The National Book Foundation will add a longlist to the prestigious National Book Awards nominations this year.
Ten titles will be selected in each of the four genres honored at the awards. This year, the first set of forty books on the long-lists will be revealed on September 12th and the 20 finalists will be announced on October 15th. The four winners will be crowned on November 20th.
While the submission guidelines have not been posted yet for this year, you can read the 2012 submission guidelines for the National Book Awards.
Here’s more from the release: “In addition, judges comprising the four panels—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature—will no longer be limited to writers, but now may also include other experts in the field including literary critics, librarians, and booksellers. The number of judges in each panel will remain at five.”