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