How to Nominate

How to Nominate


To be considered for a Montana Book Award, nominations must meet each of the conditions below:

  • The award-winning book may be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, art, photography, a graphic novel (comics in book form), or an anthology.
  • Books must have been published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year.
  • To be eligible, a title must be written or illustrated by someone who lives in Montana (at least part time), be set in Montana, or deal with Montana as a topic.
  • Works of joint authorship or editorship are eligible.
  • Books must display and be identifiable by a valid 13- digit ISBN.
  • Books must be available U.S. direct and/or through a viable book wholesale distribution outlet.
  • Book previously published must be significantly revised. Reprints will not be considered.

A committee of readers representing geographic distribution throughout Montana selects the winner. Authors, publishers, and members of the public are invited to submit nominations to the committee.

Nomination Form

NOTE: To allow committee members time to read all nominated titles, early submission is encouraged.  Nominations must be postmarked by December 10, 2024

Nine copies of the nominated title must be provided for members of the reading committee by December 31, 2024.  Publishers can submit finished books or Advanced Reading Copies.  Digital editions may be submitted, so long as print copies of the nominated title are provided by the end of the calendar year for 2023. 

Nomination forms and copies of the nominated title should be sent to:

455 E. Main St.
Missoula, MT 59802