The goal of the CALA Annual Best Book Award is to heighten awareness of the best books of Chinese topics or literature written by authors of Chinese descent. The Award is to honor English or Chinese language books originally published in the United States. Winners of the Award will be announced by CALA during the ALA annual conference.
Each category of the Award consists of an award certificate and will be honored at the CALA Annual Award Banquet. A press release will be sent to various national publications. Honor books may be named in addition to the winning titles. If no books are found to meet the selection criteria, no awards will be given.
Entry of Works
Entries may be submitted by an author, publisher, agent, publicist or individual. A self-addressed, stamped postcard should be submitted with each
entry. Upon receipt of entry, the Award Committee members will return the postcard to the sender for notification of receipt of entry. The Award Committee is not responsible for lost submissions. An author, publisher, publicist, agent or individual may submit more than one entry per author, but not more than one entry per work.
Submission of Entry
Nominations must be submitted the Best Book Award Nomination Form by April 18. Please label on the envelope "CALA Best Book Award" when mailing book(s).