The 2023 Self Ink It Awards is open to self-published Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC)
authors and Illustrators.
How to enter the Self Ink It awards
All books must be postmarked by January 31, 2023
Select the category or categories that best fits your book
Select the category or categories that best fit your book and or the marketing strategies. You may enter your book into two categories.
Complete the online submission process
You can submit your book by following the online guidelines below.
ONLINE SUBMISSION PROCESS
The quick and most efficient way to enter the 2023 Self Ink It Awards is by completing the online submission form and paying online with a credit card through PayPal.
There are three simple steps to complete your online entry:
1. Fill out and submit the Online Entry Form
2. Pay the submission fee(s) through PayPal
Credit cards are accepted via the PayPal checkout system. Please note that if you pay by credit card, the charge on your credit card statement will show up as SABWIG Enterprise *****2023 SUBMISSION IS FREE
3. Send your books
By Mail Or Courier
Send a copy of the "Confirmation of Payment" email, which will include your entry's title and author(s), together with one copy of your book by no later than January 31, 2023, to:
C/O SIIA - Book
P.O. Box 5822
Capitol Heights, MD 20791
When uploading your book, it must be one file that includes the cover, uploaded in PDF format only - no other electronic formats are being accepted at this. Please make sure that your submission is not password protected. Only upload one file per book entry - subsequent uploads will replace previous uploads.
Book Series category
To enter the book series category, you must have published a minimum of 3 books in the series. At least one book in the series must have been published within the current awards year(s). A complete set of the series will need to be sent in accordance with our entry guidelines.
When uploading your electronic version for the book series category follows the same procedure as above for uploading your book electronically and physical copy by mail.
Payment (2023 submission is now free)
The 2023 submission fee is $25 per book and $10 for additional categories. If only entering illustrations cover fee is $20 per submission.
The quickest and most efficient way to pay the submission fee is directly online using a credit card via PayPal. After completing the submission form to the awards program, you will be prompted to pay for your entries individually or all at once.