Diverse Works Sought by Andre Norton Jury

Andre Norton AwardA note from the 2016 Andre Norton Award Jury:

We’re well into our reading for this year’s award, and we’d like to remind everyone writing for younger readers that whether it’s YA, middle-grade, or graphic novels, we’re actively interested in–and would love to formally consider–diverse books and #ownvoices work. If it’s speculative and aimed at younger readers, we’d love to see it–and help this year’s Norton list reflect the depth, breadth, and magic of genre YA and MG fiction.

As writers, editors, and readers, we know making a space welcoming for the full diversity of our genre means setting out an explicit invitation. So: Please consider this the invitation, and the open door. If you’ve got work that fits the award criteria, please ask your publishers to kick us books for consideration.

We would love to read your work.

Much love,

Your 2016 Andre Norton Jury

More details on the submission process may be found on Andre Norton Awards page.

2 Responses

  1. Bishop, Michael

    I published a novel for young people entitled JOEL-BROCK THE BRAVE AND THE VALOROUS SMALLS at Patrick Swenson’s Fairwood Press (and my own imprint there, Kudzu Planet Productions) in late July/early July, and I would like it to be considered for the Andre Norton Awards. Fairwood Press is an independent house run from Bonney Lake, Washington, by writer/editor/publisher Patrick Swenson, and the titles are all print-on-demand titles, although JOEL-BROCK has a special limited-edition hardcover of only 300 copies priced higher than the p-o-d trade-paper edition, which is illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings by Orion Zangara.

    Is this book eligible? It’s available on Amazon.com and at Patrick’s own website http://www.fairwoodpress.com, but I’ve found it hard to get into major bookstore chains like Barnes & Nobles because of its print-on-demand aspect. Even being considered for the award — it’s my first novel for any age group since 1994’s BRITTLE INNINGS, a World War II baseball fantasy — would be an enormous boost for the title. Thanks for any help you can give us. –Michael Bishop 08/22/16