The biggest challenge self-published writers face is obscurity. There are so many books being produced that it’s hard just to get your book noticed. You work hard to market your book in every way you know how but with twitter feeds inundated with free books, new blog hops and book review sites popping up every single day, it can seem like there’s no way your book can stand out. However, if you have a truly great book that you’ve published yourself, you do have a few options available to you that the mass of cookie-cutter novels may not. One of these options is to enter (and hopefully win!) a self-published novel contest.