FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS 2022 COMPETITION LAUNCHED
The Florida Book Awards competition for the best Florida Literature is accepting submissions for the 2022 awards cycle. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards has grown to include awards in eleven categories of competition and is introducing a new Gold Medal for Poetry Chapbooks within the Poetry Category.
Submission window: Wednesday, August 17, 2022- Friday, January 13, 2023
Books may be submitted by authors, publishers, or members of the public in any of the eleven categories: Cooking, Florida Nonfiction, General Fiction, General Nonfiction, Older Children’s Literature, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Spanish Language, Visual Arts, Young Adult Literature and Young Children’s Literature. Descriptions of these categories and instructions for submitting nominations are available on the Enter page. All books nominated must have a 2022 copyright date and an ISBN number. Authors must be full-time Florida residents, except in the Florida Nonfiction, Visual Arts and Cooking categories, where the subject matter must focus on Florida.
Entries must be received no later than January 13, 2023, but applicants are encouraged to submit their books into competition early during the submission period, as soon as possible after their books are officially published. Winners will be announced the first week in March 2023.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE GERALD ENSLEY DEVELOPING WRITER AWARD OPEN
This award, established in 2019 aims to recognize a writer who has shown exceptional talent and the potential for continued literary success and significance in the future. Nominees must be Florida residents who have published at least one book, but no more than two, in any of the Florida Book Awards categories and exhibit demonstrated ability and promise for continued growth. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Nominations for this award are due by December 31, 2022. Instructions for nominating a writer are listed on the Ensley Award information page.