Volume 2 of Fearless Poetry Series Wins Two Awards in Next Generation Indie Books Competition

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TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire earns two awards in prestigious independent publishing competition

The Fearless Poetry Series, published by Fearless Books, was recently awarded two prestigious prizes for the second volume in its series, TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire. The 2011 Next Generation Indie Books Awards panel of judges chose this volume as the Winner in the Anthology category. TOUCHING was then awarded second place in their Grand Prize category which included all Non-Fiction books.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent authors and publishers in the English speaking world. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards program was established to recognize and honor exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories, and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (http://www.IBPPG.com) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency.

The Fearless Poetry Series was launched in 2009 to showcase distinctive and compelling new voices in contemporary poetry. Poems are submitted by poets worldwide who are writing in English. The staff reads and evaluates these submissions without knowing the name, race, gender, religion, political affiliation, credentials, or previous publishing history of any poet.

“Selecting poetry based on merit alone results in a collection of poems of unusual power and distinction,” says Series co-editor Sari Friedman. Each anthology focuses on a theme: Volume One was titled THE LIGHT IN ORDINARY THINGS; Volume Two was titled TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire. All Fearless Poetry Series volumes are offset-printed using recycled paper. These titles are available at generous multiple-copy discounts and in all e-book formats with global distribution through Smashwords and Overdrive.

Fearless Books has just announced the opening of the submission period for the third volume of the Poetry Series, TURNING THE PAGE: Poems of Trauma, Healing, and Transcendence. Entries are accepted per the instructions provided at http://www.fearlessbooks.com/Poetry.htm, with a deadline of Nov. 11, 2011. There is also a call for cover and inside art submissions from artists worldwide. Publication of this volume is scheduled for the spring of 2012.

Fearless Books is an independent publisher in Berkeley, CA founded in 1997. Past notable titles have included founder D. Patrick Miller's inspirational volume THE WAY OF FORGIVENESS and the worldwide bestseller THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE UNIVERSE by Gary Renard, released by Fearless in 2003 and licensed to Hay House in 2005, with over 200,000 copies now in print worldwide. Miller and Friedman also provide expert manuscript critiques and publishing consultations to writers at all levels of experience through Fearless Literary Services. For more information about Fearless Books or the Fearless Poetry Series, call (510) 849-4028 or email info(at)fearlessbooks(dot)com. Review copies of TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire are available to legitimate reviewers who provide their media credentials.


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