Posts Tagged ‘book writing contest’

The Impress Prize for New Writers 2016

24 March 2016

The Impress Prize for New Writers


Friday, July 1, 2016

Entry Fees:



Winner gets a publishing contract, and their book is published with the following year in ebook and paperback forms. Runners up also considered for publishing potential.


The prize was created to discover and publish new writing talent. Entries are assessed by the Impress team and a shortlist produced from which a panel chooses the winner. The panel is comprised of representatives from the publishing industry and the writing community.

The winner of the prize is offered a publishing contract with Impress Books with the aim of publishing the book in the year following the award. The Impress team also looks at all entries, whether on the shortlist or not, with a view to publication by Impress Books. Numerous entries from previous years have gone on to be published by Impress Books and other publishers, and many authors who have entered the prize have also gone on to be represented by agents.

It is our firm belief that the prize is not just about the winner but should also encourage emerging authors to write and to provide them with a focus and forum for their talent.

Contact Information:

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Call for Entries: Self-Published/Independently Published Authors

12 August 2014

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Announcing the Third Annual Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book, sponsored by Bowker.

Details and rules are here:

The winner, finalists, and more than 100 notable books from the competition

will be featured in the December/January 2015 issue of Shelf Unbound magazine.

The overall winner will receive a year’s worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound magazine

(rate card value $6,000).

Entry fee: $40 per book

Contact: Margaret Brown, publisher,

Balcones Fiction Prize

9 November 2012

For the third year, Austin Community College will award $1,500 to the
best book of literary fiction published in 2012.

DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2013

Traditionally the winner is flown to Austin for a campus reading.

Books of prose may be submitted by author or publisher; send three
copies; books must bear a publication date between January 1, 2012 and
December 31, 2012.

The reading fee is $30.

The nomination form can be found here: