Web Links - Literary Awards
|Academy of American Poets Awards||
Poetry awards, prizes, and fellowships sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.
Honors traditional mysteries by living American authors in the categories of best novel, first mystery, short story, non-fiction, and children's/young adult mystery.
|American Book Awards||
The Before Columbus Foundation honors outstanding contributions to American literature
|Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards||
Annual award for outstanding childrens' literature in the categories of fiction and poetry, non-fiction, and picture books.
Annual award to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children sponsored by ALA's Association for Library Service to Children.
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals' annual award for an outstanding book for children and young people, written in English and published in the UK.
Recognizes novelists and novels of excellence in the Christian fiction genre.
|Coretta Scott King Book Awards||
ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table's award honoring African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.
|Costa Book Awards||
Annual awards for enjoyable books published in the UK, in the categories of novel, first novel, biography, poetry, and children's books.
Mystery Writer's of America's award honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theatre.
|Governor General's Literary Awards||
The Canada Council for the Arts awards for Canadian literature in English and French in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature, and translation.
|Hans Christian Anderson Awards||
International Board on Books for Young Peoples' biennial awards to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.
The World Science Fiction Society's selections for the Science Fiction Achievement Award in the categories of novel, novella, short story, and more.
|International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award||Annual prize for works nominated by libraries throughout the world on the basis of "high literary merit."|
|Kate Greenaway Medal||Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals' award for distinguished illustration in a children's book published in the UK.|
|Man Booker Prize||Recognizes the best contemporary fiction written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland.|
|Mythopoeic Awards||Mythopoeic Society's awards for adult and children's fantasy and mythic literature.|
|National Book Awards||Awards recognizing exceptional fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature written by American authors.|
|National Book Critics Circle||Annual awards given by an organization of active book reviewers for the finest books published in English.|
|Nebula Awards||Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's annual awards for the best science fiction or fantasy novel, novella, novelette, and short story.|
|Newbery Medal||Annual award for distinguished contribution to American literature for children, sponsored by ALA's Association for Library Service to Children.|
|Nobel Prize in Literature||Awarded for outstanding works in the field of literature.|
|Orange Prize||Annual award for a novel written by a woman in English and published in the UK or Ireland.|
|Oregon Book Awards||Literary Arts' annual awards for the finest poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, and young readers literature by Oregon authors|
|PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction||Annual national prize for the best work of fiction by an American author.|
|PEN Center USA||Annual awards in recognition of outstanding literary achievement by writers living west of the Mississippi|
|PNBA Book Awards||Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's annual awards for excellence given to authors and illustrators residing in the Pacific Northwest.|
|Poetry Society of America Awards||Annual awards for excellence in poetry by new and established poets|
|Printz Award||ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association's award for a young adult work that exemplifies literary excellence.|
|Pulitzer Prize||Annual awards for distinguished works in journalism, letters, drama, and music.|
|Pura Belpré Award||Biennial awards presented by the Association for Library Service to Children and REFORMA, for outstanding children's books by Latino authors and illustrators.|
|Whiting Writers' Awards||Annual awards given to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Selection is based on accomplishment and promise.|
|WILLA Awards||Awarded annually by Women Writing the West for outstanding literature featuring women's stories set in the West.|
|Young Reader's Choice Award||Pacific Northwest Library Association's award for favorite youth and senior books chosen by children in the Pacific Northwest.|