Nominations for the 25th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) are due February 1. Anyone can nominate a book for the NEMBA awards.
Complete a nomination form, and submit one book along with a $25 nonrefundable entry fee made out to the UMD Library for each title. Books may be nominated in one of six categories (1) General Nonfiction, (2) Fiction, (3) Art/Photography, (4) Children's Literature, (5) Poetry, and (6) Memoir/Creative Nonfiction. The subject matter of nominated books must substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle.
Prizes include $200 for the winning author in each category, and a glass plaque and one hundred book seals for both winning and honorable mention recipients.
Visit the NEMBA Web page or call 218-726-7889 for more information. The UMD Library will announce NEMBA winners in an evening celebration on Thursday, May 23, 2013, in UMD’s Kirby Ballroom.