A statewide or regional writing contest can be a fantastic way to draw together a community. Submissions foster a sense of local pride and provide a snapshot of what your region brings to the literary community. While all writing competitions offer entrants a sense of empowerment, excitement and prestige for those who place, a library-driven contest is a unique way to connect local writers and local readers. Whether you’re a library looking to expand your local collections or an author ready for a challenge, a statewide contest is an innovative and fun way to bring the best locally-written books to library patrons.
Interested in learning more? On December 7, join a complimentary webcast hosted by Library Journal, where three experienced librarians and an award-winning author will join moderator and Amazon’s past Director of Author and Publisher Relations Jon Fine to share their insights on how SELF-e supports library-driven contests for local authors.
Register for Indie State of Mind: Finding and Celebrating the Best Local Authors in Your State or Region.