Winter 2023

Winter 2023

2023 Award Issue

Every year, we receive entry after entry in our annual Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition. We received hundreds of entries this year in all manners of genres. 

You can find the overall winners, our five finalists, ten long-listed, and our 100 top “Notable” books in this issue. 

To everyone who entered, we want to let you all know how much we enjoyed reading your books. This year, judging our entries was incredibly hard as we were graced with many great works. 

Our overall winner is BITTER THAW by Jessica McCann. 

I like to shine a spotlight on ordinary people living through extraordinary experiences, and on critical the connection between humanity and nature. “  – Jessica McCann