Are you an indie author? Do you have a novel gathering dust somewhere on your computer’s hard drive? Dust it off and submit it to the Louisiana Indie Author Project! Indie authors all over the country (and even in one Canadian province!) are participating in Indie Author Projects in their state, and Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans have teamed up to bring this great contest to you.
Any self-published adult or young adult fiction work is eligible to win great prizes:
- $500 each in adult and young adult categories
- Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville
- Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Louisiana public libraries
- Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
If you’ve already self-published your work of fiction, that’s okay! Any indie published work available in EPUB or PDF format can be submitted between April 1st – May 31st for consideration. Winners will be announced in October.
Want to make sure your book is formatted correctly? Check out the library’s self-publishing resources! With Pressbooks, you can create the novel of your dreams and make sure it looks exactly the way you want it to. When you’re ready to submit it to the Indie Author Project, stop by Self-e! Self-e is the sharing platform to get your books on Biblioboard, our indie ebook collection, which will let readers all over Baton Rouge discover your work.
If your work is ready for submission, click here to get started: https://indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/louisiana/
Good luck and good writing, Baton Rouge!