The Power of a Blue Ribbon - How to Win a Writers' Contest

June 27, 2015
Hosted by Athena Dean Holtz

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Annually, there are more than 550 significant writers’ contests in America, offering a variety of prizes that include such things as plaques and certificates, publication in national magazines, cash payments, college scholarships, tuition to writers’ conferences, and even book contracts. Our guest today will explain how to discover and enter writing contests, how to give yourself the best advantage for winning a contest, and also ways to benefit from contests even if you don’t take first prize.

Publishing Today: Clear Direction for a Changing Industry

Publishing Today: Clear Direction for a Changing Industry

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Our program is designed to educate and empower aspiring authors, thought leaders, business owners and others with a story to tell. Publishing is big business and with that comes a jungle of options rife with potential dangers. This show will be a resource to help you determine the best way to get your message into print, and uncover avenues to reach your audience, or potential audience. Each weekly show will also feature a special segment called “Ask Athena” that will directly answer your questions on any publishing, branding, or book marketing topic.

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Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz

Athena Dean Holtz is the Publisher at Redemption Press and a recognized pioneer and leader in Christian self-publishing with over twenty five years in the field. A former co-founder and owner of WinePress Publishing, she has served as a book coach, speaker, mentor and frequent presenter on self-publishing and marketing at writer’s conferences. As a radio personality she hosted a weekly live radio program for women on two different Salem affiliated stations (www.alwaysfaithfulradio.com). Athena is a frequent blogger at www.athenadeanholtz.com and the author of three books, including "Consumed by Success: Reaching the Top and Finding God Wasn't There.” She resides in the Seattle area with her pastor-husband, Ross Holtz, and enjoys her role of wife and grandmother.

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