Call for Entries for the Minnesota Author Project Statewide Contest

We're Looking for the Best Indie-Published Books in Minnesota

This year’s contest kicks off on April 1, 2021, and submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2021.

Prizes and Eligibility include:

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $1,000 each in adult and young adult categories. Prizes sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioBoard.
  • Honors at the 2021 Indie Author Day reception.
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) in Minnesota public libraries.
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal.
  • If available, print copies of your book will be purchased and made available for checkout through Minnesota’s public libraries.
  • Inclusion and promotion in Indie Minnesota, a digital collection of local authors available on BiblioBoard Library. (Winners and finalists)
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Indie-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a Minnesota resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file

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