Shipping starts Nov 16, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
Believe it or not, this is our ninth year doing the Contest Calendar, and it is more popular every year.
As usual we're being careful to get it as right as it can be by press time. But practice makes things a lot faster, and the book has gone to press. If you have pre-ordered a copy, even with the slow down we've noticed with Canada Post in the past seven months, if you don't have it by Nov 25th, please let me know. They are mailed out in the same order they came in, so if you were the first to pre-order, yours is the first to leave. There's quite a pile to process, but again, with nine years to perfect the procedure, it'll go quickly.
There were an incredible number of deadline date changes last year. This year has seen the loss of a few contests, but actually, not as many as last year. And although some of the entry fees have increased a bit, the prize amounts are growing by HUGE leaps. Not at all what I expected.
Always check for your contest, make sure it is still operating, and that the deadline is where you thought it would be. Then check again about a month before the deadline to confirm that there haven't been any other changes. And if there are, please send me an email, or a note to let us know. Let us know if you hear of any new opportunities as well.
The more places we can submit our work, the better we all become.
Full CONTEST information is in the book. The complete 2011 Book Awards listings can be obtained directly from the Award sponsors. There has not been a large call for all this information to be posted on this website, so unless I hear differently from you, we will not be posting the Awards page. It's good to know what awards are there and and when their deadlines are. There is an incredible variety of awards. Newest ones we noticed were for blogs, and graphic novels. Most of them need submissions of your published book from your publisher, not the author, but with smaller presses, it may be helpful to gently inquire as to whether your book will be submitted. The sizes of some of those prizes would make it feel more like winning a lottery-but they're given out, and if you qualify, your name should be in the hat. It's good for book sales, and general publicity. And possibly for your pocketbook as well.
Hope you are having a wonderful writing year.
Many thanks for your support.
ISBN-10: 1-894747-49-6 ISBN-13: 9781894747493 | WMPub#1211 | 8˝" x 11" | 76 pages stapled | $14.95
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