Submissions for the 2020 Colorado Book Awards are now open for books published in 2019 and the last quarter of 2018 with a submission deadline of January 6, 2020! All entries must be submitted online. Seven copies of the book are due with entry, and there is a $53 fee per book. Click here to submit an entry form with check payment or here to submit an entry form with online payment depending on whether you will pay your fee with a check or credit card. There is no nomination process; authors and publishers may complete an entry form directly for an eligible title.
To be eligible for a Colorado Book Award, a primary contributor to the book must be a Colorado writer, editor, illustrator, or photographer. Current Colorado residents are eligible, as are individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state and authors whose personal history, identity, and literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence. Authors not currently Colorado residents who feel their work is connected to Colorado should submit a letter describing the connection. Independently published work is welcome. All entries must have a copyright page and an ISBN, and we strongly recommend all entries be professionally edited.
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2019 Colorado Book Award Winners
Mile High Stories: 25 Years of Our Best Writing, edited by Geoff Van Dyke (Bower House)
The Little i Who Lost His Dot by Kimberlee Gard, illustrated by Sandie Sonke (Familius)
Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-Comic Memoir by Adam Cayton-Holland (Touchstone, Simon & Schuster)
Go Ask Fannie: A Novel by Elisabeth Hyde (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Random House)
The Doggie in the Window: How One Dog Led Me from the Pet Store to the Factory Farm to Uncover the Truth of Where Puppies Really Come From by Rory Kress (Sourcebooks)
The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes by Andrew Gulliford (Texas A&M University Press)
Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut (Owl Hollow Press)
Mad Boy: A Novel by Nick Arvin (Europa Editions)
Death by G-String: A Coyote Canyon Ladies Ukulele Club Mystery by C. C. Harrison (Written Dreams Publishing)
Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen (Omnidawn Publishing)
While Gods Sleep by L. D. Colter (Tam Lin Publishing)
Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson (Sourcebooks)
Young Adult Literature
500 Words or Less by Juleah Del Rosario (Simon Pulse, Simon & Schuster)
To celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, and illustrators, Colorado Book Awards are presented in at least ten categories including anthology/collection, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, general fiction, general nonfiction, genre fiction, history, pictorial, poetry, and young adult literature.