National Literary Habitat Book Award Rules
National Literary Habitat book awards are open to all English language books currently in print that have an ISBN number and are available for sale in the United States.
- All submissions must be well-written, well-edited and properly formatted to be considered.
- Both traditional and self-published titles are welcome.
- Winners are notified by email and some randomly chosen winners are posted on the website.
- There are three winners in each category: gold, silver and bronze.
First Place – Gold
Second Place – Silver
Third Place – Bronze
Gold winners receive a beautiful trophy to celebrate their achievement. Silver and bronze winners receive a handsome plaque.
Winners may purchase stickers for marketing purposes to place on their books identifying them as winners. A digital file is also available to winners for direct-printing onto book covers.
After judging, submitted books are donated by the National Literary Habitat to libraries or to other literary and\or charitable organizations.
Every entrant will be notified by email when their book is received. Allow three weeks after shipment for this email notification to be received.
We reserve the right to move a submitted book from one category to another if we deem it appropriate or if it may increase the chances of your book being a winner.
Submit your book for an award:
Ship one copy of your book in new, mint condition for each category you enter. If you enter your book in three different categories, you will need to ship three copies of your book. Ship all books to:
National Literary Habitat Book Awards
PO Box 768
Simpsonville, KY 40067
Only one title may be on an entry form. If you submit multiple titles, fill out an entry form for each title. Multiple categories for the same title may be entered on one entry form. Place a copy of the entry form inside the front cover of each book.
Remember, each book must:
• Have an ISBN number
• Be in new condition
• Be in print and available for sale in the United States
• Be printed in English
All submissions are final. There are no refunds. There is no guarantee that a book will win an award.
$87.00 for first category entered
$67.00 for each additional category entered
All funds must be in US Dollars. International entries should pay by international money order made payable in US dollars.
If paying by check or money order, make payable to: National Literary Habitat
Payment may also be made using American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2016. Winners will be announced on February 15, 2017. Any entries postmarked after December 31, 2016 will be automatically entered into the next book award cycle.
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National Literary Habitat Book Award Categories
Book Interior Design – Fiction
Book Interior Design – Non-Fiction
Business – Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Business – General
Business – Management & Leadership
Business – Marketing \ Advertising\Public Relations
Business – Motivational
Business – Real Estate
Business – Reference
Business – Sales
Business – Writing/Publishing
Children’s – Educational
Children’s – Educational (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Inspirational/Motivational
Children’s – Inspirational/Motivational (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Novelty & Gift Book
Children’s – Novelty & Gift Book (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Picture Book (7 & Under)
Children’s – Picture Book (7 & Under) (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Picture Book (All ages)
Children’s – Picture Book (All ages) (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Picture Book – Fiction
Children’s – Picture Book – Fiction (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Picture Book – Non-Fiction
Children’s – Picture Book – Non-Fiction (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Religious
Children’s – Religious (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Fiction
Children’s – Fiction (Illustrations award)
Children’s – Non-Fiction
Children’s – Non-Fiction (Illustrations award)
Coffee Table Book
Cookbooks – General
Cookbooks – International
Cookbooks – Regional
Cover Design – Action\Adventure\Suspense\Thriller
Cover Design – Anthology
Cover Design – Business Book
Cover Design – Children’s Book
Cover Design – Children’s Picture Book
Cover Design – Cook Book
Cover Design – Fiction
Cover Design – Mystery
Cover Design – Non-Fiction
Cover Design – Regional
Cover Design – Religious Book
Cover Design – Romance
Cover Design – Short Stories\Essays
Cover Design – Travel
Cover Design – Young Adult Fiction
Cover Design – Young Adult Non-Fiction
Cover Design – Young Adult Mystery
Fiction – Contemporary
Fiction – General
Fiction – Historical Fiction
Fiction – Literary Fiction
History – Military
History – United States
Home & Garden
Non-Fiction – Creative
Regional – Non-Fiction
Religious – Christian Inspirational
Religious – Christianity
Religious – General
Religious – Fiction
Religious – Non-Fiction
Self-Help – General
Self-Help – Motivational
Self- Help – Spiritual
Spirituality – General
Spirituality – Inspirational
Transportation (Auto/Aviation/Railroad, etc.)
Travel – Essay
Travel – Guide
Writing and Publishing: see Business
Young Adult (12-18) Fiction
Young Adult (12-18) Non-Fiction
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