Previous Finalists


Everybody who selects to pay the £69 entry fee gets:

  • 1. Feedback from the judging. See our examples of the feedback, Example 1, Example 2, Example 3.
  • 2. An honest Amazon and Goodreads review based on the readers' comments. We will check with the author/publisher first to check they want the review.
  • 3. A catchy quote for the back of their next book or reprint

Plus, the finalists and winners will get:

  • 1. Their book listed on this website with a link to a selling page e.g. Amazon.
  • 2. A certificate (it's super-cool!).
  • 3. They will be included in a Press Release going out to every literary magazine we can think of.
  • 4. The finalists will be promoted on ($500 budget)
  • 5. A logo to put on the cover of their next book or reprint.
  • 6. The adult category winners will be promoted on Goodreads.
  • 7. Self published books which get through to the finals will be passed on to a select list of publishers (see Supporters). Fingers crossed, they might wish to publish the book or be interested in the author's next book.
  • 8. All publishers/authors whose books get through to the finals will be entitled to a 50% discount off website design fees from to help promote their books through their own online website. Example book Website 1, Example book Website 2
  • 9. The Gold, Silver and Bronze children category winners will be listed in the Blind Children UK catalogue.
  • 10. The GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE WINNERS in every category will be promoted on The Fussy Librarian.
  • 11. The GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE WINNERS will be sent an exclusive Wishing Shelf Awards' winners medal.
  • 12. We send out a PRESS RELEASE to all of the below promoting the FINALISTS and the WINNERS: Beauty Brite, Binge Reader, Missy, Blue Stocking Bookshelf, Bookish Connoisseur, Bookishmaug, Mookmusings, BooksPolkaDots, Crime By The Book, Crime of Rhyme , Dreambyday Book Reviews, Folded Pages Distillery, Happy Indulgence, Ivory Owl Reviews, Jessicamap, La Vie Est Books, Mundie's Kids, Novel Gossip, Novel Novice, Ouija Doodle Reads, Out of the box, Pure Imagination , Remarkably Lisa, Running N Reading , Sarah's Bookshelves, Saturday Nite Reader, Simone and Her Books, Some Kind of a Library , Squibbles Reads, Super Space Chick, The Suspense is Thrilling Me, The Year of Agatha, The Book Lover Book cClub, Tomes and Tea, Top Shelf Text, What I Read, Where the Reader Grows, Barnes & Noble Reads, Book Briefs, Brianne's Book Reviews, Cozy Little House, Crime Fiction Lover, Crossroad Reviews, Fresh Fiction, Hasty Book List, Imaginary Reads, Inside of a Dog, Mystery File, Some Kind of a Library, Strange Horizons, The Book Review Café, The Perpetual Page Turner, The Reading Café, Traveling With T, Vilma's Book Blog, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, Bookbub, Kim the Book Worm, Ginger Book Geek


Prolific authors may enter lots of books, if they so wish.

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