The Norton Award: A Call for Jurists

Norton-WebWant to be a member of the Norton jury? Interested volunteers (see qualification requirements below) should contact the office of the vice president at by March 15th.

The Norton Award is presented to young adult or middle grade science fiction and fantasy novels, collections, or anthologies. The Norton jury is charged with reading widely in the field over the course of the year.

The membership at large votes to place several works on the Norton ballot. The Norton jury can augment these with up to three additional selections.

Please include your name and email address as well as a sentence or two about the following:

1) Your experience (if any) as a reader, writer, or curator of young adult and/or middle grade fiction.

2) Your interest in serving as a juror for this award.

Service on the Norton jury is limited to current members of SFWA who have joined on the active level (as opposed to the associate or affiliate levels). Memberships are accepted year-round; if you qualify as an active member of SFWA, but are not currently a member of the organization, you are welcome to join at this time so that you can apply for jury service. Please contact if you have questions about that process.