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West Virginia Center for the Book: West Virginia Indie Author Project

About the Project

West Virginia Author Project







The West Virginia Center for the Book is pleased to join in the announcement of a local author contest that will accept submissions of adult and young adult fiction to be recognized as the top indie-published eBooks in West Virginia.

Winners in each category will receive $1,000 as well as:

  • Honors at the 2023 Indie Author Day Reception
  • Opportunities to promote the winning title at West Virginia public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page spread in Library Journal, one of America's oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection (ePUB format required for eligibility)

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Independently published
  • In the category of adult or young adult fiction
  • Written by a West Virginia Resident
  • Available in either ePUB (preferred) or PDF format.

The contest will accept submissions from April 1 through May 31, 2023.  Authors may submit at

West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha Blvd East | Culture Center, Bldg. 9 | Charleston, WV 25305
In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041