Contests for Indies

Here are some great announcements for indie authors* regarding contests for book awards.

There are many awards out there within your reach and some are even without fees. Case in point, this one announced on today:

The Gover Story Prize

best new writingBest New Writing accepts unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words for publication and consideration for the Gover Story Prize. The story must be new and unpublished, including on-line publication. Submissions are read quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. Simultaneous submissions cannot be considered.

Deadline: Quarterly

Entry fee: FREE

Prize: An annual cash prize ($250) and publication in Best New Writing. For more information, please visit their website.

Need More Prizes for Your Book?

What about this list that rates the awards themselves (let’s face it some of them are hinky):

If you email us at vswwriting @ we will send you an Excel spreadsheet version of this list pre-sorted two ways, by recommended contests and by alphabetical… or anyway you want.

*indie authors are serious, professional, self published authors whose works are indistinguishable from traditionally published and make up over 50% of the books on Amazon. 

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