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The CLMP Firecracker Awards for Independently and Self-Published Literature are a revitalized iteration of the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, originally established in 1996. This distinguished literary awards series spotlights books making a permanent contribution to our literary culture, and publishers striving to introduce important voices to readers far and wide.

A national campaign celebrates and promotes our winning titles each year. Working with the American Booksellers Association, we spotlight the Firecracker Awards through Bookselling This Week, and the national Red Box Mailing, which goes out to independent booksellers across the country.

Submissions for the 2018 awards will be open in September 2017. View full guidelines here.

Previous Winners:

2017 Firecracker Awards

2016 Firecracker Awards

2015 Firecracker Awards

The Firecracker Awards are sponsored by

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2017 READ & FEED TABLE REGISTRATION

Publishers—secure your table now

Best Practices for Literary Web Design

feat. Bud Parr, April 13 2017

Press Fest! Table Registration

2017 Registration for Publishers

CLMP & SPD Annual Publisher Meeting

Wednesday, February 8 2017

Selling and Negotiating Literary Rights

feat. Sandy Hodgman, Jan 26 2017

E-Books 101

feat. Dan Visel, Dec. 6 2016

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

November 21, 2017

NYSCA NYTAP Regrants

For NYS Non Profit Publishers

Special Sales & Distribution

feat. Sharon Gallagher, Sept. 20