Welcome to the West Virginia Author Project.
Through this project, libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. Submissions for the 2020 contest are now closed.

Prizes and Eligibility

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $500 each in adult and young adult categories
  • Honors at 2021 spring IAP reception
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at West Virginia public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

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

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