For Published Books
The Quills Awards are open to League of Utah Writers members who have published a book in the past year
February 1 - March 31, 2021 11:59pm MST
Winners announced at the Quills Conference Awards Ceremony
August 14, 2021
$35 per entry
Rules and Guidelines
Must be a member of the League of Utah Writers
Publishing Date of submitted work must be in 2020 or 2021 before the submission deadline. For traditionally published works, if an ARC is available prior to the submission deadline with a release date before July 31, 2021, the work is eligible.
All forms of publication are welcome - indie, traditional, and anything else, such as web comics, etc, as long as it's in its final form and available to audiences.
Previous winning works are ineligible to be entered again.
All Adult Fiction
Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Children's
Poetry or Prose
Gold Quill and Silver Quill awards are given in each category.
The Diamond Quill Award is given to the highest score among all entries.
Categories may also include Recommended Read awards in the event of close scores.
Note: Categories may be combined if there are insufficient entries
Restrictions and Judging
A book may only be entered into one category.
Multiple entries are accepted from a single author, but each book can only be entered once.
An author only needs to have a piece in an anthology or chapbook to enter the entire collection.
(If multiple authors, a joint entry is possible)
Judges are anonymous industry professionals from outside the League (usually other authors, occasionally professional bloggers, English professors, or agent/editor interns.)
Judges will know the author's name since it is impossible to redact names or other identifying information.
Entries can only be accepted electronically
Formats Accepted: PDF, MS-Word
File will be deleted at the conclusion of judging
All entries must be submitted using the form below