Publishers' entry guidelines for the 2011 National Book Awards are now available from the National Book Foundation. Publishers can request the guidelines by emailing Amy Gall at email@example.com. The National Book Foundation has also announced the 20 writers who will serve as judges for the 2011 National Book Awards. The judges include finalists for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, as well as winners of the Bancroft Prize, the Jackson Poetry Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the World Fantasy Award.
The fiction panel consists of Jerome Charyn, John Crowley, Victor LaValle, Yiyun Li, and Deirdre McNamer (chair); nonfiction: Yunte Huang, Alice Kaplan (chair), Jill Lepore, Barbara Savage, and Rebecca Solnit; poetry: Elizabeth Alexander (chair), Thomas Sayers Ellis, Amy Gerstler, Kathleen Graber, and Robert Tejada; and young people's literature: Marc Aronson (chair), Ann Brashares, Matt de la Pe√±a, Nikki Grimes, and Will Weaver.
The judges will select 20 finalists, to be announced on October 12, 2011.