Seeking book submissions:


More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be given..

Grand Prize and First Place Winners receive free book marketing consults from experts in the field. In addition winner will receive free advertising from our sponsors: Author Marketing Club, Orangeberry Book Tours, Goddess Fish Promotions, Association of Publishers for Special Sales.

Also seeking Best Book Design and Illustrations (such as a picture book).


Seeking quality books/Enter 2014 E-Book Contest: Deadline May 15, 2014

CALIFORNIA – In an effort to promote the work of Independent and Small Press authors, LuckyCinda Publishing is proudly sponsoring its third annual book contest for self-published and independently published writers. All entrants of the E-Book Contest will receive free book marketing tips, and substantial discounts for consultations with big-name authors and expert book promoters.

LuckyCinda Publishing will consider self-published and independently published work released on or after Jan. 1, 2010. Accepting both Digital and Print copies.

Entries must be in English and must be self-published or issued by an independent publishing company.

Note: Authors using Print on Demand (POD) firms like Lightning Source or CreateSpace are also eligible for the competition.

Erotica welcome – judging will be looking at story content not how graphic your work is so keep that in mind when entering titles

We are also considering Book Cover and Illustrations and a special award of $100 Amazon Card will be given to each winner: One for Grand Prize Cover Design and One for Grand Prize Illustration Award.

Honorable Mentions in any category will receive certificates and free promotion on our website and social media sites.

In all more than $5,000 in cash and prizes from our sponsors will be distributed to winners.



Grand Prize winners will receive a one-hour FREE consultation with one of the nation’s most respected book marketing experts, Brian Jud, who has self-published five best-selling books on career transition that are distributed internationally. –$250 value

Each Grand Prize winner will also receive a free Orangeberry Phoenix 30-Day book tour and a Virtual Book Tour from Goddess Fish Promotions – includes up to 50 blog stops ($250 prize package).

Each Grand Prize winner will get $100 via Paypal.

There will be 2 Grand Prize winners: One for Fiction, One for Non-Fiction.



* All First Place Winners will receive an Amazon Book Review and a two week banner advertisement at Kindle Book Promos – a $200 value.

* Free advertising at Kindle Book Promos (a combination of category listing, book deal of the week and book spotlight) – a $200 value.

* An author interview highlighting your winning titles at Kindle Book Promos – will be listed through March 2015 and will receive frequent promotion through social site mentions.

* FREE feature at Indie Spotlight – In addition you will get a free copy of Maggie’s Fall by Ricki Wilson

* A two week book blog tour at Reading Addiction Virtual Book Blog – which includes up to 10 blog stops and 6 book reviews. – $55 value.



* All Second Place Winners will receive FEATURED BOOKSPOTLIGHT at Kindle Book Promos – a $40 value. (1 week promo)

* A book review posted at Amazon.

* Free advertising at Kindle Book Promos (a combination of category listing, book deal of the week and book spotlight) – a $200 value.

* An author interview highlighting your winning titles at Kindle Book Promos – will be listed through March 2015 and will receive frequent promotion through social site mentions.

* A one week book blog tour at Reading Addiction Virtual Book Blog – which includes up to 5 blog stops and 5 book reviews. – $55 value.



In addition, every author will be entered into our  book marketing giveaway. We are offering 2 different prizes – we will pick 2 people – each person will receive one of the 2 prizes offered. Winners will be selected and announced June 1, 2014 online.


* A paid 1-year membership to The Author Marketing Club ($105 Value)

* A paid Kindle Books and Tips Feature or Freebooksy Feature – ($100 Value)

With the exception of an initial announcement, most of the publicity for winners will start June 2014. Once a winners’ list is officially released, updates will be posted throughout January 2015, so check the site often for the latest announcements.

JUDGING: A panel of journalists, authors and book marketing experts will judge the submitted work. In addition, two avid book readers will be part of our judging panel. If you would like to be a judge, please contact us:

Judging criteria:

Grand Prize Winner: We are looking for exceptional writing, especially the author’s ability to hold the reader’s interest as well as his/her ability to tell a story. The grand prize winning book will be an outstanding work with characters and a story that makes it shine above the rest. The overall presentation must be polished and professional. Two grand prize winners will be selected, one for fiction and one for non fiction.

First and Second Place: General excellence and the author’s story-telling technique will be considered. The writer must hold the reader’s interest and demonstrate the ability to develop plot and characters that connect with the reader.

The judging panel will choose two titles in each category that illustrate overall excellence. Honorable mentions will be chosen from a variety of categories to include general fiction, romance, adventure, historic, and mystery. All judges decisions are final.

  1. ENTRIES: An entry fee of $50 MUST accompany your submission. You can pay online through paypal or send a check or money order by mail. You can send us a hard copy, a PDF or digital copy on Kindle. FEES are NONREFUNDABLE.

MAIL: LuckyCinda Publishing, 169 Camino Arroyo S, Palm Desert, California 92260, or send PDF, Digital Copy to

Contest Rules: Please include a copy of your book and completed entry form with submission. If not using paypal, please enclose a check or money order made out to: LuckyCinda. Don’t forget to give us your contact information! All shipping and handling costs are paid by the entrants.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014

Winners will be announced: June 1, 2014

Notification: We will notify you when we receive your submission package. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2014. A complete list of winners will be posted online and a press release will be circulated on the Internet in June. Submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2014. No items will be returned.

Entry Forms:


Request form be e-mailed or faxed: Applications MUST include a non-refundable entry fee of $50 (US Dollars) in the form of a check, money order or credit card payment through PayPal. Multiple submissions are allowed but each will be considered as a separate entry and MUST be accompanied by a separate entry fee payment and application.

If you want to have a registration form e-mailed or faxed: Contact us via e-mail:

DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE a FAX or E-MAIL where you want the forms sent. Once you receive the forms please mail them to us with your book and payment.




Accepting all Fiction, Non-Fiction, Short Stories, Essays, Poetry

Categories will be under general genres not subcategories. If you don’t see your category, we will add it when we get your submission


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Humor – Enter Now
Short Stories – (all other categories)

Poetry (Enter Now)

Childrens Books(All Genres)

YA – Enter Now

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Memoirs – Enter Now
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Other (all other categories)