receive $500 and a year’s worth of full-page ads in Middle Shelf Magazine (rate card value $4,500). In addition, more than 100 books deemed by the editors as “notable” entries will be featured in the November/December issue of Middle Shelf Magazine.
The deadline for entry is midnight on August 1, 2015. The winners will be notified by September 4, 2015. Additional information and rules can be found on our contest rules page at www.shelfmediagroup.com.
For further information, please feel free to contact Margaret Brown, Publisher, via email: Margaret@shelfmediagroup.com.
Middle Shelf: Cool Reads for Kids magazine, a 2014 Maggie Award finalist for Best Digital-Only Publication, reaches more than 125,000 avid readers in the U.S. and in 65 other countries around the globe. Subscriptions to Middle Shelf are free at http://www.shelfmediagroup.com.