The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), in partnership with Biblioboard, is accepting awards for the 2022 Self-Publishing Literary Award.

Each year, BCALA honors the best self-published eBooks by an African-American author in the United States in the genres of Fiction and Poetry. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.

Each genre prize winner shall receive:

  • $2,500.00 Award
  • Formal recognition at the Black Caucus of ALA Literary Awards
  • BCALA Literary Award Seal to use in marketing

Authors can submit and learn more information at

The final submission date is on February 28, 2022, and the awards will be presented in Washington, DC during the American Library Association Annual Conference in June 2022.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Tiffany Duck, Chair, at [email protected].