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Indie Book Awards 2021


Please share this exciting information with your writers, authors, and publishers about

the following opportunity to share work, gain notoriety, network, and increase online

social presence for publications.

Call for Entries for 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Over $10,000 in Monetary prizes, over 70 categories

If you would like to receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards, and

exposure for your books, here is an opportunity not to miss.

Enter the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards at

Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2019, 2020 or 2021 or with a 2019, 2020 or 2021 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program.

Offering over 70 Categories - More than 70 Awards – with over 70 monetary prizes totaling more than $10,000 in cash, including $1,500 cash prizes plus trophies for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 cash prizes plus trophies for second best fiction book and non-fiction book and $500 cash prizes plus trophies for third best fiction book and non-fiction book!

Final entry date for the 2021 awards program – February 12, 2021.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest International awards program for indie authors and independent publishers and the only book awards program of its kind offering more monetary prizes, more awards, more recognition and more exposure including exposure to a leading Literary Agent for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights!

Presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) in conjunction with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the top independently published books of the year. IBPPG was formed to provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession and we encourage all independent authors and publishers to enter their books in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards so that they too can earn recognition and receive other benefits from having an award-winning book!

Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards are:

- $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Fiction Book

- $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Non-Fiction Book

- $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second best Fiction Book

- $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second best Non-Fiction Book

- $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Fiction Book

- $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Non-Fiction Book

- $100 Cash Prize and a Gold Medal awarded to the winner of each of the more than 70 categories

- Finalist Medals will be awarded to up to five finalists in each of the more than 70 categories

Winners and Finalists will also receive:

- An invitation to the gala awards reception.

- Exposure for a full year at as a Winner or Finalist.

- All Winners will be listed in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog, which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others!

- The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book.

- Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue).

PLUS, the top 70 books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more.

"Independently-published books have become a major source for quality fiction and non-fiction, but often go unrecognized by the mainstream publishing industry," notes Marilyn Allen. "Finally, an award program has been created to recognize talented authors from this important segment of our industry. Our agency represents over 100 authors and we're always looking for new talent, so it is a great pleasure to be part of this program. We look forward to reviewing the works of the 70 best candidates and helping these authors gain the recognition they deserve."

All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May, 2021.

ENTRY GUIDELINES AND CATEGORIES: For complete entry guidelines AND to see a list of the over 70 categories you can enter go to

ONLINE ENTRY FORM: To enter online now go to

We wish you much success with your book!

Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group

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Beryl would like to invite you to the launch of her new book “Lizzies Secret” on Wednesday 30th October at 3.00pm at Neo’s. Come along for a glass of wine to help her celebrate the final part of the trilogy.

Christmas Lunch 2018

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Well attended Christmas lunch at Neo's Restaurant 20 December 2018.

Merry Christmas to all our members everywhere.

Here's wishing you a happy and productive writing year 2019.

Book Launch Rosses Point County Sligo R.O.I.

Meabh & the River in Me by Ann Joyce

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From left to right: Tony Mannion, Ann Joyce, Mary Duffy, John Goodwin

Project Now published as: The Raft of Life

Get it on Amazon

We have decided to embark on an exciting new project, to write a collaborative novel.
Similar in a way to "Raft of Life" we will all write individual chapters from the point of view of the characters we create. However, whereas the previous novel was as a response to a challenge to write it in one month (it was later edited over the course of a year before publishing) we propose integrate stories with each other as they are being written. Already, in our preliminary discussions many opportunities for interaction between characters have presented themselves.
The story is based on a small Island State off the coast of Africa. It opens as rebels take control of the islands only airport. Our characters are trapped in the departure lounge, their flight has been commandeered by the ousted President and his senior officials as they flee into exile. They are at the mercy of the conquering general.
So here is how we will proceed:
Please click on the title of Chapter 1 below then download and read the draft opening.
Also Click on the Character Profile form, then having read the scenario create your character fill in the details on the form and email it to John. (Nb. we already have a Methodist Minister and a Catholic Nun so no more clergy please.)
When you have submitted your profile prepare a small introduction to your character in first person as if you are among a group of strangers and need to tell them who you are. Dont forget that your character may if they are so inclined lie about who they are or at least be selective with the truth after all you don't know these people.
Next, in your own time, write a chapter, also first person- past tense about how you came to be in this situation. 
More information will follow but in the meantime look up the Island of Princepe for an idea of scale.

Jul 15, 2017

Formatting information please read.

Clarification on how we will develop this project.

Jan 01, 2020

Complete and send in to john@jgoodwin.imfo.

This will help others react to your character during the writing stage.

Jan 02, 2023

First draft to introduce the situation and the basis of the plot.

Working Title: "All Flights Cancelled"

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Available now on Amazon and from Beryl.

"Susie's Secret."

We are dellighted to announce the launch of Beryl Lowe's new book,

In an effort to share their love of the written word among the young people of the region, the Paphos Writers Group (PWG) instigated a school's Poetry and Illustration competition. Inspired by a charming poem by PWG member Eddy Kent, students were invited to illustrate the poem or write one of their own on the theme of “Being Safe”. It was met with remarkable enthusiasm, by students and teachers alike, among the participating schools. The quality of the entries far surpassed expectations and the task of judging was extremely difficult.

The results are as follows:


Winner and PWG Young Poet of the Year:

Nikita Pegov, Age 9 from ISOP, for his Poem: 'Stranger Danger'

Runners Up:

Elena Sozou, Age 10 from ISOP, for her Poem: 'Safety Drive'

Lida Kaplunova, Age 10 from ISOP for her Poem: 'Headphones'



Winner and PWG Young Poet of the Year:

Taisiya Rakhman, Age 8 from ISOP, for her Poem 'Lily Didn't Look'

Runners Up:

Eric Massad, Age 8 from ISOP, for his poem '112'

Anna Loizou, Age 8 from ISOP, for her Poem 'Online Safety'



Winner and PWG Young Artist of the Year:

Marcella Burgess, Age 11 from ISOP

Runners Up:

Viktoria Kalinina, Age 10 from TLC

Katia Niftieva, Age 11 from ISOP


Attended by group members, teachers, winners and their parents, awards of a certificate and a small gift were presented at a short ceremony at the PWG meeting room in Neo's Sports Club, Coral Bay on Thursday 10th November 2016 and at ISOP on Friday 18 November 2016. This was followed by drinks and homemade cakes provided by members. Every child who entered the competition will receive a certificate of participation.

We look forward to seeing even more schools and teachers participating in next year's competition. In the meantime, keep up the great writing and artistry.


We are proud to announce the publication of a new book by one of our members.

Rich Inspirations ' Promiscuous Poems and Twisted Tales, by Richard Palmer will be launched at Yialos Taverna Coral Bay 22nd, October from onwards.All welcome.

It's different.

PWG Poetry & Illustration Competition 2016

Paphos, October 18, 2016– The Paphos Writers Group (PWG) are currently running a Poetry & Illustration competition across the local schools in Paphos. The competition’s topic is “Safety and Keeping safe”. The children have been given a poem written by Mr Eddy Kent, a member of PWG, to use as a basis for the illustration competition and as inspiration for the poetry competition. The idea of the competition is to encourage and enthuse children to write poetry and use their imaginations to produce wonderful illustrations. PWG hope to hold this competition annually as it has been very well received by the schools involved.

This year, TLC Private School and the International School of Paphos (ISOP) have entered with added interest from the Aspire School.

The winners will be announced in early November and they will receive prizes, donated by PWG at a ceremony which will be held at Neo’s Sports Club, Peyia.

PWG would like to thank the staff at each school and Neo’s Sport’s Club for supporting the competition.

2015 visit by members of Vale Royal Writers Group
in their own words
Members celebrating Nicos' Whispers from Cyprus Book Launch
Members and Guests enjoying lunch in the restaurant at Neo's


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