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Submissions Now Open for MWA's Annual Book Awards!

The 2017 MWA Book Awards are open to all MWA members in good standing who have published a novel (50K words or more) in 2015 or 2016. There is no fee to enter. 

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Awards will be given in the following genre divisions: 

  • Mystery/thriller
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative fiction
  • Literary/Mainstream
  • Historical Fiction

At least 5 qualifying division entries are required to award a prize in that division. 

Co-authored books are allowed; anthologies to which the author has contributed a story are not. 

HOW TO ENTER

The contest is open to all MWA members in good standing. To enter, submit publication information, including a cover image, via the contest submission form. If you are not yet logged into the member area, you will be prompted to do so.

Authors are not required to submit copies of their book; however, they are encouraged to negotiate a lower ebook price with their publisher for MWA members during the contest period so that members can access their books more easily. 

Submission period is November 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. 

Authors must score at least 4 other entries, in a genre division other than the one submitted to.  Entries whose authors do not fulfill this requirement will not be considered for prizes. 

HOW WINNERS WILL BE DETERMINED

Winners will be chosen by the MWA membership, scoring entries on a 1 to 10 scale.  Scores will be averaged to determine winners.   

MWA members in good standing may score entries, one score per entry (details to follow).

Critique sheets will not be given. 

At least 5 qualifying entries are required to award a prize in a genre division. 

Entries receiving fewer than 5 scores will not be considered for prizes. 

Awards will be announced at the MWA conference, March 25, 2017

Scoring period is January 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017.  


 

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