Are you a local author? If you live in Williams County and have an unpublished work that is ready to print, you may be excited to learn about an award to help with the final steps of getting your work published.
Submissions are being accepted for the 2015 Janice Keck Literary Awards to promote excellence in writing by authors currently residing in Williamson County, Tennessee. These awards honor the memory of the late Janice Keck, Director of the Williamson County Public Library from 1979 until her death in 2011. Keck, an author herself, was a strong supporter of writers and writing in the community. The awards given in her name recognize excellence in four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry collections, and writing for children.
Only unpublished works will be considered for the awards, although authors who have previously had works published are encouraged to enter. Submissions will be judged by an independent review committee made up of published authors who are not affiliated with the Williamson County Public Library. In the event that there are no submissions which meet the criteria in any given category, the review committee reserves the right not to make an award in that category. Submissions will be accepted between December 1, 2014 and March 2, 2015. The winning authors will receive a publishing package to include:
- Assistance in setting up an account with IngramSpark for e-book and print
- Assistance in obtaining copyright registration (the author will hold the copyright to the work)
- International Standard Book Number and barcode
- Assistance with registration with online vendors
- 10 print copies of the work
Visit the Williamson County Public Library’s website to learn how to submit your work for consideration.