Review & Award Genres & Subcategories

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Fiction—Historical Fiction
Fiction—Literary Fiction
Fiction—Mystery/Thriller
Fiction—Horror/Fantasy/Sci Fi
Fiction—Romance

Genres/subcategories available for review tend to change every season or two.

If your book doesn’t fit neatly—or at all—into one of the ones mentioned on this page, please contact our Awards Director.

Remember, although we’re the MILITARY Writers Society of America, we do not limit ourselves to books dealing with the military!

Nonfiction—History
Nonfiction—Memoir/Biography
Nonfiction—Reference
Nonfiction—How to/Business

Children & Young Adult—Picture Book
Children & Young Adult—Children's Chapter Book
Children & Young Adult—Young Adult (fiction or non-fiction)

Collections—Anthology
Collections—Creative Nonfiction
Collections—Humor
Collections—Religious/Spiritual

Poetry—Single Poem
Poetry—Poetry Book

Artistic—Photo Book
Artistic—Pictorial/Coffee Table
Artistic—Graphical Novel/Comic Book

Artistic-Drama—Movie+
Artistic-Drama—Documentary+
Artistic-Drama—Play+

Music—Classical+
Music—Folk/Country+
Music—Rock+
Music—Popular+

List available for our 2019 Review and Award Season

Please contact awards directors before submitting in the categories marked with a “+”