Details for 2010 Literary Contests
Thirty distinguished judges have been named for TIL’s 2010 literary contests. They will select finalists and winners for the best works of the year in thirteen categories.
The judges will award writers a total of $22,450 at TIL’s annual banquet to be held this year in the spring of 2011 in Dallas.
Submissions of works published in the calendar year of 2010 must be sent to each member of the appropriate committees at the addresses listed below. They must be postmarked no later than Jan. 9, 2011. A person or publisher may enter only one work per contest category. All works entered must be published: Unpublished manuscripts are not considered. To be considered, an entry must be the first published version of the work. The container of each entry must bear the words, “For TIL Award,” and inside must be the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the entrant. Also included must be a statement of eligibility confirming that the entrant was born in Texas or lived in Texas for at least two consecutive years at some time. A work whose subject matter substantially concerns Texas is also eligible. Books submitted for entry will not be returned.
Winners are expected to attend the TIL awards banquet to be held in Dallas in late April 2011.
Following are the names and addresses for each of the contests:
Jesse Jones award for fiction ($6,000) and Steven Turner award for first fiction ($1,000): Bryan Woolley, chair, 18040 Midway Rd., #215, Dallas, TX 75287; Pat Carr, 10695 Venice Rd., Elkins, AR 71717; Shirley Grau, 12 Nassau Dr., Metairie, LA 70005.
Carr P. Collins Award for NonFiction ($5,000): Rico Ainslie, chair, 405 East 35th St., Austin, TX 78705; Robert Compton, 3205 S. Glenbrook Dr., Garland, TX 75041-4404, Light Cummins, 1410 Greenbrier, Sherman, Texas 75092.
til award for Scholarly book ($2,500): Ty Cashion, chair, 14 Hawkseye Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381; Steve Davis, Southwestern Writers Collection, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Gary LaVergne, P.O. Box 7052, Austin, TX 78713-7052.
helen c. smith memorial award for Poetry ($1,200) and BOB BUSH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR FIRST BOOK OF POETRY ($1,000): Jan Seale, chair, 400 Sycamore Ave., McAllen, TX 78501; Dave Parsons, 414 Oakhill Dr., Conroe, TX 77304; Wendy Barker, 302 Fawn Dr., San Antonio, TX 78231-1519. Please note: The judges will not consider chapbooks for either prize.
O. Henry AWARD for magazine journalism ($1,000): Noel Parsons, chair, 1946 Beacon Bay Ct., Apopka, FL 32712; George Getschow, 6931 Red Bud Dr., Flower Mound, TX 75022; Jim Hornfischer, 2528 Tanglewood Trail, Austin, TX 78703.
austin public library friends foundation award, children’s book ($500) and young adult book ($500): Jane Roberts Wood, chair, 567 N. Gibbons, Argyle, TX 76226; Jean Flynn, 101 Cliffside Dr., San Antonio, TX 78231; Jerry Craven, 874 Holly Lane, Jasper, TX 75951.
kay cattarulla award for Short story ($1,000): Paul Ruffin, chair; 13799 Rogers Road, Willis, TX 77378; Francis (Ab) Abernethy, 210 S. Lanana, Nacogdoches, TX 75961; Lynn Hoggard, 111 Pembroke Lane, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. The award is for a story, not a collection of stories. Story collections should be entered in the Jesse Jones Award or Steven Turner Award competition, as appropriate.
Stanley Walker AWARD for newspaper journalism ($1,000): Fran Vick, chair, 6335 W. Northwest Hwy., #618, Dallas, TX 75225; Mike Cochran, 4509 Starlight Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76117; Jan Reid, 2107 West 11th St., Austin, TX 78703.
fred whitehead award for design of a trade book ($750): Paula Marks, chair, 104 Vireo Dr., Buda, TX 78610; Sally Leach, 4231 Westlake Dr., Austin, TX 78746; Ron Tyler, 5536 Collinwood Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
soeurette diehl fraser award for translation of a book ($1,000): Rainer Schulte, chair, 605 West Lamar, McKinney, TX 75069; Nicholas Pappas, Sam Houston State University, Department of History, Box 2239, Huntsville, TX 77341-2239; Charles D. Hatfield, 806 Evergreen Hills Rd., Dallas, TX 75208. This award is presented biennially, so books published in both 2009 and 2010 are eligible.