7th Annual Killer Nashville
Silver Falchion Award™
The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past given year.
The deadline for author-direct submissions is now closed. Through March 22, 2014, submissions will only be accepted from publishers. (Authors: if you missed your chance to submit your work directly, please contact your publisher for assistance.)
Any book-length work published for the first time in 2013 may be nominated.
Entries will be evaluated by judges, who will choose five finalists in each of the following categories (category guidelines here):
*Best First Novel
*Best Young Adult
*Best Young Readers
*Best Anthology or Collection
*Best Book by a Conference Attendee
Winners will be chosen by 2014 Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference attendees and announced at the Killer Nashville Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet.
Author-direct submission deadline March 1, 2014
Publisher submission deadline March 22, 2014
There are NO fees to enter the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™.
E-books are eligible for all categories, but the required four copies (either through print on demand or in a bound galley format) must be provided for dissemination to the judges.
If you would like confirmation that your books were received, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard with your books.
DO NOT send your books in such a way that a signature is required. Books that require a signature will not be accepted.
You can verify delivery through the tracking number provided by the post office by mailing it Priority Mail and adding delivery confirmation. Please remember that we will not accept any books that require a signature.
BOOKS TO CHARITY
Following the close of the contest, one book will be kept in archive or given away as a Killer Nashville/author promotion. All other books will be donated to charity. Copies will not be returned to submitter.
Killer Nashville reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time and at the discretion and determination of the Board without notice based upon unforeseen issues relating to the quality (or inequality) of the given awards.