Inkslinger 99 Day Guided Writing Experience 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist

DENVER - April 16, 2021 - PRLog -- Denver, CO—Today, Night River Press is pleased to announce Inkslinger – 99 Day Guided Writing Experience has been recognized as a Finalist in the 23rd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2020. ( After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration, the Finalists ( were determined by Foreword's editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword's trade readership—from across the country.

The complete list of Finalists can be found at:

"The pandemic did not slow down the quality of great books coming from the independent publishing community in 2020. The Finalist selection process this year was one of the hardest our team encountered due to the vast number of excellent submissions," said Victoria Sutherland, publisher.

"While in typical years, the judging process involves our team gathering and discussing books in real time, this year, we had to read separately, take notes, and converge to discuss the entrants after we'd all taken a turn with them on our own. While at first the change was nerve-wracking, we were delighted to discover that we're as much in agreement when the process takes place across miles and weeks as we are when we're sitting face-to-face," says Managing Editor, Michelle Anne Schingler. "We're as confident as ever that these Finalists reflect the best of the books that we've had the privilege of seeing."

Inkslinger – 99-Day Guided Writing Experience is the first in a series of books intended to help writers along their journey toward getting their stories into the hands of the people who want to read them. Designed as a companion book to the Inkstacks writer's platform, Inkslinger, it is targeted toward beginning writers, providing an easy to use three stage process that inspires and motivates the writer through the creation and self-edit process of a 50,000 word manuscript.


Since 1998, Foreword Reviews has provided trade book reviews of the best titles from independent presses. Its FOLIO award-winning design and editorial content makes the magazine a favorite among librarians, booksellers, and readers—an excellent resource when it comes to purchasing books. Foreword INDIES and the fee-for-review Clarion service complement our online content and print magazine, helping to showcase independent presses and their authors.

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