Expat British authors included for the first time; cut off for submissions now midnight on 8 January
In a year in which the UK has been cutting links with Europe – and never more so than in the last few days – the Selfies Book Awards have decided to take an alternative approach. For the 2021 awards, British self-published authors currently living on the Continent will be eligible to enter, as long as their book is available to purchase in the UK.
Jo Henry, md of BookBrunch, organisers of the Selfies, said: "So far we’ve had a record number of submissions for these prestigious awards in all three categories, and we’re delighted to be able to open up entry to UK authors who have missed out in previous years. I’m sure this will result in even more great titles for the judges to consider."
The cut-off date for submissions has been moved back to midnight on Friday, 8 January to more time for those authors who can now enter to put forward their title. The rules remain the same otherwise: books must be self-published by the author, and can be submitted in three categories, adult fiction, children’s books or autobiography/personal memoir; the book must have been published during 2020; the judges will be looking at the professionalism of the whole publishing package as well as the quality of the writing.
More details on how to enter plus information on the prizes for shortlisted and winning authors can be found on the Selfies Book Awards website http://theselfies.co.uk/submissions/