Daybreak Awards

Daybreak Press aims to create positive cultural change through literature. The Daybreak Press Book Awards uplift the work of  Muslim women writers by recognizing and honoring books that are most effectively creating that change. 

Submissions for 2020 have closed. Winners to be announced September 15th. 

Submissions for 2021 will be accepted beginning January 1st 2021. 

Any author who is female and Muslim.

Books published between 2000 and 2020.

Entry fees are $50 per category. Books may be entered in more than one category, but a separate entry fee will be due for each entry. Forms of payment accepted: PayPal, credit card.

Your application is not valid until the entry fee is received.  Please go to, choose “DBP Book Awards” from the drop down menu to submit your payment.

Please submit two physical copies to 

Daybreak Press Book Awards

PO Box 2228

Hutchinson, KS 67504

Submissions must be postmarked by May 31, 2020 

**Digital copies will not be accepted**

Winners will be contacted via email by August 15, 2020, and winners will be announced on August 22, 2020. Winners will receive 50 book award stickers, a digital award seal, a certificate, and a medal to be presented at the Annual Daybreak Press Muslim Women’s Literary Conference in Minneapolis, MN in October, 2020. Winners who are unable to attend the award ceremony will receive their medals and certificates by mail. 

Not necessarily. This will be left to the judges’ discretion.

**Daybreak Press Book Awards does not shy away from difficult or even traditionally taboo topics. However, our awards are given to books that uphold the values of Rabata, Inc. This excludes books with explicit sexual content, gratuitous violence, or that present Islam as a problem rather than a solution.

Books submitted to the Daybreak Book Awards become the property of Rabata, Inc.

Please submit the application HERE