FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Association)

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Important! To receive the FAPA member discount, you will need to enter your FAPA Member ID# and expiration date when submitting your entry. To get your FAPA Member ID# and expiration date, log in to the FAPA website, click on your name, and underneath, click on profile. Once in your profile, click on membership card and take note of your Member ID# and expiration date. 

If you are not a FAPA Member and would like to receive the member discount, please join FAPA before submitting your entry. No refunds are available once a submission is processed. 

Please read these guidelines carefully. Submitting an entry that does not meet our criteria may delay the judging process or even disqualify your entry. 

Before you submit, please make sure that you prepare all the required files.

Books are submitted digitally. You will need a complete PDF file of your book's manuscript and a PDF or JPG digital image of your cover consistent with the industry. You will need to submit the full spread to include the back cover, spine, and front cover.

You also need the ISBN, the Publisher (the 'Published by' name as it is officially registered with the ISBN agency, including any entity, LLC, if applicable), and the year published.


Entries must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. Publication dates eligible for this year are 2022, 2023, or 2024

Books must be submitted in PDF format only; all other formats are not acceptable.

Cover Art must be the full spread of your book’s press-ready art, including front, back, and spine. PDF or professional JPG only. A photo of your book is not acceptable. 

eBooks must be submitted in PDF format. ePub, Mobi, html, or other ebook file formats will not be assigned to judges or reviewed.

Previous titles entered in FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be reentered.

FAPA board members are permitted to enter books in the awards competition.

All contest categories will close at Midnight EST on April 30, 2024.



This form contains fields for both the author and publisher. Please complete all fields. 

Make sure that the author’s address is correct. In the event the author wins a medal and does not attend the awards ceremony, the medal will be mailed to the address listed on the submission form unless the author notifies FAPA of a change of address prior to the awards ceremony. 

If you are self-published, please use the ‘Published by’ name as it is officially registered with the ISBN agency including any entity (LLC) if applicable. This information will be included on winning certificates. 

FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Association)