Welcome to the California Author Project.
Through this project, libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books.
Prizes and Eligibility
The winners of this contest will receive:
- $1,000 each in adult and young adult categories
- Honors at the 2023 Indie Author Day Reception
- Opportunities to promote your book(s) at California public libraries
- Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
- Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection (ePUB format required for eligibility)
Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:
- In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
- Written by a California resident
- Available in either ePUB (strongly encouraged) or PDF file
If your book meets the above criteria, please click below to get started.
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