A few weeks ago, we announced the upcoming Writer’s Digest Self-Publishing Awards deadline of March 31st.

According to the Writer’s Digest website, the winners of the awards will receive not only recognition but also “one grand prize winner will be awarded $3,000 cash and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City. The editors of Writer’s Digest will endorse and submit 10 copies of the Grand Prize-Winning book to major review houses. Brian Jud & Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a one-year membership in Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), guaranteed acceptance in a special-sales catalog giving you national representation through 1800 salespeople selling to non-bookstore markets, guaranteed acceptance by Atlas Books, a top distributor to wholesalers, chains, independents, and online retailers, six hours of book shepherding from Poynter Book Shepherd Ellen Reid and a guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review.

10 first-place winners will receive $1000 cash and promotion in Writer’s Digest. In addition, Brian Jud & Book Marketing Works, LLC will provide a one-year membership in Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), a guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review, a one-year membership to Book Central Station where you can find lists of suppliers rated by previous clients, an ebook of Beyond the Bookstore by Brian Jud (with CD) and a copy of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers by Shel Horowitz.

Plus, all Grand Prize and First Place winners will receive promotion on the Writer’s Digest Web site at writersdigest.com, a copy of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 4th Edition by Tom and Marilyn Ross, $100 worth of Writer’s Digest Books and a Notable Award Certificate.

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS will receive promotion at http://www.writersdigest.com, $50 worth of Writer’s Digest Books and a Notable Award Certificate.

All other entrants will receive Certificates of Participation, a brief judge’s commentary and a listing with a link on the Writer’s Digest Web site, provided an accurate URL is provided.”

An impressive number of Outskirts Press authors submitted their books for consideration. In alphabetical order, here are the entrants:

  • Addiction
  • All Points North
  • Attic Door
  • Beads of Lapis
  • Biscuits With Archie
  • Body Parts
  • Celebrity
  • Command Influence
  • A Cookbook for A Knucklehead
  • The Cosmic Order of Reincarnation
  • Devil Dogs and Banana Slugs
  • Duckegg
  • Easy Money
  • Edgewood Troupe
  • Four Farm Boys
  • The Fruit of the Dendragon Tree
  • God’s Jewel
  • h1
  • He Blew Her A Kiss
  • Heaven’s Rage
  • The Janus Project
  • Khan in Rasputin’s Shadow
  • Le beau jardin…A Love Story
  • Legend of the Pumpkin Carver
  • Murder by Another Name
  • Musing Along the Ike
  • My Odyssey
  • Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and her Secret Duke of Sesto: Imperial Wedding of Old Paris
  • Narcissistic Predicaments
  • Odyssey of a DP
  • One Canoe, Many Paddles
  • One Wacky Wasp
  • Pilot Mountain
  • Public Schools Are Archaic
  • Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer
  • Reflective Empowerment
  • Roberto El Rápido
  • Russia’s Prestige:Historical Architecture
  • Salvation, Money, Then Marriage
  • Same ‘Ol Moon
  • SAT & BAF!
  • Starfish, Seashells, Coral and Gems
  • Supernova
  • Sworn to Secrecy
  • Tearing Down the Wall
  • They Call Me Nuisance
  • The Umbrella Race
  • An Unknown Journey
  • Vendeka’s Creed
  • Waiting for My Wife
  • When I Was A Child
Please pass your best wishes on to these authors as the contest begins.

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