Welcome to Nautilus Book Awards
The 2019 Season of Nautilus Book Awards will OPEN for Entries on Saturday, Sept. 21!
We will welcome entry packages with postmark date between Sept 21, 2019 through Feb. 7, 2020.
- Books that were published in either 2019 or 2018 are eligible to be entered in this program cycle.
For those of you who are new to Nautilus, we extend a heartfelt welcome and hope that you enjoy exploring this website. You may have a potential Nautilus Award Winner!
On the Categories page, you can view the current list of Book Categories for our Awards season. There are 35 general categories (several with A and B segments, which are described). The full list includes eight (8) categories of books for Children, Mid-Grade Teens, and Young Adults. The younger readers are our special joy — we sincerely hope that those of you who write for any readers between ages 2 through 18 will consider sending an Entry in this new season!
The specific steps for sending an entry to Nautilus are described on the Guidelines for Entering page.
We generally send monthly updates to all persons on our (free) mail list, with information about the review process and selection of Award Winners.
Effective NOW, when you send an Entry Form to participate in the Nautilus program, our staff will add your Name and E-address as (free) subscriber to the Nautilus Book Awards mail list. You will receive periodic updates on the Season's review process, as well as Feature Focus posts with excerpts from several of our recent Award Winners. There is also the option to click the green button “JOIN” (below) to join the mail-list, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
If you are interested in background of how the Nautilus Book Awards program began, take a look at The Nautilus 20-Year Story page.
To learn more about books that have become Nautilus Winners: The 2018 Award Winners and 2017 Award Winners are now posted, under the "Nautilus Winners" tab: Bookcover images of all the Winners appear on the pages 2018 Grand/Gold Winners, 2018 Silver Winners; and 2017 Grand/Gold Winners, and 2017 Silver Winners. The books are shown by genre (in alpha-order). This is a good place to explore if you are considering sending an Entry to the Nautilus program. At top of each of the webpages of Winners, there is a link to the full 2018 Winners List (pdf), our most recent season. You can peruse all the 2018 Winners in the genre(s) that most closely match your own book. We hope you will feel encouraged that your book can stand in good company with these recent Award Winners!
Thank you to each and every Author or Publisher who chooses to send an entry for this special program. Most of all, thank you for contributing Better Books for a Better World!
With warm wishes for the future promotion of your creative projects,
~ In love of reading, Mary Belknap, PhD, Nautilus Director
On behalf of the Nautilus Reviewers, Judges Team, Staff, and Volunteers.
Our core mission is to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change & social justice, and spiritual growth.
The Nautilus Awards represent Better Books for a Better World
During the past 20 years, this unique book award program has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, recognizes, honors, celebrates and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities, and global citizens.
Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus Awards program encourages its winners in getting wider recognition, exhibiting opportunities, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.
We look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, green values & sustainability, high-level wellness, responsible leadership and positive social change & social justice, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.
PAST NAUTILUS WINNING AUTHORS
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Daniel James Brown
Frances Moore Lappe’
Eben Alexander, M.D.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Paul Rogat Loeb, PhD
Michael B. Beckwith
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Liz Mitten Ryan
Andrew Weil, M.D.
John Francis, Ph.D.
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
David Simon, M.D.
Gary E Schwartz, PhD
Ariel & Shya Kane
and more . . .
Entry Guidelines (Summary)
The new Nautilus Season will be open for Entries Postmarked from Sept. 21, 2019 through Feb. 7, 2020.
Award Winning Books from the 2019 Season will be announced in April 2020!
Your entry is complete when three components are received by the Nautilus office: 1) The necessary number of Books, 2) the completed 2019 Entry Form (a copy inserted in each Book), and 3) the Entry Payment.
Entry packages postmarked from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, 2019 benefit from Early Bird Entry Fees.
Entries postmarked Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019 will have Regular Entry Fees.
Entries postmarked January 1 through February 8, 2020 will have Final Entry Fees. Our Season closes for postmarked packages on February 9.
See the webpage Entry Guidelines for more detail.