Have You Written and Self-Published a Novel?

Catherine Royalty, Principal Librarian, Collections,
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Have you written and self-published a novel? Get the recognition you deserve for writing a great book. Los Angeles Public Library is participating in The California Author Project, a statewide contest that seeks to find the best self-published adult or young adult fiction book written by a California resident.

Winners in each category will receive $500 as well as:

    Inclusion in
  • Inclusion in a full page spread in Library Journal, one of America’s oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news
  • Honors at the 2021 Indie Author Day reception
  • The opportunity to promote your book at California public libraries

We are excited to promote this opportunity to the local author community. Submissions are open through May 31, 2021, and a panel of California librarians will judge the work.