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The Chicago Writers Association proudly announces 
the 7th Annual Book of the Year Awards.
 
Submissions are open!
 
The contest is open to all books published from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (date of first publication).
We will be awarding one winner in each of four categories:
1. Traditional Fiction – Published by the “Big 5”, independent publishers or small presses that do not charge the author a publishing fee.
2. Indie Fiction – Self-published, print-on-demand, or published by a house that charges the author a publishing fee.
3. Traditional Nonfiction – Published by the “Big 5”, independent publishers or small presses that do not charge the author a publishing fee.
4. Indie Nonfiction – Self-published, print-on-demand, or published by a house that charges the author a publishing fee

The winners will be recognized at a ceremony in January 2018. The contest is open to CWA members as well as to non-members, and the awards are meant to spotlight books by Chicago area authors.

Submissions are open now through Tuesday, August 1, 2017, and must be in book form. Digital files will not be accepted.

Mail your entry with an entry form (click to download a printable form) to: Becky Sarwate, 4309 N Damen #3, Chicago, IL 60618
Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Member entry fee: $15
Non-member entry fee: $25
You may join CWA prior to entering the contest. Membership fee is $25 per year. CLICK HERE to join.

Good luck!

Member/Non-Member Options (Pick One)