The Paula Anderson Book Award will be granted to the author of a work of literary fiction, either a novel or short story collection, that was published by a small or independent press in 2011. The award will honor a writer whose work embodies the bold spirit of Paula Anderson, the late co-founder of Word Riot Press. The title should have increased awareness of or otherwise drawn attention to the small press community because of the merit of the work.
An author, editor or publisher may nominate a title. Nominations will be accepted through our Submishmash submissions manager account. A PDF of the title must be accompanied by a $25 processing fee.
Self-published works will not be considered. Word Riot Press titles are ineligible for the Paula Anderson Book Award.
The book must have been published between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011
Nominations will be accepted from Aug. 1, 2011 to June 1, 2012. The results of the 2012 Paula Anderson Book Award will be announced Aug. 1, 2012 and the winning author will receive $1,000.