ISFAB is organized and sponsored by Fallbrandt Press.


Celebrating the creativity of independent fantasy and sci-fi authors, Fallbrandt Press will be hosting the Independent Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author Battle (ISFAB). Only a hundred (100) books will be accepted and judged until a final one has been declared the winner. The process will take six months. There will initially be twenty judges with a final three judges who will decide the winner.

The books will go through four rounds of elimination. They will be judged by their cover, their blurb, and their content. Judges will be given a list of questions and must rank each question on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best). The books with the most points move on to the next round. Here is a breakdown of the different rounds:

The maximum number of books accepted into this competition is 100 books. On January 1st, the books will distributed among the judges to begin the judging process. 



The winner of the competition has the option to choose one of the following:

  • One year contract with Fallbrandt Press

  • One year of PR services with Michael Evan


  • Second place certificate

  • One month of press


  • Third place certificate

  • One month of press


  • Honorable mentions

After each round, the Fallbrandt Press website will show which books have been eliminated and which ones have moved on. Readers will be able to click on each book to read about it and where it can be found online as well as see how the judges ranked it and any reviews given to the book by the judges.

To meet the judges, CLICK HERE.

To find out more about the judging process, CLICK HERE.

To find out more information about submissions, CLICK HERE.

To see list of entries and progress of the rounds, CLICK HERE.