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Scott O’Dell Award 2012–call for submissions

The Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction committee is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Award, a $5000 prize. To quote from the criteria, “a book must have been published as a book intended for children or young people; it must be set in the New World (Canada, Central or South America, or the United States; it must be published by a publisher in the United States; and it must be written in English by a citizen of the United States.” The winner will be announced in January, 2012.

Submission Instructions:
Books may be submitted throughout the year to the Award Committee.
1. Title Information
For each title you wish to bring to the attention of the Award Committee, send the following information directly to Mr. Roger Sutton, Committee Chairman (see address below; submission information may accompany books). Indicate: O’Dell Award Nomination Candidate. Submit: Book Title (include subtitle if there is one), Author, Publisher, Month and Year of Publication. Include: Name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the publishing house contact.
The Committee may consider any eligible book, but publishers’ submissions are valuable in bringing books to the attention of the committee.
2. Book Copy
One copy of each book you wish to bring to the Committee’s attention should be sent to the Committee members:

Mr. Roger Sutton, Scott O’Dell Award, Horn Book, 56 Roland Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02129.

Ms. Ann Carlson, Scott O’Dell Award, 835 Keystone Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305.

Ms. Deborah Stevenson, Scott O’Dell Award, 1115 W. Union Street, Champaign, IL 61821.
If you have further inquiries, please email the Award Committee Chair, Mr. Roger Sutton, rsutton AT hbook DOT com and put “O’Dell Award” in the subject line.


More information about the award, including the list of winners since the award’s founding in 1982, can be found at the Scott O’Dell website.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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