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2018 Wheatley Awards Submission Form




There are seven categories: First Fiction, Fiction, First Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Children (Young Readers and Young Adult), and Poetry.


Criteria: Readers should judge entries on the basis of literary or artistic excellence and timelessness as regards theme, story, setting, voice, accuracy, style, characterization, illustration and/or design, appearance and market readiness.


The committee should not consider, or be influenced by, the entire work of any nominee, or whether the person has won an award in the past or is eligible in another category: only the work nominated for the 2017 Wheatley Book Award should be judged.


General: There will be a judging panel for each genre.  One judge should come from each of the following categories for each panel: scholar; publisher or bookseller; journalist; librarian or educator; writer/illustrator/designer. No one with a nominated title/book should serve as a judge in that category. 


Authors, publishers, and QBR and Harlem Book Fair planning committee members may nominate an unlimited number of titles. However, each nomination must be made in writing and submitted on an official nomination form. The Call for Entries, with entry form, is posted on our Web site:

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