& TOP HONORS
Infant Preschooler (-0 up to 4 years):
1. Alphabet Book
2. Book with Toy or Other
3. Board / Cloth Book
4. Counting Book
5. Educational Book
6. Faith Based
8. Interactive Book
9. Picture Book
10. Rhyme Book / Poetry
Early Reader (4 to 8 years):
11. Early Reader Picture Book
12. Early Chapter Book
13. Chapter Book
14. Educational Book
15. Faith Based
19. Historical Fiction
20. Music Book
21. Mystery / Thriller
23. Rhyme Book / Poetry
Preteen (9 to 11 years):
24. Educational Book
25. Faith Based
29. Historical Fiction
30. Mystery / Thriller
34. Science Fiction
Tween (11 to 12 years):
35. Educational Book
36. Faith Based
40. Historical Fiction
44. Science Fiction / Dystopian
Middle School (13 to 14 years):
45. Educational Book
46. Faith Based
50. Historical Fiction
54. Friendship / Romance
55. Science Fiction / Dystopian
High School (15 to 18 years):
56. Educational Book
57. Faith Based
61. Historical Fiction
62. Mystery / Thriller
64. Paranormal / Horror
66. Romance (Age Apropriate)
67. Science Fiction / Dystopian
College (18 to 23 years):
68. Educational Book
69. Faith Based
73. Historical Fiction
74. Mystery / Thriller
76. Paranormal / Horror
79. Science Fiction / Dystopian
Special Interest (All Ages):
80. Audio Books
81. Books with Audio
82. Craft Books
85. Graphic Novels
86. Health / Self Esteem
88. Inspirational / Visionary
89. Instructional / Guide Books
90. Mature Issues
91. Music Themes
92. Recipe Books
93. Short Story
94. Self Help
Best (All Ages):
95. Best Cover Design
96. Best First Book
97. Best Illustrator
98. Best Series (3 or more related books)
(At least one book from the series must be published no more than three years prior to the Award Entry Deadline)
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:
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.
- Books which are post-marked after the entry deadline.
These titles may be held over for consideration for the following year's awards assuming the published date is still within the guideline requirements.
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.
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.
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 twenty sample seals. Additional award seals will 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.
ALL BOOK AWARD
CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK AWARDS ~ CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK REVIEWS ~ SEAL OF APPROVAL
*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)
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
1st category entry fee $95
Receive a discount for each additional category entered:
2nd category +$40
3rd category +$30
4th category +$20
Best Series $175 (regardless of the # of books in the series)