Minnesota Author Project

The Minnesota Author Project is an annual contest that encourages strong relationships between indie authors, local libraries, and readers by identifying and promoting the best indie Adult and Young Adult Fiction ebooks Minnesota has to offer.

The 2020 contest is closed. Stay tuned for the 2021 contest.

Prizes and Eligibility

The winners of this contest will receive:

  • $1000 each in Adult and Young Adult categories. Prizes sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs.
  • Honors at an Indie Author Project reception.
  • Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Minnesota public libraries
  • Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
  • If available, print copies of your book will be purchased and made available for checkout through Minnesota’s public libraries.
  • Inclusion and promotion in Indie Minnesota, a digital collection of local authors available on BiblioBoard Library.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.
  • Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection.

Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:

  • Indie-published
  • In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
  • Written by a Minnesota resident
  • Available in either ePUB or PDF file

Winners are announced at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference.