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Judge the Minnesota Author Project

MNAuthorProject.pngFor the third year running, a coalition of Minnesota library administrative organizations is coming together to host the Minnesota Author Project. As the name suggests, this novel program (pun intended) recognizes the quality work of first-time authors eager to find a wider audience. Only self- or indie-published materials, and only ebooks by Minnesota authors, are eligible for consideration.

Winners in several categories each receive $1,000, a full-page print spread in Library Journal, and inclusion in Indie Minnesota – a digital collection of local authors available from BiblioBoard Library. Entries are due at the end of May.

Organizers are looking for about a dozen more volunteer judges to evaluate submitted books. Each volunteer can expect to appraise approximately ten submissions between May and August. Judges will receive a webinar training on the user-friendly BiblioBoard e-book platform. Interested in learning more? Please fill out this GoogleDoc at an early convenience.