There was a status report from the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. My entry has been processed and the hardcover copy of Yalu and the Puppy Room that was sent to Writer’s Digest has been forwarded to the judges—it’s nice to know that my book made it to Cincinnati. Ohio and that it was worthy of going before a committee for further review.
The email went on to say that the winners will be notified by October 14th, 2013 so I’m gathering there will be a phone call for the top entries. The winners’ names will be made public in the March 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest and will be listed on the Writer’s Digest web site the following month. Judge’s commentaries will be forwarded to the publication of the March 2014 issue. I’m guessing that everyone who entered will receive commentary that can be counted as a review.
The non-winners will receive email after that date to confirm the competition has ended. However, and this is big, if I haven’t been contacted by October 14th, “then you did not win and it is not necessary to email the competition office to inquire.” Translation: if you don’t hear from us, better luck next time.
The good news is that I’m in the running with the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Since I live in Las Vegas where the number twenty-one is supposed to be lucky, I’ll take that as a good sign of future events.