Wordsmith Magazine's Best Book Award

Wordsmith Magazine's BEST BOOK AWARD Contest aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding literary works by talented authors in the following genres - Fiction, Memoir,  Children's Literature, and Poetry.

The 2024 WSM Best Book Award Contest is now open for Submissions!

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Wordsmith Magazine’s BEST BOOK AWARD contest is an annual celebration of literary excellence. Our aim is to uncover and promote exceptional books across the following genres – Fiction, Memoir,  Children’s Literature, and Poetry.

We accept submissions from all over the world, but the books must be written in English.


Early Bird Deadline: January 2nd, 2024
Final Deadline: September 2nd, 2024, 12:00 AM (UTC)
Finalists Announcement: November 15th, 2024
Winners Announcement: December 31st, 2024


Contest entries should have copyright protection and are only accepted in eBook formats:

$60 per category on or before January 2, 2024.
$65 per category after January 2, 2024.

Contest Guidelines:

The WSM Best Book Award aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding literary works by talented authors. This contest is open to all writers who have published a book within the specified timeframe and meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.


1. The book must be published and copyrighted
2. The book must be written in English.
3. Self-published and traditionally published books are both eligible.
4. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each book requires a separate entry fee.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Submissions will only be accepted online through our official website.

Fill out the submission form, providing the following details:

  • Author’s name
  • Book title
  • Publication date
  • Book genre
  • Contact information
  • A brief author bio
  • A short book summary (not to exceed 200 words)
  • Upload a high-resolution book cover image.
  • Upload the first three chapters of the book in PDF format.
  • Payment of the submission fee of $65 is required for each entry.

Submission Deadline:

The deadline for submissions is September 2nd, 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Criteria for Judging:

Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Writing quality
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Engagement
  • Overall impact


1. The winning author will receive:

  • The prestigious WSM Best Book Award trophy.
  • A cash prize of $2,000.
  • Promotion of the winning book on our website and social media channels.


2. Finalists will receive certificates of recognition and promotion of their books on our platform.

Announcement of Winners:

Winners will be announced on December 31st, 2024 on our website and social media channels.

Rights and Permissions:

Authors retain all rights to their submitted works. By entering the contest, authors grant permission for the contest organizers to promote their book on the WSM website and associated platforms.

Entry Fee:

The entry fee for each book submission is $65 per category. Payment can be made securely through our website.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please email us at contest@wordsmithus.com or use the contact form found in our website.


The WSM Best Book Award reserves the right to disqualify any submission that does not meet the specified guidelines or eligibility criteria.

By submitting your work to the WSM Best Book Award, you agree to abide by these guidelines and rules.