May 13, 2020
Our nineteenth edition containing the writing contests and book awards for 2021 will be available mid-November. It will also be available as an ebook in both Kindle and EPub format for your portable devices.
This will be our nineteenth year doing the Contest Calendar, and it is more popular every year. If your group is planning a competition in 2021, send us the information to ensure it gets into the next edition of this book. The links for contest submission are on the left-hand bar. Second from the top, that's it.
Writers, 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. Check the Update page during the year.
Full CONTEST information will be in the book. The complete Book Awards listings can be obtained directly from the Award sponsors. It's good to know what awards are there and and when their deadlines are. There is an incredible variety of awards. Newest awards we noticed were for blogs, and graphic novels. Most of them need submissions of your published book from your publisher, not the author. 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 are 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.
The more places we can submit our work, the better we all become.
Hope you are having a wonderful writing year.
Many thanks for your support, especially during this year.
ISBN: 978-1-989615-30-0 | WMPub#1221 | 8½" x 11" | approx. 80 pages stapled | $16.95 -Save before Oct 15th; Shipping mid to late November 2020