We are proud to celebrate the full list (pdf) of the past season's Nautilus Award Winners HERE

Between September 2017 and February 2018, we received hundreds of entries during the recent season of Nautilus Book Awards. For two decades, our purpose has been to recognize and celebrate books that support spiritual growth, high-level wellness, green values & sustainability, and positive social change.

Our New Season

The new Nautilus Season launched on Friday, September 21, 2018.  The updated Entry Guidelines are now posted.  Entries will be accepted at the Early Bird Fees until October 31, 2018. See the Entry Guidelines for details.

We hope that your book will be part of the celebration of Better Books for a Better World!


Please use the following e-address for all Nautilus-related correspondence. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mary Belknap, Director


Mary Belknap, PhD, serves as Nautilus Director and coordinator of the Readers and Judges Group. Mary is an educational psychologist, published author,
health educator, and devoted book lover!

Marilyn McGuire, our founder, continues as a consultant to the Nautilus program, and has trained many members of the Readers and Judges Group to review the submitted books in the well-developed and thorough Nautilus Awards process.

We are grateful to all the reviewers, judges, staff, advisors, volunteers, and other professionals who are involved with the program.

To our Authors and Publishers – We are deeply grateful for your support over the years – and we look forward with joy to the arrival of new entries in the 2018 Nautilus Season.

YOU may have a Nautilus Winner!



Please check out information HERE.



Several of our new Award-Winning Authors have asked about brief messages describing Nautilus for social media. Here are a couple of suggestions that may be helpful for this purpose! You are welcome to use any part of these messages.

For two decades, Nautilus Book Awards has recognized books that transcend barriers of culture, gender, race, and class, and promote conscious living & green values, spiritual growth, wellness & vitality, and positive social change. Last year, Nautilus received entries from 36 States of USA, and from 12 other nations. Dedicated to excellence and high standards of both message and presentation, the Nautilus program celebrates books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities and global citizens.

Nautilus Book Awards is held in particular high-regard for recognizing and promoting outstanding print books in several dozen genres that nurture positive change to co-create a Better World.

Nautilus is one of the few significant Book Award programs that welcomes entries from the full range of the print-publishing spectrum: Author Self-Published, Self-Published-Hybrid, from Small Press (2 to 10 books annual & from multiple authors), and from Large Publishers. All the books selected as Winners are potent seeds for the growth, coherence, and healing of our culture and world.

The Nautilus Mission is to recognize and celebrate a wide subject-range of Better Books for a Better World.

Thank you for supporting and sharing on social media about Nautilus!

Stay in Touch

Please direct inquiries to Mary Belknap, Director


Entry Guidelines

For the upcoming 2018 Season: Entry packages postmarked from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, 2018 will benefit from Early Bird Entry Fees.

Entries postmarked Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018 will have Regular Entry Fees.

Entries postmarked from Jan. 2 through Feb. 8, 2019 will need to pay Final Entry Fees.

See our Entry Guidelines page for details.