Calls for Submissions: International Ebook Awards and Saroyan Prize

The organizers of two literary contests recently contacted MWA to invite members to enter:

  • William Saroyan International Prize for Writing
    Entry Deadline: January 31, 2014
    Information and entry forms: library.stanford.edu/Saroyan

    Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction. Cosponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, and stylistic innovation.”

  • International Ebook Awards
    Entry Deadline: December 31, 2013
    Information and entry forms: www.TheEbookAcademy.com/Awards

    The Ebook Academy is hosting the International Ebook Awards to spotlight the best of the best in the ebook community. Through our awards, ebook authors will gain promotional brand building that will help them gain considerable exposure and sell more ebooks. One award will be given in each of the following categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction, children/young adult fiction, children/young adult nonfiction, cover design, and video trailer. International Ebook Awards winners will receive a digital award sticker, a quote from award judges, a book review, social media coverage, a press release with distribution, and a one-year enrollment in The Ebook Academy. All entrants receive an honorable mention digital sticker and a press release and distribution. The judging criteria include writing quality, effective and engaging communication, ebook format/layout, cover, uniqueness and creativity, and overall impression.

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