2018 Awards Nominations

Call for 2018 Award Nominations

Wyoming Writers Inc. Honor Achievement and Contribution

by Kathy Bjornestad, Wyoming Writers Inc. (WW Inc.) Awards Chairperson

Nominations are now open for the four major awards of WW Inc, and will be accepted through April 30, 2018.  All nominations must come from current WW Inc. members. Nominate someone you know to recognize and honor contribution and service:

  • If you know a current WW Inc. member who has provided outstanding service to WW Inc., consider nominating them for the Emmie Mygatt Award. This award, to honor the memory of one of WW Inc. founders, requires a nomination letter explaining why the nominee deserves the award.  Note: Past recipients and the outgoing president of WW Inc. are ineligible for this award.
  • If you know an adult, organization, business, or other entity that has provided special encouragement and motivation to writers, consider nominating them for the Arizola Magnenat Award. This nominee need not be a WW Inc. member.  This award also requires a nomination letter explaining why the nominee deserves the award.

Nominate yourself to recognize and honor individual achievement:

  • If you are a current WW Inc. member who has published a first major work between May 2017 and May 2018, consider nominating yourself for the Western Horizon Award. Multiple winners may be honored with this award.  This award requires a nomination letter setting forth: If a book, include the title, ISBN (required), publisher and publication date; If a first article, story, essay, and/or poem in a major publication, include the title of the work, the name of the periodical and the date of publication.  The periodical must be national or literary and have a subscriber base.
  • If you are a current WW Inc. member, and published writer, able to demonstrate ongoing achievements of personal significance in your writing career, consider nominating yourself for the Milestone Award. Like the Western Horizon Award, multiple winners may be honored with this award.  Submissions should succinctly express the breadth and depth of your writing career and include an explanation of what specific events took place that launched the milestone. Note: Past recipients are ineligible for this award.

Submit your nominations via email to Awards Chairman Kathy Bjornestad at: awards@wyowriters.org or via snail mail to Kathy Bjornestad, P.O. Box 1276, Sundance, WY 82729.  Nominations by mail must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2017.  Any questions, please call Kathy at 307-290-0576.

Awards will be presented at the 44th Annual WW Inc. Conference

 Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Dubois