Welcome to Nautilus Book Awards

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.

The specific steps for sending an entry to Nautilus are described on the Entry Guidelines page.


If you are interested in a detailed background of how the Nautilus Book Awards program began, take a look at page: Nautilus Benefits / The Nautilus 20-Year Story.

Thank you to each and every Author or Publisher who chooses to send an entry for our program.  Most of all, thank you for bringing your attention to books that help us co-create our future with our planet, one another, and ourselves.

With warm wishes for the development and promotion of your creative projects,
~ In love of reading,
Melissa(Mel) Granchi LMFT, DMin, Nautilus Director

On behalf of the Nautilus Reviewers Team, Staff, and Consultants

 Our 2024 Season opens September 1, 2023 - February 1st, 2024

2024 Season Online Entry Form (here)



THE 2024 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNERS will be announced in April, 2024!  

For general questions please email: office@nautilusbookawards.com.

Please call our office at: 916-743-6556





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Nautilus Mission

Our core mission is to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living & green values, wellness, social change & social justice, and spiritual growth.


The Nautilus Awards represent Better Books for a Better World

During the past 23 years, our book awards program has continued to grow within the author and publishing community around the world as it recognizes, honors, celebrates and promotes books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, families, communities, and global citizens.

Nautilus Book Awards is dedicated to its winners obtaining wider recognition, exhibiting opportunities, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.

We look for literary contributions in spiritual growth, green values & sustainability, wellness, and social change & social justice. We welcome your endeavors in the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.