PLEASE NOTE: An entry form must accompany
each book to each judge for a total of three
forms per title (three judges, three forms, three books).
Books unaccompanied by completed entry forms will not be considered.
The deadline for submission is February 1,
2013. We strongly encourage early submissions.
There is no entry fee and the author need not be a member of the SMA. The book
must have been published in 2012 by a recognized publishing house
and the author must reside in, be born in, or have strong ties
to one of the twelve Midland states listed below.
To enter this year's competition, for books published in
2012, fill out the entry form posted at
http://www.midlandauthors.com/contest_form.html and mail it with a copy of the nominated book to each of the
three judges in the proper category (three judges, three forms,
three books). Books may be nominated by the author or publisher.
Make sure that you enter the book in the proper category. Failure
to do so will result in the book being disallowed.
The categories are:
- Adult Fiction
- Adult Nonfiction
- Children's Fiction
- Children's Nonfiction
The twelve Midland states are:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Should you have any questions, email or call Society President Robert Loerzel: email@example.com, 773-572-2402. Authors who wish to confirm that the judges have received their books may email firstname.lastname@example.org after Feb. 11.
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