One of the most prestigious book awards, the Costa Book Award, formerly known as Whitbread Book Award is still taking nominations for 2013. The deadline is the 28th June 2013 so time is running out.
There are 5 categories:
- First Novel
- Children’s Book
Each category winner will receive £5,000. One of the winners is finally selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year with a further £30,000 prize.
The category shortlists will be announced in November 2013 and the category winners will be declared in early January 2014 with an awards presentation following on Tuesday, 28th January 2014.
The 2013 entry form is available to download, you can find it here.
In 1971 the Whitbread Literary Awards were first awarded which in 1985 became the Whitbread Book Awards. When Costa Coffee took over sponsorship from Whitbread the award was renamed to today’s Costa Book Awards. Winner of the past include Philip Pullman’s Amber Spyglass and Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
East Midland Reflections (Photo credit: Gerry Balding)
The East Midlands Book Award (EMBA) is accepting nominations from local, national and international publishers of East Midlands Writers (this covers Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland). The writer needs to have lived in the East Midlands during the period of publication.
The categories are Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry and the work can be aimed at children and young people. There is a panel of judges who will put together a short list which is then promoted through book shops, libraries and reading groups.
To find out more about this award, such as who the judges are, its history as well as previous short listed books and winners, please follow the link: http://writingeastmidlands.co.uk/awards/
To go straight to the section on rules and how to enter follow this link: http://writingeastmidlands.co.uk/awards/emba_rules/
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