There are many, many excellent writers from New Mexico and Arizona (or who write books about/set in those states) in the writerly organizations I’ve joined, so I want to pass on this announcement for those who might be interested:
The New Mexico Book Co-op is pleased to announce the 15th annual New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards; the purpose of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards is to uncover and honor the best in Arizona and New Mexico books! Entries in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards will be judged by booksellers, librarians, teachers, and book marketing experts.
The 2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards will begin accepting entries starting on January 29, 2021 and will accept entries until April 30, 2021. The awards program honors the best books produced by authors or publishers from New Mexico or Arizona as well as books about or set in either state. Books will be accepted for judging in 58 categories. The awards program is open to authors and publishers anywhere; books must have a direct connection to Arizona or New Mexico, either as subject, author, or publisher. Books with a publication date or copyright date since January 1, 2019 are eligible.
Authors and publishers are encouraged to submit books for judging. All entries must include the Entry Form, payment of entry fees and three copies of the book being considered (add one copy for each additional category entered for the same book). Entry information can be found at http://nmbookcoop.com/BookAwards/entry-info/entry-info.html or at https://bit.ly/38wYjoj. All entries must be received by April 30, 2021. For more info 505-344-9382 or email email@example.com.
L. Diane Wolfe says
I have a book set in ALB but it’s old and in need of a fresh round of edits.
Or people who write about that area! In Colorado, Colorado Humanities sponsors the Colorado Book Awards, and that has similar rules.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
Great contest for people in that area!