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 during our upcoming season that will launch on Tues., September 21, 2021.
The specific steps for sending an entry to Nautilus are described on the Entry Guidelines page.
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. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Special Podcast about unique aspects of the Nautilus program
One of our senior staff members, Sandora, was recently interviewed by the producers of nuWriters. That interview is available as a 20-min podcast. Thank you to Annie and Stacy, hosts of nuWriters Podcast for this promotional opportunity! You can listen to the interview at this LINK.
If you are interested in background of how the Nautilus Book Awards program began, take a look at page: Nautilus Benefits / The Nautilus 20-Year Story.
To learn more about books that have become Nautilus Winners in recent years: The 2020 Award Winners, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Award Winners are posted, under the "Nautilus Winners" tab: Bookcover images of all the Winners appear on sets of two pages for each year: 2018 Grand/Gold Winners, and 2018 Silver Winners; and 2017 Grand/Gold Winners, and 2017 Silver Winners.
The books are shown by genre (in alpha-order). 1) This is a good place to explore if you are considering sending an Entry to the Nautilus program. At top of the Gold and Silver Winner pages, we provide a link to the full Winners List for the most recent year (pdf). You can peruse all the Winners in the genre(s) that most closely match your own book. 2) You may also choose to explore genres that fit your book, by looking at the Categories tab, and reading the detailed descriptions. 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 bringing your attention and vitality to Better Books for a Better World! That is how we will all together co-create the wise and healing energies for a better future.
With warm wishes for the development and promotion of your creative projects,
~ In love of reading,
Mary Belknap PhD, Nautilus Director
On behalf of the Nautilus Reviewers Team, Judges Panel, and Staff
ANNOUNCING NEW NAUTILUS SEASON: Sept. 21, 2021- Feb. 11, 2022
The next Season of Nautilus Book Awards will open for Entries on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. We will welcome Entries through February 11, 2022. During the Season, each team of Reviewers will focus on specific categories of Entries. See our "Categories" tab for descriptions of each Category in the Nautilus program.
We were delighted by the outpouring of passion, commitment, and excellent writing from the entry submissions in our recent Season, and look forward to reviewing the new 2021 harvest of books in our 35 different categories. Books published in 2021 or 2020 are eligible to be submitted in the new Season.
We are deeply humbled and honored to witness the Nautilus Mission ~ to spotlight Better Books for a Better World ~ continue to expand in both submissions and presence, globally. The spark is indeed propagating each year, creating powerful ripples that join and amplify the unitary pulse of our world through books.
A heartful THANKS to all Authors who send entries in our new 2021-22 season: We are grateful for your submissions and for your important contribution to the world of books. Each entry we receive adds to the PULSE that we are co-creating toward the Wholeness that seeks to be born through all of us. Please continue your commitment to creative and literary work. We need everyone's efforts to help us move forward together through this time of regeneration and transformation.
Looking ahead: Join our mail list to keep an eye out for email announcements, as well as receive our Feature Focus Posts.
Thank you for all you contribute to Better Books for a Better World!
You will find a full listing (PDF) of the 2020 Award Winners posted at Nautilus Winners page. All award-winning Authors in the Nautilus program are invited to design their specific promotional messages to include a Link to the Winners page of our website, and then readers can scroll to the appropriate Category (genre) of Winners.
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 22 years, this unique book awards 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, families, 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.
(sample) 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 . . . (see Gratitude webpage)
Entry Guidelines (Summary)
The upcoming Nautilus Season will be open for Entries Postmarked from Sept. 21, 2021 through Feb. 11, 2022.
Award Winning Books from the new Season will be announced in April 2022!
Your entry is complete when three components are received by the Nautilus office: 1) The necessary number of Books, 2) the completed 2021 Entry Form (a copy inserted in each Book), and 3) the Entry Fee Payment.
Entry packages postmarked from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, 2021 will benefit from Early Bird Entry Fees.
Entries postmarked Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021 need Regular Entry Fees.
Entries postmarked January 1 through February 11, 2022 will need to pay Final Entry Fees.
See our webpage Entry Guidelines for more detail.