Saturday, February 02, 2013

Accessible Contest Alerts in an Online Newsletter

This is an example of the kind of contest information you will find in my SharingwithWriters newsletter (along with some contests that are more obscure).  They are all "accessible" though. A reminder here: To subscribe to the newsletter put SUBSCRIBE in a subject line and send your request to me at and I'll do it for you.  (-:
Next Generation Book Awards…


My Frugal Editor ( won the marketing award in this contest and the book itself placed as an honorable mention. I like recommending it because I think it’s accessible for my SharingwithWriters readers:


Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2012 or 2013 or with a 2012 or 2013 copyright date: Enter the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards at .


It offers 60 Categories - More than 60 Awards - with over 60 monetary prizes totaling more than $10,000 in cash, including $1,500 cash prizes plus trophies for best fiction book and best nonfiction book, $750 cash prizes plus trophies for second best fiction book and non-fiction book and $500 cash prizes plus trophies for third best fiction book and non-fiction book!


Finalists and Winners will also receive:


- An invitation to the gala awards ceremony held at the world famous Plaza Hotel in New York City in June 2013

- A listing in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others!

- Exposure for a full year at as a Winner or Finalist.

- The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book.

- Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue).

~The top 60 books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more.


Entry Deadline for the 2013 awards program - February 22, 2013. All Finalists and Winners will be notified prior to May 30, 2013.

For complete entry information go to

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor

Search This Blog