Calling All Independent Authors


I came across a resourceful site the other day called greenleafbookgroup.com

Annette Gordon-Reed announcing the five 2010 N...

Annette Gordon-Reed announcing the five 2010 National Book Critics Circle finalists in nonfiction. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

go check it out if you haven’t heard of it yet. Until then check out these upcoming awards for independent writers thanks to Green Leaf:

  • National Book Awards gives $10,000 to one writer in each category (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, YA). Writers can only apply thru their publisher. Deadline is June 15th
  • Narrative Prize gives $4,000 to a new or emerging writer in short stories, novel excerpts poem, one-act plays, graphic stories or literary nonfiction. Deadline will be June 15th
  • Discover Great New Writers, hosted by B&N is giving awards to debuting writers making under 10,000 units ($10,000). Similar to the National Book Awards the writer can only go thru their publisher. Deadline is June 28th.
  • The Bard Fiction Prize gives nice award to fiction writers under 39 years old. Winner becomes writer-in-residence at Bard College for one semester meaning they will give one public lecture to the students.
  • National Outdoor Book Awards recognizes the best outdoor writing. Applications will be available starting in June and the deadline is in August. Genres allowed are history, literature, children, nature, natural history, instructional, adventure guidebook, design and outdoor classic.

Good luck!

Peace and luv!

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