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2023 Indie Author Project Contest


This year’s contest kicks off on April 1, 2023, and submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2023.

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 Virginia 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:

  • Indie-published
  • In an Adult Fiction or Young Adult Fiction genre
  • Written by a Virginia resident
  • Available in either ePUB (strongly encouraged) or PDF file

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