How to submit a book for consideration

Thank you for your interest in the Jefferson Cup Award.

Established in 1982, the Cardinal (née Jefferson) Cup Award honors the best books published for children or young adults in the fields of American history, American biography or American historical fiction.

To submit a book, please observe the following:

1.    The committee will only review titles that meet the Cardinal Cup Award criteria.

2.    Email your intentions to the current Cardinal Cup Award Chairperson, Vanessa Salo, [email protected]

3.    The chairperson will send you a mailing roster of all current committee members. Please send each member a copy to read.

4.    With titles in a series, feel free to send a representative sampling from each series.

5.    Books must be received by January 31.

Please contact chairperson Vanessa Salo, [email protected], for any additional information or questions you may have.