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All-women shortlist announced for inaugural Selfies Awards

In the UK, BookBrunch has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Selfies Awards for a self-published novel.

The new prize was unveiled in December 2018, and aims to ‘discover new talent and recognise the best self-published titles each year’. In the inaugural year, the award is for adult fiction only, but will expand to include other categories in the future. Entry is restricted to UK-based authors.

The shortlisted titles for the inaugural prize are all by women writers. They are:

  • Once Upon a Blue Moon (Anita Belli)
  • Smash all the Windows (Jane Davis)
  • Tangent (Caroline Goldsworthy)
  • He is Mine (Mel Gough)
  • Faith, Hope and Trickery (Susan Grossey)
  • A Spoke in the Wheel (Kathleen Jowitt)
  • In Servitude (Heleen Kist)
  • Lady Helena Investigates (Jane Steen).

The winner of the prize receives £1500 (A$2685), a ‘bespoke book cover design’ by designer Aimee Coveney and a book publicity campaign worth £1000 (A$1790). The winner will be announced at the 2019 London Book Fair in March.

For more information about the awards, visit the Selfies website.



Category: International news