BookBrunch has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Selfies Award for a self-published novel. The winner will receive £1,500 and a self-publishing package for her next book—it is an all-women shortlist—from award sponsor IngramSpark; and fellow sponsor, the pr firm Bookollective, will offer a book cover design by award-winning designer Aimee Coveney, as well as a book publicity campaign worth £1,000. The award also runs in association with the London Book Fair (LBF).

Jo Henry, BookBrunch managing director, said: “The shortlist we’ve come up with contains works that can confidently stand against the very best fiction being published in the U.K. today.” Henry will chair the final judging panel, and the winner will be announced at Author HQ at LBF on March 12.

The finalists are: Anita Belli, Once Upon a Blue Moon; Jane Davis, Smash all the Windows; Caroline Goldsworthy, Tangent; Mel Gough, He is Mine; Susan Grossey, Faith, Hope and Trickery; Kathleen Jowitt, A Spoke in the Wheel; Heleen Kist, In Servitude; Jane Steen, Lady Helena Investigates.

A longer version of this story appeared in BookBrunch.