Welcome to the Virginia Author Project.
Through this project, libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. The 2019 contest is open and will be accepting submissions through May 31.

Prizes and Eligibility

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $500 each in adult and young adult categories
  • Honors at the Public Library Association Conference 2020 reception in Nashville
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Virginia public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Indie-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a Virginia resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file

If your book meets the above criteria, please click below to get started.