2020 PW Star Watch

Star Watch Nomination Period is Open. Honor your Rising Stars by Submitting a Nomination by May 31, 2020.

In 2015, Publishers Weekly, in association with Frankfurter Buchmesse, created PW Star Watch to identify and celebrate members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities who are on the rise and bring recognition to them on a global stage. Over the last six years, we have highlighted art directors, editors, publicists, booksellers, and futurists, sharing their innovative contributions to the publishing industry. This year, we will continue to shine a light on creative members from any and all parts of the industry and expand the network and mentorship through engagement year round.

Forty semifinalists will be chosen from among the nominations for the sixth annual award, then narrowed down to five finalists by the PW Star Watch executive jury.

One superstar will be selected and announced in New York in September, 2020. The winner also receives a sponsored trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

Candidates may work in any part of the publishing industry, from agents to booksellers/librarians to the production department, as long as they are based in the United States or Canada. Anyone may nominate candidates or they may nominate themselves. Nominations will be open until 11:59pm ET on May 31st.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the nomination form below.

Nominee Name*
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Years of Experience*
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How Does The Person Stand Out?*
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This essay should be 500 words max. and should explain why you are nominating the candidate.

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Nominator Name*
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Publishers Weekly may reach out to nominees for further information. Finalists will be announced in the September 9th issue of Publishers Weekly. Email service@publishersweekly.com with any technical questions about the submission form. Names and email addresses of all nominees will be shared with Frankfurt Book Fair. If you wish to learn more about how you can participate in the program by way of sponsorship, contact cbryerman@publishersweekly.com.
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