Submissions Open for the Blogger's Book Prize 2021

A prize championed and voted for by book bloggers and reading groups, the Blogger’s Book Prize, powered by NB Magazine, is now open for submissions – publishers are encouraged to submit fiction books first published in 2020 in paperback or hardback! 

The prize is powered by NB Magazine – an independent, literary and quarterly magazine – and will draw upon the magazine’s supportive network of book bloggers and reading groups. Book bloggers will help filter submitted titles, voting for their favourites, and narrowing submissions down into a shortlist of six. Each shortlisted book will then be championed by a shortlisted book blogger and will enter into an online voting campaign to determine the winning blogger and book to claim the Blogger’s Book Prize 2021 title.

The author of the winning book will be awarded a cash prize of £500 – the blogger who successfully championed that book will be awarded a cash prize of £500 also.

 

Last year's prize

Last year, then known as NB Book Blogger’s Choice Award, the prize yielded hundreds of entries and votes from blogger’s within the book community – the shortlist, you can see in a carousel below, included: Bookish Chat who championed Things in Jars by Jess Kidd; Mrs Cooke’s Books who championed The Familiars by Stacey Halls; and Lonesome Reader who championed Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann!

Blogger Amanda Chatterton from Bookish Chat won last year’s prize for championing Things in Jars by Jess Kidd. Winning author Jess Kidd, whose book Things in Jars was published by Canongate in 2019, said of the prize and win:

I am thrilled that Amanda has won the first NB Magazine Book Blogger's Choice Award championing Things in Jars. Amanda is a wonderful reviewer and a passionate supporter of new voices in fiction and I'm so proud she chose my book.​

- Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars​

Book bloggers and NB Magazine

Selections for The Blogger’s Book Prize will be inclusive books, addictive books, books that prompt discussion and books to be enjoyed. Nominated books will reflect the views of readers, book bloggers, reading groups, book clubs and all those who in the toughest of years, have continuously supported and promoted bookshops and the publishing industry come what may. 

The prize is powered by NB Magazine – an independent, literary and quarterly magazine – and will draw upon the magazine’s supportive network of book bloggers and reading groups. This year’s prize is adapted from last year’s NB Book Blogger’s Choice Award which involved a successful campaign, with over 100 championing reviews from book bloggers being submitted, and over 5000 public votes being cast.

To submit a title for the 2021 Blogger’s Book Prize, please do via the form below! 

 

Prize information

All fiction books first published in the UK in hardback or paperback in calendar year 2020 are eligible. 

Key Dates:

  • Submissions close – 1st February at 12pm
  • Longlist of books released to bloggers – w/c 1st February
  • Blogger submissions close – w/c 15th February TBC
  • Successful publishers and bloggers notified – 22nd February TBC
  • Shortlisted bloggers and books announced – 26th February TBC
  • Online voting begins/judging commences – 26th February TBC
  • Online voting closes – 26th March TBC
  • Winner announced – March TBC
Please send 3 copies of each submitted book to Blogger’s Book Prize C/O AGILE, Studio 10, Glove Factory Studios, Brook Lane, Holt, Wilts, BA14 6RL
 
For all terms and conditions, eligibility and information about the prize, please read on here.

The Bloggers Book Prize, Powered by NB

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