The BookLife Prize - Now Open
Each Entry Receives a Publishable Assessment by a Publishers Weekly Reviewer and a Chance to Win the $5,000 grand prize or the $1,000 category prize; BookLife Members Receive a Special Discount
"Since reaching the finals I have signed with a literary agent and been contacted by a film producer. Most importantly through the process of participating in the Prize, I got very valuable feedback on my work and broadened my author network considerably." T.J. Slee
The BookLife Prize is an annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers Weekly that seeks to support independent authors and discover great books. The BookLife Prize has two Contests:
- Entry period October 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020.
- Four categories: Memoir/Autobiography; Self-Help; Inspirational/Spiritual; and Business/Personal Finance.
- Entry period April 1, 2020, through August 31, 2020.
- Five categories: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; YA/Middle Grade.
Both Contests of the Prize are judged by PW reviewers, editors, acclaimed authors, and publishing veterans.
The grand prize winner for both the Fiction and Nonfiction Contest of the BookLife Prize will receive $5,000 as well as an author profile in Publishers Weekly.
All finalists will receive a blurb from a bestselling/award-winning author or professional editor serving as a guest judge for the contest, as well as mention in Publishers Weekly. Plus they each receive $1,000 worth of BookBaby's Facebook + Instagram for Authors.
All entrants will receive a Critic’s Report, which includes a score as well as a brief written critical assessment of their book by a Publishers Weekly reviewer. (Click here to see examples of Critic's Reports.)
How To Enter
The Nonfiction Contest is now open and taking entries through January 31, 2020. (The next Fiction Contest begins April 1, 2020.)
BookLife members enter the BookLife Prize by logging in and going to project page for the book or manuscript they'd like to enter. Here are detailed instructions.
New users who have no BookLife account enter on this page.
Click here for complete infomation about the BookLife Prize.