Alaska State Council on the Arts: 2018 Alaska Literary Awards
Entry Deadline: 8/19/18
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About the Alaska Literary Awards
The Alaska Literary Awards were established in 2014 by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, through a generous gift from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli.
The Alaska Literary Awards recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres. Any Alaska writer over the age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply. Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards. There are no restrictions on the writer’s use of the award and no formal report is required.
A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded annually.
The Application Deadline is Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. AKDT
Participation is limited to literary artists living in Alaska and pursuing their art form on an ongoing basis.
Read the program guidelines carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must complete and submit the application using the CaFE system, including uploading a resume and work samples (see below for specific work sample requirements).
A panel will review applications using the following criteria:
1) Literary quality of the applicant’s work, as demonstrated in the submitted work samples
2) The level of demonstrated artistic activity and focus as described in the applicant’s resume
3) The extent to which the award will further the development of the applicant’s literary career
Staff will review applications for completeness. A panel comprised of writers in the disciplines being awarded will review the qualified applications. The decision of the panel will be final. Award recipients will be notified by October 31, 2018.
Applicants will need to provide:
If you have questions regarding your eligibility or preparing your application, contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts, which administers this program. For assistance preparing an application, contact the Council office: (907) 269-6610 or toll-free in Alaska 1-888-278-7424. E-mail: email@example.com
Please note: The IRS allows some fellowships to be excluded from taxation under certain circumstances. If you receive an award, you should contact your local IRS office for detailed information on tax implications.