Introducing the Purple Quill Literary Awards—prestigious literary accolades that shine a spotlight on excellence and innovation in the book industry.
As a key feature of Beyond Words: Life to Paper Book Festival, these awards celebrate the power of storytelling and honor those who have made a significant impact with their work.
Digital Innovator Award: Pushing the boundaries of digital publishing, this award recognizes an author and publisher who have embraced new technologies to deliver a groundbreaking reading experience that captivates and inspires.
Community Choice Award: Let your voice be heard! This award puts the power in the hands of festival attendees, allowing them to vote for their favorite book or author and crown the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
Fiction Fan Favorite Award: Celebrating the most enchanting work of fiction, this award honors the captivating characters, engrossing plot, and masterful storytelling that has captured the hearts of readers.
Genre Bender Award: Fearlessly defying traditional categorization, this award acknowledges the author who has skillfully blended multiple genres to create a unique and refreshing reading experience that challenges conventions.
Emerging Voice Award: Spotlighting the rising star in the literary world, this award recognizes a debut author who has made a remarkable impact with their first published work, promising a future filled with literary brilliance.
Book Cover Design Excellence Award: Artistry meets storytelling in this award, which commends a visually stunning book cover that entice readers and perfectly captures the essence of the story within.
Environmental Consciousness Award: Recognizing an author and/or publisher committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, this award acknowledges their contributions in promoting a greener future for the publishing industry.
Bookstagrammer of the Year: Honoring an influential and dedicated bookstagrammer, this award celebrates their passion for literature and their invaluable contributions to fostering a vibrant online book community.
Diversity and Inclusion Award: Championing diversity and inclusion in literature, this award recognizes an author and/or publisher who authentically represents marginalized voices, promoting inclusivity and enriching storytelling.
Courageous Narrative Award: Celebrating the courageous author and publisher who fearlessly tackle bold and impactful narratives, this award highlights a story of healing, meant to inspire and empower readers.
Apply now and celebrate excellence in our literary community!
*Please provide the title, author, publisher, and indicate the award category for which you would like to be considered. In the case of the Bookstagrammer of the Year Award, kindly include the nominee's name and link(s) to their social media account(s).
Please note: Those submitting are required to attend the book festival, either as a pass holder, or displaying author/publisher.