by Shawn Stjean
Apologies, I know this is last year’s graphic.
LINK to remaining competitors:
The 25 Semi-Finalists will be announced on April 16. This is an exciting contest to follow, as it: 1) helps keep Indie Writing in the public eye, 2) it will presumably throw a lot of light on to previously obscure writers who advance, and 3) (unlike many other “contests,”) it’s free to enter–thus very democratic! This is more important than many realize, as the profits on unknown books can be so modest, that their creators will decline any form of promotion that bites into those profits–(for example, one would have to sell 10 copies of a $2.99 e-book to break even on a $20 contest entry.) So the ABNA is kind of the U.S. Open for Authors. Congratulations to all moving on, and also to everyone who entered and put themselves out there!
Keep Cultural Literacy Alive!