SPR Awards 2016 Open For Submissions!


It’s time for our international book awards to kick off again! This year the prizes have got bigger and better with the first prize giving you over $2000 of book promotion, so we hope to see some strong competition! In its third year, the SPR Awards has been an exciting and diverse competition, with exposure for authors to thousands of readers and a real chance to gain some kudos for all your hard work!

This year we are awarding one overall prize and opening up to any genre of book. All entrants will get a permanent link to their book on SPR, and the entrants’ list will be displayed on December 10, 2016 onwards for one year to our 188,000 website views. All entrants will get a link on our site to their book page for one year, worth $29 in advertising.


Early Bird/NaNoWriMo Discount


Pay before 30th September – submit after you finish NaNoWriMo! We’re giving you 20% off the $25 reading fee if you enter before 30th September. When you finish your book after NaNoWriMo, pop it in our Dropbox and submit before the deadline of December 10, 2016! (NOW CLOSED)

SPR Awards Winner 2015 Ashley Carlson
SPR Awards Winner 2015 Ashley Carlson for her YA steampunk novel  “The Charismatics”

FIRST PRIZE – Over $2000 worth of promotion and sales for your book


RUNNER UP – Over $500 worth of promotion and sales for your book


2014 Rosette
2014 Rosette

COMMENDED – Over $150 worth of promotion and sales for your book

RULES – Please read carefully!

  1. There is a non-refundable reading fee of $25 for entry. You will get an advertising link worth $29 from Dec 10, 2016.
  2. This year we are accepting all books for review including non-fiction and kid’s books, and novellas.
  3. Your book must be self-published or on an independent publishing house.
  4. Your book must be on sale in ebook or paperback format on Amazonwe will not accept audiobooks.
  5. Your book will be required in Word, PDF, or eBook format. We will not accept mailed hardcopies. The file used to create your hardcopy is fine.
  6. Books will be judged on the story, design, and editing.
  7. You must upload two files: your Word/PDF file, or eBook file, and the cover art in any format to our competition Dropbox on payment of the reading fee. Any other files will be discarded.
  8. We will not accept emailed entries. You must only use the secure Dropbox link provided on payment. This will prevent anyone except the judges from seeing your book.
  9. You can live anywhere in the world, and be any age or gender.
  10. You must be the author. We welcome applications from joint authors.
  11. Any entries that do not meet the rules will not be refunded and will be disqualified.
  12. Any entries paid without a submission will be asked to submit via an email with a link to the Dropbox.
  13. Any entries made without a payment will be discarded
  14. A list of winners will be announced on December 15, 2016, 12 noon PST, on this page here, for one year.
  15. Entrants will be listed on the Entrants’ page, on this page here, for one year.
  16. Only the three winners will be notified by email. Please check the Winners Page if you do not hear anything.
  17. All materials will be deleted from our Dropbox after the winners are announced.
  18. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions listed in the pages linked in the prizes section
  19. If you win first prize and do not have an eBook, we will instead run the Paperback Promo Package
  20. If the competition is cancelled for any reason your reading fee will be refunded within 90 days.

Questions? Email Cate at editor@selfpublishingreview.com

Past Winners

2014    2015