The Paula Anderson Book Award will be granted to the author of a work of literary fiction, either a novel or short story collection, that was published by a small or independent press in 2014. The award honors a writer whose work embodies the bold spirit of Paula Anderson, the late co-founder of Word Riot Press. The title should have increased awareness of or otherwise drawn attention to the small press community because of the merit of the work.
An author, editor, publisher or publicist may nominate a title. A PDF of the title must be accompanied by a $25 processing fee.
Self-published works will not be considered. Word Riot Press and Word Riot Inc. titles are ineligible for the Paula Anderson Book Award.
The book must have been published between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014
Nominations will be accepted from Sept. 2, 2014 to July 31, 2015. The results of the 2015 Paula Anderson Book Award will be announced Aug. 31, 2015 and the winning author will receive $1,000.