The contest judges chose an average of six finalists in nearly 100 literary categories, from among a record number of entries. Twenty of Outskirts Press’ most talented authors (listed below) were selected as finalists in the competition. Winners were announced on September 1, 2013.
||Children – Animals||Gold Medal
|The Hummingbird Garden||Evelyn Schwarz with Illustrations by Kitty Quinn||Children – Animals||Silver Medal
|Later Gator, In a While Crocodile||Mike Fortunato||Children – Animals||Honorable Mention|
|The Forest That Rains Frogs||Dusty Rhoades Heer||Children – Animals||Finalist|
|Christmas Beneath the Lake||Darrel L. Hammon||Children – Animals||Finalist|
|Where Did the Sun Go?||Janet Cameron Hoult||Children – Fable||Finalist|
|Battle of the Grandmas||Anthonette Klinkerman||Children – General||Bronze Medal
|Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul||Myrlande Sauveur||Christian – Devotion/Study
|Guardians||Brad Anderson||Fiction – Action||Finalist|
|Weeds||F. Whitney Harrington||Fiction – Fantasy||Gold Medal
|Blood Shinobi||Edmund Kolbusz||Fiction – Historical||Honorable Mention|
|Viva Laughter!||Patrick Shannon||Fiction – Humor||Silver Medal
|On the Hole||Jeff Bacot||Fiction – Sports||Gold Medal|
|Precipe: The Beginning||Kevin Howard||Fiction – Horror||Silver Medal|
|Cancer – It’s a Good Thing I Got It !||David A. Koop||Non-Fiction – Biography||Gold Medal|
|Coming Through the Fog
||Non-Fiction – Biography
|The Art of Planning Allergen-Free Events||Stephanie Courtney||Non-Fiction – Education||Honorable Mention|
|Before Terror Strikes||William Michael Seddon Sr.||Non-Fiction – General||Honorable Mention|
|Jump-Starting Real Job Creation in America||Gary R. Patterson||Non-Fiction – Gov/Politics||Silver Medal
|Alexander McKee – The Great White Elk||Frederick Wulff||Non-Fiction – Historical||Silver Medal
|Translucent Facts: Cutting Boards & Roses||Barbara M. Sutryn||Non-Fiction – Memoir||Finalist|
|I Almost Gave Up||P.J. Ingram-McPhee||Non-Fiction – Occupational||Gold Medal
|The Bare Bones of the Buddha’s Teaching||Victor Byrd||Non-Fiction – Religion/Phil.||Finalist|
|Jacaranda||E W Bosworth/ Edward Lewis||Poetry – General||Honorable Mention|
|Out of Bounds||Bob Moseley||Young Adult – Coming of Age||Finalist|
|The 89th Temple
||Young Adult – General
Winners will receive:
- Award Winning Author Recognition — Each winner/finalist will be able to promote themselves and their book as an award-winning author and award-winning book.
- Medal Award Ceremony — Winners and finalists are invited to the Readers’ Favorite Medal Award Ceremony during the week of the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in the nation
- Book Review and Mini-Critique — All entrants receive a complete book review which will be posted on the Readers’ Favorite site, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest.
- Display of your Book Cover, Summary and Award Image — Winners and finalists will also be featured on a new Award Contest Results page via a link in the “Our Award-Winning Books” box on every page of the Readers’ Favorite site.
- Professional, High Distribution Press Release — Both Readers’ Favorite and Outskirts Press announce the results of the competition through premium press releases and blog posts sent to a variety of media contacts and other authors.
Congratulations to all the Outskirts Press self-published authors who earned medals and honorable mentions. We’re so proud of all of you!
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