The 2021 Best Thrillers Book Award.
The only award series specifically devoted to recognizing amazing mystery and thriller novels across 12 categories.
Get Noticed. Grow Sales.
Book awards can help readers stand out from the pack and attract new readers.
Win $1,000 in cash.
The 2021 Overall Book of the Year Winner will receive $1000 in cash, our gold-and-black award seal for their book cover or website, top billing in our awards press release, inclusion in a BestThrillers.com weekly featured books newsletter and more.
Win in One of 12 Categories
Twelve category winners will receive a winner's seal for their book cover, a book post on BestThrillers.com, inclusion in our press release and more. Categories include Action, Historical, Medical, Military, Mystery, Paranormal, Psychological, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi and Spy. See the Contest Rules for details.
Be One of 24 Category Finalists
Second and third place category finalists receive a press kit including a silver seal for their book cover or website, and a one-sentence quote from Bestthrillers.com for use in book marketing campaigns. See the Contest Rules for details.
Who is Eligible?
Any English-language mystery or thriller published in 2020 or 2021 is eligible. If your book is not yet published, pre-published manuscripts targeting a release prior to December 31, 2021 will be accepted. See the Contest Rules for more details.
Early Entry Dates
Early entry (January 5-May 31 2020) is $75 per category. Entries received between June 1 and the September 30 2020 deadline will be $95 per category.
Winners and finalists will be notified on or before November 6, 2021.
Contestants must submit a PDF of their book, story synopsis, publication date or planned future publication date. No hard copies will be required or accepted.
Contestants may submit in multiple categories. Each category requires a separate submission to ensure books are routed to the correct judging group.