Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year to recognize “outstanding liter-ary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” Submit two copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2019 by December 31. Anyone, in addition to writers and publishers, may submit nominations for the awards. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House, 655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (916) 425-7916.