Colorado Book Awards

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Welcome to the Colorado Book Awards Online Submission Manager.  

To be eligible for a Colorado Book Award, a primary contributor to the book must be a Colorado writer, editor, illustrator or photographer. Current Colorado residents are eligible, as are individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state and authors whose personal history, identity, or literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence. Authors not currently Colorado residents who feel their work is inspired by or connected to Colorado should submit a letter in addition to his/her entry describing the connection. Final eligibility determinations will be made by the Colorado Book Awards Advisory Committee.

As a contributor, you may submit your own work or as a publisher you may submit the work of the authors you represent.

Entries in the 24th Annual Colorado Book Awards must have a 2014 publication date. 
Books published and available in late 2014 that have a delayed (2015) copyright may be submitted either in the 24th or 25th Annual Colorado Book Awards, but not both.  With the exception of fine press entries, books must be professionally published and assigned an ISBN.

New editions of previously published work are not eligible unless substantive changes have been made to the text of the book. 

Our Online Submission Manager accepts digital (pdf) versions of your book. You may opt to complete your entry online and send hard copies of your work to our office as well.

An Entry Fee of $53.00 is required to process your entry. You will be given the option of paying that fee online or submitting it via check.