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Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

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Self-published writers are often left out in the cold, struggling to market and promote there books. But every so often, there is an event to help them get noticed. The Published Book Awards via Writer’s Digest is such an event. Here is what is up for grabs:


  • $8,000 in cash
  • A feature article about you and your book for the March 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest
  • A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, including a coveted Pitch Slam slot


  • $1,000 in cash
  • Promotion in the March 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest


  • Be featured on the Writer’s Digest website
  • One year subscription to Writer’s Digest Tutorials
  • A digital award seal for use in promoting your win.

All entrants will receive a brief commentary from one of the judges. Be sure to check out the categories, guidelines, and submission details. Deadline is April 1, 2020.

As always, good luck.

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

Pitch Slam Contest


Pitch Slam is a great contest where writers can find agents for their manuscript. For this game the theme is Star Wars. Oh what Fun! During this event, there will be a mini critique available before the agent round. What do I mean by mini? Well, let me tell you writerly friends! You’ll have an opportunity to have your 35 word pitch and first 250 words honed (in order to be eye catching) before they go live for agents to make their selections. Below is a calendar of the events.


Be sure to check out the complete guidelines here and the participating Jedi Council, er the agents. Take note to the submission stages so you don’t miss one of the rounds. And as always, good luck!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.



Oh my goodness, a contest for writers to find a literary agent with a Hogwarts theme! This is pure heaven for all the Harry Potter fans. On October 21st, writers will submit a 35 word pitch and first 250 words from their completed and polished manuscripts. What’s that? Your pitch and 250 words need another looksy? Have no fear, there are critique rounds before the final submission dates. On October 17th, 150 pitches will be selected for critique. Then on October 19th, 150 entrants of the first 250 words will be selected for feedback. But don’t worry, on the 21st of October, there will be no limit for submissions into the actual contest.

For all important dates you can go here or here. And be sure to watch the host’s blogs/websites (L.L. McKinney & Kimberly Vanderhorst) for contest rules, judge information, and participating agents.

As always, good luck and happy writing!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction