The judging panel for the 2021 Selfies Book Awards was announced today and there was a familiar name in the mix! Hardman & Swainson co-founder and agent, Joanna Swainson, will be a judge for the adult fiction category, alongside Malcolm Edwards and Eleanor Pigg of Nielsen Book.

The awards are sponsored by IngramSpark, and were established in 2018 by Bookbrunch to recognise the best in self-publishing in the UK. The shortlists for this year will be released in early March, with the winners set to be announced in mid-April at a time and venue to be confirmed. There is a prize of £750 for each winner, alongside a profile in Bookbrunch. All  shortlisted authors will have free access to The London Book Fair’s Author Programme 2021. Authors on the shortlist can also enter a prize draw to win two free hours of mentoring from the Really Useful Company.

Submissions for the award are now closed, but you can find more information on The Selfies website.

You can read the full Bookbrunch article here.