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THE W. Y. BOYD LITERARY AWARD
"For Excellence in Military Fiction"
Nomination Form


An annual award consisting of $5,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement honoring the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. It recognizes the service of American veterans and military personnel and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction for young adults or adults.  

Donated by William Young Boyd II.

Publishers or authors are requested to submit seven copies of books which meet the following criteria:

  • novel has been published during the year prior to the award
  • incidents of war can constitute the main plot of the story or merely provide the setting
  • Young adult and adult novels only 

Juries will examine each book for excellence of writing, attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to hold the reader's interest.


Click here for an application



Please send seven (7) copies of this application and 7 books to:

ALA Awards Program
Governance Office
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 1.

For questions about this application, contact the ALA Awards Program Office

For a listing of past winners, click here.

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