Welcome to The 2018 American Fiction Awards! Sponsored by American Book Fest based in Los Angeles & Phoenix
The American Fiction Awards (AFA) are a new specialty book awards focused on honoring excellence in FICTION and are specifically designed to not only garner MEDIA COVERAGE & BOOK SALES for the winners & finalists but to PROMOTE awarded books to the PUBLISHING & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES!
The publishing industry is rapidly evolving and American Fiction Awards puts your book in the center of the action!
A printed book is no longer just a printed book.
Fiction books have the potential to be turned into interactive e-books, television and movie programs, video games, graphic novels, web series, and so much more.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, we have the unique advantage of gaining access to both the publishing and entertainment industries like no other book award program currently operating.
You’ve put tremendous time and energy into your work. Make sure you give your book the best shot at success on all levels.
Enter Your 2016-2018 Titles! Open to all books with an ISBN and published in 2018 (galley copies welcome). 2016 and 2017 titles are also eligible.
$59 per book/per category through December 31, 2017. Save $20 off of regular $79 entry fee! (Details Below)
We Pick Winners! AFA was created by the same team that launched the “Best Book Awards” 15 years ago. Hundreds of titles have received national media coverage and increased sales as a direct result of placing in our existing book award programs (Best Book Awards & International Book Awards)! Many titles that have placed in our other award programs have gone on to place in other contests geared toward the independent press.
Extensive Media & Social Media Coverage! Our Facebook page went viral with over 9.4 million combined post views in the immediate two weeks following the 2015 Best Book Award announcement.
History of Excellence! Over the last 15 years we have featured over twenty thousand books from mainstream, indie and self-publishers. We will continue to promote books to the national and international book buying public!
Final Entry Deadline is May 31, 2018. Results will be announced in August 2018.
WINNERS & FINALISTS IN EACH CATEGORY RECEIVE:
National Media & Industry Exposure: Instant coverage of results from our online network of media outlets and industry contacts for a combined, immediate exposure to over 500,000+ subscribers. In addition, the national media campaign kicks off in August 2018.
Results Announced on American Book Fest's Social Media Pages (100,000+ Fans/Friends)
Publishing Industry Exposure: Promotion to Independent Bookstores, Retail Book Buyers, Publishers, Librarians and other industry professionals.
Promote Your Title as an Award-Winning Book: As a winner or finalist you will have the right to highlight your award on your book cover, website, and marketing material. Award stickers will be available for purchase for all winners & finalists in each category.
We welcome your questions, comments and ideas! Simply e-mail us for an immediate response.
$79.00$59.00 per title/per category (Expires December 31, 2017) (Example: One book in two categories equals $118.00)
Final Entry Deadline: May 31, 2018
Winners and Finalists will be announced nationally in August 2018.
Eligible titles must have a 2016-2018 publication date and ISBN number.
Galley copies are welcome.
All entry fees must be paid in U.S. Dollars (“USD” must be pre-printed on all international checks or money orders)
All sales are final. All entry books will be donated or recycled after the competition.
SUBMISSION CHECKLIST (This list is on your entry form as well)
Your submission package should contain the following:
ONE COPY of your book per category entered (Galley copies are welcome)
A completed Entry Form for each title.
A past Press Release or Marketing Material for each title (if available)
A check or money order for the entry fees, payable to "ABF" or "American Book Fest", if paying by check
Please fill out an entry form for each title entered, print out and include the completed form with your submission. Be sure to review the "Submission Checklist" on each entry form. (Please note: Word document could take up to a minute to download. Thank you!)