Living Now Categories             

1. Cookbooks - General
2. Cookbooks - Ethnic, Holiday, Specialty
3. Gift/Specialty/Keepsake
4. Journal/Activity/coloring book
5. Animals/Pets
6. Green Living - Alternative Energy, Conservation, Gardening
7. Family/Parenting
8. Social Activism/Charity
9. Personal Development/Growth
10. Motivation/Self-Improvement
11. Sexuality/Femininity
12. Relationships/Marriage
13. Inspirational Memoir - Male
14. Inspirational Memoir - Female
15. Enlightenment/Spirituality
16. Metaphysical - Astrology, Tarot, Psychic Development
17. Exercise/Fitness/Yoga
18. Health/Wellness
19. relaxation/mindfulness
20. mature living/caregiving
21. grieving/death/dying
22. how-to/DIY
23. general fiction
24. romance fiction
25. children’s inspirational picture book
26. digital media (ebook, audiobooks)


digital media category 

Note: We have a new category this year for ebooks and audiobooks- Digital Media. Ebook files (PDF only please) can be uploaded after entry or sent as a gift from your distributor. Audiobooks must be entered as a gift from your platform of choice- please do not send files. entries and gifts can be sent to digital [at]


Remember that you may enter a title into more than one category, but that a fee is required for each category entered, and two books are required for judging in each category entered.

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If you’re unsure about the category and would like us to look at your book when it arrives, add a note, AMY CHECK CATEGORY and we will do so and contact you to discuss it.


Evergreen Categories

To commemorate world-changing books published in this new millennium, we launched the Living Now Evergreen Book Medals. The medals are presented in five categories, recognizing books published since the year 2000 for their contributions to positive global change. Our purpose is to identify truly world-changing books and bring them further recognition and exposure. 

EB1 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for World Peace
EB2 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Health & Wellness
EB3 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Personal Growth
EB4 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Spiritual Leadership
EB5 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Nature Conservation
EB6 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Fiction

Note: entry fees are the same as the other contest categories. Books published since January 2000 are eligible in these five Evergreen categories.


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