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E X C I T I N G   C H A N G E S
&  U P D A T E S

In our 19th season, entries will be accepted from
September 21, 2016 through February 10, 2017
(by postmark date of book package).

Books are eligible if they meet the following:
* Print book in English
* Publication date in 2015 or 2016
* Book has an ISBN number
* Published version, no "Advance Reader copy"
* High-quality writing and
* Book's message is appropriate to the Category selected

* Specific entry instructions are now posted
with the current Entry Form, which you can
download from the Guidelines page.

As we move forward, the focus and direction of Nautilus Awards continues to be on books that support spiritual growth,
high-level wellness, conscious living & green values

and positive social change.

Nautilus Book Awards is held in particular high-regard for recognizing and promoting outstanding print books from
> genres that nurture positive change
to co-create a Better World, and
> from a wide range of the publishing spectrum:
Author-published, Small Press (2 to 10 books annual & from multiple authors), and Larger Publishers.

In our 2016-17 Season, we hope that your book
will be part of the celebration of

Better Books for a Better World! 


For your reference, the full list (pdf) of last season's
163 Nautilus Winners can be found here: 2015


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

To our Authors and Publishers – We are grateful for your support over the years – and we look forward with joy to the arrival of new entries in the 19th Nautilus Season

YOU may have a Nautilus Winner! 

Please direct inquiries to Mary Belknap, Director