Previous Finalists





How To Enter The Awards

Please remember to read the rules before entering The Wishing Shelf Awards.

HOW TO ENTER

  • 1. Send the title and blurb of your book to thewishingshelfawards@gmail.com. We will then let you know if it's the sort of book that our readers will/might enjoy.
  • 2. If it is, then we will ask you to send a digital copy of your book(s) (preferably a PDF), both inners and front cover, to thewishingshelfawards@gmail.com. This will save you the cost of posting the book. Also, we can then send it electronically to the schools and Reading Groups. Every copy will be deleted at the end of the judging process.
  • 3. Alternatively, if you wish to, you can send us a physical copy of your book to my address in England: Edward Trayer, 32 Rectors Gate, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7TX, ENGLAND. Authors of picture books might wish to do this.
  • 4. Pay our Paypal account (thewishingshelfawards@gmail.com) £79 or $99 (if you wish for feedback, catchy quote, reviews on Bookbub.com and Goodreads) or £49 or $59 (if you just wish to enter the awards).
  • 5. When sending your electronic PDF OR the book in the post, remember to include the following information: Your name and address, your email address and the category you wish to enter.

WHY WE CHARGE £79 ($99)

  • 1. Owning, hosting and updating the webpage.
  • 2. Cost of posting the picture books between Reading Groups and schools.
  • 3. Designing the (super-cool!) certificate for all the finalists and winners.
  • 4. Advertising all of the finalists on Goodreads (it costs a fortune but it helps the authors find new customers).
  • 5. The cost of promoting the winning adult books on Goodreads.
  • 6. The cost of designing and producing the medals.
  • 7. Every year, we support Blind Children UK (Guide Dogs) with a financial donation.
  • 8. To cover the Reading Group organisers' travel costs.
  • 9. To cover the cost of 1 part-time member of staff who helps with organising and sending out all the feedbacks. I (Edward) do it for free!

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