Libraries launch statewide author contest

Minnesota Author Project helps promote self-published authors.

Minnesota writers of young adult and adult fiction have a chance at winning $1,000 and bragging rights to the top self-published books in the state through a new contest just announced by East Central Regional Library and libraries statewide.

Along with a $1,000 prize, winners in each category will be included in Indie Minnesota, a statewide digital collection of local indie authors. They also will receive:

  • a review in Library Journal, one of the country’s oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news
  • honors at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle
  • opportunities to promote and have print copies of books available in Minnesota public libraries.