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27th Annual NEMBA
Call for Nominations

 

The 27th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) will be presented at a public celebration on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Kirby Ballroom on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The celebration will include a featured speaker, book fair, and refreshments.

Nominations are now being accepted, along with a $25 non-refundable entry fee for each nominated title.

Nominations:

 

Nominations may be submitted in one of six categories:

(1) General Nonfiction: nonfiction works such as history, biography, guidebooks, cookbooks, books about science and nature, and scholarly works.

(2) Fiction: novels, short stories, plays, and other works of narrative fiction.

(3) Art, Photography: books that primarily serve to showcase (and annotate) the visual art contained in them.

(4) Children's Literature: books of any type intended for children and young adults.

(5) Poetry: collections of poetry or a single poem of book length.

(6) Memoir and Creative Nonfiction: books that examine some aspect of the world from a highly personal perspective whether in the form of a memoir, personal essay, or other work of creative nonfiction.

Reading teams will choose a winner and honorable mention in each category. If a book is nominated in more than one area, the Library NEMBA Team will determine the category for the entry.

Eligibility Requirements and Entry Guidelines:

 

  • The subject matter of nominated books must substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle. For the purpose of the awards, northeastern Minnesota includes the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis.
  • Nominated books must have a 2014 publishing date. Books with a 2013 copyright that were not published and available until 2014 may be submitted in the 27th annual NEMBA.  A written explanation for why a book with a 2013 copyright is eligible must be submitted along with the nomination form.
  • Nominated books must have been written in English and published in bound paper format or ebook.
  • One copy of each nominated book must be submitted along with an entry form.
  • A $25 NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee is required for each nominated book; checks or money orders only, made payable to the Library.

Deadline for Entry: January 16, 2015

 

Send a completed nomination form, one copy of each nominated book, and a $25 non-refundable entry fee to:

UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library
Library Administration Office
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Telephone: 218-726-6843
Fax: 218-726-8019
Email: libnemba@d.umn.edu

Nominations must be postmarked or delivered to the library by the due date (January 16, 2015).

Prizes:

 

The winning author in each category will receive a cash prize of $200. The winning author and the honorable mention in each category will receive a glass plaque and 100 book seals.

Awards Presentation:

 

Winning and honored authors will be announced at a reception in the Kirby Ballroom on the UMD campus on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

 

winner seal  honorable mention book seal 
NEMBA Book Seals now available!

 

Presented by the UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218-726-6120

& Friends of the Duluth Public Library

in collaboration with The Lake Superior Writers

 

 

 

 

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