2020 National Book Awards Submissions Open

The National Book Foundation has opened submissions for the 71st National Book Awards, and announced this year's slate of 25 judges for the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature. For the first time in the organization's history, only digital submissions will be accepted.

The judges for the 2020 National Book Awards will select 50 longlist titles, 10 per category, which will be announced mid-September. There will be 25 finalists, to be announced on October 6. Winners in all five categories will be announced at the 71st National Book Awards in November.

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