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Paula Anderson Book Award

Submit an application for the 2015 Paula Anderson Book Award.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, July 31, 2015

AWARD NOTIFICATION DATE: Monday, Aug. 31, 2015


The Paula Anderson Book Award will be granted to the author of an English language work of literary fiction, either a novel or short story collection, that was published by a small or independent press in 2014. Self-published works are not eligible.

The award will honor an American writer whose work embodies the bold spirit of Paula Anderson, the late co-founder of Word Riot Press. The title should have increased awareness of or otherwise drawn attention to the small press community because of the merit of the work.

An author, editor or publisher may nominate a title. The book must have been published between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014. Only titles of 100 pages or more will be considered.

Nominations will be accepted from Sept. 2, 2014 to July 31, 2015. The results of the 2015 Paula Anderson Book Award will be announced Aug. 31, 2015 and the winning author will receive $1,000.

Hard copies of the title will not be considered. Please send a PDF, DOC, or DOCX file of the work along with a cover letter formally submitting the work for consideration. Indicate the publication date, ISBN number, publisher and relevant contact information in the cover letter.

(Word Riot Press and Word Riot Inc. titles are not eligible for consideration.)