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2010 Nautilus Book Awards Now Open For Submission Marilyn McGuire, Founder of the Nautilus Book Awards, recently announced that the 2010 Nautilus Book Awards are now open for submissions. 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award.
Gold and Silver awards are given to print and audio books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration. Past Nautilus Award winners include distinguished authors and some of the finest teachers of our times, such as Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Joel Olsteen, Caroline Myss, and Andrew Weil. McGuire is pleased and proud of the "Nautilus Library of Imagination & Possibility where all previous (and future) Nautilus Award winners are listed.
The Awards Committee is now accepting entries in 28 subject categories (see below) including audio books, a new category for poetry, and five categories for children and teens. Nautilus Book Awards Silver and Gold Winners are carefully selected in a unique three-tier judging process by experienced teams of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, bookstore owners, and leaders in the publishing industry. Any book copyrighted or released from January 2008 to December 2009, in English, is eligible. Final deadline for entering is January 15, 2010. Unlike many other book awards, self-published titles are also eligible for entry.
The Nautilus Book Awards are named for the mollusk whose beautiful, pearl-lined shell contains chambers of increasing size which the sea creature constructs for itself as it grows. The nautilus symbolizes both ancient wisdom and expanding horizons, both the elegance of nature and a continual growth of understanding and awareness.
Readers Favorite Readers Favorite Award: Our annual contest awards four levels of winners in each of our 40 genre categories.
Why enter or award contest?
We have been reviewing books for many years and are excited to announce the launch of our first annual Readers Favorite Award Contest! This is great news for you because a contest's first year means fewer competitors and a better chance for you to win!
However, your award will still be based on the quality of your book. If your entry is the only one in a particular category, it does not mean you will automatically win Gold. In fact, you may not win an award at all. Smaller numbers in your category simply means there will be fewer books to compete against for the caliber of award your book may warrant.
GuideGecko Writing Contest Win a trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair, jump-start your travel writing career
GuideGecko.com holds an international writing contest for travel, food and lifestyle guides in conjunction with the world's largest book fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The contest is open to all aspiring and established authors on all career levels. Authors from all over the world can submit their own travel, lifestyle or entertainment guides, and the winning titles will be showcased on the fair. The top prize is a personal trip to the fair in October 2009. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet renowned publishers, pitch story ideas, and expose their titles to over 300,000 visitors and 10,000 journalists. Hall 3, where the winning titles will be displayed, is probably the most lively hall on the whole fair - bringing great exposure to the author and the books that are on display.
The contest deadline is September 24, 2009. There is no page limit and authors are welcome to submit new and existing works, as long as they fit into the (broad) categories of travel, lifestyle and entertainment guides. Authors keep all copyrights, and participation is free. More info: www.guidegecko.com/writing-contest
Marie Curie Cancer Care Daffodil Theatre Awards
All 20 finalists will have their work printed into a small booklet of plays which we be sold as a programme on the night and then after the event by Samuel French with proceeds to go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. The writers will have copyright over their work and their contact details included to enable them to be contacted should someone wish to perform/ use their work.
The best 100 plays/poems will receive 5 years free registration to the UK Copyright Service - this is a wonderful opportunity for you to protect your work by registering it for free onto their website.
I hope you agree that this is a fantastic competition with amazing prizes. You can enter as many times as you like but each entry will cost £10.
If you are unaware of the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care, please view their website for more information www.mariecurie.org.uk I'm sure you'll agree that they are a fantastic charity!
The terms and conditions are as follows:
If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact me, otherwise please enter.
Thanks to our sponsors The Ambassador Theatre Group, Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Samuel French, The UK Copyright Service, Dijital Central, NLP for Actors and Martin Brocklebank.
America's Haunted Road Trip Contest
The deadline for ALL contest entries is SEPTEMBER 15, so make sure you get yours in the mail by at least the 1st of September.
The complete contest guidelines and entry forms are available for download on our website: www.americashauntedroadtrip.com
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