Eligibility/Deadlines

Who Is Eligible To Enter

Traditional Entries: Authors and/or publishers of print books with a 2020 copyright date may enter for this year’s competition. The opening deadline for entries is April 1, 2021 and the final deadline for entries is December 31, 2021. The copyright date of the entry must read 2021.

Legacy Entries: Authors and/or publishers with a prior copyright year may submit for legacy Award consideration during any traditional entry period.

*Books with a later publication date will automatically be entered into the following year’s competition. Books submitted with a prior copyright date will automatically be entered for Legacy Award consideration.

Submission Deadlines

Opening deadline: April 1, 2021
Final deadline: December 31, 2021

What Winners Receive

A Gold, a Silver, and at least one Honorable Mention (bronze) winner will be determined for each category. The Kops Fetherling Book Awards are unique in that winners benefit from public relations and marketing efforts provided by STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations.

Gold Award

  • Printed Certificate
  • Listing on the Awards Website
  • Award Stickers
  • International Media Release
  • Social Media/Blog Announcement
  • Librarian & Book Club Promotion

Silver Award

  • Printed Certificate
  • Listing on the Awards Website
  • Award Stickers
  • International Media Release
  • Social Media/Blog Announcement
  • Librarian & Book Club Promotion

Honorable Mention

  • Printed Certificate
  • Listing on the Awards Website
  • Award Stickers
  • International Media Release
  • Social Media/Blog Announcement
  • Librarian & Book Club Promotion

Legacy Award

Open to any previously published book.
  • Printed Certificate
  • Listing on the Awards Website
  • Award Stickers
  • International Media Release
  • Social Media/Blog Announcement
  • Librarian & Book Club Promotion

Phoenix Award

Open to any first book by a new author.
  • Printed Certificate
  • Listing on the Awards Website
  • Award Stickers
  • International Media Release
  • Social Media/Blog Announcement
  • Librarian & Book Club Promotion

Global Award

Internationally published books offerd in English.
  • Printed Certificate
  • Listing on the Awards Website
  • Award Stickers
  • International Media Release
  • Social Media/Blog Announcement
  • Librarian & Book Club Promotion
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