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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:

Good-bye, Friend! Hello, Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld (Penguin Random House - Dial)

Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler (Penguin Random House/Nancy Paulsen Books)

How Many? by Christopher Danielson (Charlesbridge)

In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House by Laura Purdie Salas (Wordsong/Boyds Mills & Kane)

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

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Mercè López (Lerner Publishing Group/Millbrook Press)

Little Things by Nick Dyer, illustrated by Kelly Pousette (Peter Pauper Press Inc.)

A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim (Lerner Publishing Group/Millbrook Press)

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

Snowman - Cold = Puddle by Laura Purdie Salas (Charlesbridge)

Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors by Mia Posada (Lerner Publishing Group/Millbrook Press)

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

A Young Girl's Dream by Carla Arneson (self published/Raven Productions)

General Nonfiction:

Consider the Platypus: Evolution through History's Most Baffling Beasts by Maggie Ryan Sandford (Black Dog & Leventhal)

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

Intimate Lies and the Law by Jill Hasday (Oxford University Press)

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)

Death in the Blood Moon by Jenifer LeClair (Conquill Press: Fog Harbor Press)

Flannelwood by Raymond Luczak (Red Hen Press)

The Going Away by David Bucher (Fast Eddie Press)

Martyred by Alisha Perkins (Eliezer Tristan Publishing)

Murder in Plane Sight by Julie Holmes (Camel Press)

Tettegouche - Where only fear survives by Tom Baumann (Amazon)

The Truth - Which Version Will They Sell? by Quentin Brent (Beaver's Pond Press)

The Watchful Dead by Joe Pawlowski (self published)


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)

The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra by Alex Messenger (Blackstone Publishing)

Middle Grade Literature:

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

Friend or Fiction by Abby Cooper (Charlesbridge)

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

Jacob Marley's Ghost by Michael Fridgen (Archway Publishing)

The Line Tender by Kate Allen (Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Young Readers)

The Lion of Tupungato by Leanne Benson (Calumet Editions)

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu (Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins Children's Books)

The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly by Rebecca Ansari (Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins Children's Books)

A Tear in the Ocean by H.M. Bouwman, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House)

Time Sight by Lynne Jonell (Henry Holt and Company/ Christy Ottaviano Books)

Minnesota Nonfiction:

Reinventing the People's Library by Greg Gaut (East Side Freedom Library)

Novel & Short Story:

Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions by Sheila O'Connor (Rose Metal Press)

Life in a Faceless World by Cyril Mukalel (Potter's Wheel Publishing House)

Runt by Kerry Casey (Five Friends Books)

Saving the Ghost by Margaret Fuller (M E Fuller LLC)

Stray by Nancy Hedin (NineStar Press)

To See a Narwhal by Michael Fridgen (Archway Publishing)

We Will Tell You Otherwise by Beth Mayer (Black Lawrence Press)

Wormwood and Gall by Robert Holmen (self published)


Cold Spring Hallelujah by Heidi Barr (Homebound Publications)

Concertina by Leslie Schultz (Kelsay Books)

The Devouring Land by Patrick Cabello Hansel (Main Street Rag Publishing)

Jumping the Median by D.E. Green (Encircle Publications)

The Mapmaker's Dream by Bill Meissner (Finishing Line Press)

The Memoir of Mona Lisa and Other Poems by Su Love (Salmon Poetry)

Mitochondrial Night by Ed Bok Lee (Coffee House Press)

Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season by Phil Fitzpatrick (Savage 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)

A Time for Winter by Kait Quinn (self published)

Young Adult Literature:

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

Last Things by Jacqueline West (HarperCollins - Greenwillow)

Roam by C.H. Armstrong (Central Avenue Publishing)

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus (Dutton Books/Penguin Young Readers)

This Book is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni (Penguin Random House - Dial)

Wreck by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Sky Pony Press)