The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), in partnership with Biblioboard, is accepting submissions for the 2020 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:

  • $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, 2021, and the awards will be presented in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the National Conference of African American Librarians in July 2021.

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