Emily Bracale Wins the Grand Prize in Our 4th Annual North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its fourth annual North Street Book Prize competition for self-published books. Emily Bracale of Bar Harbor, Maine won the Grand Prize and $3,000 for her graphic narrative Our Last Six Months. Five category winners received $1,000 each:
- Jeannine Bernardi of Castle Pines, Colorado won First Prize in the Children's Picture Book category for A Friendship Forever, illustrated by Rob Hay. This gentle story centers on a young chimpanzee whose best friend has died.
- Angela Carole Brown of Valencia, California won First Prize in Mainstream/Literary Fiction for Trading Fours, a contemporary tale of broken dreams and found families in the Los Angeles jazz scene.
- Carol DeMent of Tumwater, Washington won First Prize in Genre Fiction for Saving Nary, a wrenching yet ultimately inspirational historical novel about refugees from the 1970s Cambodian genocide who are resettled in small-town Oregon.
- Francesco Granieri of Northfield, New Jersey won First Prize in Creative Nonfiction for Pavarotti and Pancakes, his memoir of growing up with a mother who slid into psychosis because of sexual abuse in her childhood.
- W.R. Rodriguez of Madison, Wisconsin won First Prize in Poetry for his collection From the Banks of Brook Avenue, a soot-stained love letter to New York City's multi-layered immigrant history.
All of the above winners also received services and benefits from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter, and BookBaby. $9,250 was awarded in all. We received 997 entries. Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche judged, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux and Annie Keithline. Read the complete release. Read about the winning entries.
Published: February 15, 2019