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All-women shortlist announced for inaugural Selfies Awards

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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.

This news story first appeared in Books+Publishing on 6 February 2019. Books+Publishing is Australia’s leading source of print and digital news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest industry news, announcements, job advertisements, events, trends and more.

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