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BGHB 2017

letsmove… is beginning (yes, later than it should but earlier than it used to)! Please, publishers, start submitting your contenders; the eligibility period for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards runs from publishing date June 1st of this year to May 31st of next. It is never to soon to send books to the judges. I’m not naming any names but someone recently may have been screwed out of an award due to someone else’s failure to submit a particular title. Yes, judges do not completely rely on what shows up in their mailboxes, and publishers do not have to submit to win, but you can’t always rely on interlibrary loan. And there is no submission fee–I’m saving for my memoirs the story about the book that came thisclose to winning a National Book Award but was stymied by its publisher’s refusal to nominate the book (and pay the fee).

You can read all about the 2016 BGHB Awards and Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium in our forthcoming January issue (and check out winner Francis Vallejo’s cool cover).


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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