Congratulations to the finalists of the second annual Minnesota Author Project, which recognizes the best indie-published authors in the state of Minnesota!
- Matka by Sarah Hanley from Hennepin County Library
- Nightfall by Brian Lutterman from Ramsey County Library
- Deep Grass Roots by Marcia Neely from Great River Regional Library
Young Adult Fiction
Winners will be announced at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference on September 19, 2019 at Mystic Lake Center.
The Blue Earth County Public Library and MN Writes MN Reads are sharing a booth at Deep Valley Book Festival.We’ll be ready to answer your questions about how you can get your book published and in Minnesota public libraries’ ecollections!
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
10AM – 4PM
Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center
119 S Front St
Mankato, MN 56001
Celebrate Indie Author Day by stopping by the MN Writes MN Reads booth at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Learn how MN Writes MN Reads connects local authors with local readers.
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
10AM – 5PM
The Minnesota Author Project is an annual contest that encourages strong relationships between indie authors, local libraries, and readers by seeking to identify and promote the best indie ebooks Minnesota has to offer in the genres of Adult and Young Adult Fiction.
The 2019 contest is accepting submissions from April 1 through May 31, 2019.
Winners will be announced at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference.
Prizes and Eligibility
The winners of this contest will receive:
- $1000 each in Adult and Young Adult categories. Prizes sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.
- Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville
- Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Minnesota public libraries
- Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
- If available, print copies of your book will be purchased and made available for checkout through Minnesota’s public libraries.
- Inclusion and promotion in Indie Minnesota, a digital collection of local authors available on BiblioBoard Library.
- Multiple submissions are welcome.
Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:
- In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
- Written by a Minnesota resident
- Available in either ePUB or PDF file
Winners of the 2018 Minnesota Author Project were announced at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference in St. Cloud on October 11, 2018. The Minnesota Author Project recognizes the best indie-published authors in the state of Minnesota.
Congratulations to Lizbeth Selvig from Lonsdale Public Library for Betting on Paradise (Adult Fiction) and B.K. Parent from Wildwood Library for Journey’s Middle (YA Fiction).
Read these always available ebook titles in the Indie Minnesota collection on BiblioBoard Library. No library card needed!