Awards and Recognition

Our titles and authors have won awards and been named to best-of lists, and we’re so proud of what our authors have been able to accomplish in the five years since we’ve been publishing books. To learn more about our award-winning books, click the covers to the right.

Here’s a selection of our authors’ achievements, the most recent featured first.

✤ THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture (2020), by Kelly J. Baker, won the 2021 Gold Medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Nonfiction/Politics.

✤ SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS (2020), by Emily Colin, was a finalist for to Foreword INDIES award for Young Adult fiction.

✤ SWORD OF THE SEVEN SINS (2020), by Emily Colin, was shortlisted for the The Manly Wade Wellman Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (which recognizes outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors).

✤ THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC by Katie Rose Guest Pryal was named Recommended Reading by From Ph.D. to Life.

✤ LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED and THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC, both by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, were both named to The Professor Is In Top 12 Books About Academia in May of 2021.

✤ THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC: Transform Your Creative Life and Career (2019), by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, won a Gold 2019 Foreword INDIES Award.

✤ EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo (2019), by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, won a Gold 2020 Independent Publisher Book Award—an “IPPY.”

✤ GRACE PERIOD: A Memoir in Pieces (2019), by Kelly J. Baker, was named one of the 12 best “New Religion Journalism” Books of the Decade by Religion Dispatches Magazine in December 2019. (Yes, of the decade.)

✤ LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (2017)by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, was named one of the 5 Books to Help You Understand Higher Education by Bookriot in 2019.

✤ SEXISM ED: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia (2018), by Kelly J. Baker, was named one of the 5 Books to Help You Understand Higher Education by Bookriot in 2019. (Yes, that’s two of our titles on that list.)

✤ SEXISM ED: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia (2018), by Kelly J. Baker, was named to Inside Higher Education’s Recommended Reading List for the Start of the Semester in August of 2018.

✤ SEXISM ED: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia (2018), by Kelly J. Baker, won the INDIE Gold Award for Women’s Studies nonfiction 2018.

✤ THE BOND: A Novel (2018), by Robin Kirk, won the Foreword INDIES Bronze Award for Young Adult fiction 2018. (Robin now publishes her BOND series as an indie author. We’re proud to have had her as an author.)

✤ Lauren Faulkenberry, author of the BAYOU SABINE SERIES, was the Winner of the FAMILY CIRCLE Fiction prize.

✤ Lauren Faulkenberry, author of the BAYOU SABINE SERIES, was a finalist for the Novello Festival Press First Novel Award.

✤ Lauren Faulkenberry, author of the BAYOU SABINE SERIES, was nominated for an Intro Award by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).