Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have opened nominations for their third annual PW Star Watch program, which celebrates up-and-coming members of the U.S. publishing community and recognizes them on a global stage.

Publishers Weekly is pleased to be working with Frankfurt Buchmesse in order to bring international recognition to emerging leaders and innovators in publishing,” said Jim Milliot, editorial director of PW. “We look forward to welcoming new ‘stars’ of the industry for the third annual PW Star Watch.”

The program identifies 40 "stars" of American publishing from all areas of the industry. Five top honorees will be selected from the longlist of 40, with a single "Superstar" slated to be announced in September at the PW Star Watch event in New York. The winner will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to the Frankfurter Buchmesse this fall.

“Innovation and creativity is so crucial to the future of publishing,” said Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Publishers Weekly to highlight and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.”

The 40 stars will be featured in PW in a September and celebrated at events in New York this fall and during the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. To nominate yourself or a colleague, click here.