Whether you're penning the next Great American novel, becoming the next self-help guru or simply exploring the craft, find everything you need to create, share and discover great writing. From online self-publishing platforms and how-to tutorials to events and resources, discover the "write stuff" with JCPL.

The Colorado Author Project

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The Colorado Author Project is looking for the best indie-published book in Colorado!

The Colorado Author Project helps local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books.

Submit your original adult or young adult fiction project, and you could earn such honors like a $500 cash award, inclusion in Library Journal, opportunities to earn royalties and more! Projects must be indie-published, written by a Colorado resident and available as ePUB or PDF file.

Use our BiblioBoard writing tools to submit your project to the Colorado Author Project by May 31. Let your creative juices flow when you submit your writing project this spring!


Indie Author Project

Share your creation with the Indie Author Project! Library Journal reviews your submission for increased statewide and national exposure.

Pressbooks Self-Publishing Platform

Create, edit, format and generate print-ready and e-book formats for your book.

BiblioBoard Library

Discover local self-published content that has been submitted to the Indie Author Project. No waitlists or holds – just click and read!

Writing Resources from the Library

Authors at JCPL

Learn all about writing from the ones who have been through it all. Celebrated genre authors discuss everything from process to publishing.

Romance in the Rockies

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Romance in the Rockies: Author Panel

Romance in the Rockies: Robyn Carr

Get some insights into the romance genre from a diverse panel of local romance authors, including Jen Turano, Sara Richardson, Aidy Award, Jennie Marts and Courtney Milan. Then, laugh along with celebrated and bestselling author Robyn Carr, author of the popular Virgin River series that inspired the hit show on Netflix.

Western Reboot

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Western Reboot: Author Panel

Western Reboot: Craig Johnson

Hear from authors who write about the modern west. The author panel included Margaret Coel, Barbara Nickless, Manuel Ramos, Mark Stevens and Kevin Wolf. New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson, writer of the Longmire series (and recent Netflix series), shares his thoughts.

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Getting Started

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Start Your Author Career with JCPL and the CO Author Project

Submit manuscripts of all types in the adult fiction and YA fiction categories to the Colorado Author Project through the end of May.
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