When will a self-published book win the National Book Award? (When it’s not self-published)

Does self-publishing mean you’ll never have a chance at winning a book award? It certainly seems that way. The¬†PEN New England Hemingway Foundation Award for First Fiction¬†notes on its submission form — in bold type no less: No self-published books, electronic submissions, or e-books are eligible for consideration. Now I realize they’re trying to avoid … Read more