CALA Best Book Award Call for Nominations 最佳图书奖提名征集

Books must be published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021
图书必须在 2021 年 1 月 1 日至 2021 年 12 月 31 日期间出版
Nomination deadline: April 1, 2022
提名截止日期:2022年4月1日
Postmark deadline for nominated books: May 1, 2022
提名图书邮戳截止日期:2022年5月1日

The annual CALA Best Book Award recognizes outstanding books, published in English or Chinese, which exhibit excellence in addressing topics about China and/or written by Chinese authors or authors of Chinese descent. The Award is to raise awareness of these topics and authors in North America.
一年一度的CALA最佳图书奖旨在表彰以英文或中文出版的优秀书籍,这些书籍在有关中国的主题和/或由华裔作家或华裔血统作家创作的书籍方面有出色表现。该奖项旨在提高北美对这些主题和作者的认识。

The Committee will select nominated books in the following categories:
委员会将评选出以下类别的提名书籍:

  • Adult books, fiction 成人书籍、小说类
  • Adult books, non-fiction 成人读物,非小说类
  • Young adult books, fiction (ages 12 - 18) 青少年书籍、小说类(12-18岁)
  • Young adult books, non-fiction (ages 12-18) 青少年读物,非小说类(12-18岁)
  • Children’s books, fiction (ages 11 and under) 儿童读物、小说类(11岁及以下)
  • Children’s books, non-fiction (ages 11 and under) 儿童读物,非小说类(11岁及以下)

The winner(s) will be announced before the advance registration deadline for the 2022 ALA Annual conference. Each award author(s) will receive an award certificate at CALA Annual Award Banquet in June during the 2022 ALA Annual conference.
获奖者将在2022年ALA年会的提前注册截止日期之前公布。每位获奖者将在6月的2022年ALA年会期间的CALA年度颁奖晚宴上获得获奖证书。

If there are not any books meeting the criteria, award(s) will not be given.
如果没有任何符合标准的书籍,则不会颁发奖项。

Eligibility 资质

Eligible Works 符合条件的作品

●      Related to Chinese cultural heritage or topics about China, and/or written by Chinese authors or authors of Chinese descent.
 与中国文化遗产或有关中国的主题有关,和/或由华裔作家或华裔血统作家创作。

●      Published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 by a publishing house, trade or small press/publisher located in North America or one of its territories for general commercial release in the United States. Self-published works and exclusively internet publications may also be considered by the committee.
在 2021 年 1 月 1 日至 2021 年 12 月 31 日期间由位于北美或其领土之一的出版社、贸易商或小型出版社/出版商出版,以便在美国进行一般商业发行。自行出版的作品和专门出版的互联网出版物也可以由委员会审议。

●      Written in Chinese or English. This requirement does not limit the use of words or phrases in non-Chinese and non-English languages where appropriate in context. Translations of original works may be considered.
用中文或英文书写。本要求并不限制在上下文中酌情使用非中文和非英语语言的单词或短语。可以考虑原创作品的翻译。

●      Works that have previously won other prizes or recognitions are eligible.
之前获得过其他奖项或认可的作品符合此提名申请条件。

Ineligible Works 不符合条件的作品

●      Anthologies by more than one author.
不止一位作者的选集。

●      Reprints of books originally published prior to the current award year.
本颁奖年度之前最初出版的图书的重印本。

In the event of a dispute over eligibility, the Award Committee will decide whether a book is eligible, and its decision will be binding.
如果对资格产生争议,奖项委员会将决定一本书是否符合条件,其决定将具有最终裁决权。

Evaluation Criteria 评选标准

●         Overall Strengths: Value and influence: Implications or potential force of a work. True to cultural norms and sensitive to stereotypical depiction.
综合优势:价值和影响力:作品的影响或潜在力量。忠于文化规范,对刻板印象敏感。

●         Adult books, Fiction: Flow of the narrative compelling and appealing
成人读物,小说:叙事的流利并且吸引人

●         Adult books, Non-fiction: Information accurate, authentic and riveting
成人读物,非虚构类:信息准确、真实、引人入胜

●         Young Adult books (ages 12-18), Fiction: Story unique, plot & characters well developed with reasonable growth
青少年书籍(12-18岁),小说:故事独特,情节和人物发展良好,成长合理

●         Young Adult books (ages 12-18), Non-fiction: Information accurate & stimulating, language & tone accessible, engaging & age appropriate
青少年书籍(12-18岁),非小说类:信息准确且激励人心,用词和语调通俗易懂,引人入胜且适合目标年龄群

●         Children’s books (ages 11 and under), Fiction: Presentation convincing, appealing, demonstrating creativity & imagination
儿童读物(11岁及以下)、小说:令人信服、吸引人、展示创造力和想象力

●         Children’s books (ages 11 and under), Non-fiction: Information accurate & stimulating, language & tone accessible, engaging & age appropriate
儿童读物(11岁及以下),非小说类:信息准确且吸引人,用词和语调通俗易懂,引人入胜且适合目标年龄群

●         Other feedback as reference: the feedback from different channels, such as print trade publications, online bookstores, online book reviews, etc.
其他反馈作为参考:来自不同渠道的反馈,如印刷行业出版物、网上书店、网上书评等。

The Award Committee will combine these criteria and select the winner(s).
奖项委员会将结合这些标准并选出获奖者。

Submission Process 提交流程

●      Entries may be submitted by an author, publisher, agent, publicist or any individual.
参赛作品可由作者、出版商、代理人、公关人员或任何个人提交。

●      Nominations must be submitted through the Best Book Award Nomination Form by April 1, 2022.
提名必须在202241日之前通过最佳图书奖提名表提交。

●      An author, publisher, publicist, agent or individual may submit more than one entry per author, but not more than one entry per book.
每位作者、出版商、公关人员、代理人或个人可以为每个作者提交多个条目,但每本书不得超过一个条目。

●      It is encouraged to mail books of entry to the Best Book Award Committee, with three copies, one copy each to committee members. All nominated books must be postmarked by May 1, 2022. Please send books as early as possible. The Award Committee is not obligated to consider books with a postmark after May 1, 2022. Book packages must be clearly marked with "CALA Best Book Award.”
鼓励将参赛作品邮寄给最佳图书奖委员会,共三本,每位委员会成员一本。所有提名图书必须在 2022 5 1 日之前加盖邮戳寄出。请尽早寄出书籍。奖项委员会将不会考虑邮戳在202251日之后的书籍。书籍包裹必须清楚地标有"CALA最佳图书奖"

●      Electronic books are also acceptable. 
电子书也可以接受。

●      Upon receiving an entry, the Award Committee will notify the submitter via email. The Award Committee is not responsible for lost submissions.
收到参赛作品后,奖项委员会将通过电子邮件通知提交者。奖项委员会不对遗失的参赛作品负责。

●      Please mail or email books of entry to the following address:
请将参赛书籍邮寄或通过电子邮件发送到以下地址:

Susen Shi

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

455 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

USA

susenshi@nypl.org

Jen Woo

West Portal Branch Library

190 Lenox Way

San Francisco, CA 94127

USA

jennifer.woo@sfpl.org

Daniel Xiao

Texas A&M University Libraries

400 Spence CT

College Station, TX 77843-5000

USA

danxiao@library.tamu.edu

Jane Pan

Austin Public Library

Milwood Branch

12500 Amherst Drive

Austin, TX 78727

USA

jpantxl@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please email Jen Woo, Jennifer.woo@sfpl.org, Susen Shi, susenshi@nypl.org, Daniel Xiao, danxiao@library.tamu.edu or Jane Pan, jpantxl@gmail.com or visit CALA Annual Best Book Award to learn more about the Award.
如有任何疑问,请发送电子邮件至Jen Woo、Jennifer.woo@sfpl.org、Susen Shi、susenshi@nypl.org、Daniel Xiao、danxiao@library.tamu.edu 或Jane Pan,jpantxl@gmail.com 或访问CALA年度最佳图书奖以了解有关该奖项的更多信息。

Thank you for considering.
感谢您的参与。

Sincerely,
致敬

CALA Best Book Award Committee

Jane Pan, member

Susen Shi, member

Jen Woo, chair

Daniel Xiao, member