the 4TH Annual Maxy Awards accepting entries now! (enter your book today)

The Maxy Awards are dedicated to awarding only excellence for indie and self-published authors. They are unique in that all entrants may submit their book digitally, as a manuscript or published eBook; therefore, the award can be issued prior to an author's publication. Authors are invited to enter our next competition for qualifying books with a 2017 or future copyright. Enter today, a large part of every entry goes directly to Maxy's House and beneficial scholarships for those who need it most. Awards for eight categories and one "Book of the Year" will be announced each year on Maxy's birthday, May 2nd. 


Early Entry - Deadline: December 31, 2018 ($65 for one category, receive 25% off for multiple categories using promo code: MORETHAN1

Final Call - Deadline: January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019 ($75 for one category, receive 25% off for multiple categories using promo code: MORETHAN1

Benefits of Submitting Your Title

One winner and runner-up are determined in each category, gaining recognition and prestige for both authors or publishers. There will also be an award for one "Book of the Year." (Grand prize = $500.00)

  • Winners and runners-up titles will be sent an official Maxy Awards ink-blot image for cover placement.

  • Winners receive a bonus award to be determined each year, last year's award was an donation to Maxy's House in the author's name or a gift card for the winning author.

  • A large part of all the proceeds goes to Maxy's House, supporting a wonderful cause, where scholarships will be awarded.

  • Submit electronically, no need to pay for printing or shipping.

  • Entries prior to publication are welcome, submit an edited final manuscript (as a PDF), and if you win, you'll be able to add a Maxy Awards' seal to your book cover.

  • Announcements of winners to public libraries, booksellers, and media through social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and more.


The official Maxy Awards seals, awarded in gold to all winners, and silver to all runners-up for each of our eight categories are featured below.
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