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Friday News: Midwest Book Awards

Welcome to Friday News. Every Friday I share news with you; primarily about writing and sometimes about life in general. This week it is about:Midwest Book Awards.

Below are the fees and rules if you want to take advantage of this year’s contest.

Entry Fees Accepted Until December 31, 2019

Click Here for the 2019 Entry Form!

Early Bird Prices (Entries must be postmarked before October 31, 2019): MiPA member: $79 per title (includes first category), $35 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories) Non-MiPA member: $149 per title (includes first category), $35 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories) After October 31 (Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2019): MiPA member: $99 per title (includes first category), $35 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories) Non-MiPA member: $169 per title (includes first category), $45 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)   What to Send

  • Books: Send four (4) copies of each title (one for each of the three judges and one for display) for the first category in which the title is entered. If the same title is entered in additional categories, send three (3) more copies (for the three judges) for EACH additional category. No books or entries will be returned.
  • Entry Form: Send a copy of the completed entry form for each title. Entry forms may be photocopied or may be printed from the MiPA website, Please do not use staples, tape, or glue.
  • Fees: Entry fees must accompany your submission. Include your check or a copy of your PayPal receipt with your entry. Entry fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to MiPA.

Where to Send All books and entry fees must be POSTMARKED by December 31, 2019. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your submissions. Ship books, entry form, and entry fees in the same package to: Midwest Book Awards Attn: Jennifer Baum, 29488 Woodward, Suite 426, Royal Oak, MI 48073/ Questions: email Jennifer Baum at

This appears to be an ideal situation for you. If you can afford the fees it is an opportunity to add to your personal resume. But you are running out of time. Print the entry form and fill it out. Submit the title by December 31, 2019 and see what develops. I wish you the very best!

For information on TR Writing Services (“we edit, proof, and publish the book within you”)  contact us at We have a Free booklet telling you about our services. And we are upfront on our prices (all are low).


ARE YOU A BOOK REVIEWER? I am always looking for book reviews. Whether it is Perished The World That Was (Book One), World of Noah and the Ark (Book Two), World of Shem (Book Three), World of Abraham (Book Four) or Death Ship (Book One), Pauline A New Home (Book Two), Task Force Hunter (Book Three), Black Death (Book Four), or Rise of I.C.E.S. (Book Five), I value your reviews.

If you would like to review any of these books contact me at with the subject line indicating that desire. An example of an appropriate subject line would be: ‘Seek to review [book Title].’ In the email make sure to indicate your email address, your name, and the choice of copy (PDF or Epub).

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R Frederick Riddle is the Editor of TR Writing Services providing help to struggling and/or new authors to write and publish their books. In addition, he is the author of several books and is best known for Christian Historical and Speculative Fiction. For more information on him or his books visit his Amazon Authors Page. He is also co-founder and Vice President of T&R Independent Books where his books are featured. To reply to any blog you have the option of commenting on a blog and/or sending an email to You may also be interested in his Facebook page at RFrederickRiddlesWorld.

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