The 2021 Best Thrillers Book Award.


The only award series specifically devoted to recognizing amazing mystery and thriller novels across 12 categories.

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Best Thrillers Book Award

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. 

Award Dates


Winners and finalists will be notified on or before November 6, 2021. 

Submission Criteria


 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.

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Multiple Categories


Contestants may submit in multiple categories. Each category requires a separate submission to ensure books are routed to the correct judging group.

Award Categories

Action Thriller

Espionage Thriller

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Historical Thriller

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Medical Thriller

Military Thriller

Mystery

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Crime Thriller

Paranormal Thriller

Legal Thriller

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Psychological Thriller

Romantic Suspense

Sci-Fi Thriller

Get the Early Entry Discount!

               

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