By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
Publishers’ Submission Deadline: May 17As Frankfurter Buchmesse in Germany today up its new campaign for its 75th edition, the United States’ National Book Awards have opened their submissions call for the program’s 74th edition, today on the Ides of March.
The National Book Foundation has also named its jury panels, announcing a total 25 people who will assess, evaluate, and select the nominations and winners in the program’s five categories.
In a prepared statement, the foundation’s executive director Ruth Dickey is quoted, saying, “The judging panels for the National Book Awards comprise 25 literary community members deeply committed to celebrating the very best literature. We’re so grateful to this group of voracious readers—who are about to embark on the reading journey of a lifetime
“Their dedication to the written word will have a lasting impact on writers, readers, and the global literary landscape in 2023 and beyond.”
- These jurors, in the aggregate, will select a total 50 longlisted titles, 10 in each of the five categories, to be announced in mid-September.
- From those, 25 titles will be shortlisted–they’re called finalists in this program’s jargon–and publicly named on October 3.
- The winners’ gala is then anticipated to be held on November 15.
All submissions for the National Book Awards are made by publishers, and the submission period opened today will close at 5 p.m. ET on May 17.
Jury Panels Announced
Perhaps most familiar among these jurors to our international readership at Publishing Perspectives is translator Jeremy Tiang from Singapore, who will chair the panel for the Translated Literature category.
That panel’s membership:
The Fiction panel:
The Nonfiction panel:
The Poetry jurors:
The Young People’s Literature category panel:
More from Publishing Perspectives on the National Book Awards is here, and on awards programs in general is here. More from us on translation is here.