Welcome to CAP for Indies

Congratulations to the authors who have been shortlisted for The CAP Awards 2023. 





Lady Mary’s Book of Receipts By Sally Clements

Granny Nancy By Louise Coghlan

The Giant at my Back By Carolyn Donnelly

The Year the World Went Wonky By Marion Rose Horgan

Does my Son Take Sugar? By Eithne Ring

Michael’s Story By Avril Smith




Unspoken By A.M. Harris

For Love or Money By Clodagh Murphy

A Class Apart By Susie Murphy

Magpie By Alan Ryan

The View from our Window By LJ Ryan




Where the Fairies Dwell By M R Flora

Freewheeling Up the Hill By Margaret Hawkins

The Last of the Light By Marc Ó Riain

Smokes and Birds By James Simpson

Sins By The3percenters

Connecting to Source By Linda Barry Tuohy




Albert the Dragon By Gareth Chapman & Andrea Rossi

Iron Adam The Time That Was By Dee Daw

Sprout Tales Spookalicious Halloween By Carina Dunne and Barbara Owczarek

Dragonterra By Louise Flanagan. Illustrations Megan Armitage

The Thrilling Adventures of an Extremely Boring Boy By James Hannon. Illustrated by Fiona Moran


The Carousel Aware Prize for Independently Published Authors (The CAP for Indies) aims to provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish Self-Published authors, bringing them to the attention of book shops, distributors, and the media in Ireland and abroad, with all money raised going to the charity Aware. Read more about the awards and the different award categories here.


The award ceremony will take place in early November 2023 and there will be authors shortlisted in each category. Read more about the selection process and our judges and sponsors.


If you would like to contact us directly, please email or use our contact form here.


We look forward to hearing from you,

Carolann Copland

CAP Award Founder