2021 Connecticut Book Awards

Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards.

Connecticut Book Awards recognize the best books by authors and illustrators from Connecticut or books about Connecticut. Categories include: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Books for Young Readers broken into three subcategories: Picture Books, Fiction, and Nonfiction.

A special category called the Bruce Fraser Spirit of Connecticut Award is in memory of longtime director Bruce Fraser and celebrates Connecticut’s sense of place.
Entry fees start at $40 for a 2,000 copy or less print run. Submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2021. For guidelines please select the button below.

Submission Guidelines


Indie Author Project

This year Connecticut Center for the Book will participate in the Indie Author Project, a local author contest in partnership with BiblioBoard.

Each book submitted to the contest must be:

  • Independently published
  • In the category of adult or young adult fiction
  • Written by a Connecticut resident
  • Available in either PDF or ePUB format

Submissions will open on April 1, 2021. For more information, visit here.

Connecticut Grown Literature

Connecticut Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Our mission is to promote the written and spoken word throughout the state, and to foster a love of reading for the people of Connecticut.


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Book Voyagers

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