Entries now open for 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

By NZ Book Awards | Posted: Friday August 6, 2021

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is now inviting submissions for the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. These prestigious awards promote excellence in, and provide recognition of, the best books for adult readers published annually in New Zealand. Titles with release dates between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021 will be considered for the 2022 awards.

There are two submission dates. Publishers are asked to observe the guidelines for sending entries in two tranches, which are in place for ease of sending to judges. Submissions for titles published between 1 January 2021 and 31 August 2021 are now open and will close 5pm on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

Online entries for titles published between 1 September 2021 and 31 December 2021 open on Wednesday 15 September and close 5pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

For books in the second tranche, page proofs will be accepted if books publishing in November and December have not been printed at the time of the online submissions closing. In these cases, finished books must arrive with the Awards Administrator, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards c/- Auckland Writers Festival, Suite 9A Wellesley Centre, 44-52 Wellesley Street, Auckland 1010 no later than 5pm on Thursday 25 November.

Judges for the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be revealed in the coming weeks and their 40-strong longlist will be announced on 27 January 2022. The shortlist will be announced on 2 March 2022 and the 2022 awards ceremony will be held in Auckland in mid-May, in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.

Click here for eligibility criteria and a Call for Entries information pack, then enter online here.

All entries must be submitted online at www.nzbookawards.nz and fees paid by credit card via the online submission form.

For any further enquiries, please email Awards Administrator Chris Chan at awards@nzbookawards.org.nz.

How to Enter: https://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards/how-to-enter/

Entry Form: https://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards/form/

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