2020 Cirque du Livre Book Awards

2020 Cirque du Livre Book Awards
October 21, 2019 No Comments » Cirque du Livre, A Writer's Conference Bob

Welcome to the guidelines page for the 2020 Cirque du Livre Awards. Since 2016, the CDL awards have sought to recognize great literature as an extension of the Cirque du Livre Writers Conference and inspire authors in their journey.

Award Winners Were announce art the 2016, 2017 and 2019 editions of the Conference. Past Winners List can be found here.

Submission Deadline is December 31, 2019, and winners are announced during the evening Saturday Program of the Cirque du Livre Writers Conference.

Important Notes

Attendance to the CDL Writers Conference is not required for submission.
Entries must be paid and Submissions must be postmarked NO LATER than December 31, 2019 to be valid.

Format rules:

  • Books must have published date between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.
  • Books may be self published, or traditionally published.
  • Books must be currently available for sale, or in pre-order status.
  • Submitters must provide three (3) copies of the book. Copies will not be returned.
  • Books may be submitted by individuals, or publishing organizations. Completion of your submission is on the pretext that the submitting person or entity has the right to submit the title(s) for consideration. It is the responsibility of the submitter to secure said rights.

Submission Process:

All Entries- Include a cover sheet with:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Title of the book(s) being entered
  • Genre of the book(s)

For Author Attending Festival (Full Conference Pass Only)

For attendees that purchase a Full Conference Pass, the pass allows them to enter ONE title for an award at no cost.

  • Pack Books
  • Cover sheet with your name as you registered for the festival
  • Submission Deadline is December 31, 2019
  • If you are submitting one title, DO NOT enclose any money. If you would like to submit more than one title, for each title AFTER the first, follow the directions below. However, your registration must be submitted in good order before we will process your entry.

For Authors:

  • NOT Attending Festival
  • Authors attending with a Friday, Saturday or Sunday Pass
  • or FCP Authors submitting additional books beyond the first


  • Entry fee is $50 per title submitted for consideration
    • Check can be made out to Anthology, Inc. & included with package
    • Online Purchase may be made here. Include receipt in package
  • Pack Books
  • Cover sheet with your name as you registered for the festival
  • Submission Deadline is December 31, 2019
  • Include entry fee of $50 per additional title for consideration.


Fees must be paid before books will be considered.


Mail To:

Brick Cave Media
Attn: Anthology, Inc.
165 N Centennial Way, Suite 109
Mesa, AZ 85201

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