Submissions are now closed for the 2018 Mathical Book Prize.

Thank you—we look forward to reading what you’ve sent us!

Have a favorite title from a past year that you really enjoyed? Submit it for consideration as a Mathical Honor Book.

Archived:  2018 Mathical Prize Call for Submissions (PDF)


 

2018 Mathical Book Prize FAQ

 

There is no submission fee for the 2018 Mathical Book Prize.
Mathical Book Prize winners are limited to frontlist titles only (published in calendar year 2017).
Publishers may submit up to 3 frontlist titles (published in 2017).
  • A single title will be awarded the Mathical Book Prize annually in each of five age categories.
  • Additional titles may be named as Honor Books across the same age categories.
  • Both fiction and nonfiction titles may be submitted.
  • Textbooks, workbooks, kits, and experiment-only books are not eligible.
Books must be intended for grades Pre-K through 12.
  • All books must originate with a children’s publishing company or division and must be published (not simply distributed) by a publisher incorporated in the U.S.
  • Spanish-language editions published in the U.S. simultaneously with English-language editions are eligible.
  • Books translated into English are eligible.
Publishers will be contacted to share materials (such as high-resolution cover images) if any submissions are selected as 2018 winning titles or honor books.
For additional information, please contact Kirsten Bohl, Mathical Book Prize coordinator, at mathical@msri.org.

What about backlist submissions?

The Mathical Selection Committee welcomes nominations for backlist titles:

  • Currently in print
  • Published in 2007-2016
  • Never previously submitted for the Mathical Book Prize.

Backlist titles will be considered for the designation of Mathical Honor Books, which are included in the Mathical reading list and publicity materials. To nominate one or more backlist titles for consideration, see the online suggestion form.

Suggest a Backlist Title