The Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize honors a female author for her work in advancing the dialogue about women’s rights. Established in 2007, this prize honors the legacy of Ernesta Drinker Ballard, a WOMEN’S WAY founder, first president of its Board of Directors and extraordinary champion for women and girls. The Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize is presented annually by WOMEN’S WAY.
2013 NOMINATION GUIDELINES:
- Books must be authored or co-authored by a woman. Co-authored books are eligible for the prize, but a female author must have played a significant role in authoring the book.
- Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction are eligible. Collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author are eligible. Collections of short stories and collections of essays compiled by an editor are ineligible.
- The author must live in the United States.
- The book must have been published between January 1, 2011 and May 20, 2012 (* books previously considered in the 2012 cycle will not be reconsidered)
- Books must be written or translated into English and must be available for purchase in the United States.
- Previous recipients of the Book Prize are eligible.
- The book must align with the mission and work of WOMEN’S WAY or is not obviously in opposition of the mission and work.
- Books must be accessible to a non-academic audience.
- Books must address at least one of the following issues: equality, safety, self-sufficiency, reproductive freedom, and women’s history
For inquiries: contact Cate Galbally, Manager of Special Events, at 215-985-3322, email@example.com
For submissions: return the nomination form with all requested information to WOMEN’S WAY, 123 S. Broad Street, Suite 1399, Philadelphia, PA 19109 Attn: EDB Nomination or fax to 215-985-3369 Attn: EDB Nomination