The Zia Award started in 1953 to honor an outstanding woman in New Mexico media. Each year the award rotates to one of three categories: nonfiction, fiction, and children’s literature. To accommodate this schedule, a book published in the last three years is eligible. The 2022 contest, which is for fiction books, opened October 1, 2021; all entries must be received by February 1, 2022. See full details in the Zia Book Award Announcement.
New Mexico Press Women (www.newmexicopresswomen.org) is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (www.nfpw.org) and exists to provide professional development, networking, and First Amendment rights protection to professional journalists and communicators.