Christine Mulvey Wins the $5,000 Grand Prize in Our Sixth Annual North Street Book Prize Competition for Self-Published Books
Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its sixth annual North Street Book Prize competition for self-published books. Christine Mulvey of Grass Valley, California won the Grand Prize and $5,000 for her memoir Mine to Carry. Six category winners received $1,000 each:
Jerald Pope of Swannanoa, North Carolina won First Prize in Children's Picture Book for Fetch, a touching, wordless narrative of an old man and his shaggy dog chasing a ball for the last time. Ingrid Pierre of Roslindale, Massachusetts won First Prize in Graphic Novel & Memoir for Do Not Resuscitate, a horror story that is also a love story, about a young widow whose grief and guilt about her husband's death inadvertently reanimates him as a zombie. Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey of Iowa City, Iowa won First Prize in Poetry for Look, Black Boy, an outspoken and animated collection about the joys and perils of Black childhood in America.
Alicia Doyle of Ventura, California won First Prize in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir for Fighting Chance, a journalist's memoir of her unexpected and psychologically transformative career as an amateur boxing champ. Rachael A.Z. Mutabingwa of Kampala, Uganda won First Prize in Genre Fiction for Kunda, an ambitious, spiritually uplifting tale of time travel and family destiny in a fictitious African island nation. Jolie P. Hoang of Fonthill, Ontario won First Prize in Mainstream/Literary Fiction for Anchorless, an autobiographical novella about her Vietnamese refugee family, told in the voice of her father's ghost, who describes how he drowned while escaping their war-torn country.
The category winners each received $1,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and one free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $175 value).
All of the above winners also received services and benefits from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter, and BookBaby. $13,000 was awarded in all. We received 1,915 entries from around the world. Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche judged, assisted by Annie Mydla and Jim DuBois. Read the complete release. Read about the winning entries.
Published: February 15, 2021