• Contests

    Sol Books Prose Contest

    by  • July 1, 2011 • Contests

    Congrats to Clyde Derrick, author of The Wash. His manuscript is the latest selected to be part of Sol Books Prose Series. Here’s what the judges had to say: Like the torrential flash floods that plague the town of Vista Linda, California, The Wash sweeps you up, drags you beneath its currents and desperately...

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    Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Awards

    by  • February 15, 2011 • Contests

    Self-published authors often get a raw deal—it’s difficult to place our books into chain bookstores, distributors are reluctant to carry our titles, and people in the publishing business tend to turn up their noses around our work. So it’s good to learn of a contest that helps promote those of us who have had...

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    Devil’s Kitchen Reading Series

    by  • January 15, 2011 • Contests

    Each year the English Department at Southern University Carbondale holds their Devil’s Kitchen Reading Series. They offer an award for best collection of poetry and one for best book of prose, for books published by independent, university, or commercial publishers in the year prior to the contest. What I like about this contest is...

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