The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), in partnership with Biblioboard, is accepting awards for the 2024 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 Ebook Award Digital Seal to use in marketing

Authors can submit and learn more information at

Final submission deadline is February 29, 2024. Awards will be given at the NCAAL conference in New Orleans, LA.

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