Carapace Prize for Best Indie Novel

bestindienovelCalling all indie and self publishers! This one’s for you. Have you the best indie novel of 2013? If you have, $200 and a unique, antique paperweight is yours. And a boat load of kudos. A badge for your website and our marketing of your success – some noise. We’ll make some of that on your behalf.

What do you have to do? Send your nominations to We’ll publish all the nominations here on this page and through our social media until 30th December 2013 at which point we will withdraw to compile a shortlist of 10 entries. These will then go up for public vote from 1st February until 28th February 2014 until 3 remain. The last three will then be judged by a Carapace author panel and the winner will be announced 1st March 2014.

Here are the current nominations:

1) ‘The Prodigal’ by Alexander J Allison (Civil Coping Mechanisms)

2) ‘Cold Fusion 2000′ by Karl Drinkwater

3) ‘A Virtual Love’ by Andrew Blackman (Legend Press)

4) ‘Living by Ear’ by Mary Rowen (Semicolon Press)

5) ‘The Pavement Gardener’ by Nyla Naseer (Temblem Publishing)

6) ‘Being Franklin Zebb’ by Nyla Naseer (Temblem Publishing)

Entries must be full-length (over 70,000 words) novels, written in the English language. The author must be over 18 and can be from anywhere in the world. The genre is contemporary literary fiction. The novel must have been published during 2013. Entry / nominations to the competition is free.

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