Format rules:

  • Books must have published date between January 1st, 2018 and January 31st, 2019.
  • Books may be self published, or traditionally published.
  • Books must be currently available for sale, or in pre-order status.
  • Submitters must provide three (3) copies of the book. Copies will not be returned.
  • Attendance at the festival is NOT required for submission.
  • Books may be submitted by individuals, or publishing organizations. Completion of your submission is on the pretext that the submitting person or entity has the right to submit the title(s) for consideration. It is the responsibility of the submitter to secure said rights.

Submission Process:

For attendees that purchase a Full Conference Pass, the pass allows them to enter ONE title for an award at no cost.

  • For Author Attending Festival (Full Conference Pass Only)
    • Pack Books
    • Cover sheet with your name as you registered for the festival
    • Submission Deadline is March 15, 2019
    • If you are submitting one title, DO NOT enclose any money. If you would like to submit more than one title, for each title AFTER the first, follow the directions below. However, your registration must be submitted in good order before we will process your entry.


  • For Authors NOT Attending Festival, or Authors attending with a Friday, Saturday or Sunday Pass. (or FCP Authors submitting additional books beyond the first)
    • Complete the above
    • Include entry fee of $40 per additional title for consideration.
    • Fees must be paid before books will be considered.
    • Submission Deadline is March 15, 2019


  • Mail To:

2019 CDL Awards
℅ Anthology, Inc.
PO Box 4411
Mesa, AZ 85211-4411