We celebrate authors who debuted age 35+ in a variety of ways on our site. Please read the below guidelines to ensure a speedy-ish response to your pitch. For now, we accept pitches and nominations for books of every category except children’s.
Nominations for 2018 are now closed. We are accepting nominations for 2019.
If you are an author who published their first book at age 35+, regardless of publication year, please consider pitching us for a book review of a new or paperback release and/or the author Q & A.
If you are 35+ and publishing your first book this year, please consider nominating your book for the annual list. All submissions for the annual list will be also considered for reviews and Q & A.
To pitch a book for review, please send your pitch to 3535over [at] gmail [dot] com. We are most interested in upcoming new releases as well as new-in-paperback. At the time of pitch, please confirm that author was 35+ at time of first publication. Thank you for sending materials only upon request!
Q & A
If you are an author who published their first book at age 35+, regardless of publication year, please let us know that you are interested in the Q&A by sending confirmation that you were 35+ when your first book was published, and include “Q&A” in the subject line of your email.
The List (All list submissions will also be considered for the above).
To nominate a book for 2019 list:
Authors are at least 35 years old by December 31, 2019.
All categories eligible excluding children’s.
The book is the author’s first published book, and is published between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Exceptions are:
- Previously co-authored wherein the nominee is second author.
- Previously published titles are children’s books (but not YA).
Deadline for nominations is November 25, 2019. Please contact 3535over [at] gmail [dot] com for details on submitting a book for consideration.