- Stops Reading: 01/31/2019
- Submission Link: Georgia Author of the Year Awards
- Entry Fee: $60
- First Prize: Trophy and Winner Seals for Books
- Winning Entry Published? No
- Book Type: Novel, Memoir, Short Story Collection
- Poetry Book Type: Chapbook, Full Manuscript
- Theme: Chapbooks and books published in 2018.
- Eligibility Limits: Author must have been a resident of Georgia when the nominated book was written, though she or he may have since moved out of state; or the author must be currently living in Georgia when the book is nominated.