TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its seventh annual competition with a call for entries in nine categories.
Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards
program in the nation, the contest recognizes and celebrates the year’s
best books penned by full-time residents of the Sunshine State (with the
exception of submissions to the Florida Nonfiction and Visual Arts
categories, whose authors may live elsewhere.)
The contest categories include:
Young Adult Literature
Entries, which can be submitted by anyone (e.g. publisher, author, or
literary agent), must have both an original publication date between
Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012 and an International Standard Book Number
All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2012 (this is not a postmark deadline).
Three-person juries –– including members of co-sponsoring
organizations, subject experts from the faculties of Florida colleges
and universities, and previous Florida Book Award winners –– will choose
up to three finalists in each of nine categories. In each category, the
jury may award one Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal.
Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida State
University Libraries, with the support of book lovers from across the
state. New Co-Directors Andrew Frank and Lisa Tendrich Frank are
enthusiastic about their involvement with the Florida Book Awards. “In
its seven years, the program has honored many of the Sunshine State’s
best authors. It is already the nation’s most comprehensive state-wide
program and with the addition of a new category the program promises to
bring more distinction to our talent-rich state.”
information and the entry form, requirements, and more detailed
instructions for the 2012 Florida Book Awards, visit http://floridabookawards.lib.fsu.edu.