To Book Publishers and Others:
The Border Regional Library Association is seeking nominations for the annual SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARDS competition. Any publisher having one or more items which meet the criteria is invited to submit one review copy of each for consideration. Nominations submitted by individuals are also welcome.
Since 1971 the Southwest Book Awards have been presented in recognition of outstanding books about the Southwest published each year in any genre (e.g. fiction, nonfiction, reference) and directed toward any audience (scholarly, popular, children). Original video and audio materials are also considered.
Review copies must be received by September 30 of this year. Nominations, which must include the official date of publication, should be sent to the address given below. Questions can be directed to either of the committee chairs, Abbie Weiser, 915-747-6839, firstname.lastname@example.org or Claudia Rivers, 915-747-6725, email@example.com. Awards will be announced this December and formally presented at our annual Awards Banquet early next year.
We deeply appreciate your support. The purpose of the Southwest Book Awards is to stimulate writing and promote publication of materials about the Southwest - an effort which we believe is mutually beneficial.
BRLA Southwest Book Awards
c/o Abbie Weiser
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968-0582