announcing the 2018 cny book awards

Each year, the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center recognizes the best books published by CNY authors through the CNY Book Awards. Awards are currently presented in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Each category is judged by an acclaimed author from outside of our region, to ensure impartiality... finalists are named each fall, and the CNY Book Awards themselves are presented live at the Awards Reception in November.

Nominations open January 1, 2018, for the 2018 Awards... the deadline for nominations is July 15, 2018, for books published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Click here for a nomination and information form!

CONGRATS TO THE 2017 CNY BOOK award winners!

The 2017 CNY Book Awards were announced at a reception at the CNY Philanthropy Center on Thursday, November 9th. The list of winning authors and their books is on the right of this page!