1. The book must be available in paperback as of Jan. 1 of the selection year.
2. The author must be living in North America, and any one author may not have works included on the final list in 2 consecutive years.
3. The books must be fiction and cannot be classified as picture book, and the target readers should be grades 3-8.
4. The copyright of a title must be within the last 3 years.
Please limit submissions to 10 titles in a single selection year.