This category honors exceptional books published between January 1 and December 31. Self-published books are only eligible if the publisher publishes the work of multiple authors in addition to their own. Books published through services such as iUniverse are not eligible for the award.

Submitted books may be mailed. Please include five identical bound copies of the book. Nomination form should be completed online and include the title and ISBN of the book as printed on mailed materials.

Please mail copies to:

NLGJA Awards Program
2120 L Street NW Suite 850
Washington, DC 20037