2014 Awards Nominations Now Open!
Call for Nominations for Wyoming Writers, Inc. Awards
Nominations are open for the four major awards of Wyoming Writers, Inc., and will be accepted through April 30, 2014. These awards honor those who have accomplished outstanding achievements in their writing careers and/or inspired and served Wyoming Writers selflessly.
The Western Horizon Award and the Milestone Award are open to current members of Wyoming Writers, Inc., and each award may have multiple recipients, as they are non-competitive. Since the Western Horizon Award and the Milestone Award recognize individual achievement, these awards do not require another member’s nomination and must be made by the member seeking the award.
The Western Horizon Award recognizes a writer’s first major work published between May 2013 and May 1, 2014. For a first book, include the title, ISBN, the publisher, and publication date. (The book must have an ISBN to qualify for this award.) For a first article/story/essay/poem in a major publication, include the title of the work, the name of the periodical, and date of publication. The periodical must be national or literary and have a subscriber base. The member seeking the award makes this nomination.
The Milestone Award recognizes published writers for ongoing achievements of personal significance in their writing careers. Submissions should succinctly express the breadth and depth of writing career as well as an explanation of what specific events took place that launched the milestone. The member seeking the award makes this nomination.
For the Arizola Magnenat Award and the Emmie Mygatt Award, the recipients (one each) are chosen from nominations submitted by the current membership of WW, Inc.
The Arizola Magnenat Award is given to any adult, organization, business, or other entity that has provided special encouragement and motivation to writers. A nominee for this award does not have to be a member of WW, Inc. If you know an adult, an organization, a business, or other entity that has given much encouragement and motivation to writers, they would be eligible for the Arizola Magnenat Award (open to non-members). The nomination must include a letter explaining why the nominee deserves this award.
The Emmie Mygatt Award is given to a WW, Inc., member for outstanding service to the organization, in honor and memory of one of WW, Inc., founders. Past recipients and the outgoing president of WW, Inc., are ineligible for this award. The nomination must include a letter explaining why the nominee deserves this award.
Send your nominations to me at: Aaron Holst, WW, Inc., Awards Chair, 1508 Hill Pond Drive, Sheridan, WY 82801. These must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2014.
Awards will be presented at the WW, Inc. 40th anniversary conference during the banquet, Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. You can also email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
— please indicate in the subject line that the communication concerns WW, Inc., Awards. Any questions please call Aaron at 307-251-3043.