The Sarton Women's Book Awards™ honors the best in women's memoirs and contemporary and historical fiction published during 2016-2017. The award is named in honor of May Sarton, who is remembered for her memoirs, novels, and poetry, and is sponsored by The Story Circle Network (SCN), an international nonprofit association of women writers.
Eligibility. Works published in North America during the eligibility timeframe (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017) are eligible. All submissions must be bound books, in their finished, reader-ready form. See the complete guidelines for further information.
Selection and Award. The final selection of the winner is made by professional librarians. Winners and finalists will be announced on the Story Circle Network websites and to its extensive email list. Winners will be invited to attend and be honored at Stories from the Heart, the biannual SCN National Conference, Austin TX. Winners also receive a cash prize of $150, a commemorative trophy, and a 12-month advertising package on SCN's websites, e-letters, and print publications. Finalists receive a personalized award and the advertising package.
Early Bird Entry (through July 31, 2017): $90.
Regular Entry (through November 16, 2017): $110.
(All entries include a one-year membership in the Story Circle Network).
This application form must be completed online, with entry fee paid online or a check for the entry fee mailed to the address below. If you cannot submit online, please email
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Entry fee. The entry fee of $90 (includes a one-year membership in the Story Circle Network)
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