Wyoming Arts Council

Call for entries: High Plains Book Awards

Corby Skinner sends this announcement from Billings, Mont.:

The Parmly Billings Library, in affiliation with the High Plains Book Award Committee, is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for the second annual High Plains Book Awards.

Four prizes will be awarded: Best Book in two categories — Fiction and Non Fiction; Best First Book; and an Emeritus Award.

Presentations will be made during the sixth annual High Plains BookFest, “The Call of the Wild,” Oct. 17-18 in Billings, Montana.

Nominated books must have been published in 2007 and written by a regional author or writing team, and/or be a literary work which examines and reflects life on the High Plains. The High Plains region includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Nominated books may be fiction, non-fiction or poetry. All submissions must have an ISBN number to be considered.

Nominations are also being accepted for an Emeritus Award which recognizes a body of work by a regional author and/or writing team which has made a significant contribution to the literature of the High Plains region.

Information on past recipients and the complete nomination forms may be obtained on the High Plains Book Award website: http://www.billings.lib.mt.us/hpba/hpba.htm

Nominations must be postmarked and or hand-delivered to: Bill Cochran, Director, Parmly Billings Library, 510 North Broadway, Billings, MT 59101 on or before April 1, 2008.

For more information on the High Plains BookFest, “The Call of the Wild,” e-mail Corby Skinner, corby@skinnerbenoit.com

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