Every year, we host a contest specifically for independently published authors. Established in 2017, this contest runs from January 1st – April 12. Categories include: fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, children’s, poetry, best anthology, best book cover, and best journal. The winners of that contest, along with select members of APS, are honored at the annual Awards Gala. Books published within five years of the contest year are eligible for submission. *We do not accept erotica, street lit, or any titles excessively vulgar or profane.