The Story Circle Network is proud to announce the 2016 Shortlist for the Sarton Women's Book Awards™. Books are listed (alphabetically) in five categories: Memoir, Biography, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, & Young Adult Fiction.
The awards are sponsored by the Story Circle Network, an international nonprofit community of women writers. The program is named in honor of May Sarton, who is remembered for her outstanding contributions to women's literature as a memoirist, novelist, and poet. The awards are given annually to women authors writing chiefly about women in memoir, biography and fiction published in the United States and Canada and selected from works submitted. The awards are limited to submissions originally written in English and published by small/independent publishers, university presses, and author-publishers (self-publishing authors). The judging is conducted in two rounds. Professional librarians not affiliated with SCN select the winner and finalists. Previous winners of the award may be viewed here.
Five winners will be determined in a second round of judging and announced in April, 2017. Guidelines for the 2017 competition are here.