2022 Best Indie Book Awards | Enter Your Book

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Submissions are closed for the 2022 contest. Good luck to all the entrants!

🏆 The annual Best Indie Book Award® (or BIBA®) is an international literary contest recognizing outstanding achievements 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books must be in English and currently available to the public.
  • Please read the F.A.Q. and Terms before entering.
  • Note: This is the BIBA® literary contest; we do NOT need or judge the cover image. (For Covers, see the Cover Design Award.)

Early Entry Fee: $55 USD Per Category

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