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The Michigan Authors and Illustrators Database uses the following to govern inclusion:

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.


To view and sue the database go to

We hope to develop an online literary map in the future.



Janice M. Murphy 

Library of Michigan

For Michigan Center for the Book

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Subject: state literary map and author directory questions


Hello CFB Colleagues!


Could those of you who do State Literary Maps and/or State Author Directories reply directly to me when you get a second?


Can you share your guidelines and scope of who is included in your literary map and/or author directory?

Do you partner with any other organizations, universities, etc.?

Do you update your maps constantly or once a year or…?

Do you have an advisory board?

Do you use ArcGIS StoryMaps or some other software?


Any lessons you have learned in your process are very welcome – thank you for your time!


Sara Peté | Community Outreach Librarian

Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State

6880 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, Washington

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