OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: The 2023-2024 Literary Awards Program

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: The 2023-2024 Literary Awards Program 1024 576 Reader Views

Although we mention it every year, our fervent dedication to collaborating with and encouraging indie authors cannot be overstated – you all are a constant source of inspiration! Being able to refer to our efforts as “work” is truly gratifying, particularly given that we get to spend all our time surrounded by such remarkable, talented writers. Each and every one of you leaves an indelible impression on us by sharing your phenomenal abilities and allowing us to play even a small role in your creative journey.

Today, we’re excited to share with you that the 2023-2024 Reader Views Literary Awards program is OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! Here are some of the program’s benefits:


This season’s cash prizes are as follows:


First Place—Gold – $750First Place—Gold – $750
Second Place—Silver – $350Second Place—Silver – $350
Third Place—Bronze – $150Third Place—Bronze – $150

We will select winners for the Grand Prize Cash Awards from the winners of each category. Every single book is eligible for a chance to win one of these awards.

We also have some fabulous marketing prizes available, courtesy of our wonderful sponsors – many items are new this year! The sponsored prizes this year are fantastic! Everything from working with an award-winning author on marketing, to radio interviews, press releases, Facebook and Amazon Ad courses, a women’s publishing conference pass, 50% off an editing package, a book tour, a subscription to a library of author resources and much more! Learn more.


Our online entry form is easy to use and takes one click of a button to enter. You will receive automatic confirmation of your entry, though we will still follow up with you through a separate email once we receive your complete submission.


We accept electronic copies of your book. We realize shipping costs can get out of control, especially for folks outside the U.S. so we’ve revised our requirement to send physical books and will happily read and review a properly formatted PDF of your book.

That said – we still have many reviewers that prefer to read physical books, so you are more than welcome to send us your print copies.


In the past, entries to our Regional and Global categories counted as an additional category, meaning added expense to the author. NO MORE! Every book entered in at least one traditional category, i.e., Mystery, Self-Help, Business, Fantasy, Classics, etc., will receive Regional and/or Global category entry(ies) at no additional cost. Regional categories are for North America only. Global categories are for all participants.

That’s the overview of the program. Let’s get to the good stuff – everything that comes with your award entry:

  • Book Review – Each title receives a book review. We’re one of the few programs that provide a review of your book with your entry!
  • Social Media Postings – Review are shared and promoted on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages. Be sure to follow us on social media so you can share the news we post about your books with your followers for double the exposure! We also post your review on Goodreads, Google Books, and Book Bub if your book is listed with these organizations.
  • News – Review will be featured on the Author Showcase page under the Recent Reviews section of These reviews are rotated on a weekly basis.
  • Regional/Global Categories – All books submitted to the contest receive a Regional and/or Global entry at no additional cost.
  • Grand Prize Entry – All books submitted to the contest are eligible for the cash grand prizes.

The best news for last – we’re bringing all of these features to you at the same price point we’ve maintained for years! As always, if you have any questions, please email us at We’d love to hear from you!


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