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Literary Awards 22-23 with Application for Literary Grant

Kolkata Literary Carnival - 19th Feb'23
(& dedicated time allotted for Book Signing, Display and Photoshoots inside Stall)

New Delhi LitBusiness Meet - 26th Mar'23

Nominations for Literary Awards 22-23

with Application for Grant

The Ukiyoto Literary Awards recognize authors and/or literary works within as well as outside its publications which reflect quality literary and academic work due for its mass visibility and recognition.

To foster growth and enrichment of the literary talent in the reach we have brought about a grant of up to 50,000 INR to be remitted to one Awardee from the selected list of final confirmed Awardees. The application will be made available in a separate form to selected Awardees only.

Nominations are now open in the following Categories,

  • Woman Writer of the Year in Fiction and Non Fiction

  • Sueños Author 40 under 40 - 2022-23 (for authors below 40 years of age)

  • Poet of the Year

  • Author of the Year in Fiction and Non Fiction

  • Emerging Author of the Year in Fiction and Non Fiction

  • Young Adult/Child Author of the Year

  • Best Illustrator of the Year

  • Best Translator of the Year

  • Best Contributor in an Anthology

  • Sueños Book of the Year - 2022 in Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Best Reference Book of the Year - 2022-23

  • Best Plot of the Year - 2022-23

  • Best Audio Book of the Year - 2022-23

  • Translator of the Year - 2022-23

Languages Considered: English, Spanish, French, Tagalog, All Indian Regional Languages

Nominations would be curated on a rolling basis till the end of the quarters, catering to the limited slots per Category. Selected authors may or may not be called for a telephonic discussion to understand or clarify points.

Award Winners will be felicitated at (only one venue out of the following is to be chosen by Awardee at the time of finalization),

1. 19th Feb'23, Sunday - Kolkata Literary Carnival with Dinner and Networking session (& dedicated time allotted for Book Signing, Display and Photoshoots inside Stall)

2. 26th Mar'23, Taj Vivanta Sunday - New Delhi LitBusiness Meet with Lunch and Networking session

Those unable to attend in person would be intimated on all deliverables being conducted at the venue on their behalf. Award items would be sent via post to respective addresses after the event.

Ukiyoto Board reserves the right to determine the awardees in its respective category.


  • Nominated books must have been published between Jan 2015 and Dec 2022. This is determined by the first publication date on any public channel (ex. Amazon, Barnes and Nobles etc.).

  • All entries must have an ISBN.

  • Nominated books must be written by an author or writing team who/which is in existence and not posthumous.

  • Revised editions or new translations of previously published works are not eligible.

  • Books nominated must be at least 25 pages or more.

  • The Board will review books for compliance with eligibility requirements. Board decisions regarding eligibility are final.

  • One author can nominate for 1 Category only and multiple nominations are not allowed.


  • Felicitation of Awardees at respective locations on mentioned dates

  • 1 Year Sueños Membership with Global Author Database listing (Read details about Sueños)

  • Full page Magazine Coverage on Litteratura (Previous versions underneath) with a mass circulation in both digital and print media for Author Branding and recognition by journalists, newspapers etc. (subject to their selection).

  • Press Coverage on Fox, CBS and 190+ other channels.

  • Video Podcast on our Social Media handles.

  • Email blast to entire database with awardee details.


Book Award Nomination Process, Deadline and Fees:

  • Each Book Award nomination must include a completed nomination form. Nominations for a single work in multiple categories or separate work by same author in multiple categories are not allowed.

  • Ukiyoto Literary Awardees in previous two quarters are not eligible to apply for the same title but may do so for separate title.

  • Electronic version (In read only format link - Upload in Google Drive, Select the Share link in Read Only Mode) is to be provided in the Nomination form in the given tab for viewing the entire content at the same time protecting the document in Read Only view - Nominees may write to us in case help is required to place the link.

  • Decision making and intimation time to awardees is between 5 and 21 working days post filing the nomination form.

  • 2 Paperbacks are to be sent to the mentioned addresses or carried along for display at the venues.

  • Program & Facilitation Fee needs to be paid after selection confirmation only (conveyed via email) within 3 days via online payment gateway, UPI or bank transfer without which the vacant slot would move onto the next in line waiting list.


  • As Rewards and Recognition program is open to all, including those outside our publications, we deem all nominations to be free from any rights/infringement issues/copyright protection and any occurrence of such may need to be dealt by authors independently

  • All activities are solely conducted by our events division, Sueños  and not in association or collaboration with any other parties

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