Current Submissions

The following books have been submitted for the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards. List last updated 8/8/2019. 

Children’s Picture Book:

The Itty-Bitty Witch by Risha Speed Shaskan, illustrated by Xindi Yan (Amazon Publishing)

Sissy Goes Tiny by Rebecca Flansburg and Ba Norrgard, illustrated by Penny Weber (Audrey Press)

Worries Are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (Free Spirit Publishing)

General Nonfiction:

Eight Years to the Moon by Nancy Atkinson (Page Street Publishing Company)

Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education by Brad Gustafson (IMpress)

Retail: The Second-Oldest Profession by Flora Delaney (self published)

Genre Fiction:

The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier (Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer)

Murder in Plane Sight by Julie Holmes (Camel Press)

Memoir & Creative Nonfiction:

Fluid States by Heidi Czerwiec (Pleiades Press)

The Memory House by Raki Kopernik (The Muriel Press)

Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD by Katherine Quie (Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

Middle Grade Literature:

Digging Up Danger by Jacqueline West, illustrated by Hatem Aly (Random House - Rodale Kids)

How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes by Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun (Free Spirit Publishing)

Minnesota Nonfiction:


Novel & Short Story:

Wormwood and Gall by Robert Holmen (self published)


Mitochondrial Night by Ed Bok Lee (Coffee House Press)

Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker: Aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE by Klecko (Paris Morning Publications)

Safe Houses I Have Known by Steve Healey (Coffee House Press)

Young Adult Literature:

Addie Braver by Eric T. Bergman (Polk Place Publishing)

Last Things by Jacqueline West (HarperCollins - Greenwillow)