Didn’t get shortlisted: Hawthorne Prize

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with an update that I received from the American Writing Awards for the Hawthorne Prize. Before I begin, I would like to congratulate all of the winners who landed on the 2023 shortlist for the Hawthorne Prize. Good luck to everyone on the list.

Unfortunately for me, my book did not make it on the list for the 2023 Hawthorne Prize but that’s okay. There will be other competitions where I can enter my book in the future. They have sent me a link to where I can purchase a review but we will see.

Congratulations to all of the winners again. This is me signing out for now. Bye.

Dominique Gibson

Entered into The Hawthorne Prize

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with a new post. I have been having a very good week when it comes to the publishing side of things and just wanted to share it with you. On April 30th, 2023, I decided to enter into the Hawthorne Prize with my first book, An Orman’s Revenge. I am hoping that I win but even if I don’t, I at least had fun entering into the contest based on the hope that I could possibly when a prize I could showcase my writing talents.

It kind of feels the same way like I did when I didn’t win the Reader’s Favorite contest but received a five star review from an editor who loved my book. I was able to post the digital seal on my website in addition to the book themselves. I was just happy that someone liked my work to give it a five star rating. It was awesome.

I am hoping that I will be able to achieve it once again when it comes to this prize but who knows? We shall see. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

Entering another contest: The Hawthorne Prize

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. I don’t know if any of you know about this but there is a contest out there for both unpublished and published writers to have the opportunity to win a prize or ‘seal of approval’ for your book. The contest is called The Hawthrone Prize and the final deadline to submit to this contest is Sunday, April 30th, 2023 (I know, I have such bad timing right?). It only costs $54 dollars to include your book in the contest. The only downside to this is that your book has to be published between 2019-2024. Any books that have been published before then will not be able to enter the contest.

For this contest, I decided to pay the $54 dollar fee to enter my first book, An Orman’s Revenge’ into the contest. It made sense to enter it considering it is the first book in the Truson S.E.T. Series. I am hoping that through this contest, I will be able to gain some sort of prize for the work I have done when it comes to the first three books in the series. If you would like more information about the contest, please click on the link here and enter before April 30th!

That’s it for this post. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

A new editing service that stands out against the rest

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. So, as a self-published author who has published multiple books over the years, I am always looking to support writers who need a second pair of eyes to make their manuscript shine. So, while I was scrolling through my Facebook page, I had found an ad that promoted editing services.

But what made it unique about this company was that they also offer to translate your book from English to Spanish and vice versa. Translating books from one language to another has been a dream of mine for a long time and I am hoping I will have the opportunity to do so later on this year.

If you want to learn more information about this service, click on the link below for more information.


That’s it for now. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

A brand new idea for traditional publishing? Maybe

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. So lately, I have been working really hard on getting Courtney’s Redemption done for the last few weeks. Although I will always love and will continue writing books for the Truson S.E.T. series, I would be lying if I didn’t say that I needed to take a little bit of a break to work on something else.

That something else would be a brand new project that I am thinking about doing for traditional publishing route (making me become a hybrid author if it is successful). It comes from the inspiration of Nora Roberts book The Awakening. Although part of the story is peering through my head even as we speak, I won’t know if I will be able to pursue it until I get the latest draft of Courtney’s Redemption out of the way first.

This story is slowly starting to form in my head for right now but hopefully, I will be able to make an outline of the story before I officially start to write it. To give you guys a clue on what it might be about, you can click on the link below and figure it out for yourself.

See you soon

Link: https://markberepeterson.com/2021/05/15/a-guide-to-the-faerie-realm/

Dominique Gibson