Colorado Book Awards submissions open

Books published in late 2018, all of 2019 eligible for 29th annual celebration of authors


Submissions are now being accepted for the Colorado Book Awards, presented by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book.

Books published in 2019 or late 2018 can be submitted through Jan. 6. Guidelines and entry forms are available at

The Colorado Book Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers. The awards are presented each spring in at least 10 categories, including anthology/collection, biography, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry and young adult literature.

Applications also are being accepted from a diverse mix of Colorado readers to serve as selectors and judges for the awards. Scholars, libraians, booksellers, teachers, writers, reviewers and avid readers are encouraged to apply at

Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. Celebrating its 45th year and its 15th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc.

With offices in the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with 150 program partners throughout the state to design and implement programs that best meet each community’s needs. To learn more, visit or call 303-894-7951.


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