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Thursday, October 18, 2012

First Call for Hoffer Awards

Accessible contests are great for building your platform and your confidence. Here is one of my favorites. And, yes, I've entered. Notice that "frugal" entrance fee:

Deadline, January 21, 2013
Small presses, academic presses, micro presses, self-publishers invited.

There is a $2,000 grand prize and low entrance fee.

New or old, judges will consider your book. Each year, independent publishers release extraordinary books to little or no recognition. The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in publishing. A SINGLE REGISTRATION gives you SIX WAYS TO WIN (See below). See submission guidelines below or check their listing in Writer’s Market or visit www.HofferAward.com.

* $2,000 GRAND PRIZE (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books)
* Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books
* Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers
* Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors
* Winner and First Runner-Up awarded for every category
* Honorable Mentions for every category
* Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books
* Coverage in The US Review of Books (www.theUSreview.com) and on www.HofferAward.com
* Gold Seal Certificates
* Worldwide Exposure

CATEGORIES: Art, Poetry, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction.

In this tough economic time, your book is always a great value, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award is the most economical way to achieve publicity and recognition. Read previous contest coverage in the US Review of Books (www.theUSReview.com ) and view past winners and press releases at www.HofferAward.com .

By the way, one of my short stories was honored in the last contest round and appears in Best New Writing of 2013. See below for a peek.
Best New Writing 2013
My short story “Love Story” is included in 2013's Best New Writing published by Hopewell Publications.
Best New Writing 2013
(Hopewell Publications,
ISBN 9781933435435, trade paper, 172 pgs) An annual anthology of new fiction and creative nonfiction from writers around the world, including the winners of the Eric Hoffer Award for prose. Edited by best-selling and award-winning authors and editors, the pages of BNW feature stories. This volume includes works from Bint Arab, Carolyn Burns Bass, James Lloyd Davis, Josepha Gutelius, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Laura T. Jensen, Chris Laing, Nina Leo, Leo Madigan, B.F. McCune, Jacob Peppers, Emily Reardon, Janet H. Swinney, and L.M. Thompson.

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 ediction 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 TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, 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 . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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