Minnesota Author Project Judges

Each year the MN Writes MN Reads seeks judges for the Minnesota Author Project!

Who: Library staff, educators, booksellers, and others who know and love books.

What: Judges will help select the best indie-published ebooks from across the state. Winners will receive $1000. Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories: Adult Fiction, Young Adult, and Communities Create categories.

When: Judges will read entries May-August.

Why: To help recognize the best indie-published authors and community creations across the state!

How: Minnesota library staff can volunteer themselves or nominate someone else in their community who they think would make a great judge. If you are nominating someone else, we will reach out to them and ask them if they are willing to serve as a judge.

Judges read around ten titles. Judges will read submissions on the BiblioBoard platform and will receive training via webinar in May.

Look for a call for judges in 2021.