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  1. 2013 Harlem Book Fair Celebrates New Voices, New Vision Dear Book Lovers & Words People, The weekend of July 19 marks the 15th anniversary of the Harlem Book Fair and we are asking you to join us for a most signature event. Along with our outdoor celebration of books, authors, and exhibitors, our author main stage, indoor author panel discussions, readings and workshops will offer surprising and engaging entertainment for every type of booklover. Under the banner of New Voices, New Vision, we will celebrate theater, books to film, e-book authors and e-book workshops (I know you like to turn that page but trust when I say e-readers are seductive and here to stay. I have 5 two-hundred page books by my bed waiting to be read! How many do you have???) We can talk about it at the Harlem Book Fair. Leading up to the book fair are the Friday night Wheatley Book Awards at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Featuring the music of Atiba Wilson and the Befo Quotet, and the Harlem Book Fair Poets of the Dispossessed, the Grammy Awards will have nothing on this event. You can preview our awards nominees now (or nominate your own) at the Wheatley Awards Nominations page. Here is your link to your reservation to the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards Program. Reserve seats now or forever hold your peace (I had to look that one up.) Does it sound like I am having fun? Does it sound like I am excited by the 15th Anniversary celebration of the Harlem Book Fair? I am. And check out our hotel discounts from Aloft Harlem and Marriott Hotel partners! Books, Film, Theater, E-Books, Music, Poetry, Food, and Awards? File this one under Too Good to Miss. Here is your link to your HBF 2013 Exhibitor Application. A whole bunch of somebodies are going to want to buy your book! Please set your calendars and pass the Word! Words People, this is our event and we are going to fill the house! See you in July! The QBR Wheatley Book Awards The QBR Wheatley Book Awards will recognize the best African American books and writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children's books. Special awards will be also given for Publisher of the Year and Poet of the Year. Music and Entertainment by Atiba Wilson & the Befo' Quotet and Poets of the Dispossessed. Seating on first-come basis only. Join us for a stellar night of music, literary awards, and memorable entertainment on the night before the Harlem Book Fair (Saturday, July 20). Reserve your seat and visit QBR or www.harlembookfair.com to vote for the award nominees. (You need not attend to vote.) Max Rodriguez Founder, Harlem Book Fair
  2. We are requesting submissions for the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (see below for details). Submission deadline extended to December 10, 2012 The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award is the first national award presented to published writers of African descent by the national community of Black writers. This award, consists of prizes for the highest quality writing in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. If you have any questions please send an email to info@hurstonwright.org. Sincerely, Elizabeth Elizabeth Williams VP Programs & Communications Eligibility Writers must be of African descent; Black writers from any area of the diaspora. Full-length books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, collections of short stories, and collections of essays by one author only are eligible. Paperback originals are eligible. Works must have been published in the United States or must be U.S. editions of foreign books published for the first time in the United States. Self-published authors are eligible. An English translation of a book originally written in another language is eligible. All books submitted for consideration must have a publication date between January and December of the calendar year in which the application is being submitted. Bound galleys may be submitted. Authors that have previously won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, or any other award are eligible. Anthologies containing works written by multiple authors are not eligible. Poetry books less than 50 pages are not eligible. A reprint of a book published in a previous year is not eligible. Board members and staff of the Hurston/Wright Foundation are not eligible for consideration of this award. Categories Fiction: Debut Novel, Novel, Novella, or Short Story Collection Nonfiction: Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, History, Social Issues, or Literary Criticism Poetry: Books in Verse, Pros Poetry, Formal Verse, or Experimental Verse Submission Requirements Include with each application a $25 nonrefundable application fee (in the form of a money order or check only). Books must be submitted by the publishing companies only with the exception of self-published authors. For full consideration however, permission of the author must be granted. The author of a Legacy nominated book or a representative is expected to attend the awards ceremony. Each publishing company will be required to designate one person to coordinate all Hurston/Wright Legacy Award related matters with the Foundation. The Hurston/Wright Foundation reserves the right to request that publishers submit specific titles to be considered for nomination. Submission deadline extended to December 10, 2012 How To Apply Download and complete an entry form Mail the entry form along with four copies of each title submitted and a $25 money order per title submitted to: The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 12138 Central Avenue, Suite 953 Bowie, MD 20721 Books not accompanied by the proper documentation will not be considered. Additional Details
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