League of Utah Writers

2019 Published Book Contest Submission Guidelines



To be eligible for this contest, you must be a member of the League of Utah Writers, and your book must be published in 2018 or 2019. Books that have previously won a Diamond Quill, Gold Quill, or Silver Quill from LUW are not eligible. Hard copy books and e-books are both eligible, as are traditionally published and self-published books. 



The 2019 published book categories are Novel, Youth Fiction (YA, MG, chapter books and picture books), Nonfiction Book, and Collection (Anthologies and Chapbooks). Categories may be combined if there are insufficient entries. A book may only be entered in one category, but you may submit multiple books in any category. Each category will be awarded Gold and Silver Quill awards, and the Diamond Quill award recognizes the highest score among all entries. The categories may also include Recommended Read awards.


*An author only needs to have a piece in an anthology or chapbook to enter the collection. If multiple authors are in the same anthology or chapbook, they can submit a joint entry.


As in past years, each category will be judged by an experienced writing professional outside of the League of Utah Writers, and the judge's feedback will be returned to contest entrants. Judges' decisions are final. 



Submissions will be accepted by postal mail and electronically. If submitting by postal mail, send a copy of the book. Hard copies cannot be returned; they will be donated to libraries, book drives, or similar entities. If submitting electronically, you must email an Acrobat file (.pdf ) or MS-Word document that is .doc and NOT .docx. Judges agree to delete the file as soon as judging is complete.


Entries will be accepted from February 5th to March 25, 2019, and winners will be announced at the League of Utah Writers Quills Conference (August 2019). 


The fee is $35 per entry.


Email any questions about the contest to: LUWpub@gmail.com 


Submission Procedure: 

• If your submission is electronic, email it to LUWpub@gmail.com as a PDF or .doc Submissions in print need to be send to the address below.

• Fill out the Contest Entry Form and mail or email it. 

• Pay submission fees online through the League’s website or send them to: 


The League of Utah Writers 

P.O. BOX 6772 

North Logan, UT 84341