Featured News | March 4, 2021
The deadline is approaching for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Blanchan and Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards. The application deadline is March 11, 2021. Applications are accepted online via Submittable.
The Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award and the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award are made possible through the generosity of a private donor. The Doubleday Award of $1,000 is given for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or script written by a woman writer. The Blanchan Award, also $1,000, is given annually for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or script which is informed by a relationship with the natural world.
Both awards are designed to bring attention to writers in Wyoming who have not yet received wide recognition for their work, and to support emerging writers at crucial times in their careers. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and script writers who have published no more than one book in each genre and who are not students or faculty members are invited to apply by submitting manuscripts and an entry form by the deadline.
The juror for this year is Louisa Luna. Luna is the author of five novels, including “Two Girls Down” and “The Janes” from the Alice Vega series. She was born and raised in the city of San Francisco and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
A complete list of eligibility requirements and additional information can be found on the Arts Council website at www.wyomingartscouncil.org. For more information, contact Taylor Craig at the Arts Council at 307-274-6673.