The 5th 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 2018 or future copyright. Enter today, a large part of every entry goes directly to the Home of the Innocents to help those families that need it most, in honor of Maxy (read her full story here). Awards for nine categories and one "Book of the Year" will be announced each year on Maxy's birthday, May 2nd.



Early Entry - Deadline: December 31, 2019 ($65 for one category, receive 25% off for multiple categories using promo code: MORETHAN1)

Final Call - Deadline: January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020 ($75 for one category, receive 25% off for multiple categories using promo code: MORETHAN1)



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 = Worth appx. $1,000)

  • 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 in the author's name or a gift card for the winning author.

  • A large part of all the proceeds goes to the Home of the Innocents, supporting a wonderful cause and helping families that need it most.

  • Our donation will be matched by Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA), doubling the charity.

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

  • Submit unpublished manuscripts for consideration to increase your book’s chances of future publishing offers.

  • 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.