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Submission Period for 2018 program: March 1-31, 2018

 

TWO STEP SUBMISSION PROCESS: 
The online submissions process requires two separate steps: (1) submission form/s and (2) payment. Read the information below and follow the links to submit your titles. Please complete one form for each category you are entering.  ECPA will then contact you to confirm your submissions and direct you for payment.

 

2018 Program Categories

Submissions are accepted in nine categories:

  • General (includes Women’s Fiction and non-genre)
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical Romance
  • Historical
  • Mystery / Suspense
  • Visionary (fantasy, speculative, magical realism, apocalyptic)
  • Short-format (anything shorter than a full-length novel, including novellas and series)
  • First Novel
  • Young Adult

 

Entry Form Guidelines

  • Review The Christy Award™ Program Official Rules.
  • Submit your entries online using our secure form from March 1 to March 31, 2018
  • Titles released from March 2017 to March 2018 are eligible for entry as long as the copyright year matches the year of release.
  • A copy of any March 2018 release must be delivered to the ECPA offices by March 31, 2018.
  • The Entry Form requires title, author, ISBN, and publication date (month and year).
  • Make sure each title complies with the certification called for in the Official Rules.
  • Please do not abbreviate. The exact format in which the title and author is submitted will be the format used in all publicity regarding The Christy Award™ finalists and winners.
  • Finalist publishers will be asked to digitally submit their company logo and finalist book cover for promotions and recognition.

 

Entry Fees and Payment Process 

  • All publishers meeting the criteria in the Official Rules are eligible to submit titles.
  • Entry fee for each submission is $175.
  • Payment will be required after you have completed your submissions.  You will be contacted by ECPA with entry confirmation and payment instructions.

 

Shipping Books

Immediately following submission of your titles, please ship ONE COPY of each to the ECPA offices at:
ECPA / The Christy Award™
5801 S. McClintock Dr., Suite 104
Tempe, AZ 85283

 

**NOTE ON ADDITIONAL COPIES FOR JUDGES** 

Our program distributor, Spring Arbor, has agreed to drop ship copies of each entry to program judges.  You will not need to send copies to them as they keep them in stock.  You will be invoiced separately by the distributor for these review copies. Special arrangements will be made for those not involved with Spring Arbor's distribution.

 

Questions?  Contact TheChristyAward@ecpa.org

 

 

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