Submission Guidelines

The Washington State Book Awards honor the rich literary landscape of our state with awards in four adult and four youth categories. We invite all Washington authors publishing in all genres and for all ages to consider submitting their work for this award recognition. There is no entry fee.

To submit a book for consideration for the 2018 Washington State Book Awards (for books published in 2017), just follow these four steps:

Check Author Eligibility: Please make sure that the author meets our eligibility requirements and was either born in Washington state or is a current resident and has maintained residence here for at least three years. Authors who live in Washington part of the year and considers Washington to be their home are eligible.

Review Our Judging Guidelines: Take a look at the complete guidelines that our judges consider when reading submissions.

Complete the online submission form: Either the author or a representative from the author’s publishing house can submit the entry form: 2018 Washington State Book Award Entry Form.

Send books (nonreturnable) to the WSBA office:
Send SIX copies of the published book for adult categories or FOUR copies of the published book for youth categories to:

Washington State Book Awards
c/o Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA   98104

Copies of the books will be distributed to judges.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018.

The online submission form and all  books must be received by February 1, 2018
for your submission to be considered.