Florida Book Awards

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The Florida Book Awards is an annual competition that exists for one purpose--to honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture in the previous year. Begun in 2006, the Florida Book Awards is the most comprehensive state book awards program in the United States, and the only one with a Spanish Language category. The successes and growth the Florida Book Awards have enjoyed in the last ten years are testimony to the quality of authorship and the rich culture of books that exists and continues to prosper in the Sunshine State.


Deadline for Submissions is January 14, 2016.

The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its tenth annual competition with a call for entries in nine categories. The contest categories include Children’s Literature, Florida Nonfiction, General Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Spanish Language, Visual Arts, and Young Adult Literature. Last year the "Gwen P. Reichert Gold Medal for Children's Literature" was introduced, which provides a cash prize for the gold winner in the Children's Literature category.

Books can be entered into the competition by anyone (e.g. publisher, author or literary agent) via the online submission form. To be eligible entries must have both a copyright date between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015, and an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 (this is not a postmark deadline).

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2014 Winners by Category



The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries and co-sponsored by: