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The 16th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards is now open and accepting entries, giving accolades to independently published books copyrighted or released in 2011 and 2012.
1. Open to independents worldwide who publish for the North American market
2. Books with 2011-2012 copyright or that are released between Nov. 1, 2010 and March 15, 2012 are eligible
3. 72 subject categories in National awards
4. Regional awards for the United States, Canada, and Australia and New Zealand
5. E-Book Awards with fiction, non-fiction, children’s and regional categories
6. Winners receive medals, certificates, and earn credibility, publicity — and increased book sales!
Visit independentpublisher.com for details.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is accepting entries for 2012. All indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. All entries must be written in English with a 2011 or 2012 copyright date.
This is an exciting opportunity to have your book considered for cash prizes, awards, exposure, possible representation by a leading literary agent, and recognition as one of the top independently published books of the year!
You can visit indiebookawards.com for details.
On the 203th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, Mystery Writers Awards announces the nominees of the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction , non-fiction and television published or produced in 2011. On April 26, 2012, The Edgar Awards will be given to the winners at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
Nominees for the 2012 Edgar Awards are listed here.
Pure, the sixth novel of Andrew Miller is the winner of 2011 Costa book award, UK’s most prestigious literary prizes. He was also given a cheque worth £30,000 presented at Quaglino’s restaurant in Piccadilly, London.
The judges were actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, broadcaster Mary Nightingale and authors William Fiennes, Flora Fraser, Patrick Gale, Eleanor Updale and Jojo Moyes.
The Children’s Book of Ireland (CBI) has assembled a panel of judges for 2012 Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Awards. The chairperson, Dr. Keith O’Sullivan is a Lecturer in English at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin. Among the judges are Jennifer Carpenter, a primary school teacher, working and living in Drogheda; Bruce Ingman, who studied fine arts at Nottingham and illustration at the Royal College of Art, London; Siobhán McNamara, a school librarian in Gonzaga College SJ and a committee member of the School Library Association in the Republic of Ireland; Seán Ó Dubhchon, a primary school teacher, having recently graduated from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra; Dr. Amanda Piesse, Associate Professor in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin; Juliette Saumande, a writer and translator of children’s books with over twenty stories and picture-books published in her native France and Dr. Pádraic Whyte, assistant professor of English and co-director of the Masters programme in Children’s Literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.
CBI is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland founded in 1997. To learn more, visit childrensbooksireland.ie
The 2012 New England Book Awards is welcoming everyone to nominate their favorite title. The titles must be either about New England, set in New England or by an author residing in New England. It can be a hardcover, a paperback original or reissue that was published between September 1. 2011 and August 31, 2012.
The winners will receive $250 for literacy to a charity of their choice. Awards will be presented at the Annual Fall Conference and Trade Show. Deadline of nomination will be on July 1, 2012.
Here is the PDF Nomination Form
Penguin Design Award 2012 calls for entries to design a Penguin adult and Puffin children’s cover and get a chance to win a work placement within the Penguin or Puffin design studio plus £1,000 in prize money.
This is open to all students on an Art or Design course at HND or degree level. This is also open for MA students but not for students on an Art Foundation course.
Deadline for entries will be on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 12 noon.
Shortlisted entrants will be announced on Friday, May 18, 2012 with feedback and further art direction on their covers, and the closing date for resubmission will be on June 1, 2012.
For submission details click here.
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announced the 2012 Jury for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards. IBBY President María Jesús Gil will be joined by ten distinguished members from across the globe.The Jury President will guide the process and preside at the jury meeting in March 2012.
- Anastasia Arkhipova Illustrator, chair of the board of the Association of Moscow Book Illustrators and Designers, Moscow, Russia.
- Françoise Ballanger Former manager of the publishing department of La Joie par les livres, Paris, France.
- Ernest Bond Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature at Salisbury University, Maryland, USA.
- Sabine Fuchs University lecturer in children’s literature, and secondary school teacher, Graz, Austria.
- Ayfer Gürdal Ünal Writer and critic, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Jan Hansson Director of the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Eva Kaliskami Translator and teacher, Athens, Greece.
- Nora Lía Sormani Writer and journalist, critic and researcher, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Sahar Tarhandeh Independent researcher in children’s literature, freelance graphic designer and art director, Tehran, Iran.
- Regina Zilberman Children’s literature specialist and former director of the Instituto Estadual do Livro, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The candidates for the 2012 Awards will be made public shortly and the shortlist will be disseminated immediately following the Jury meeting.
Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) presents the Hans Christian Andersen Awards to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important and lasting contribution to children’s literature. IBBY National Sections from 32 countries have made their selections, submitting the following 27 authors and 30 illustrators as candidates for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2012:
Here are the list of nominees via ibby.org.
- Argentina: Author: María Teresa Andruetto; Illustrator: Pablo Bernasconi
- Australia: Author: Christobel Mattingley; Illustrator: Bob Graham
- Austria: Author: Monika Pelz; Illustrator: Renate Habinger
- Belgium: Author: Bart Moeyaert; Illustrator: Louis Joos
- Brazil: Author: Bartolomeu Campos de Queirós; Illustrator: Roger Mello
- Canada: Author: Tim Wynne-Jones; Illustrator: Stéphane Jorisch
- Cyprus: Author: Elli Peonidou
- Czech Republic: Illustrator: Peter Sís
- Denmark: Author: Lene Kaaberbøl; Illustrator: Charlotte Pardi
- Finland: Author: Sinikka Nopola/Tiina Nopola; Illustrator: Virpi Talvitie
- France: Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat; Illustrator: Henri Galeron
- Germany: Author: Paul Maar; Illustrator: Rotraut Susanne Berner
- Greece: Author: Christos Boulotis; Illustrator: Effie Lada
- Iran: Illustrator: Mohammad Ali Baniasadi
- Ireland: Author: Eoin Colfer
- Italy: Author: Bianca Pitzorno; Illustrator: Francesco Tullio-Altan
- Japan: Author: Masamoto Nasu; Illustrator: Satoshi Kako
- Republic of Korea: Author: Hwang Sun-mi; Illustrator: Hong Seong-Chan
- Latvia: Illustrator: Anita Paegle
- Netherlands: Author: Tonke Dragt; Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen
- Norway: Author: Bjørn Sortland; Illustrator: Øyvind Torseter
- Romania: Author: Silvia Kerim; Illustrator: Valeria Moldovan
- Russia: Illustrator: Gennadij Spirin
- Serbia: Author: Ljubivoje Ršumoviċ; Illustrator: Dobrosav Živkoviċ
- Slovenia: Author: Tone Pavček; Illustrator: Alenka Sottler
- Spain: Author: Agustín Fernández Paz; Illustrator: Javier Zabala Herrero
- Sweden: Author: Lennart Hellsing; Illustrator: Anna-Clara Tidholm
- Switzerland: Author: Franz Hohler; Illustrator: Kathrin Schärer
- Turkey: Author: Sevim Ak; Illustrator: Feridun Oral
- United Kingdom: Author: Philip Pullman; Illustrator: John Burningham
- USA: Author: Paul Fleischman; Illustrator: Chris Raschka
- Venezuela: Illustrator: Arnal Ballester
Winners will be announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on Monday, 19 March 2012.
Arts SA presents the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards For Literature which will be held during the Adelaide Writer’s Week. They have announced a shortlist.
Winners will be announced on March 3, 2012 by South Australian Premier, the Hon Jay Weatherill, in a presentation at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in Adelaide during Adelaide Writers’ Week which is held as part of the Adelaide Festival.
Here are the shortlist via arts.sa.gov.au
Children’s literature award
Aaron Blabey, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon (Viking)
Kate Constable, Crow Country (Allen & Unwin)
Bob Graham, A Bus Called Heaven (Walker Books)
Rosanne Hawke, Taj and the Great Camel Trek (University of Queensland Press)
Norman Jorgensen (illustrator James Foley), The Last Viking (Fremantle Press)
Lian Tanner, The Keepers: Museum of Thieves (Allen & Unwin)
Young adult fiction award
Georgia Blain, Darkwater (Random House Australia)
D. M. Cornish, Monster Blood Tattoo Book Three: Factotum (Omnibus Books)
Ursula Dubosarsky, The Golden Day (Allen & Unwin)
Scot Gardner, The Dead I Know (Allen & Unwin)
Doug MacLeod, The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher (Penguin Books)
Vikki Wakefield, All I Ever Wanted (Text Publishing)
Anna Funder, All That I Am (Hamish Hamilton)
Gail Jones, Five Bells (Vintage)
Alex Miller, Autumn Laing (Allen & Unwin)
Kim Scott, That Deadman Dance (Picador Australia)
Dominic Smith, Bright and Distant Shores (Allen & Unwin)
Rohan Wilson, The Roving Party (Allen & Unwin)
John Bray poetry award
Jennifer Compton, Barefoot (Picaro Press)
Diane Fahey, The Wing Collection: New & Selected Poems (Puncher &
Les Murray, Taller When Prone (Black Inc.)
David Musgrave, Phantom Limb (John Leonard Press)
Tracy Ryan, The Argument (Fremantle Press)
Petra White, The Simplified World (John Leonard Press)
James Boyce, 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia (Black Inc.)
Fiona Capp, My Blood’s Country (Allen & Unwin)
Jim Davidson, A Three Cornered Life: The Historian W.K. Hancock (University of New South Wales Press)
Mark McKenna, An Eye for Eternity; The Life of Manning Clark (The Miegunyah Press)
Hazel Rowley, Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage (Melbourne University Press) (deceased)
Brenda Walker, Reading By Moonlight: How Books Saved A Life (Penguin Books)
Wakefield Press Unpublished manuscript award
Henry Aybee, The Red Hat: An Australian Gothic Novel
Belinda Broughton, The Sparrow
Rachael Mead, The Sixth Creek
Margaret Merrilees, The First Week
Rob Walker, Tropeland
Jill Blewett playwright’s award
Nicki Bloom, A Cathedral
Elena Carapetis, Helen Back
Duncan Graham, Wolf Hunger
Barbara Hanrahan fellowship
Nicki Bloom, The Sun and the Other Stars
Carol Lefevre, A Maze in the Garden
David Sornig, You, Of All People
For further information, please contact Mandy-Jane Giannopoulos
Arts SA Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing:
The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards aims to bring awareness to the Jewish Canadian canon and to promote and give support to the Canadian writers. The awards have been presented yearly since 1988, celebrating excellence in Canadian writing on Jewish themes and subjects.
The winners will be announced in May 2012. The awards will be given on June 7, 2012 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library as the culminating event of the Toronto Jewish Book Festival.
The 2012 awards jury are Barbara Berson, Adam Fuerstenberg, Marjorie Gann, Judi Ghert, Sara R. Horowitz, Carla Lancit, Michael Posner, Judy Stoffman, Edward Trapunski, Alain Goldschlager.
For details, visit kofflerarts.org
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