Submitting to Chill Awards

Chill with a Book Awards
is for
Independent Authors

Due to an overwhelming demand, I am sorry to announce, but for now, submissions are suspended.

A notice will be posted here once submissions are open again. Alternatively, you can email to go on the waiting list.

 If you would like to read for Chill Awards, then please get in touch via the contact form.

CHILL AWARDS are designed to shine a light on the best written books from independent authors

There is NO fee to submit a book.

 Titles accepted for consideration and added to the Award Programme will be read by THREE Chill readers and checked against the following criteria…

 Were the characters strong and engaging?

Was the book well written?

Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?

Was the ending satisfying?

Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?

 Readers are asked to score between 1-5 (5 being a yes)

 Comments are welcome, and encouraged, from readers. All comments included will be passed to the author.

 ALL readers are anonymous to authors, however, their country of origin will be noted on the certificate.

 If a book is accepted authors will be asked to send an EPUB file - NO other format will be considered.

 Books submitted MUST be published.

Awards are...

Readers' Award


Readers' Premier Award

Book of the Month Award

Book Cover of the Month

Special PB Award (awarded by myself for exceptional books)



 Book of the Year

Cover of the Year

 All awardees will be notified directly via their email.

 Awarded books will be showcased on…

 Chill with a Book's web site

Chills' Facebook page and Twitter.

A review will be added to Goodreads

Amazon is not always allowing reviews so a review here is not guaranteed


It is the collective results from the THREE readers of each book that determines if a book is awarded or not.


Authors must accept that a book accepted for consideration for a Chill with a Book AWARD does not guarantee it will receive an AWARD.


 If you are interested in submitting your book please fill in the CONTACT FORM found in the left hand column.

You MUST include:

 Your pen name.

Your book title.

Failure to includes these details means your book will not be considered.

 It doesn't matter when the book was published, but it must be published by an independent author or with a small independent publisher.


Chill with a Book’s decisions to accept or reject a book for consideration is final.

Chill with a Book's decision to award a book or not is FINAL.

 NOTE: Chill with a Book Awards is not accepting erotic books. However, some Sci Fi or fantasy may be considered.

Looking forward to talking soon.


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  2. Ooooo... Sounds like fun. The decision to make is, which book to submit.

  3. Loving this! Well done Chill with a Book! :) xx

  4. Whata great idea this is - glad I came across this site!

  5. Brilliant idea, Pauline. Wishing it and all its authors success!

  6. Fabulous idea, Pauline. Caz @CazsBooks dropped by today.

  7. Brilliant idea! E-mail heading your way!

  8. Yes, great idea. Another email coming your way.

  9. What a clever idea. Plus it supports and promotes us indie authors. I've just emailed you. Thanks, Pauline. x

  10. So delighted to come across this great site.

  11. So delighted to come across this great site.

  12. At last something that is purely for indies <3

  13. ~*~*~ Happy 1st Anniversary ~*~*~ Congratulations one and all on a wonderful and inspiring 1st year, helping to bring Indie Authors to the fore. Thank You :-)

  14. I tried to click on email you to submit a book and it went to a blank email screen with no address. Could I please trouble you for your email address? Then I will contact you directly. Thank you.

    1. If you click on Pauline it should give you the email address, though I have messaged you on Facebook. Looking forward to talking soon.

  15. Does the book have to be recently published, or would an indie novel from a few years ago be considered?

    1. Hello Anne, no books do not have to be recently published. All independent books can be considered. Please email with your book title etc. Hopefully talk soon. Pauline

  16. Hi Pauline what a brilliant idea. Do you accept children's books?
    Thank you so much for creating this to give Indie writers a space!
    All the best

  17. Hi Pauline
    What a great idea! Thank you for creating this site. Do you accept children's books?

  18. How wonderful. To shine a light on the novels of Independent Authors is a brilliant idea. xx

  19. Such a wonderful initiative, Pauline. Thank you for supporting indie authors in this creative and rewarding (awarding) way! I’ll submit my book shortly.