National Genre Fiction Book Awards Committee Mission Statement

Mission Statement

This committee is organized to review and award the association’s annual acknowledgements of excellence in genre fiction writing throughout the United States.


To establish and maintain awards criteria and to encourage booksellers to participate in honoring those authors and publishers chosen for the awards.


To review all nominated books and to actively participate in the awards process.


To recognize excellence in genre fiction writing, publishing, and illustration; to honor special efforts and/or bodies of work, to encourage writers, publishers and others to participate in the National Genre Fiction Book Awards.