2020 PW Star Watch

PW Star Watch identifies and celebrates members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities who are on the rise and brings recognition to them on a global stage.

Founded in 2015, PWStar Watch recognizes publishing professionals in the early stages of their careers, generally less than five years, including those who have changed careers and are still relatively new to publishing, who are improving and innovating the industry.

Since its inception, PW Star Watch has highlighted art and production professionals, editors, publicists, marketing dynamos, booksellers and others.

This year, PW Star Watch will continue to shine a light on creative members from all parts of the industry. Now more than ever, such individuals are critical thought leaders as companies navigate the ever-changing post-pandemic landscape.

Join us in honoring a new list of innovators, trailblazers and changemakers by nominating yourself or a colleague making a difference before and during this challenging time.

Publishers Weekly will honor 40-50 honorees, five finalists and one Superstar!

The deadline for submissions is September 17, 2021.

Make your nomination here.

The 2021 honorees will be featured in PW’s November 1st issue. Four finalists will receive a $500 USD cash prize and one Superstar winner will receive a $2,500 UDS cash prize and will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on November 16, 2021.

Tech questions? Email service@publishersweekly.com with any technical questions about the submission form.

Questions about nominating and eligibility, contact Krista Rafanello, krafanello@publishersweekly.com.

If you wish to learn more about how you can participate in the program by way of sponsorship, contact Cevin Bryerman, cbryerman@publishersweekly.com.

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