Children's Virginia Literary Award

The Children's Virginia Literary Award honors excellence in the field of children's literature with a focus on Virginia. Picture books and middle-grade works (recommended reading levels of up to age 12) of both fiction and nonfiction are eligible. Books by authors with a connection to Virginia and books set in Virginia will be considered for the award. The award period for consideration is the preceding calendar year (nominees for the 2024 award must have been published in calendar year 2023).

A partnership between the Library of Virginia and William and Mary Libraries, the Children's Virginia Literary Award includes a $2,500 monetary prize and will be presented during the Virginia Literary Awards at the Library of Virginia.

Nomination submission forms are now being accepted and can be found here. Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2024. Finalists will be announced in July. Up to five titles will be named finalists.

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