14th Annual Sponsor's Prizes

These awards honor books that demonstrate "synergy of form and content" in a superior presentation. Winners work directly with the experienced professional sponsors to help promote, distribute, gather feedback and share their works with the world.


1. DartFrog Books 
2 - Evaluation/Review/Distribution Prizes ($449. value each)

DartFrog Books ( evaluates, selects and distributes exceptional self-published books to independent bookstores. We also evaluate and distribute exceptional books from small publishers who produce less than five books per year.

In honor of the wonderful and dedicated work of so many indie authors, we are pleased to present two NIEA award winners with the DartFrog NIEA Award Package, which includes an evaluation from DartFrog for potential distribution to independent bookstores, and a book review from our partner, Foreward Reviews.

We can help you get into stores and into distribution as a self-publisher. 

DartFrog Books wishes you all the best of luck in the awards process and looks forward to learning this year's results. Congratulations on producing award worthy books!

2. NewPages
Two winners will receive a set of these mailing lists for their personal, promotional use valued at $285.each.

NewPages quality mailing lists are up-to-date and give you access to thousands of bookstores and libraries in the United States.  

Our indie bookstore list includes nearly 1,500 independent bookstores, our public library list includes over 1,700 libraries serving populations over 40,000, and our academic library list includes over 1,300 four-year colleges/universities. 

Each list includes the full postal address, and when available, a phone number, website link, and social media links. Our bookstore list also provides email addresses for a majority of the stores. is a free resource site featuring great lists of literary magazines, indie presses, calls for submissions, writing contests, and more – valuable information for independent authors, self-publishers, and small presses. 

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