Books by and about Arab Americans published in 2012 must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, for consideration in the 2013 Arab American Book Award program, presented by the AANM. The only national literary competition of its kind, the Book Awards recognizes creative and academic excellence and promotes the mainstreaming of quality literature by and about Arab Americans. Categories are Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children/Young Adult and Poetry. Past winners include both recognized names and emerging talents; 2011 winning authors appear at top. Submission forms may be found HERE.