Best Indie Book Award Official 2020 Literary Contest Entry Form


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

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Accepting 2020 Entries!

$50 Fee Per Category.

Deadline To Enter: Nov 1st, 2020.

Winners Announced by December 30th.

Time left to enter:


Entries must be independently published (self-published) and your own work. (In other words, you retain full rights to your book.) For example, if you are published through Amazon’s KDP, Nookpress, Smashwords, Createspace, or any vanity press, and you retain all rights to your book, then you are eligible to enter the contest. We have expanded our contest to also include books published by small, independent presses.

Books that are not accepted: Works under a publishing contract with a major publisher. (HarperCollins, Harlequin, etc.)

*No hardcore erotica.

We will accept any indie book published between 2015 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, pacing, movement of the story, author’s skill with voice, character, dialogue, and narrative. Grammar skills will also be taken into consideration. Winning a BIBA™ is something an author can be proud of! See more about judging in F.A.Q.

*If you have any trouble uploading files, please submit the form without them and complete payment, then send the file(s) to this address:

Please read the F.A.Q. and Terms before entering.

We only judge the writing, not the book cover. (The Book Cover Award is a separate contest. See: Cover Award Entry)

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