- Accepting submissions January 1-31, awarding by March 31
- Accepting submissions April 1-30, awarding by June 30
- Accepting submissions July 1-31, awarding by September 30
- Accepting submissions September 1-30, awarding by November 30
The purpose of the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval is to help Catholic bookstores and venues in their determination of the Catholicity of a work. This reassurance from a professional organization can assist authors in marketing and promoting their works to Catholic bookstores. Due to a limited number of volunteers who evaluate books, we will accept submissions on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will accept the first 10 books each quarter and any additional books as we are able with the number of evaluators we are able to secure. There will be a limit of ONE BOOK PER AUTHOR, with any additional titles being evaluated in future quarters or as time allows, depending on the number of submissions and available evaluators.
When the next submission period opens, we will post submission procedures here for your review. Please send any further questions to SOA@catholicwritersguild.com