Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nominate your favorite authors!

From Yvette Hayward, founder of The African American Literary Award Show, which will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in New York City:

We are looking for participation from all book clubs, avid readers, and those who appreciate the literary art form regarding the nomination process. 

If you have the time, please review the categories below and select three (3) books/authors from each category and send your results to yvette@literaryawardshow.com. 

The nominations process for 2009 starts on Friday, May 15, 2009 and closes on Monday, June 30, 2009. 

To be eligible for the 2009 nominations, books and other literary works must be published between July 1, 2008 and June 30,2009. 

If you have any questions or need further information, please let me know.

The award categories for the 2009 African American Literary Awards Show are: 

Science Fiction 
Historical Fiction 
Christian Fiction 
Street Fiction 
Short stories/Anthologies 
Children’s Books – Best Story Written For Children 
Young Essayist 
Magazines (Literary) 
Magazines (Non Literary) 
Bookstore of the year
Cook Books 
Humorist Award of the Year (Stand-up Comics) 
Comedy Book Author of the Year 
Comic Strip 
Breakout Author of the Year (Male and Female) 
Self-published Author of the Year 
Independent Publishing House of the Year 
Publishing House of the Year 
Author of the Year Award (Male and Female) 
Book Club of the Year 
Television Writer of the Year 
Screenwriter of the Year 


Melissa said...

I'd like to nominate J.J. Smith as my favorite black author atm. Her book, "Why I Love Men: The Joys of Dating," was so dang entertaining, and I got some really great dating tips from is as well.

Unknown said...

The staff at techsupp0rt would like to nominate LiNCOLN PARK for your FICTION category. We have recently learned that she is African-American -- and she has written the absolute FUNNIEST genre fiction satire (office lit) we've seen in a long time; HANDLE TiME.

Carleen Brice said...

Please send your nominations to Yvette Hayward. yvette@literaryawardshow.com