FAPA (Florida Authors & Publishers Association)

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Each year the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors and publishers. This contest isn't limited to Florida, it is open to anyone throughout the world, as long as the book is written in English. We hope to encourage entries from all who share our complex and wonderful language.

Finalists are chosen by publishing professionals, librarians, and educators from within and outside of Florida and are announced at the President’s Book Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with FAPA's annual conference on August 4-5, 2023.

FAPA membership is not required for entry, although FAPA members receive discounts on submissions.  Not a member?   Join FAPA Here.

· EARLIEST BIRD SPECIAL! Rates for entries received between October 1 and midnight November 30 are $65 for FAPA Members, and $75 for non-members.

· EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Rates for entries received between December 1 and midnight January 15 are $70 for FAPA Members and $85 for non-members.

· REGULAR REGISTRATION rates for entries received between January 16 and midnight April 30 are $75 for FAPA Members and $95 for non-members.

Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the 2023 President’s Book Awards will be books with a copyright date from 2021 to 2023

All contest categories will close at Midnight EST on April 30, 2023.

There are 37 categories in which you may enter. The same book may be entered in multiple categories.   

Please read the guidelines for your chosen category or categories carefully.

FAPA (Florida Authors & Publishers Association)