The 29th Annual Self-Published Book Awards is a competition organised by Writer’s Digest. It is exclusively for self-published books.
3 May 2021
Grand Prize winner:
$8,000 in cash
A feature article about you and your book for the March/April 2022 issue of Writer’s Digest
A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference, including a Pitch Slam slot
First Prize winner in each category:
$1,000 in cash
Promotion in the March/April 2022 issue of Writer’s Digest
All Grand Prize and First Prize winners will:
Be featured on the Writer’s Digest website
Receive a digital award seal for use in promoting your win.
Honourable Mention Winners will receive promotion on www.writersdigest.com and a digital seal for use in promoting your win.
All entrants will receive a brief commentary from one of the judges.
Note that an entry fee is required.
Each additional entry—$85
OTHER KEY DATES
April 1, 2021: Early-Bird Deadline. After this date, the entry fee rises to:
Each additional entry—$110
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).