Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 5, 2019

North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

Do you have a self-published a book? Searching for high-quality ways to honor and promote it? Enter Winning Writers‘ fifth North Street competition, co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson (author of The Frugal Book Promoter).

They’ve expanded to six categories this year:

Children’s Picture Book
Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Genre Fiction
Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
Poetry
Graphic Narrative (new).

PRIZES

  • One grand prize winner will receive $3,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value)
  • The top winner in each category will receive $1,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and one free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $150 value)
  • One honorable mention in each category will receive $250
  • We will publish online excerpts (1,000-6,000 words) from all entries that win a prize, along with critiques from the judges

Length limit: 200,000 words maximum. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restrictions on age or country. No restriction on year of publication. All contestants receive a free PDF download of The Great First Impression Book Proposal by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby. Read about the winners of our fourth contest. The results of our fifth contest will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Entry fee: $60 per book.

Deadline: June 30.

Submit your book online via Submittable or by mail. Please see our guidelines, past winners, and judges’ remarks on our website.

No restriction on country or age of author. Judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche, assisted by Annie Keithline and Jim DuBois.

Click to Submit

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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