2024 Season Entry Form (Here)


General Information

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

We welcome those of you who are both returning and new to Nautilus. We're happy you are here!

We are accepting eBooks (PDFs) in our 2024 season- criteria below.

General criteria for eligible Nautilus Entries :

  • Published book (Self-Published, Hybrid and Small and Large presses--see below for definitions), in English, with an ISBN
  • Publication date &/or Copyright during 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 shown on or near Title page of book (we've extended publication for this season to books published in 2020 due to the pandemic).
  • High-quality writing.
  • Your book articulates a message related to the category selected.
  • Published version of your book title only. "Advance Reader or Sample Copies" are not accepted even in a PDF.
  • Expresses one or more of the four Nautilus values, described below under Nautilus Mission.
  • Book is not a prior entry to the Nautilus program (contact us if special accommodation is needed).

** Please note individual feedback regarding your submission is not possible at this time.

The Four Nautilus Values

To recognize, promote, and celebrate books that support any of our Four Pillars:

conscious & restorative earth practices; wellness/love/beauty; spiritual growth; and social change & social justice.

These four aspects of the Nautilus Mission are an integral part of the assessment that each Reviewer Team uses in recommending the Finalists in their category, and that the Final Review Team then references to select extraordinary books as Award Winners in each category.  A book does not need to express all four qualities of the Mission in order to be selected as an Award Winner.  However, books that are infused with two or more of the qualities will generally earn a higher rating.

Our Reviewers are dedicated to their task of recognizing books that radiate the wisdom of  care, hope, collaboration, and creativity. Our books generally bring more love into the world. We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate the authors who share these values with their readers!

To see an overview of books from past years that have been recognized with a Nautilus Award, go to the Nautilus Winners webpages and Winners Archive.

During each Season, we accept Entries in 35+ genre Categories.

We accept entries in 35 subject categories (a few with A and B segments, and Special Focused Topics see Categories webpage), and 8 of those categories are for Children, Mid-Grade Teens and Young Adults.

We accept Entries from Self-publishers, Small Presses (2- 10 Titles annual, and from multiple authors), Hybrid-publishers, and traditional Larger publishers (more than 10 books annually) in the English language.

Each year the Nautilus Book Awards presents honorary awards that we acknowledge and recognize in a variety of categories depending on the books submitted in the season.

Please note: A book cannot be entered for these Special Honors.  All qualified, paid submissions become candidates for the "Best of and/or Special Focused Topics..." awards.

Instructions for Entry

We will have an online Submission Process that is similar to last year whereby each Entrant completes their registration online and submits payment via credit card. After your submission is complete, a link will be provided to download a PDF of your published book.

**Please note that a physical copy is needed in addition to a PDF for categories: 09; 21; 30 A&B; and 31 A&B.

Our entry fee is $95 for Early Entry (September 1st - November 30th) and $130 for Regular Entry (December 1st- February 1st -season closing date).  There is a $50 fee for each additional category (up to 4 total category entries). Please note that all payments are made with Credit/Debit Cards via PayPal.

There are 4 Simple steps that the online process will guide your through:

1. Your Book Details                         3. Upload your PDFs
2. Send Your Books                           4. Entry Fee and Payment

Accepting eBooks and using an online submission format has allowed us to reduce the price again this coming 2024 Season (Sep 1, 2023- Feb 1, 2024). We're hopeful this choice will be helpful to Entrants, reviewers, postal carriers, trees, and Nautilus Staff alike.

We thank you for considering Nautilus Book Awards for your treasured books!

Please click the link below to enter in our 2024 Season.

2024 Season Entry Form (Here)