These categories are open to all who have been published in the English language during the qualifying period. All entries must be made by an established publishing house or agent, EBooks may be submitted in print form (eight copies).
The six-person judging panel is made up of men and women and each judge has an equal vote.
There is no limit on the number of books entered by each publisher, provided each one complies with the rules as above. Each book may only be entered in one category.
If you are a publisher and would like to be notified upon the start of the submission period please email:
Dec 16: Call for submissions
March- July 2017: Submission period with heavy advertising and PR campaign
Jan 2018: Shortlist announced
April 2018: Awards ceremony