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Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest


Thursday, June 1, 2023


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Entry Fees

Published Books: $30 members, $35 nonmembers Unpublished: fee varies; see website contest page:


$300 Grand Prize Three $150 First Prizes Three $75 Second Prizes Three $50 Third Prizes Three $25 Fourth Prizes Eight Best of Category Awards


For the past four decades, the Arizona Authors Association Annual Literary Contest has presented awards for outstanding books, short stories, and poetry. 501c3 Nonprofit, established 1978.

Published Fiction, Published Nonfiction, Published Juvenile/Young Adult, Published Children’s Picture Books, Published Oldie but Goldie, Unpublished Poems, Unpublished Short Story/Essay/Narrative, Unpublished Novel/Novella

The “Oldie But Goldie” category accepts any books self-published within the past 50 years (must not have won the Arizona Authors contest previously). A perfect way to dust off those old self-published works and finally earn recognition!

Contact Information

Contact Jane, Toby or Kathleen at: [email protected]


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