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  The Nautilus 20th Season is now open for Entries,
from September 21, 2017 through Feb. 10, 2018.
These dates refer to Postmark date of books package.

Award Winners will be announced in May 2018.

The eligibility criteria for Nautilus Entries this season are: 
* Print book, in English, with ISBN number
* Publication date in 2016 or 2017

* High-quality writing

* Published version, no "Advance Reader copy"

* Articulate & relevant message for the Category selected


The Nautilus Mission continues in our 20th year –
to recognize, promote, and celebrate books that support
conscious living & green values, high-level wellness,
spiritual growth, and positive social change. 

When your Entry package is postmarked 
  from Sept 21– through October 31, 2017, the
  Early Entry Fees apply (see below).
All Entry Fees will increase by $10 on November 1.

Special Announcement for Authors/Publishers of
Children's books, Middle-Grades, and Young Adult books:

Your entry fee is reduced for the 2017 season,
in celebration of Nautilus' 20 years!
Whichever Category for Young Readers your book is written for,
the Entry Fee will be the same as a "2nd Category fee":

 Sept- Oct 2017      $125
    Nov- Dec 2017      $135  
        Jan- Feb 2018       $145

(See below for link to 2017 Entry Form)  


(Entry Form, Payment Options)



How Many Copies

How to Send

Shipping Address

We invite you to submit your most noteworthy books to  the 20th Annual Nautilus Book Awards - a unique awards program that recognizes and celebrates books that promote one or more of the Nautilus Core Values: spiritual growth, conscious living & sustainability, health & wellness, and positive social change

For this season, the Entries need to have been published during 2016 or 2017 (between Jan 2016 through Dec 2017).

Gold, Silver, and Grand Prize selections are made on basis of literary merit, embodiment of one or more of the Nautilus Core Values (above), expression of growing-edge issues in the selected Category, and unique presentation of new perspectives in the field. 

We welcome entries from the USA and from all other countries, as well as entries from across the publishing spectrum: 
Self-Published, Small Press, and Large Publisher.

A Cash Prize of $2,500 may be given to one Grand Prize Award Winner selected from the Gold Winners in all Core Categories. 

All print books entered in any category of the Nautilus Awards by small presses or that are self-published will be eligible as a contender for our Honorary Best of Small Press and Honorary Best of Self-Published awards. 


 Opening and Closing Dates:

Opening Date:  September 21, 2017             Closing Date: February 10, 2018

  * All dates below are by postmark date of postal service or courier service:  
       Sept 21-- Oct 31, 2017 Tues.       Early Entry Fee

       Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2017 Sun.          Regular Entry Fee  ($10 increase per
                                                                 Category in which the Title is entered)

       Jan. 1 – Feb 10, 2018 Sat.           Final Entry Fee ($10 increase per
                                                                 Category in which the Title is entered) 

  Early Entry Fees are now in effect, Sept 21 -- Oct 31, 2017.

         Postmark of package:     Sept/Oct              Nov/Dec             Jan/Feb 2018
                                                   Early Entry        Regular Entry        Final Entry

Book entry in one category   $165               $175                 $185 

+ entry fee for 2nd category    125                 135                   145
 or any Children's /YA book     125                 135                   145 

 See below for three payment options


The 2017-18 Nautilus Book Awards is now accepting entries in 33 subject categories, with 4 of those categories for Children, Teens and Young Adults (in both Fiction & Non-Fiction sections).
  *   Print book, in English, with ISBN number 
  *    copyrighted or published during 2016 or 2017

  *    published version needs to be submitted.  No "Advance Reader copy" book is acceptable as submitted entry. 

We accept Entries from traditional large publishers, small presses, self-publishers, and self-publisher hybrids.

Each year the Nautilus Book Awards has an honorary category to acknowledge and recognize
  *  Best in Small Press, and
  *  Best Self-Published book.

Our judges consider a Small Press title to be any book that qualifies for entry in the Nautilus Awards and is from a publisher who produces 2 to 10 books annually, and those books are from multiple authors.

All qualified, paid submissions from a Small Press or Self-Publisher become candidates for these awards. It cannot be entered otherwise.

Note: An Entry Form must be filled out for each copy of each book and inserted (not taped) inside the front cover.  You will need to make multiple copies of the Entry Form so you can put a copy in each physical book.  The Entry Form can be folded to fit inside a smaller book.
See the "2017 Entry Form" (BELOW) for detailed instructions.

Your registration is not complete until your payment is received, and the Books (with Entry Forms) are postmarked by the due-date for that Entry Fee period. 

 Registration (Entry Form, Payment Options):

        CLICK link below for the Entry Form – then print the Form,
           fill it out (complete an Entry Form for each Category), and then make
           copies (a copy for each physical book mailed). 

Entry form HERE   
1.  CHECK:  Enclose your Check with the books-package and Entry forms. A single check, payable to "Nautilus Book Awards", may be written to cover all categories entered.
          2.  PAYPAL: via PayPal system (by credit card or PayPal account),
                see boxes below with links to Nautilus PayPal account.

          3.  PAYMENTECH direct (Chase Bank): contact Mary Belknap to arrange
           this option:  You will provide credit
           card information by phone.

             Note: If you select option 2 or 3 - you will need to ship your Books and Entry Forms 
            separately from the payment.  

               PayPal links (below) are Live: Please type the
     "Author & Title" names in the box before you click Add to Cart!

Pay Online: first Category
Pay Online: additional Categories
Early Entry Fee
  Sept 21- Oct 31, 2017
Fee for one category
         $165 per title
 For same title in a second or
 third category - see next box
Author, BookTitle

Early Entry Fee
  Sept 21- Oct 31, 2017
plus Fee for each

>    additional (2nd) category
for the same Title

   $125 per title
 > or Book entered in a Children's /Teens /YA category. 

Author, BookTitle

Note 1:  You need to pay the Fee for a first Category (left-box above) before a book is eligible for the lower fee of an Additional Category. 
The $125 Early Entry Fee for 2nd Category is a reduced fee for the 2017 cycle, in honor of Nautilus' 20th Anniversary Season! 

Note 2:  The Early Entry Fee of $125 is also for ANY book entered in a Children's, Middle Grades, or Young Adult category. See Categories webpage.
The Entry Fee for all categories will increase by $10 on November 1, when Regular Fees will apply.

Note 3:
  Nautilus accepts PayPal payments online (via your PayPal account or Credit Card –Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express).

  How many copies:

    We need four (4) copies of each Book Title for the initial category that you enter.

    If you enter the SAME title in additional categories, please send three (3) additional books for each
    additional category entered.

Example: If you enter a title in Parenting – plus you want to enter the same title in Psychology,
–  you will need to send 4 + 3 books, for a total of seven (7) books for the two categories.

    The reason we need this number of copies is that our Reviewers live in different cities and, in some     instances, in different States of U.S.A.  Our Office mails the book copies to the Reviewers. One
    copy is maintained at the Nautilus Office, as reference copy for any questions that arise. 


 How to Send:

Please ship Books with Entry forms enclosed, using a nation-wide shipping service such as U.S. Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, so you can insure and/or track your package.

Note: We welcome International mail for Book entries from other nations. Use your national Mail Service, and send the Book package to the PO Box address (see below).

For USA senders – The best shipping option (especially for large
or heavy books) is to use the U.S. Postal Service 

Please arrange to be able to track your package so you will know when it arrives -
  You have the option to purchase a ''Confirmation of Delivery" receipt;
or enclose a SASP (postcard) in the package for written confirmation from Nautilus.

     DO NOT SEND 4TH CLASS BOOK RATE mail, as it can take a week or more to arrive and cannot
     be insured or tracked. exception: If you live in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, Book Rate works fine.



    ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING            

            Nautilus Book Awards  
            Mary Belknap, Director

            P.O. BOX 2285  VASHON WA 98070  USA  
                           * for all packages via US Mail /U.S. Postal Service –and Priority Mail 
                           * and for packages via International Mail services    

            Packages sent via FedEx, UPS, or other courier service ONLY :
                              9427 SW 156th St, Vashon WA 98070 
                                       (reference for courier: 206. 304-2250) 

~~ Better Books for a Better World ~~
YOU may have a Nautilus Award Winner!     
   Thank you very much for your commitment
to co-creating a better world. 

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