🏆 The annual Best Indie Book Award® (or BIBA®) is an international literary contest recognizing outstanding achievement by indie authors. Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. All submissions must be written in English.
Accepting Last-Minute Entries
$65 Fee Per Category.
Winners Announced by December 30th, 2021.
Entries must be independently published (self-published), or published by a qualifying small press. (Please see our FAQ page for more information.)
Books that are not accepted: Works that are under a conventional publishing contract with a major publisher. (HarperCollins, Harlequin, etc.)
*No hardcore erotica.
We will accept any indie book published between 2016 and this year. (The book must be in English and currently available to the public.)
The Best Indie Book Award® is a legitimate writing competition. Entries will be judged based on multiple writing skills, which include story-telling ability, author’s ability to engage the reader, transitions, hooks, pacing, movement of the story, author’s skill with voice, character, dialogue, narrative, grammar and punctuation. Note: You are competing against other entrants.
*If you have any trouble uploading files, please submit the form without them and complete payment, then send the file(s) to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the F.A.Q. and Terms before entering.
Note: This is the BIBA® literary contest; we only need the book cover if you are entering the BIBA® Book Cover Contest. (See: Cover Contest Entry)