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Local Authors

Broward County Library (BCL), in partnership with Florida Center for the Book, invites the community to take part in a new, ongoing initiative: Local Authors @ Broward County Library. Readers are encouraged to support our homegrown talent by checking out great works of fiction by South Florida writers. Stay connected with #BCLLocalAuthors

Florida Fiction Writers: Enter Your Original Work in the Indie Author Contest
The 2019 Indie Author Project Contest, a competition from BiblioBoard and Library Journal that recognizes Adult and Young Adult indie-published fiction books, is now open! Submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2019. Please visit the Indie Author Project website for details on entering and submitting your work.

Local Authors Resource - BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard allows authors/aspiring self-published authors to create and professionally format their books into digital or print-ready formats. Local authors can increase the exposure of their book by submitting it to the SELF-e program for inclusion in the statewide Indie Florida Collection as well as a chance for national exposure if chosen by Library Journal. Before submitting please read the guidelines.

Local Authors Collection

Selected books, for both children and adults, are on display and available for checkout. 

Don't have an eBook? Local authors who are interested in submitting a book for consideration to be part of the Library's physical book collection must be a Broward County resident, self-published a fiction book for adults or children and a Broward County Library cardholder. Local authors of non-fiction may also submit, as the program will be expanding to other genres in the future. Please use our online submission form to submit a title for consideration.