Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Entries for 07 Columbus Literary Awards

Thurber House accepting entries for 2007 Columbus Literary Awards

Columbus, Ohio – Thurber House is accepting entries for the 2007 Columbus Literary Awards, the biennial awards given to the most outstanding literary works produced by Franklin County writers.

Guidelines for the awards are available by calling 614-464-1032 or by visiting Thurber Houses’s Web site: All applications must be received at Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215, by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Postmark date will not be considered.

One award of $5,000 is given in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Winners of theColumbus Literary Awards will be announced in September and will be honored at a reception and reading inOctober.

The Columbus Literary Awards are sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, a not-for-profit organization that encourages and supports cultural development in the Columbus area. Thurber House assumed responsibility for the awards in 1997.

A panel of three distinguished judges will select the winners through an anonymous process:

- Erin McGraw is the author of four books of fiction, most recently The Good Life. Her critically acclaimed stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Good Housekeeping, The Kenyon Review, and many other journals and magazines. She teaches at the Ohio State University.

- Luke Feck recently completed A Century of Firsts, a centennial history of American Electric Power where he served as senior vice president of corporate communications. He has been editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer, and The Columbus Dispatch. Mr. Feck was recently inducted into the Cincinnati chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame and is a board member emeritus of Thurber House.

- Daniel Anderson’s books of poetry include Drunk in Sunlight and January Rain. He is the editor of The Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov, a New York Times Notable Book, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bogliasco Foundation. Anderson’s work has appeared in Poetry, New England Review, The Yale Review, and The Best American Poetry among others. He is currently on the faculty at Kenyon College.

Info? Call Missie Kendall 614 464 1032 x.11 or send email

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