MN Writes, MN Reads Author Project

Libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. Minnesota authors are encouraged to submit their self-published, adult or young adult fiction books for a chance to win a $1,000 prize, sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs. Use MN Writes, MN Reads to create and publish your book, plus discover the work of other writers.

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $1,000 each in Adult and Young Adult categories. Prizes sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.
  • A write-up in the December print issue of Library Journal.
  • Honors at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle.
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) in Minnesota Public Libraries.
  • A Library Journal Digital Review (Winners + Honorable Mentions).
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Self-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a Minnesota resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file

Enter the contest here.

Submissions accepted until June 30, 2018.