february, 2019

28feb1:00 am1:00 amBCALA’s SELF-PUBLISHING LITERARY AWARDSOnline Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: $500

Event Details

The Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) honors the best self-published ebooks by an African American author in the U.S. in the following genres: Fiction and Poetry.

Entries must have been written by an African American author born in the U.S. The competition is open to all English-language self-published ebooks for which the author is the copyright holder of the Work, and holds the rights to digital distribution. Entries will be evaluated on content, writing quality and overall quality of production and appearance; and must be an original work.

These awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora. The purpose is to encourage the artistic expression of the African American experience via literature and scholarly research including biographical, historical and social history treatments by African Americans.

The final submission date is February 28, 2019. The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during ALA’s Annual Conference in June 2019. Authors will be advised of the Literary Award Committee’s decision in advance of the annual conference.

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