2012 Contests for Self-Published Authors

I’ve recently been doing research into contests for self-published authors, and I now share them here with you! Obviously I can’t enter any of them, as my book is still in the editing stage, but hopefully someone out there will find these links helpful.

Click the title of the contest to go to their website. They are listed in order of entry deadline.

Disclaimer: Scam contests have been known to operate. These links are for reference only. If you decide to enter one of these contests, double-check that they are legitimate before sending your money!

2012 New York Book Festival

  • Deadline: June 1, 2012
  • Prize: $1,500, flight to New York for the awards ceremony
  • Cost: $50 per entry
  • Categories: all genres

Writer’s Digest 20th Annual Self-Published Book Awards

  • Deadline: June 15, 2012
  • Prize: $3,000, national exposure, paid trip to Writer’s Digest Conference
  • Cost: $100 for first entry, $75 for additional entries
  • Categories: all genres

Hollywood Book Festival

  • Deadline: June 25, 2012
  • Prize: $1,500, flight to LA for the awards ceremony
  • Cost: $75 per entry
  • Categories: all genres

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

  • Deadline: August 31, 2012
  • Prize: site is unclear – potentially national exposure
  • Cost: $75-$95 per entry
  • Categories: children’s literature

2012 Anderbo Self-Published Book Award

  • Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Prize: $500, announcement and publication of book excerpt on Anderbo website
  • Cost: $20 per entry (“reading fee”)
  • Categories: fiction or non-fiction

Happy writing/entering! Also, let me know if you do enter, so I can wish you good luck!

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  1. Rhiannon

    Love the comic!!!

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