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Winners and Distinguished Favorites get National Media & Industry Exposure!

DON'T KEEP IT A SECRET - INDUSTRY AWARDS AND REVIEWS CAN HELP SELL BOOKS.  PROMOTE YOU'RE AN AWARD WINNER OR FINALIST!

As a Winner or Distinguished Favorite, promote your award on all your marketing materials.  We provide an easy to download banner to promote your winner status.  In addition, you can purchase gold or silver foil embossed seals to put on each book you have already printed.  Lastly, we offer customized promotion to help get additional exposure to key book buying audiences.  Books recognized as a Winner or Distinguished Favorite of the New York City Big Book Award® is a celebrated honor given by industry experts, and you'll want everyone to know!

AWARD RULES

Books Eligible - Next deadline is June 30th

  • Subject to eligibility of the Award selection committee.

  • Final published print form except audiobooks

  • Audiobooks accepted with Audible or Authors Direct gift code.

  • Year of publication is not limited

  • ISBN or Amazon's ASIN or related universal product code.

  • One book PER category, four max for four or more categories.  

  • NO paperwork required to accompany the book if applying online.

  • Can send directly from Amazon/retailer if online application complete  

  • No paperwork for completed paid online submissions required.

  • One submission form can be used for multiple categories

  • Each book must accompany the submission form if entering by mail.

  • We reserve the right to change category(ies) if it seems appropriate. 

  • Can be bilingual, but must include the English language.  

  • OPEN to any classification of author and publisher. 

Book Submissions

  • Mail to NYC Big Book Award, 63 Clinton Road, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. 

  • Our telephone number is (973) 969-1899.

  • Submissions must be received by the published deadline to be considered.

  • Any book received after deadline will be considered for next year's judging.  

  • Book submissions cannot be returned.

  • Include your e-mail address and contact telephone number please.

New York City Big Book Award® Refund Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds. Only appropriate submissions will be

eligible to enter the contest.  New York City Big Book Award® therefore reserves

the right to refuse any material for any reason.

Notifications and Deadlines of Winners and Distinguished Favorites 

Winners and Distinguished Favorites in each category will be notified by e-mail.

Thank you for applying to the New York City Big Book Award®!

ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINE

$99.00 per book entry/per category, then $79 for each additional category per title

  • All monies must be in U.S. Dollars

  • Send one copy of the book per category up to four books 

  • Write all the categories in which you submit on one submission form

  • Be sure to copy the submission form and put it in each book you submit in each category

  • IF you submit online and choose to have books sent from a third party (Amazon, etc), no paperwork required.

  • All titles must be published books and available for sale.

  • Winners and Distinguished Favorites will be notified by October, perfect time for book buying.

  • We are on a rolling submission process, with June 30, 2024 as the next deadline for the 2024 program.

  • All submissions are final. 

  • There are no refunds.

All international checks or money orders must have “USD” or “US Dollar” pre-printed on the check/money order.  

Please include proof of PayPal or check with your entry submission.

Please make checks payable to: “New York City Big Book Award” and mail to:

NYC Big Book Award

63 Clinton Road

Glen Ridge, NJ  07028

To pay by credit card, use PayPal below or mail your check or money order (U.S.) with your book submission.​

Go to the Categories page, or click on link here to view the:

OFFICIAL CATEGORIES OF THE ANNUAL New York City Big Book AWARDS®

Pay by Check or using PayPal Online: Please use this form 

New York City Big Book Award Annual Online Entry Form and Online payment

OR Pay by Check - Offline:  Please use this form:

New York City Big Book Annual Entry Form - to be mailed with payment.

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Winners and
Distinguished Favorites
will be listed in our 2024 magazine.
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