Healing Yesterday's Tears by Kyli Santiago - Winner of Seventeen International Book Awards

As one of the most energizing and authentic new voices in poetry today, Kyli Santiago has received international praise and recognition throughout the literary world. She has garnered seventeen International Book Awards from some of the largest, most respected, and most popular book competitions worldwide.

Find out which book awards have granted Kyli Santiago and Healing Yesterday’s Tears the highest honors in their distinguished contests below.

Healing Yesterday's Tears List of Book Awards:

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2022 Winner of the International Book Awards 'Poetry: Narrative'

LOS ANGELES, CA  June 3, 2022 American Book Fest announced that Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self, by Kyli Santiago is the WINNER of the 2022 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) “POETRY: NARRATIVE.”  Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded thousands of entries from authors and publishers around the world. These entries were then narrowed down to the final results by a distinguished panel of industry judges.

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2022 Winner of the PenCraft Book Awards 'Poetry/Music'

LUMBERTON, TX — October 27, 2022 – Inspiring, debut poetry book, Healing Yesterday’s Tears, by Kyli Santiago, has been announced as 1st Place WINNER of the “POETRY/MUSIC” category in the 2022 PenCraft Book Awards.  In it’s 6th year of operation, PenCraft Book Awards, recognizes outstanding achievement by authors from all publishing backgrounds – from indie and self- published authors, to traditionally published authors and New York Times bestsellers, and is committed to being an equal opportunity literary award contest that does not favor one method of publishing over another. 

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2022 Winner of the Readers' Favorite Silver Medal 'Poetry: Inspirational'

Atlanta, GA – September 5, 2022 – Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self” by Kyli Santiago WON the SILVER MEDAL in the ‘POETRY: INSPIRATIONAL’ category.  Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest and most popular book awards contests in the world! This year’s contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities, as well as submissions from renowned publishers  Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins.

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2022 Winner of the American Fiction Awards 'Poetry: Narrative' and Finalist 'Poetry: Contemporary'

LOS ANGELES, CA  September 7, 2022 – Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self, debut poetry collection by independently published poet Kyli Santiago is the WINNER of the 2022 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS for “POETRY: NARRATIVE” and FINALIST for “POETRY: CONTEMPORARY.”  The national competition, which is sponsored by American Book Fest, is now in its 6th year.  President Jefferey Keen says of the awards, “The 2022 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States.”

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2022 Winner of the NYC Big Book Awards 'Poetry: Life/Experience'

NEW YORK, NY September 15, 2022 –  Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self, powerful debut poetry book by independently published and multi award-winning author, Kyli Santiago receives national recognition as WINNER of the 2022 NYC BIG BOOK AWARDS Category “POETRY: LIFE/EXPERIENCES.” The prestigious contest was designed specifically to create a level environment where independents could compete head-on against the Big Five publishers, inevitably displaying the “Best of the Best.”

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2022-2023 Reader Views Gold Medal Winner 'Poetry: Classics'

Austin, TX March 29, 2023 Healing Yesterday’s Tears, the powerful self-love poetry book by independently published author and poet Kyli Santiago, was announced as the GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNER in the “Poetry: Classics” category of the 2022-2023 Reader Views Literary Awards, a premier book competition which has been recognized industry-wide as one of the most respected literary awards programs for independent authors since 2005.
 
 
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2022 Recipient of The Literary Titan Gold Book Award - June

IRVINE, CA June 3, 2022 – The Literary Titan honored Kyli Santiago with the LITERARY TITAN GOLD BOOK AWARD  for her debut poetry collection, Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotions and Discovering Love of Self.  As stated on their website, “The Literary Titan Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, utilizing fresh themes to convey innovative ideas, and deftly uses elegant prose to transform words into expertly written literature.” 

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2022 International Firebird Book Awards Three-Time Winner

Atlanta GA, July 19, 2022 – The 2022 INTERNATIONAL FIREBIRD BOOK AWARDS announces ‘Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self,’ written by poet and mental health advocate Kyli Santiago, as the FIRST- PLACE WINNER in both  the “INSPIRATIONAL” and “MOTIVATIONAL” categories and THIRD-PLACE WINNER in the “Muti-Cultural Nonfiction” category. The charitable contest sponsored by SPEAK UP TALK RADIO offers quarterly competition for authors to be recognized for their work.  Founder Patricia J. Rullo comments on the recent competition, “The number of important entries this quarter exceeded our expectations.” 

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2022 Best Book Awards Two-Time Award-Winning Finalist in 'Poetry: Narrative' and 'Poetry: Urban'

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 23, 2022 American Book Fest announced “Healing Yesterday’s Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self” by Kyli Santiago, as a TWO-TIME AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the ‘POETRY: NARRATIVE’ and ‘POETRY: URBAN’ categories of the 19TH ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDSAmerican Book Fest’s President and CEO Jeffrey Keen said “… this year’s contest attracted thousands of entries from authors and top publishers around the world, which were narrowed down to the best entries.”

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2022 IAN Book of the Year Awards Two-Time Award-Winning Finalist in 'Poetry' and 'Spiritual/Inspirational'

ATLANTA, GA November 11, 2022 — Independently published poet Kyli Santiago snagged TWO AWARD-WINNING FINALISTS titles in the ‘POETRY’ and ‘SPIRITUAL/INSPIRATIONAL’ categories in the 2022 IAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS competition with her debut book of poems, HEALING YESTERDAY’S TEARS. The BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, sponsored by the INDEPENDENT AUTHOR’S NETWORK, has been a prestigious literary contest for independent authors since 2015 and is now in its 8th year of operation.

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2022 Award-Winning Finalist of the American Writing Awards 'Self-Help'

ATLANTA, GA November 22, 2022 – It was announced that Kyli Santiago’s debut poetry book, Healing Yesterday’s Tears, has been named an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the ‘Self Help’ category of the 2022 AMERICAN WRITING AWARDS, an all-inclusive award competition that celebrates and recognizes authors and publishers throughout the world.

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2023 Award-Winning Finalist of the Wishing Shelf Awards 'Adult: Non-Fiction'

UNITED KINGDOM, April 1, 2023 — Independently published poet Kyli Santiago is recognized as an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the ‘Adult: Non-Fiction’ category of the 2023 WISHING SHELF AWARDS competition with her debut book of poems, ‘Healing Yesterday’s Tears.’ The WISHING SHELF AWARDS is based out of the UK and has been the premier literary contest for independent authors for eleven years.

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