The North Street Book Prize is run by Northampton-based Winning Writers. Now in its 6th year, it offers winnings of up to $5,000 plus expert marketing services for a self-published book.

Submissions open from February 15 to June 30, 2020.

GUIDELINES

Submit one or more self-published books in these categories:

  • Mainstream/Literary Fiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction & Memoir (definition)
  • Poetry
  • Children’s Picture Book
  • Graphic Novel & Memoir
  • Not currently accepted: books by deceased authors, anthologies with 3+ authors, history, biography, self-help, how-to, reference, cookbooks, education, travel guides, middle-grade books for ages 8-12, political or religious tracts, translations of the work of other people.

Length limit: 200,000 words maximum. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restriction on age of author. No restriction on year of publication. Submit an ebook or a printed book. All countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions).

PRIZES

  • One grand prize winner will receive $5,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $525 value)
  • The top winner in each category will receive $1,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and one free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $175 value)
  • One honorable mention in each category will receive $250
  • We will publish online excerpts (1,000-6,000 words) from all entries that win a prize, along with critiques from the judges

All contestants receive a free PDF download of How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally & Ethically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby.

WINNERS

The results of our sixth contest will be announced on February 15, 2021.

ENTRY FEE

$65 per book.

MORE INFO & SUBMISSION

On the Winning Writers website.

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