Golden Quill Award Contest, 2017 The submission is closed
Our mission is to provide affordable award contests, recognition and promotion to Indie authors. Most contest organizers require a high entry fee, and they reject books with lower rating and only a few reviews. Most Indie authors, no matter how great their books are, can't afford effective marketing, therefore, their books are not found by readers and a lot of amazing stories remain unknown.
Our volunteer judges rewarded some wonderful books in our previous Golden Book Award Contest, and they're enjoying and rating the books that are already entered our present Golden Quill Award Contest.
What happens to the books that are entered in the contest? After you email us your read only PDF book, the publishing assistant transfers it to the judges' folder. The judges have excess to our email and they download the books they wish to read. They rate the books on the scale of 0-10 by plot, characterization, and overall quality. The semifinalist books will be those that will receive 6 or higher overall rating and the publishing assistant will make it sure that every book is read by at least 5 judges out of 10. In the finalist phase the judges will read every semifinalist book and those books that receive 8 or higher rating will be the finalists. At this point the judges might read some of the books again and change their ratings. The three winners will be those books that will receive the highest overall rating. The PDF books will stay in the judges' folder until the winners are announced and then the folder will be deleted. Our trusted judges do not share the books with anyone, after they finished reading and rating, they will delete the books.
One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by readers from the three winners at the end of the contest. The winner will receive a Featured Author Page on our website and a banner on our HOME page.
Submission guidelines: All genre books are welcome to enter. The entry special discount applies only to self-published authors or books published by small publishers. When you enter the contest, you will be provided with our email to send your book to the judges. You need to send your book in read only PDF file.
The semifinalists will be chosen and announced by the judges by July 1st and the books will be displayed on this: BLOG PAGE. The finalists will be chosen and announced by the judges August 1st. We will create a separate blog page for each finalist and the books will be displayed with buying link and the author's bio, picture, and website link. The finalist posts will be promoted on social sites and the finalist books' blog pages will remain on this website accessible to website visitors and readers. Readers will vote for their favorites by commenting on the blog posts The Judges' Choice and Readers' Choice Award Winners will be announced on our blog, on this page and on our Facebook page September 1, 2017 and the winners will be promoted on our social sites, added and promoted on this page
The winners of our Golden Book Award Contest, 2017