THE contest for Self-Published authors!
We are focused on honoring independent authors in the fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s genres. This contest is solely for self-published authors; submissions from authors affiliated with major publishing houses (i.e. Random House; Simon & Schuster) will not be accepted.
These awards are purposed to celebrate individuals who have taken the time to create a quality product that educates, encourages, empowers and/or entertains its audience.
Neither erotic titles nor those excessively profane or graphic in nature will be accepted!!!
All entries must have an ISBN displayed on the book
The year of publication must be within the last five years (2012 – present)
One physical copy must be submitted, which WILL NOT be returned. Books will be displayed in APS Books & More Bookstore after judging process ends. All books may not be displayed; the decision is solely at the discretion of the owner.
Send your book to:
APS Books & More
P. O. Box 23373
Chicago, IL 60623
Entry Fee: $50 per category; $15 for multiple books in the same category
*Example: 2 different titles for one category would be $65
Payments can be made via cashier’s check or money order (payable to APS Books & More) or electronically via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*You will be notified when both payment and book are received.
Available categories for submission are:
Fiction (mystery; action; drama; romance; fantasy)
Nonfiction (autobiography; memoirs; self-help)
Books must not be more than 200 pages
Deadline: May 25, 2017
Finalists are notified by July 25, 2017
Winners are announced at the APS Awards Gala – Friday, August 25, 2017
*All participants will receive 2 free tickets to the Awards Gala. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included. (Tickets are for author and one guest; additional tickets will be available for purchase)
1st Place Winners in each category:
100 seals that can be affixed to your book
Book receives shelf display at APS Books & More Bookstore until December 31, 2017
2nd Place Winners in each category:
50 seals that can be affixed to your book