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AuthorStand.com Awards $1,000 Prize in First Annual Novel Contest; Good Morning, Magpie Wins Editors Choice

(PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Young author, Zachary Gilpin, takes home the coveted prize of Editors Choice in AuthorStands First Annual Novel Contest gaining free publicity and $ 1,000 for his novel Good Morning, Magpie.

Gilpins novel about a dove, a magpie and the world coming to an end adds to the growing list of Editors Choice winners on AuthorStand, an online community where aspiring authors post works to build readership and launch their writing careers.

When asked about receiving top honors, Gilpin said, For someone who got their start writing fanfics and serial flash fiction on the internet, that is a tremendous ego boost. Gilpin dishes about his novel and inspiration in his interview with AuthorStand founder Joe Niewierski.

Good Morning, Magpie and thousands of other novels and short stories, in a variety of genres, are available for download, most for free, on AuthorStand.com.

The AuthorStand First Annual Novel Contest kicked off in January 2011 and received nearly 150 qualifying entries in genres ranging from sci-fi, fantasy, crime, horror, humor and more.

To determine the first and second prize winners, the ratings given to each novel by members of the Authorstand community were combined with judges scores.

AuthorStand Founder Joe Niewierski says, The contest was a huge success in helping authors gain exposure for their work and were currently taking entries for our Second Annual Novel Contest which wraps up later this year.

About AuthorStand.com

AuthorStand.com is an online direct-from-the-author ebook community and marketplace where undiscovered authors get read, get feedback and start to build a following. Visit online at http://www.AuthorStand.com.


Balboa Press Sponsors First-Ever Hay House Visions Fiction-Writing Contest

Bloomington, IND (PRWEB) April 04, 2012

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Inc., and leading self-publisher of personal empowerment books with a positive message, announced they will be sponsoring the first Hay House Visions Fiction Writing Contest. The Grand Prize winner of the contest will receive a Hay House Visions publishing contract and a $ 5,000 advance.

Hay House Visions is a new fiction-publishing imprint launched by Hay House, Inc., with the goal of bringing empowering fiction books to readers everywhere. The winner of the contest will join Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Gay Hendricks as one of Hay Houses first fiction authors. The contest is open to authors who are at least 18 years of age and have written an unpublished manuscript that is at least 50,000 words in length. Entries are received at: http://www.balboapress.com/publishingcontest.aspx

All eligible entries must be received by June 1, 2012. Winners will be announced on June 16, 2012. In addition to the grand prize, the following prizes will be offered:

????One First Prize winner will receive a free Discover publishing package from Balboa Press, a video press release announcing the availability of the book and will be interviewed by Hay House Radio.

????One Second Prize winner will receive a free Connect publishing package from Balboa Press.

For more information, including the complete list of prizes, rules, regulations and an explanation of editorial standards and judging procedures, please visit: http://www.balboapress.com/publishingcontest/rules.aspx#Rules.

For more information about self-publishing with Balboa Press, please visit: balboapress.com.


About Balboa Press

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc., is a leading provider of publishing products designed for the self-help, and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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