February 2013 eNewsletter


Presenter of the National Book Awards
February 2013


New National Book Awards Online Submission Process Opens April 1

nba winner medallion

This year, for the first time, we will offer an all-online submission process allowing publishers to submit and pay for National Book Award entries using one simple online system. The submission period will open on April 1 and close on June 1, with the books themselves due to Judges by July 15. Publishers who have received printed guidelines in the past will automatically receive a notice on how to register for online submission. Publishers not already in the Foundation's database who would like to be added should email Amy Gall at agall@nationalbook.org.



Introducing the 5 Under 35 Medallion 



Thanks to Amazon's generous sponsorship, we were able to design a 5 Under 35 medallion to celebrate our back catalog of 35 past honorees. Look out for this image the same way you do the National Book Award medallion when you're browsing in your local bookstore or library. The medallion is available to publishers and librarians in both sticker and digital format. For more information and pricing, please visit our medallions page.


Innovations in Reading Prize Applications Due Feb. 20

Innovations in Reading 2013
Are you doing something new and creative to help inspire a love of reading in others? If so, consider applying for our Innovations in Reading Prize! The application deadline is right around the corner, but there's still time to apply. To learn more about the prize and to download the application, click here.


Checking In with Bookends 


One of the winners of the 2012 Innovations in Reading Prize was Bookends: A Television Program for Teens Who Like to Read. Bookends recently did its first show completely in Spanish, featuring author Laura Resau. Click here to watch the show, and visit our website to learn more about Bookends and other past Innovations winners.


Visit Us at the AWP Conference in Boston, March 6-9


2013 AWP Conference, Boston

Going to be in Boston for AWP? So are we! Swing by our booth (#208) and check out our event, Small Presses Win Big: Publishers Sound Off on Their National Book Award Winners and Finalists, with Martha Rhodes (moderator), Parneshia Jones, Fiona McCrae, Bruce McPherson, and Emily Louise, on Saturday, March 9 at 12:00pm. For more information about the conference, visit AWPWriter.org. 

Tickets Going Fast for Eat, Drink & Be Literary

Don't miss your chance to see some of today's most compelling authors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music! Upcoming events with Jamaica Kincaid, Junot Díaz, Alison Bechdel, and Richard Russo are sold out, but tickets to see Nell Freudenberger (February 27) and Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen (June 5) are still available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit BAM.org.

Important Dates

February 20

Innovations in Reading Prize Application Deadline


March 6-9

AWP Conference & Bookfair

Boston, MA


March 9

AWP Event:

Small Presses Win Big

Boston, MA


March 21-22

NBA on Campus

Concordia College

Moorhead, MN


April 5-6

National Book Awards

Books to Film Festival

Pratt Institute

New York, NY

May 8

Innovations in Reading Prize Winners Announced

NBA Daily News


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