Pacific Northwest Book Awards
Celebrating Great Books of the Pacific Northwest
Since 1964 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Rather than soliciting nominations for specific categories, we simply require that the author and/or illustrator reside within the PNBA region (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and British Columbia) and that the book be published within the current eligibility period. In addition, special awards may be given honoring efforts in publishing, illustration, or for a body of work. Special awards are determined at the discretion of PNBA's Book Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee is made up of independent booksellers representing the PNBA region. A new committee is formed each March and the winning books are picked by the committee in mid-October.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A 2021 AWARD IS: September 30, 2020
BOOKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE COMMITTEE BY THIS DATE TO BE ELIGIBLE.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
To be eligible for a 2021 award the book must have been published between Oct 1, 2019 and Sep 30, 2020 and be written by an author/illustrator currently living in the Pacific Northwest. We have no fixed categories for nominated books.
Publishers or publicists wishing to nominate a title should send an email nomination to:
A Shortlist will be announced in November. Winners will be announced in January 2020.
Be sure to include the AUTHOR and PLACE OF RESIDENCE, TITLE, and PUBLISHER'S NAME, ADDRESS and LEAD CONTACT.
A list of current committee members will be supplied to you. You are then required to supply a copy of the nominated book to every committee member on the list. You are also strongly encouraged to nominate and supply books as they are published to avoid a late onslaught and allow committee members ample time to give your title a fair and thorough review.
Northwest booksellers are also encouraged to make nominations!