Nominations - How to Enter

​*Nominations for the 2016 Awards are now closed.

Dear Author/Publisher,

​We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards in conjunction with the 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair! Named after one of the most prolific women novelists from the 19th Century, Jessie Redmon Fauset, this awards program honors and celebrates authors for exemplary literary work. The Book Awards will be presented as a ‘Best of” award in five categories, with the top five titles in each category announced in mid July at a literary landmark in Los Angeles. Nominees will be notified via email. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony during the 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair festivities in August.

We are now accepting submissions for works published between June 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.  The submission/entry fee of  $50.00 (per entry) is non-refundable and tax deductible.  You may download the Entry form here and submit via mail (address listed on form) or email the form to  Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016.

Thank you for your continued support of the Leimert Park Village Book Fair and the 3rd Annual Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards.  If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact us by phone at (323) 730.0628 or by email at

We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Book Awards Review Committee