I’m incredibly delighted to be a judge as part of this terrific initiative, set up by Carolann Copland of Carousel Writers’ Centre.
Earlier this month, the CAROUSEL AWARE PRIZE for Independently Published Authors was launched. All money raised from this completion will go to Aware. (A charity which assists those directly affected by the illness of depression.)
These awards aim to provide a platform to showcase the cream of Irish Self-Published authors, bringing them to the attention of book shops, distributors and the media in Ireland and abroad.
There will be six categories of awards:
- Best Novel to be judged by International Bestselling Author Jax Miller.
- Best Short Story Anthology to be judged by Bord Gáis Award Winning Author Louise Phillips.
- Best Non-Fiction Book to be judged by Books Ireland Magazine Editor Tony Canavan
- Best Poetry Anthology to be judged by Award Winning Poet and Writer Eileen Casey.
- Best Young Adult Book to be judged by Bestselling Young Adult Novelist Claire Hennessy.
- Best Junior Book to be judged by Novelist Carolann Copland in conjunction with St. Comcille’s Junior National School, Knocklyon.
Submissions are now invited from all Independently Published, Self-Published and Assisted Published Authors from Ireland’s 32 counties. Closing date is Monday the 11th of April.
Books must have an ISBN number or equivalent.
Long lists will be notified on Mon 13th of June 2016
Short lists will be notified on Mon 12th September 2016
The overall winners will be announced at The CAP for Indie Awards Evening
on Wednesday the 26th of October 2016
For all other details and to enter, click here