The 33rd annual Colorado Book Awards season begins September 1, 2023 for books published for the first time between October 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023. We are particularly interested in receiving and reviewing works created by authors of communities that have been historically marginalized and excluded.

Books are reviewed in a two-part process by volunteer selectors and judges from across the state. In the first round of adjudication in February and March, a panel of three selectors reviews all books submitted in a category to determine the finalists (typically three per category). In the second round in April and May, a panel of three judges reviews the finalists and selects a winner. All winners will be announced at the Finalists Celebration and Winners Announcement in June 2024.

The 2024 Colorado Book Award includes:

  • Winners: a cash prize and engraved plaque
  • Winners and Finalists:
    • Opportunity to join the Colorado Center for the Book Speakers Bureau
    • Statewide publicity surrounding announcement of the Colorado Book Awards
    • Branded promotional materials

Please direct all questions to Valerie Eddy
303.894.7951 x15