Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Indie Book Awards 2011

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2011

Eligibility:
The 2011 Indie Book Awards is open to all indie publishers including independent publishers (small, medium or otherwise), university presses, self-published authors, e-book authors, seasoned authors and even first time authors based in the U.S., Canada or internationally who have a book written in English and released in 2010 or 2011 or with a 2010 or 2011 copyright date.



Entry Cost:
$75 for first category
$50 for each additional category
+ 2 copies of each title for the FIRST category entered, add one copy for each additional category (ie - enter TWO categories, send THREE copies)

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**
Register BEFORE 31 October 2010 and receive the first TWO categories for $75. (ie - second category fee of $50 is waived.)


Payment Method:
Paypal, company check, or International money order

(Note: Personal checks are not accepted and if paying by money order it must be an International money order.)


Deadline:
31 October 2010 for Early Bird Rates
02 March 2011 for entry and receipt of books

(NOTE: Any books received after the March 2, 2011 deadline date will automatically be entered in the 2012 Awards program. No late entries will be returned or refunded.)


Full Rules/More Information:
http://www.indiebookawards.com/

http://www.indiebookawards.com/answers.php



About Event:
Finalists of the 2011 Indie Book Awards will be notified by May 15, 2011 and Winners will be announced shortly after that (later in May).

The Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (www.IBPPG.com) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency.




(Information obtained from Indie Book Awards website)


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stiletto Published Contest

Stiletto Published Contest


Eligibility:
The contest is open to any writer who has been published in book-length commercial women’s fiction (40,000 words or more). Entries shall consist of four (4) PRINT copies of a published novel with a copyright date of 2009. Novels (in any format) released for sale before 2009 are not eligible. For purposes of the Stiletto, a contestant is considered published if the contest entry is published in any publishing venue, including e-pub or self-published, subsidy (vanity) press, print-on-demand or small imprint publisher.

E-books are accepted in hard copy, printed in a 12-point font, both sides of 8/5 x 11 white paper, and MUST BE BOUND.

Entry Cost:
$25 (US) per entry

Payment Method:
Paypal, personal check on US bank, or Money Order in US funds. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to: ChickLit Writers of the World #204.


Deadline:
Received by 15 October 2010
(Note: All entries received after the deadline will be returned to sender. Entry fee will be returned less return postage charges incurred for returning an entry.)


Full Rules/More Information:
http://chicklitwriters.com/home/get-your-stiletto-in-the-door/stiletto-published-rules-2010/

About Contest:
ChickLit Writers of the World RWA® Chapter 204 presents:
Get Your Stiletto in the Door Contest – Published Division

Has your manuscript been shredded in other RWA contests because it’s not quite romance? Do you write fun, sassy, contemporary fiction centering around the journey of the heroine? (Maybe you don’t even have a hero at all.) Do your manuscripts not play by the romance rules? Do you strongly believe that chick lit isn’t a flash in the pan? That, despite what the publishing houses may say, it’s hip, hot, happening and here to stay (even if it’s called something else)?

If any of the above apply, then this is the contest for you!



(Information obtained from forwarded emails and ChickLit Writers website)


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CFRWA Romancing the Holidays

Central Florida Romance Writers (CFRWA) Romancing the Holidays


How Much:
100

What Type:
books and promo items

By When:
10 October 2010


Contact Person:
Dara Edmondson - ddedmon88(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

About Event:
http://www.cfrwa.com/?page_id=47

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2 – 5 PM

Central Florida Romance Writers (CFRWA) is once again planning our Romancing the Holidays benefit signing.




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BristolCon 10

BristolCon 10



How Much:
Approx 100-150 Attendees

What Kind:
Promotional materials for goody bags (Note: International shipping involved)

By When:
15 October 2010

Contact Person:
Joanne Hall - hierath(AT)btinternet(DOT)com

About Event:
http://www.bristolcon.org/

BristolCon is a one-day convention organized by the Bristol Fantasy & SF Society, taking place on November 6th, 2010. It is our second event, and we are starting small.


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Pumpkin Festival Charity Fundraiser

Pumpkin Festival Charity Fundraiser



How Much:
Up to the author



What Kind:
Signed books for raffle baskets. Any heat level, any genre.



By When:
30 September 2010



Contact Person:
Jacqueline Zataweski (Library Director) - chlibrary(AT)comcast(DOT)net


About Event:
08 -10 October the Houston, PA Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual three-day family festival, drawing people by the thousands. The festival is so popular in their that schools close for the first day of it! Of course, the Pumpkin Festival is a big deal for the Library, too...Not only is it a chance for it to distribute information about the Library and its services.

Each year, the Chartiers-Houston Library has a booth there at which they raffle off donated items for the benefit of the Library, and as the new Library Director, hopes to create several "themed" baskets of books including a few (genre-based) for adults.




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Emerald City Writers' Conference

Emerald City Writers' Conference


How Much:
Approx. 250 Attendees

What Kind:
"We'd love to have your donations! Send as much or as little as you like. We would be grateful for whatever materials you would like to send. In addition to books and traditional promotional items, we also welcome gift baskets and/or gift items that can be given away as door prizes or used in our raffles."

By When:
22 September 2010

Contact Person:
Debby Lee and Elizabeth Darvill atecwcgoodiebags(AT)gmail(DOT)com

About Event:
The Emerald City Writers' Conference in Seattle, Washington is hosting its annual conference Friday, October 1st through Sunday October 3rd. This is the largest romance conference on the West Coast. Our featured guest speakers this year are Alyssa Day, Brenda Novak and Barbara Vey, with special guest Cherry Adair.



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Colorado Romance Writers Romance Readers Tea

Colorado Romance Writers Romance Readers Tea

How Much:
Approx 100 Attendees

What Kind:
Any and all promotional items

By When:
25 September 2010

Contact Person:
Jessie Wible - wible.jss(AT)gmail(DOT)com

About Event:
Each October the Colorado Romance Writers chapter holds a celebration of its published authors/birthday party for the chapter. For the last few years it's been a Tea Party for readers, librarians, and booksellers to meet the members. The chapter prepares gift bags for all the attendees to take home with them and they'd love to have any and all promo items to include in those bags for our guests.


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Monday, September 13, 2010

EWR Free Promotion Classifieds

Every Writer's Resource Free Promotional Classified Ads

How Much:
As much as you want.

What Kind:
This is an electronic promotional opportunity

By When:
When ever you want

More Information:
Visit the site for more information - http://www.everywritersresource.com/form.html

About:
"The site is about writers, and writing. It is about a passion for publishing and helping those writers and editors that dedicate themselves to a passion."




(Information from EWR website.)


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ARe One Bite Story Contest

All Romance's Just One Bite Short Story Contest

Eligibility:
Each title must be an original, never before published paranormal romance work between 2,500 and 3,000 words and will be marketed exclusively by All Romance.

Entry Cost:
None

Payment Method:
N/A

Deadline:
Submissions will be accepted between September 1 and September 28, 2010

Full Rules/More Information:
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/submissions.html and FAQ


About Event:
Thirty-two of the short stories submitted will be deemed "Semi-Finalists" and released on October 1, 2010. Readers will vote for their favorite short stories during 5 rounds of voting with the field being narrowed at the end of each round. The first prize winner will receive $1000 US. The second prize winner will receive an iPod Touch. The third prize winner will receive a $100 eBook Bucks Gift Certificate redeemable either at AllRomance.com or OmniLit.com.




(Information obtained from forwarded emails and ARe website)


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