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2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Submission Form

NOTE: Submissions are now closed for the 2016 Awards

  • The 2016 Awards will be announced during the ALA Youth Media Awards on Monday, January 11, 2016. 
  • Submissions for the 2017 Awards will open on Monday, January 4th, 2016. 
  • Please contact the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services with any questions or concerns regarding any submissions. 


To submit a title for consideration:

  1. Review the eligibility and criteria page.
  2. Complete the form below. Submit one form per title. Important Note: If submitting more than one title, please refresh between submissions.
  3. When the form has been received by ALA, an email confirmation will be sent to the contact person within two business days.
  4. Follow the mailing instructions in the confirmation to submit copies to the jury and ALA office.

Please note:

  1. Author or illustrator must live in the U.S. or maintain dual residency/citizenship.
  2. Book must be published in the year preceding the year the award is given, evidenced by the copyright date printed in the book.
  3. Only finished copies will be accepted. Do not send advance reader copies, galleys, etc.
  4. Titles submitted for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards will not be returned. Titles received by the OLOS office are donated as part of The Coretta Scott King Review Books Donation Grant