Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Authors Impress EVVY Awards Judges—Here Are the 2022 Finalists

Outskirts Press self-publishing authors continually impress the judges at the annual CIPA EVVY Awards and this year is no different. In fact, our authors garnered 15 spots as finalists for the 2022 awards and we couldn’t be prouder!

Now in its 28th year, the EVVY Awards, sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF), recognize the works of independent authors in dozens of book categories.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be revealed and recognized at an awards banquet on Monday, Aug. 29, in Denver, Colorado. Details about the broadcast will be announced soon on our blog, Self-Publishing News, and on the CIPA website.

Winning an EVVY Award is a prerequisite to being an Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year finalist, and we announce those three finalists from among all the EVVY winners on our blog shortly after the EVVY Awards.

At last, here are the Outskirts Press books that have been selected as finalists in the 2022 EVVY Awards in no particular order:


Survived By No One? by Karen Spicer-Wolven

Survived By No One? by Karen Spicer-Wolven

Children’s Nonfiction

Demi and Brooklyn Covid 19 by  Playdate Willie Ray

Demi and Brooklyn Covid 19 by Playdate Willie Ray

Children’s Picture Books (Ages 0 – 5)

Max Goes to Town by Cynthia Clark

Max Goes to Town by Cynthia Clark

Children’s Story Books (Ages 5 – 9)

Kitty S. Hawk by Sarah Binder

Kitty S. Hawk by Sarah Binder

by Charles DeLong; Illustrated by Vinh Li

What I’d Miss… by Charles DeLong


Moravian Falls
The Fantastic Adventures of Dr. Domo
by M.R. Rodriguez

Moravian Falls by Michael RODRIGUEZ


The Un-Diet
The Ultimate Mindset Journal to Living Beyond Diets
by Stacey Stedman

The Un-Diet by Stacey Stedman

History—General/Military/United States

The Twenty-five Years that Changed the World
Our Place in Time Volume II
by Kent Augustson

The Twenty-five Years that Changed the World by Kent Augustson

Juvenile Fiction—Middle Grade (Ages 10 – 14)

The CORT Chronicles Book 2
by David D. Bernstein

Spirral by David Bernstein

Literary & Contemporary Fiction

Eating Yellow Paint
by Susie Newman

Eating Yellow Paint by Susie Newman

Narrative Nonfiction

Life's a Journey
Hardships to Blessin

Life’s a Journey by Colten Skinner


Voices of the Heart by David Bernstein


Chasing Santa Barbara
by Melissa Roberts

Chasing Santa Barbara by Melissa Roberts

Self Help—General/Relationships

Start Late, Finish Happy by Paul Kotz

Young Adult (Ages 14 – 18)

Picketing the President by Mary Brown

Congratulations to all our EVVY Award finalists! We are so proud of your impressive achievements in this awards cycle.

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Congratulations and Good Luck to the 2022 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees!

This year, Outskirts Press has an impressive 41 EVVY Award nominees to thank for their dedication and high-quality work as self-published authors. The EVVYs are an acclaimed annual book award program sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association (CIPA), which recognizes superior independently published books. The EVVYs are judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in dozens of distinct book categories.

Each year, Outskirts Press nominates a small percentage of the books published during the year for submission to the EVVY Awards. Since a nomination is the first step toward the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, the standards are high and these nominations represent the very best of our publications as determined by our executives and members of our production teams.

Outskirts Press official nominees and winners receive additional exposure for their books in featured Outskirts Press marketing channels, including our blog, social media networks, and in our email newsletters. We will be announcing the EVVY Award Finalists and Awards Ceremony details soon on Self-Publishing News so keep an eye out for the blog post and email.

Congratulations to this year’s Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award nominees, presented here in no particular order:

What I'd Miss Moravian Falls God Heard My Cry

The Men Trial and Triumph Lazy Creativity 

Kilo 3 Picketing the President The Hero Inside

The Reunion

A Knock in the Attic  Grandpa Don't Worry



Demi and Brooklyn Covid 19 Playdate  Escape to Justice and Love   

  Emma's Waterloo

Chasing Santa Barbara Granger's Cabin Viva Puccini! 

The Twenty-five Years that Changed the World  My One Extraordinary Life  Refugee on a Pendulum

Dark as Dickens Eating Yellow Paint Voices of the Heart

Rebirth Spirral

Best of luck to all of the nominees!

2012 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Finalists Announced

Last December,  Outskirts Press officially nominated 2% of its published books for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards. We listed those Official Outskirts Press Evvy Award Nominees on our blog.

The CIPA Evvy Award judges have since reviewed all the submissions received from all eligible authors and publishers to arrive upon the EVVY Award Finalists.  Those finalists will all be honored with either a 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, or Merit Award within each applicable category at the annual EVVY Awards on May 17th in Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press executives will be on hand to accept the awards on behalf of authors not able to appear in person.

Outskirts Press is proud to announce that it has thirteen talented finalists being honored, the most among all participating publishers. We’re sure the CIPA judges had to make tough choices to narrow our amazing list of nominees to these thirteen finalists, presented below in alphabetical order.

Winning a first, second, or third place EVVY Award is a prerequisite to being named the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award-winner and walking away with the $1,500 Grand Prize. More details and announcements regarding our own annual Book Contest will appear on this blog in a few weeks.

In the meantime, here are the 2012 Outskirts Press EVVY Finalists. Congratulations to them all!

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