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BGHB Submission Guidelines

2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards

First awarded in 1967, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards recognize and reward excellence in literature for children and young adults.

1. Books must be published in the United States between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. First U.S. editions of books previously published elsewhere are eligible, but reissued editions, textbooks, e-books, and audiobooks will not be considered, nor will manuscripts.

2. Judges will select one winner and may designate up to two honor books in each of the following categories:
• Fiction and Poetry
• Nonfiction
• Picture Book

3. Books should be submitted by publishers, although the judges reserve the right to honor any eligible book. While we do not limit the number of titles a publisher may submit, we urge publishers to use their best judgment and send only those titles that they believe are distinguished enough to warrant consideration.

4. A copy of each book submitted should be mailed directly to each of the three judges.

Betsy Bird, BGHB judge
Collection Development Manager
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Roxanne Feldman, BGHB judge
MS Librarian
The Dalton School
108 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
Joanna Rudge Long,
BGHB Chair
For USPS only:
P.O. Box 53
South Pomfret, VT 05067
For UPS and FedEx:
289 Rudge Road
South Pomfret, VT 05067

5. Publishers are urged to send their submissions as soon as possible after publication. No books will be accepted after May 15, 2016. There will be no extensions to this deadline.

6. Publishers should send the Chair of the committee a complete list of all books they have submitted. A copy of that list should also be sent to Katrina Hedeen at The Horn Book, Inc., 300 The Fenway, Palace Road Building, Suite P-311, Boston MA 02115.

7. Winners and Honor Books will be announced in May, 2016. The awards ceremony (marking the fiftieth anniversary of the awards) will be held on September 30, 2016.

For more information, contact Katrina Hedeen at The Horn Book, Inc., 617-278-0225, ext. 222, or khedeen at