Format rules:

  • Books must have published date between March 1st, 2017 and April 21st, 2018.
  • 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
    • State the category you intend to submit to from the list below.
    • Submission Deadline is December 31st, 2017
    • 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.
  • For Authors NOT Attending Festival with a Full Conference Pass (or attending Authors submitting additional books beyond the first)
    • Complete the above
    • Include entry fee of $40 per additional title for consideration. Check can be made out to Anthology, Inc., or Paypal can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ensure if sending paypal, that we are unable to identify the name of the submitter easily.
    • Fees must be paid before books will be considered.
    • Submission Deadline is December 31st, 2017
  • Mail To:


2017 CDL Awards
℅ Brick Cave Media
PO Box 4411
Mesa, AZ 85211-4411

 Pre-Pay for your Submission using Paypal: