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Enter your book in the annual MCP Author Awards, hosted by Mill City Press.


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Win Prizes!

Win some incredible prizes—cash for you & promotional items for your published book!


Grand Prizes

1st Place Winner

Full Page ad in the 2018 Mill City Press Christmas Buyer’s Guide and 2019 Book Expo America Buyer’s Guide

Trade Show Placement for your book at both the London Book Fair and Book Expo America Trade Show

$500 cash

2nd Place Winner

1/2 page ad in the 2018 Mill City Press Christmas Buyer’s Guide and 2019 Book Expo America Buyer’s Guide

$200 cash

3rd Place Winner

$200 cash

Category Winners

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each genre will receive a Highlight Ad in the 2018 Mill City Press Christmas Buyer’s Guide and 2019 Book Expo America Buyer’s Guide, along with a Certificate of Achievement.



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Contest Info

Sponsored by Mill City Press, the MCP Author Awards recognizes preeminent new authors who are independently published. Host of the first ever MCP Author Awards, Mill City Press is excited to once again extend the opportunity to authors to have their work recognized and given due credit. The MCP Author Awards exists to honor exceptional books written by authors like you that are published independently by non-traditional publishers. So what are you waiting for?!

What books can I submit?

Full-length books of fiction and non-fiction are eligible. Eligible books must be in English and self-published, or published by a non-traditional or print-on-demand publisher.

What is the required format?

Books must be submitted in paperback or hardcover format and must have an ISBN number. No electronic manuscripts, eBooks, spiral-bound books or notebooks will be accepted.

How many times can I enter?

Author may enter their title into more than one category, but must submit and complete a new entry form and fee and mail in more than one copy for review by the judges.

How does this expand my fanbase?

All winners receive free promotional items for their books. This includes being featured on the contest website with direct links to your bookstore, Amazon or Barnes & Noble pages.

Eligible Genres

Action/Adventure · Biography/Autobiography · Children's · Current Events/Political · Drama · Fantasy · Health · History · Horror · Mystery · Prayer Books/Devotionals · Religion, Spirituality · Romance · Science · Science fiction · Self help

Books will not be returned to authors.


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