About the ACA

Our Story

The American Critic Association is an organization committed to promoting literacy, joy through reading, and independent publishers. We provide services to authors and publishers who are struggling to get their products in front of the right audience that will make purchases.

American Critic Award

We hold the annual selection of American Critic Award winning books. The ACA also offers professional book reviews, ebook conversion, design work, educational content development, and editing services for indie authors, small presses, and first-time writers. We give priority consideration to small press publishers, self-published authors, and academic presses.

The American Critic Award is designed to bring increased recognition to quality books and their creators.  We seek to promote literacy, the joy of reading, and content that brings true enrichment to our lives.  The American Critic Award recipients are an exceptionally impressive list of inspiring books and speak volumes to the dedication of their creators and publishers today.

Qualified Reviewers

Our team of qualified reviewers have worked in the industry for many years producing international best-sellers.

Deeply Committed

We are dedicated to the promotion of new voices in the field of publishing and elevating strong stories.

Highly Competitive

Each year, we receive many applications for the American Critic Award so be sure to submit your works today.

Keith Marshall


George Williams


Julia Castillo