W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction

About the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction
This award honors 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. Donated by William Young Boyd II.

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Award and Frequency

An annual award consisting of $5,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Eligibility

  • Novel must have 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.

Application Instructions

Complete the online application and send seven (7) copies of the book to

ALA Awards Program
Governance Office
225 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Information

Cheryl Malden (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2025) - cmalden@ala.org
Work Phone: (312) 280-3247
Fax: 312 944-3897
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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Selection Criteria

  • Excellence of writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to hold the reader's interest