Feathered Quill Book Awards

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“With thousands of new books published every day, awards are more important than ever, but not all awards are equally valuable. The Feathered Quill Awards stand out for their professionalism and high standards…”

– Helena P. Schrader
Author of Envoy of Jerusalem
2017 Gold Winner in the Best Religious/Spiritual Category

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“It is an honor for me to be able to add the Feathered Quill Bronze Seal to Penned Without Ink: Trusting God to Write Your Story. All along the way, from submitting my book until receiving my lovely certificate and seals, I have been grateful for the positive communication and guidance…”

– Sarah Lynn Phillips
Author of 2017 Bronze Winner in the Best Inspirational Category

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“I consider your site to be one of the few where it is a challenge to gain an award. Many sites offer, sometimes, a hundred categories, which is a bit crowded in my opinion.”

– Michael Kasenow
Author of Something’s Bound to Happen
2017 Gold Winner in the Best Poetry Category

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1. Children’s Picture Books (0-6 years)
2. Children’s Early Readers (6-8 years)
3. Young Readers (8-12 years)
4. Teen (13-18 years)


5. Adult Fiction (General)
6. Women’s Fiction
7. Romance
8. Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror
9. Short Story/Anthology
10. Poetry (also eligible for this category are children’s stories written in rhyme)
11. Science Fiction/Fantasy


12. Memoir/Biography
13. Self-Help
14. Informational (includes Business, Parenting, Sports, and Cookbooks)


15. Historical (includes both non-fiction and fiction)
16. Inspirational (includes both non-fiction and fiction)
17. Religious/Spiritual (includes both non-fiction and fiction)
18. Animal – Children’s and YA (includes both non-fiction and fiction)
19. Animal – Adult (includes both non-fiction and fiction)
20. Debut Author
21. Best of Backlist (all genres, 2017 or earlier publication date/not eligible for other categories)

– See Nomination Form for a list of additional “Special” Awards!

Not sure what category is best for your book? Contact us at info@featheredquill.com and we’ll help you determine the best category for your book.

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  • Winners will be announced on February 1, 2020
  • There will be one first place/gold medal winner per category as well as a 2nd place/silver and 3rd place/bronze winner in each category.
  • Every winning author (all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in every category) will be given a free page listing in the “Meet the Author” section of our website.
  • Every winning book (all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in every category) will be given a free one week listing on the running “ticker-tape” banner on our high-traffic main page.  The book’s image will be linked to the website of your choice (Amazon page, author page, etc.).
  • Every winner will receive a signed certificate announcing their win.
  • Every winner will receive 25 beautiful embossed award seals for their books.
  • Every winner will receive a brief (one to two sentences) “judges’ comments” that they may use for marketing/promotion. Entrants who do not place may also receive a “judges’ comments” critique. Note that these will not automatically be sent to entrants but will be supplied upon email request (send email to info@featheredquill.com).
  • Winners will be announced on our blog, FeatheredQuillBlog.com., our Twitter account, and our Facebook page. Every winning book will be posted to our Pinterest Page.
  • If your book has been reviewed by Feathered Quill, we will add our award logo to your book’s review page.
  • A press release will be sent to news agencies announcing the winners.
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