Celebrating books published January 1 – December 31, 2018.
The Reading the West Book Awards celebrate the MPIBA region, and help publishers and booksellers promote and sell exceptional books and authors.
Reading the West Book Awards winners and shortlist titles exemplify the best in fiction and non-fiction writing, culinary writing, and illustration, whose subject matter is set in the MPIBA region (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) or invokes the spirit of the region.
2018 Details and Deadlines
Publication date for eligible titles:
Nomination period: September 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Nomination Form: Click Here to Nominate a Title(s)
Publishers must also commit to providing reading copies for the appropriate award selection committee members (4 to 8 copies depending on the category).
Shortlist Announced: April 1, 2019
Voting: April 1 – 31, 2019
Winners Announced: May 1, 2019
Reading the West Book Awards Presentation & Celebration: Friday, May 3, Viridian Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Winners 1990 through 2017
Click here to download a five-page PDF of previous Reading the West Book Awards Winners.