Criteria For Inclusion

A work must meet at least one of these criteria in order to be added to the Michigan Authors and Illustrators Database:

The author or illustrator was born, currently lives in, or writes or illustrates books where Michigan has import, and the work:

  • has been reviewed in a professional journal.
  • has received an award from an accredited organization.
  • was published by a commercial publisher: a house that publishes the works of many individuals. (Note: Vanity and/or self-publishing is not sufficient to be included.)
  • was published by an academic press, an historical society, or an educational or cultural institution.
  • At least one of the author’s books must be found in multiple Michigan libraries.
  • Failing to meet these criteria, a work may be accepted on the basis of the author’s body of work if the previous works meet any of these criteria.