ForeWord's Debut Fiction Award Program

ForeWord is pleased to introduce their debut fiction competition. As a book review journal, at times we feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of titles we receive for review - many more than we can possibly cover in the magazine. That said, the odds of receiving review attention are most discouraging for first-time fiction authors. For this reason, ForeWord has launched a quarterly debut fiction contest with the goal of highlighting the brightest POD/self-published works we see.

Traverse City, MI, March 07, 2012 --( Winning a book award is a great way to create buzz and increase your book’s visibility, credibility, and earning potential! But high-entry fees and a pool of competitors from Big-Six publishing houses discourage most first-time authors from dreaming big. With this in mind, ForeWord Reviews has created ForeWord Firsts, a quarterly awards program designed specifically for debut fiction by first-time and self-published authors.

Winners of ForeWord Firsts receive a free Clarion Review, a 350-word professional book review which gets posted on their website and social media sites, and distributed through their eNewsletter, ForeWord This Week.

Getting a book reviewed is one of the greatest challenges for first-time authors. Earning a review from a respected and well-known source such as ForeWord Reviews will make your title float above a polluted sea of overlooked self-published titles.

Your ForeWord Review can be used in your promotional materials and on your website, and, most importantly, on your back cover. Endorsements placed on the back cover will either walk your book to the register or relegate it back to the shelf.

ForeWord is currently accepting winter debut fiction titles published between January and March of 2012 from self-published authors and small presses representing these works. Books must be submitted by April 10. Winners will be announced April 30. Learn more about ForeWord Firsts and how it can contribute to your book’s success.

ForeWord Firsts’ entry fee is only $25.00. Priceless! Visit for more information.

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Kimber Bilby