Categories for 2018

  

All books must be entered into one (or more) of the genres/categories listed below. Each book may be entered into multiple categories at an additional cost (see What are the entry fees and what is the benefit for early entry? above for details).

  1. Action/Adventure (Fiction)
  2. Action/Adventure (Non-Fiction)
  3. African American
  4. Animals/Pets
  5. Anthology
  6. Autobiography/Biography
  7. Business
  8. Career
  9. Children's/Juvenile Fiction
  10. Children's/Juvenile Non-Fiction
  11. Children's Picture Book (0-5 years)
  12. Children's Picture Book (6 years and up)
  13. Christian Fiction
  14. Christian Non-Fiction
  15. Coffee Table Book/Photography
  16. Current Events/Social Change
  17. E-book Fiction
  18. E-book Non-Fiction
  19. Education/Academic (Non-Fiction)
  20. Fantasy
  21. First Novel (under 60,000 words)
  22. First Novel (60,000 to 80,000 words)
  23. First Novel (over 80,000 words)
  24. General Fiction/Novel (Under 80,000 words)
  25. General Fiction/Novel (Over 80,000 words)
  26. General Non-Fiction
  27. Gift/Speciality/Novelty Book
  28. Health/Wellness (Non-Fiction)
  29. Historical Fiction
  30. Historical Non-Fiction
  31. Horror
  32. How To/Home/Garden
  33. Humor/Comedy
  34. Inspirational Fiction
  35. Inspirational Non-Fiction
  36. Memoirs (Historical/Legacy/Career)
  37. Memoirs (Overcoming Adversity/Tragedy/Challenges)
  38. Memoirs (Other)
  39. Military
  40. Motivational
  41. Multicultural Fiction
  42. Mystery
  43. New Age
  44. Novella
  45. Parenting/Family (Non-Fiction)
  46. Poetry
  47. Regional Fiction (US & CA Regions - CA East, CA West, US Midwest, US Northeast, etc.)
  48. Regional Non-Fiction (US & CA Regions - CA East, CA West, US Midwest, US Northeast, etc.)
  49. Relationships (Non-Fiction)
  50. Religious Fiction
  51. Romance (No Erotica)
  52. Science/Nature/Environment
  53. Science Fiction
  54. Second Novel
  55. Self-Help (Non-Fiction)
  56. Short Story (Fiction)
  57. Spirituality
  58. Suspense
  59. Thriller
  60. Travel/Travel Guide
  61. Women's Issues (Non-Fiction)
  62. Women's Literature
  63. Writing/Publishing (Non-Fiction)
  64. Young Adult (Fiction) (12 years to 16 years)
  65. Young New Adult (Fiction) (17 years and up)