06 October 2010

Criteria for the annual Street Lit Book Award Medal


Greetings!

Please forgive my lapse in posting. I've been busy - busy with writing, teaching, and family concerns.
But here I am - ready to post my criteria for the annual Street Lit Book Award Medal.

Fiction Criteria:
1. Does the book introduce something usefully new to the genre? in terms of format? in terms of subject matter?
2. Is the book authentic to the genre? via language? setting? characterizations?
3. Is the story believable? Could it have happened in real life?
4. Is the novel written with literary quality? meaning - is it readable across audiences?
5. Does the story offer insight about the human condition?

Non-Fiction Criteria
1. Does the book convey a story that is relatable for readers?
2. Does the story illustrate a fresh or interesting approach to how everyday city people live?
3. Has the book appealed to a broad audience?
4. Does the text challenge the reader in any way?
5. Does the story offer insight about the human condition?

What do you think? What am I missing?

No comments:

Post a Comment