2022 GIAYA 

Welcome to the 2022 Georgia Independent Author of The Year Award!  This is our fourth year sponsoring this award.  The only award in Georgia to recognize self-published and non-traditionally published authors. We are excited to announce some changes to this year's award.  For the first time, a cash prize will be offered to first place winners.

  • AUTHOR(s) must be a resident of the state of Georgia

  • Publish date of original work must be between January 01 - December 31, 2021.  No reprints or second editions.

  • Submission may be self-published or published using a non-traditional publishes (hybrid press, small independent press, or vanity press)

  • Submissions must be a formatted bound book or Ebook format  with an ISBN. No manuscripts or handwritten entries will be accepted.

  • Non-refundable Submission fee of 50.00 required for each entry.

  • Author(s) may submit one entry per category.  

  • First and Second Place Winners will be announced Oct. 1 on our Facebook Page and Website

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE -  MAY 31, 2022

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CASH PRIZE

For the first time, Cash Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners of each category in the amount of 50.00.

  • FIRST NOVEL

  • HISTORICAL FICTION

  • SCIENCE FICTION

  • ROMANCE

  • SHORT STORY

  • MEMOIR

  • BIOGRAPHY

  • INSPIRATIONAL

  • NON-FICTION

  • COLLABORATIVE FICTION (NEW CATEGORY)

  • COLLABORATIVE NON-FICTION (NEW CATEGORY)

  • FANTASY (NEW CATEGORY)

  • YOUNG ADULT

  • SPECIALTY BOOK

  • CHILDREN'S BOOK

  • HORROR (NEW CATEGORY)

  • LITERARY FICTION

  • MYSTERY/DETECTIVE

SEE GUIDELINES FOR CATEGORY DEFINITIONS & COMPLETE OF CATEGORIES