Writing Contests for May 2015

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Deadline: May 1, 2015 Writer’s Digest hosts the 23rd Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This self-published competition spotlights today’s self-published works and honors self-published authors. Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer, or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter WD’s competition exclusively for self-published books. http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/self-published-book-awards The Healing …

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Writing Contests for April 2015

There seem to be so many writing contests for the upcoming year! So, we’ve decided to break them up by month to make it easier for people to digest and submit. On the fence about submitting your writing to contests or journals? Take a look at our post Why You Should Submit to Writing Contests and …

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Why You Should Submit to Writing Contests and Literary Journals

There are lots of great contests and journals that are almost always accepting submissions  for many different types of work, including fiction, non-fiction, fan and flash fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, novels, ebooks, chapbooks — you name it! Why enter writing contests, you ask? Entering these types of contests can help you keep your writing …

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Creative Ways You Can Monetize Your Author Status

“Most authors obsess over one statistic: the number of books sold,” Joan Stewart starts her recent article in The Future of Ink: “33 Revenue Streams For Authors – Even If You Write Non-Fiction.” You might be saying to yourself: “Well … duh, of course. That’s what authors should be obsessing about!” Certainly, that’s an important …

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A Guide to Indie Publishing: A Savvy Workshop with Lisa Akoury-Ross of SDP Publishing Solutions

Do you have a book in you? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this event is for you! Join Lisa Akoury-Ross of SDP Publishing and Savvy Workshop to learn about how to successfully publish your own book! When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Where: Savvy Workshop …

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The Importance of Catalog Representation for Your Book Marketing Plan

One of the biggest questions authors ask me is: “My book has been published for over a year, now what do I do to help keep it going?” Our advice is similar to what it would be for a newly published author, some of which includes: Work on getting professional reviews and blog write ups …

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SDP Publishing Author Donna LeBlanc’s Explorations of Commander Josh: In Space Receives Great Reviews from Midwest Book Reviews and Stevo’s Book Reviews on the Internet

We’re always so pleased when our authors receive great reviews. Our most recent congratulations go to Donna LeBlanc and the first book in her series: Explorations of Commander Josh: “In Space.” Below you can read some of what the reviewers wrote: From Midwest Book Review: “… Author Donna LeBlanc crafts a unique world in which readers can …

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More Winter Writing Contests

There are lots of great contests and journals that are accepting submissions right now for many different types of work, including fiction, non-fiction, fan and flash fiction, essays, short stories, and poetry. Why enter writing contests, you ask? Entering these types of contests can help you keep your writing and publishing momentum going. Submitting to …

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Now on Sale: David Di Paolo’s The Artemis Connection Ebook is only $1.99 through the End of this Month!

She doesn’t believe in witches or curses or spells. The doctor doesn’t believe in anything that science can’t explain, but Diana Valleverde is about to learn that knowledge is an evolving proposition. Her research into brain function is uncovering secrets within the mind, but none like the one kept hidden from her since before she …

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Author’s Corner: Susie Rich, Author of How My Daddy Taught Me to Dance and Too Much Hopscotch

Susie Tells Us How Everyday Family Obligations Inspired Her to Write Children’s Books, and How She Finds Inspiration in the Simple Things in Life Susie Rich was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has spent her career working in the social work/homelessness prevention field. Several years ago, she began to pursue her passion for writing. Prior to …

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