Wyoming Arts Council

Blanchan/Doubleday apps on way to juror

Mailed the box filled with Blanchan/Doubleday manuscripts to juror Aaron Abeyta this morning. There are 37 applications in the Frank Nelson Doubleday category and 41 in Neltje Blanchan. This is about the same number we had last year.

The Doubleday is given for the best writing informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Blanchan is given for the best writing by a woman author.

These are the Wyoming Arts Council’s only privately-funded fellowships. In the 1980s, artist and arts patron Neltje of Banner established an endowment for the writign awards named after her grandfather, founder of Doubleday & Company Publishers, and her nature writer grandmother. The WAC supervises the endowment and administers the competition.

The WAC will anounce the juror’s choices by Feb. 1, 2010. Each winner receives a $1,000 cash prize.

E-mail me for info on the Blanchan/Doubleday competition or any of the WAC’s fellowship programs.

–Michael Shay

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