MN Writes MN Reads Author Contest 2020

Looking for the Best Indie-Published Adult and Young Adult Fiction in Minnesota

Submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2020.

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 BiblioBoard.
  • Honors at the Indie Author Project reception in 2021.
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at 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.

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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