Deadline: July 7, 2024

Entry fee: $79

About the competition

Sponsored by Winning Writers with multiple co-sponsors, the North Street Book Prize honors self-published and hybrid-published books. $20,400 in cash prizes, with additional benefits to help winners market their books. This year, all entrants who submit online will receive a brief commentary from one of the judges (5-10 sentences).

  • Mainstream/Literary Fiction
  • Genre Fiction (e.g. romance, mystery, thriller, young adult, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, etc.)
  • Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
  • Poetry
  • Children’s Picture Book
  • Middle Grade
  • Graphic Novel & Memoir
  • Art Book
  • Not currently accepted: books by deceased authors, anthologies with 3+ authors, history, biography, self-help, how-to, business instruction, reference, cookbooks, education, travel guides, political tracts, philosophy, religious instruction, translations of the work of other people

Competition guideline

  • Any year of publication is acceptable. Please choose only one category for your book. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. You may submit multiple books (one at a time). For books with more than two authors, please email Winning Writers to determine eligibility. All themes are welcome except works portraying pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, and/or snuff as acceptable sexual practices. No restriction on age of author. All countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, and Belarus (due to US government restrictions).
  • First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you. See also our short entry checklist.
  • The contest accepts self-published and hybrid-published books. A self-published book is one where the decision to publish the book was the author’s alone, the transaction involved the author paying any upfront costs for services, and the book is currently available for viewing and/or purchase. This includes books created through e-publishers (e.g. Amazon self-publishing, BookBaby, Smashwords, CreateSpace), book printers, and vanity presses. Books from hybrid publishers like Atmosphere Press and She Writes Press are eligible as long as the author paid half the costs of publication or more.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.
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