Are you passionate about books? Do you have an eagle eye for literary gems? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic librarians and booksellers to join our esteemed panel of judges for the Midwest Book Awards!

About the Role: As a judge, you’ll play a vital role in recognizing and celebrating outstanding literary works from our 12-state Midwestern region. This is a volunteer position, but the perks are as exciting as the books you’ll be judging – keep the books you receive for your reading pleasure!


  • Love for literature and a discerning eye
  • Librarianship or bookselling experience
  • Reside in one of the 12 Midwest states

How to Apply: Fill out this form.

Let’s build a community of book enthusiasts celebrating the best of Midwest literature. 📖✨