CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR the 5th Annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize
The Prize is intended to encourage emerging writers, whether published by established publishing houses, by small independent publishers, or self-published.The fifth annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize, to be awarded in January 2018, will honor a debut novel set in the American South.
The winner of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize will receive $5,000 and a free glass of wine at Crook’s Corner every day for a year.
The submitted book must be the author’s first published novel for adult readers, published in the United States between January 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. Regardless of the author’s residence, the book must be set predominantly in the American South, which includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Books may be self-published if they have an ISBN number. However, self-published books must be available through one of the major distributors, Baker & Taylor or Ingram, under regular reseller terms. Self-published authors can arrange for such distribution for a small fee.
Books that are available only as e-books are not eligible.
Submissions are welcome from authors or publishers.
The online entry form (as well as online payment of the entry fee, unless paying by check) must be submitted on or before the June 1 deadline.
HOW TO APPLY
1) Click on “Pay Now” to pay the $35 entry fee online. If paying by check, see below.
2) Fill out the online submission form and click “Submit Form.” If paying by check, be sure to so indicate on the form.
3) Mail two copies of the submitted book, a printed submission form, and proof of online payment or a check for $35 to:
Crook’s Corner Book Prize
313 Country Club Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Submissions must be postmarked on or before the June 1 deadline.
There will be no refunds or return of books, regardless of eligibility or ineligibility.
For more information, go to www.crookscornerbookprize.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.