There are three cash prizes & the winning book will be read by a top London Literary Agent
First prize is £800.
They are now accepting submissions. The closing date is 31st March 2012.
All independently published and self published books are eligible. All genres welcome.
There are four high profile judges: Alan Mahar, publishing director; poet/novelist Jeff Phelps; children’s authors Simon Cheshire; and Pauline Morgan, well respected critic and writer.
Entries must be postmarked no later than 31st March 2012. The entry form can be downloaded from their website.
The entry fee is £35 (other currencies are accepted on their website).
About Rubery Book Award:
It is increasingly difficult to get the publishing world to take notice of independently published books and self publishers. Book awards tend to be geared towards big publishing houses where large sums of money are expected once a book is shortlisted. The International Rubery Book Award is creating an opportunity for independent publishers and self published books by rewarding them for their quality. Once established we believe that RBA will gain recognition for finding quality books published in this way. This would mean winners, past and present, can proudly announce that they are award-winning authors of our prize and be confident that this title will be respected.
They will also be running a short story competition for unpublished short stories in 2012.