National Book Critics Circle

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The National Book Critics Circle is launching an NBCC Emerging Critics program that aspires to identify, nurture and support the development of a new generation of book critics.

 We are seeking a broad and diverse range of applicants. As we build an annual class of critics, we will be selecting those who have demonstrated a genuine interest and commitment to engaging in critical conversation about books in all genres.

 Over the course of the one-year fellowship, critics will receive:

      -Dues-free membership to the NBCC.

      -An opportunity to partake in the ongoing conversation about the craft of reviewing, and ethical questions and concerns emerging as the publishing landscape changes.

     -Active mentorship from members of the Emerging Critic Initiative committee, as well as other Board members. This includes editing advice on drafts as well as counsel regarding career development.

     -Access to NBCC blog Critical Mass, as contributors to weekly-roundup.

     -Admission to NBCC events, and annual reception.

 To apply:  Please submit resume, three writing examples, a 300-500-word statement of purpose, and names/contact information for two references.

 Applications due: January 27, 2017

 Announced: By March 1, 2017 (for March 15, 2016-March 15, 2017 term.)