Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Awards. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

2012 International Latino Book Awards: Open for Submission

Ring the alarm, fellow bookworms! The Latino Literacy Now project is preparing for the 14th Annual International Latino Book Awards to be held in NYC on June 5, 2012, and is looking for noteworthy submissions to review. In recognition of the outstanding contributions being made to Latino literature by publishers and writers around the world, the Latino Book Awards was created in 1999. Submissions are now open for entries for books with a 2010 or 2011 publication date. Anyone may submit a book: authors, publishers, publishing industry professionals and friends of literacy. See the Entry Form for categories and qualifications. There are over 50 categories to submit your favorite book’s name and have it officially recognized and help promote literacy in the Latino community and beyond. The entry fee for the submission includes passes for 2 guests to the awards ceremony. *Latino Literacy Now is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization dedicated to advancing the cause of literacy in the Latino community and to promoting reading as a life long pursuit for personal and professional fulfillment. Download your entry form here. Entries must be in by March 15, 2012. For more information on becoming a sponsor for the 14th annual International Latino Book Awards (ceremony & reception) contact us at Source:

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Un Poquito de Todo

News via Criticas:

New Literary Award to Honor Spanish-language Literature
By María Elena Cruz — February 15, 2007

Grupo Planeta and Casa de América have announced the formation of a new literary prize, the Premio Iberoamericano Planeta Casa de América de Narrativa. The contest is open to unpublished, Spanish-language works; this year’s deadline is set for March 15. Winners will be announced every year on April 23 in a different Spanish-speaking country; this year’s winners will be revealed in Bogotá, Colombia—named 2007 Book Capital of the World by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The first place winner and finalist will receive US$200,000 and US$50,000, respectively. Submissions will be accepted at all of Planeta’s offices (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Perú, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela).

Casa de América is a Spanish consortium that serves as a forum for ideas and debates concerning cultural, economic, political, scientific, and technological matters of Spain and Latin America.

Latino Literacy Now Announces 9th Latino Book Awards

Nominations for the International Latino Book Awards for books published in 2006 are now open. The results of the 58 categories the award comprises will be announced during BookExpo America 2007, which will take place this June at the Javits Center in New York City. The purpose of this award, organized by Latino Literacy Now, is to recognize the positive contributions made to Latino literature by publishers and writers worldwide. Thanks to the rise in nominations of literary works from different parts of the American continent and Spain, the award’s name was changed in 2006 to International Latino Book Awards. Nominations will be open until March 16. For more information go to

Contest via Academy of American Poets:

In anticipation of National Poetry Month 2007, The Academy of American Poets is looking for America’s biggest poetry fans: people who demonstrate a passion for poetry that goes beyond the usual.

We’ll select America’s biggest poetry fans to receive prize packages including poetry books, CDs, t-shirts and tote bags. In addition, selected fans will have their submissions and profiles posted on We're hoping to choose one winner for each of the most popular poets on

Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
Langston Hughes
William Carlos Williams
Sylvia Plath
Pablo Neruda
William Shakespeare
Dylan Thomas
E. E. Cummings
Robert Frost
W.H. Auden

You don't see your favorite poet on the list? You can still enter. Write to us about your favorite poet. In addition to those above, we’ll select a fan of one other poet listed on Click here for a full list of eligible poets. (Note: you can’t vote for yourself.)

How to Enter

Email a short essay to by March 15, 2007 describing in 250 words or less why you (or you and a friend—or, if you are a teacher, you and your class) are the number one fan or fans of the poet you have chosen.

We’re looking for the most compelling and creative entries and welcome the use of supporting materials such as photographs or videos after you have submitted your essay. Just mention you would like to submit supporting material in your email and an invitation to post on our or group pages will be emailed to you.


Books to check out:

The Mosaic Virus by Carlos, T. Mock
Article on author of The Virgin of Flames, Chris Abani
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