Connecticut Author Project

April 1st through May 31st:   The Ridgefield Library is pleased to join in the announcement of a local author contest that will accept submissions of adult and young adult fiction, to be recognized as the top indie-published eBooks in Connecticut.

Winners in each category will receive $1,000 as well as:

  • Honors at the 2023 Indie Author Day Reception
  • Opportunities to promote the winning title at Connecticut public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page spread in Library Journal, one of America‚Äôs oldest and most renowned trade publications for library news
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection (ePUB format required for eligibility)

The creation of the Connecticut Author Project gives librarians the chance to engage with a growing group of fresh literary voices and an opportunity to play an active role in the discovery and promotion of new works.  For indie-published authors, the contest is a terrific way to elevate their careers and expand their readership.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Independently-published
  • In the category of adult or young adult fiction
  • Written by a Connecticut resident
  • Available in either ePUB (strongly encouraged) or PDF format

The contest will accept submissions from April 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023.  Authors can submit at