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Authors' Circle

A Division of Acorn Publishing

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Author's Circle Book Awards

The Author's Circle developed their awards program to help authors gain recognition for their work. At Author's Circle we aim to honor books that stand above the rest, and to help readers identify novels of excellence.

 

Below is a list of our Author's Circle book awards.  All entrants are welcome to affix our "Author's Circle Award Nominee" seal to the cover of their book after submitting.

Novel of Excellence Award
Our Novel of Excellence seal is awarded per genre. Novels that receive this award are of exceptional quality and prove to be a cut above the rest. Only one award per genre is given each year. Qualifying novels do NOT need to be published in 2018.

Submission Fee: $50 (per genre)

Children's Book of the Year Award
The Children's Book of the Year Award is awarded to a single author each year.
Literacy should be fun. We are looking for books that set the stage for a lifetime of reading. This award honors that one children's book that is so irrisitable, a child will beg: Read it again!

Submission Fee: $50

Middle-Grade Book of the Year Award
The Middle Grade Book of the Year Award is awarded to a single author each year.
An ideal middle grade book helps children 8-12 better understand or escape their ordinary world. This award honors the author with most incredible voice, memorable characters and well constructed story. We are looking for the book that fits this genre as well as stands out.

Submission Fee: $50

Young Adult Book of the Year Award
The Young Adult Book of the Year Award is awarded to a single author each year.
A stellar YA book is written from a teen's point of view with fresh, authentic, relatable characters for the teen and up crowd. We are looking for that next must-read YA novel that excels in bringing us into a new fantastical world and allows us to get lost in the author's sheer imagination and story-telling.

Submission Fee: $50

New Adult Book of the Year Award
The New Adult Book of the Year Award is awarded to a single author each year.
This exciting new genre features a protagonist in the 18-25 year-old age range. Our winner will bring the emotionally-intense story line and fast-paced plotting of young adult fiction to a story that focuses on a new range of experiences in life beyond the teenage years.

Submission Fee: $50

Fiction Book of the Year Award
The Fiction Book of the Year Award is awarded to a single author each year.
In this category, we're not only looking for a great story, but complex character development, and that extra layer of literary genius that makes us want to read passages out loud. Great fiction is not only compelling, but inspiring. We want to tell our friends, you have to read this book!

 

Submission Fee: $50

Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award
The Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award is awarded to a single author each year.
What makes a Non-Fiction book great? Brilliant writing, fascinating true stories, information that could change a reader's perspective. We are looking for that unique blend of talent that brings us a story we can't wait to share with all our friends!

 

Submission Fee: $50

Illustrator of the Year Award
The Illustrator of the Year Award is awarded to a single artist each year.
Great illustration captures our imagination and brings a character or story to life. This award signifies that special intangible something that translates pictures into art.

Submission Fee: $50

Cover of the Year Award
The Cover of the Year Award is awarded to a single book each year.
Great cover art is a book's billboard. You want readers? You need to stop them and make them LOOK. Our winner will grab a readers attention at first glance and capture the entire book with succinct, compelling imagery.

Submission Fee: $50