WestBow Press Accepting Submissions for Third Annual Women of Faith Writing Contest

Grand-Prize winner will receive a Bookstore Advantage publishing package from WestBow Press and have their book reviewed by Thomas Nelson for a publishing contract


BLOOMINGTON, IND. – Oct. 15, 2012 – WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing division of the world’s largest Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, Inc., today announced they are accepting submissions for the third annual Women of Faith™ writing contest. Previous contest winners Amy Sorrells and Marcia Moston both received self-publishing packages from WestBow Press. Both authors went on to become traditionally published.

Last year’s WestBow Press Women of Faith book writing contest garnered 610 entries from aspiring authors from all over the world. The Grand Prize was awarded to Amy Sorrells for her captivating novel, “Comfort and Salvation,” which was later acquired for publication by David C. Cook. The book is expected to be released with the working title, “Canary Song,” during the summer of 2014. Sorrells’ recent interview with WestBow Press can be viewed here: http://www.westbowpress.com/womenoffaith/
 
The winner of this year’s contest will receive a Bookstore Advantage publishing package from WestBow Press and also be reviewed by Thomas Nelson for a publishing contract. The Women of Faith writing contest is open to unpublished Christian-themed manuscripts of 10,000 words or more by authors who are at least 18 years of age.  Most genres are eligible, excluding gift, children’s and picture books. All submissions must be received by Jan. 31, 2012.

“The Women of Faith writing contest provides a wonderful opportunity for writers with Christian-themed manuscripts to take the first steps toward becoming published authors,” said Keith Ogorek, senior vice-president of global marketing of Author Solutions, Inc., the parent company of WestBow Press. “We’re excited to partner once again with Women of Faith and are looking forward to reading this year’s entries.”

For more information, including the complete list of prizes, rules and regulations and an explanation of editorial standards, please visit: http://www.westbowpress.com/womenoffaith/   For more information about self-publishing with WestBow Press, please visit: westbowpress.com.

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About WestBow Press:
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment.  Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model.  Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint.  Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit
 www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240.  Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.


About Women of Faith™:
Women of Faith™ delivers life-changing messages via high-quality events in cities across North America through authentic connection with audiences, world-class talent, humor, and an atmosphere of encouragement and support. As a result of their partnership with World Vision, more than 176,000 children have been provided with food, water, clothing, shelter, and education through child sponsorship. Women of Faith is brought to you by the world’s largest producer of inspirational events: Live Event Management Inc., a Thomas Nelson, Inc. company based in Plano, Texas. For more information and a schedule of upcoming events, visit
 www.womenoffaith.com or follow us on Twitter @womenoffaith or Facebook at www.facebook.com/womenoffaith.