It’s time for the Annual Indie Author Project Contest!

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About the Contest

Through this contest, libraries are helping indie authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books.

For authors, this contest is a powerful way to elevate your careers and writing goals, powered by the library community. Along with the accolade of the award and its perks, being recognized by librarians creates credibility and visibility for indie authors, setting them apart in a growing marketplace of digital content and indie-published books.

Submissions are open April 1 - May 31, 2024.

Prizes and Eligibility

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $2,500 to the 1st place winner and $500 each to two runner-ups in each genre
  • Honors at the 2024 Indie Author Day Reception
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection (ePUB format required for eligibility)

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Indie-published
  • In one of the following genres:
    • Mystery/Thrillers
    • Romance
    • SciFi/Fantasy
    • Historical Fiction
    • General/Contemporary Fiction
    • Memoir
    • Young Adult
  • Geared towards an Adult or Young Adult audience
  • Available in either ePUB (strongly recommended) or PDF format
  • Also, please note that there is no limit on publication date. All publication dates are allowed.

If your book meets the above criteria, please use the Indie Author Project Contest Submission Portal to get started. The portal will start accepting submissions on April 1, 2024

Have a question? Check out the contest FAQ page

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