PNWA Nancy Pearl Book Awarda contest for published works.
PNWA’s Nancy Pearl Book Award is a contest designed to recognize recently published works by PNWA members. Books with an original copyright date of 2020 can be submitted for consideration.
Winners will be announced at the 2021 PNWA Conference.
DEADLINE: Must be received in-office by March 31, 2021 Limit of 70 Entries in the Nancy Pearl Published Contest
NEW This Year!
Now you have the option to enter an *eBook OR a printed book (hard or soft-back) in the Nancy Pearl contest.
*ePub format only
Awards & Benefits
CASH PRIZE: $1000
Prominent book placement at the PNWA 2021 Fall conference.
Showcased on the PNWA website
Mingle with VIP's during our 2021 September conference.
$100 per entry
Every book accepted will be judged by two librarians based on story, character, and narrative. The five finalists in each category will be notified prior to the PNWA fall conference (September 16-19, 2021). Winners will be announced at the conference.
Finalists who attend the PNWA conference will be given high visability during the conference.
In 2004, NANCY PEARL won the Women’s National Book Association Award for her contribution to the world of books. The former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book, Nancy celebrates the written word by speaking at bookstores and libraries across the country and on her monthly television program Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. She is a regular on National Public Radio’s "Morning Edition” and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa. She has a Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, and bestselling books that include, Book Lust, and Book Crush: For Kids and Teens.The New York Times calls Nancy Pearl "the talk of librarian circles.
Best Book - Mainstream or Literary Fiction Sponsor: Robert Dugoni
Best Book - Memoir Sponsor: Lisa Wanttaja
Best Book - Genre Fiction (Adult) Sponsor: Gerri Russsell
We do not accept Horror, Erotica, Young adult and Middle Grade in the Nancy Pearl contest.