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Have you written a book? Enter the Florida Book Awards

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009 @ 11:30:58 am

The fourth annual Florida Book Awards competition kicked off Aug. 3 with a call for entries in seven categories. Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards program in the nation, the contest recognizes and celebrates the year’s best books penned by full-time residents of the Sunshine State (with the exception of submissions to the Florida Nonfiction category, whose authors may live elsewhere).

Contest categories are General Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Children’s Literature, Florida Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular Fiction, and Spanish-Language Book. Entries, which can be submitted by anyone (e.g. publisher, author or literary agent), must be professionally published and have both an original publication date between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2009, and an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).


All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 (this is not a postmark deadline).


Three-person juries –– including members of co-sponsoring organizations, subject experts from the faculties of Florida colleges and universities, and previous Florida Book Award winners –– will choose up to five finalists in each of the seven categories. The 2009 winners will be announced in early March 2010.

For general information and the entry form, requirements and instructions for the 2009 Florida Book Awards competition, visit: http://floridabookawards.lib.fsu.edu.

Wouldn't it be great to have the work of some UCF writers recognized?

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