Submit Your Book to CWA’s Book of the Year Awards

You could be the next honoree if your published book is selected for CWA's 7th Annual Book Of The Year Awards.

The contest is open to all books published from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (date of first publication).
 
Books will be awarded 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 and non-members, and the awards are meant to spotlight books by Chicago area authors.

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

Details on how to enter are on our website's Book of the Year page.

Member entry fee: $15
Non-member entry fee: $25

Submit your book today!!