CLC INTERNATIONAL 
& TOP HONORS
BOOK AWARDS 
ENTRY GUIDELINES
ACTION  
ACTIVITY BOOK  
ADVENTURE  
ALPHABET BOOK  
ANIMALS  
ANTHOLOGY  
APOCALYPTIC  
ARTS  
AUDIO BOOK  
AUTOBIOGRAPHY  
BIOGRAPHY  
BOARD BOOK  
BOOK WITH MERCHANDISE  
CHICK LIT  
CLOTH BOOK  
COMING OF AGE  
CONTEMPORARY  
COOKBOOK  
COUNTING BOOK  
CRAFT  
CRIME  
CULTURAL  
DRAMA  
DYSTOPIAN  
EDUCATIONAL  
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES  
EPIC  
FABLE  
FAIRY TALE  
FAITH BASED  
FANTASY  
FEMALE AUDIENCE  
FOLKLORE  
GENERAL  
GOTHIC  
GRAPHIC NOVEL  
GUIDE  
HEALTH  
HISTORICAL  
HOBBY  
HOLIDAY  
HORROR  
HUMOR  
INSPIRATIONAL  
JOURNAL
LANGUAGE  
LEGEND  
LITERARY  
MALE AUDIENCE  
MANGA  
MEMOIR  
MYSTERY  
MYTHOPOEIA  
PARANORMAL  
POETRY  
POP-UP  
REALISTIC  
RHYME  
ROMANCE  
SATIRE  
SCIENCE FICTION  
SELF ESTEEM  
SELF HELP  
SOCIAL ISSUES  
SPORTS  
STEAMPUNK  
STEM  
SUPERNATURAL  
THRILLER  
UTOPIAN  
VISIONARY  
WESTERN

 
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International Book Award Categories
Eligibility requirements to enter your book in the Literary Classics Book Awards and Top Honors Book Awards programs are as follows:



PUBLICATION DATE
Book must be published no more than three years prior to the Award Entry Deadline for Literary Classics International Book Awards   . . . and two years prior to Award Entry Deadline for all Top Honors Awards and Young Author Awards. (Cut-off is by calendar year in which book is published, not by actual publish date.)

-When entering a series, at least one book within the series must meet the cut-off.

WE WILL ACCEPT 
- Self published and small press titles.

- Entry submissions by Authors, Illustrators, Publishers, Self Publishers and Agents.

- Digital Books in ePub or PDF format 

- Audio Books

- Books which do not have an ISBN 
  (Top Honors entries must have an ISBN)

- Galley/ARC copies, if final copy is not yet available.  (Top Honors entries may not be in galley/ARC format)

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT 
- Unedited manuscripts or works in progress.

- Text Books intended for classroom education

- Books which are post-marked after the entry deadline. 
However, these titles may be held over for consideration for the following year's awards program assuming the published date is still within the guideline requirements.

LANGUAGE
Books must be written for an English speaking audience. 
Some text may be in a foreign language when understood within the context of the book; but the majority must be in English.

AWARD ENTRY SUBMISSION
Books may be entered into any categories where applicable. Books may be entered in CLC International Awards and Top Honors Awards simultaneously.  All materials must be postmarked within 10 days of the entry deadline.  We provide a grace period of 14 calendar days following the final entry deadline to allow for all entry materials to arrive. Literary Classics cannot be held responsible for entry materials which do not arrive within the allotted time-frame.  

All books entered become the physical property of Literary Classics.  Entry fees are non-refundable.

For more specific book award entry details please visit our CLC International Book Awards Entry Page or Top Honors Award Entry Page

JUDGING 
Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by our highly selective committee which seeks to honor books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which educates and inspires youth audiences.

Our judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. 

AWARDS 
One Gold and one Silver award will be selected in each category for the International Book Award. Each book award honoree will receive an award certificate and digital award seal(s) for future print runs.  Award seal stickers will also be made available for purchase.  

All titles entered into the awards contest are eligible to be considered for the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The Seal of Approval is an honor bestowed upon those titles which are exceptional in both content and quality.  Seal of Approval Honors are presented throughout the year on an ongoing basis.  For more information regarding the Literary Classics Seal of Approval program visit our About Page.



*In the event our judges determine that no entries submitted in any given category are deemed worthy of receiving the Literary Classics International Book Awards, or Top Honors Book Awards, Literary Classics reserves the right to consider qualifying books entered into other categories or to forfeit that category for the year under consideration.  
*In the case of any dispute pertaining to the Literary Classics Award, the decision of Literary Classics shall be final.  Award entry fees are non-refundable.
*All final scores and judging remarks are the property of Literary Classics and will not be made available to any award recipients, entrants, or outside parties.
*Please Note: from the final entry deadline of a previous award period until the official call for entries of the upcoming awards we will continue to accept entries.  But, some changes in our timeline and guidelines may occur prior to the official call for entries of any given award period.

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CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK AWARDS ~ CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK REVIEWS ~ SEAL OF APPROVAL
$48 Nomination Fee 

*There is no fee to enter the Young Author Book Award

- Enchanted Page; Picture Book Award
- Eloquent Quill; Youth Fiction Award
- Words on Wings; Young Adult Fiction Award
- Lumen Award; Youth Nonfiction Award
Top Honors Award Categories
YOUNG AUTHOR AWARD
Best book written by a Young Author
(Must be 21 or under by date of publication)
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1st category entry fee $90
Receive a discount for each additional category entered:
2nd category +$55
3rd category +$45
4th category +$35
5th category +$25
Best Series $235 (regardless of  #of books in the series)
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