The Nautilus Awards represents "Better Books for a Better World." Now in its 13th year, this unique book awards program continues to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, honors, awards, and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities, and global citizens. Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, Nautilus assists its winners in getting excellent recognition, marketing and exhibiting opportunities, media coverage, industry exposure,
The 2013 Nautilus Award will open for submissions on September 21, 2012, accepting print books published in English with a copyright of 2011 or 2012.
We welcome submissions from traditional publishers, small presses, and individual self-publishers, and we look for distinguished literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious and natural living, peaceful solutions, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change.
We also welcome works of art, creativity, and inspirational reading for children, teens, and young adults. Closing date is January 31, 2013.
For more information including Guidelines for Entering, Payment Options, and a Downloadable Entry Form, please go to www.nautilusbookawards.com/Guidelines_for_Entering_DI3.html
Or contact Marilyn McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn McGuire is Founder and Director of Nautilus Book Awards and NAPRA (Networking Alternatives for Publishers, Retailers & Artists, 1988 – 2003, a trade association for publishers, booksellers, authors, editors and others in the publishing industry with members in every state and 16 countries).
Currently offering consulting and editing services for authors, Marilyn has previously been a literary agent, a bank officer, a psychotherapist, and a yoga instructor, and has graduate degrees in Banking, Psychology, Education, and Eastern Philosophy; she is also a member of G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised in The South); the mother of three talented children, and the grandmother of eight college-age grandchildren.
Now fully engaged in the management of the Nautilus Awards program, she conducts workshops on the benefits of winning book award contests and how to write and publish an award-winning book.
She has lived on a wild and wonderful island in the Pacific Northwest since 1985, drawn by the natural and unpretentious style embodied in a small, hand-written sign thumb-tacked to a shelf in the small local market that said "Gourmet Foods" – and had both sardines and Velveeta cheese among the selections. You can contact Marilyn McGuire at email@example.com