James River Writers recognizes the writing talents and entrepreneurial skills of indie authors by continuing The Best Self-Published Novel Contest, which we started in 2014.
The contest will be conducted in alternating (even) years with the Best Unpublished Novel Contest.
One first-prize winner will receive $500 and a ticket to the annual James River Writers Conference. The winner will be announced in October 2016 at the James River Writers Conference. Press releases will also recognize the winner.
Two finalists each receive $200.
To pay the $25 entry fee with a credit card, use the “Register Today” button below. Once you have submitted payment, you will receive a receipt via email. Print your receipt and follow the guidelines below to mail in your submission. To pay with a check, follow the guidelines below.
To submit an entry, the author must be a JRW member or a full-time student at a Virginia college or university. You may join at the same time as paying your entry fee by using the “Register Today” button above or by including an additional $40 in your check amount. (more…)