Holl & Lane Magazine is excited to launch the Heart & Soul Book Awards contest for authors, both fiction and non-fiction. Each category will have 3 winners and all winners will receive special recognition in the October issue of Holl & Lane. Additionally, select winners may be offered representation for a future book with One Idea Press. All judging will be done by Holl & Lane editors and our friends at One Idea Press. Judging will be based on creativity, content, design, and layout. We welcome self-published books, small presses and large presses. You can submit your book to more than one category as you see fit. We can’t wait to read your books! Good luck!

Submission Fees – $49 per entry
Deadline for submissions – June 15th
Winner Announcement Date - August 7th
Prizes –  Feature in the October issue of Holl & Lane, Possible future publication with OIP


  • There are two panels of judges each in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’ Literature, each including representatives from both One Idea Press and Holl & Lane Magazine.
  • Shortlists of 3 books in each category will be announced July 15th.
  • One winner in each category will be announced on August 7th.
  • Each winner will receive an editorial feature in the October issue of Holl & Lane magazine and recognition as the award recipient by One Idea Press.



The contest is open to all International authors.

The following are eligible:

  • Full-length books of fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, children’s books, and poetry collections.
  • All submissions must be by one author only.
  • Any book length/page count/word count is eligible.
  • Books published after January 2014 to present.

The following are NOT eligible:

  • Anthologies containing work written by multiple authors.
  • Short stories, flash fiction, novellas, singular poems of non-book length/format
  • Incomplete works in progress.

In the event of a dispute as to eligibility, One Idea Press will decide whether a book is  eligible, and its decision will be binding.


Submission Guidelines

  • Authors must complete the online entry form and submit payment of $49 per entry.
  • Authors must submit a copy of their book to:

One Idea Press
P.O. Box 618
Homestead, PA 15120

  • There is a $49 entry fee for each title submitted. Accepted forms of payment include PayPal and credit card. Please be prepared with payment information before you begin the online submission process.
  • Authors whose submit books that are deemed ineligible by One Idea Press will still be subject to the stated entry fee of $49 per title.


Email questions about your submissions to One Idea Press at hello@oneideapress.com

Heart & Soul Book Awards Entry (one entry)

Please read all guidelines and submission information before ordering.

If you wish to submit more than one title or more than one genre, you must purchase and submit more than one entry form.  Please send one book per genre that you enter in.

One Idea Press
P.O. Box 618
Homestead, PA 15120

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