SUBMISSIONS PROCESS

Submissions for the 2022 U.S. Selfies book awards are accepted from authors living in the U.S. who have self-published their own book, by which is meant where they have undertaken the editing, design and marketing for their book themselves, or have paid for all or more than half of these publishing expenses through a hybrid publisher. Only adult fiction titles, children’s/YA books or memoir/autobiographies published in 2021 that are 100,000 words or less are eligible. 

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2022 SELFIES BOOK AWARDS CLOSED ON MARCH 31.

If you have any queries, please contact selfiesbookawardsus@booklife.com.  

A preliminary judging panel is now reviewing all submissions and will draw up a shortlist of up to 10 books in each category for the final judging panels. The shortlists will be announced in May via BookLife and the U.S. Selfies book awards website. The expert judging panels will then select winners in both categories.

The prize for each of the winning authors is $1,000 cash plus a $5,000 advertising package consisting of print and digital marketing in Publishers Weekly. The winning titles will also be featured at trade shows and promoted to 30,000 librarians via CBE. 

The winners will be announced in June at the American Library Association conference (ALA); further details to be announced.