Interview shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview.
All shortlisted entrants will be notified by 28 September.
feline shortlisted for Cats Protection's Rescue Cat of the Year Award.
Three shortlisted finalists gathered for two days at the University of St Andrews to present their submissions to the Prize Panel.
Shortlisted nominations for the event have now been announced, and regional publishers and titles feature in the majority of the 12 categories.