Minnesota Author Project

Fiction and Young Adult titles submitted on MN Writes MN Reads between now and June 30, 2018, can be entered into our first annual Minnesota Author Project!

Winners receive $1,000 and will be featured in Library Journal.

Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2018.

Prizes and eligibility
The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $1,000 each in Adult and Young Adult categories. Prizes sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.
  • A write-up in the December print issue of Library Journal.
  • Honors at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle.
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) in Minnesota public libraries.
  • A Library Journal digital review (winners and honorable mentions).
  • If available, print copies of your book will be purchased and made available for checkout through Minnesota's public libraries.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

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

Find more details and information on submitting your work on the Minnesota Author Project site.

For books that do not win, you will still have the opportunity to have your book assessed by Library Journal curators as part of the SELF-e program and make your book available throughout Minnesota in the statewide Indie collection.

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