VERY IMPORTANT — Submissions that do not follow these directions may be disqualified at the discretion of the awards committee, so please following these instructions closely. If you have questions, please email us at

November 26, 2017 – Deadline for Early Entries

December 31, 2017 – Deadline for ALL entries

You will need to send 3 copies of each book you are entering into the competition.

If you are submitting the same book in multiple categories, just send 1 additional copy of your book.

Complete the MASTER ROUTING SHEET for each title you submit to the competition as well as one for additional categories if you choose to enter more categories. All forms can be found on the navigation tools to the left underDOWNLOADABLE FORMS“.

A completed MASTER ROUTING SHEET needs to accompany each book you are entering as well as each additional category you are wanting to enter s well. This MASTER ROUTING SHEET is how we track your entry so it is very important that it be completed for each title and / or additional category you are entering.

Put all 3 copies of the book you are submitting in a package by itself. Enclose an envelope separately in the package with a copy of your MASTER ROUTING SHEET and any form of payment (check / money order) you use. If you are paying by PayPal or credit card you can find the information about how to submit that payment on the MASTER ROUTING SHEET.

If you are submitting to multiple categories you only need to include 1 additional book that corresponds to the original entry. This additional book per category can be included in the package with the original entry. But please include a separate MASTER ROUTING SHEET  for the additional category in another envelope along with your entry fee. Example: if you enter one book and one additional category, you would have 2 payment envelopes in the package.

If you are submitting multiple book titles, they can all be sent in the same package, but please put each individual title submitted into its own envelope or internal package.

The mailing address is at the bottom of this page.

The completed JUDGE’S ROUTING SHEET will be sent to anyone who encloses a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). The SASE must be submitted with your official entry package. Critique Sheet requests sent after the official entry package will not be honored.

If you want to make sure your books have arrived safely, enclose a SAS postcard in your entry package and we will mail it to you when the package arrives.

The publisher or the author can enter a specific title in the book award. However, if you are an author entering your book and you have a publisher, you must inform your publisher you are entering the award competition.

If you aren’t really sure in which category your book belongs, pick the category that best fits your title. If you think your book could go in more than one of the categories you can enter the same title in up to 2 additional categories. You can find all of the categories at this link.


 All entries should be mailed to the following address:

           Cloud 9 Indie Book Award

          11111 West Little York, Rd. #222           (yes there are 5 “1’s” in the address)

          Houston, TX 77041