Congratulations to Our 2019 Winners
The Sarton 2020 competition is now closed. Winners will be announced in early April.
The 2021 competition will open on January 11, 2021. Watch for our announcement.
About the Sarton
The 2021 Sarton Women’s Book Awards will be presented in four categories. Entries from/about women of color and LBT+ women are welcome in all categories.
- Contemporary Fiction (novels set entirely or primarily in the 21st century)
- Historical Fiction (includes novels set in the 20th century)
- Nonfiction: Biography, edited diaries, studies of women's literature
The competition is open to women writing chiefly about women in memoir, biography and fiction published in the United States and Canada. 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 award 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.
See previous winners here.