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Front Page - Friday, September 16, 2022

Southern Lit accepting applications for Local Distinguished Author

Southern Lit Alliance is accepting applications for the fourth annual presentation of its Local Distinguished Author Award.

The award will be presented at Southern Lit’s fundraising event, Club Lit, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 17 at Chattanooga Whiskey.

Previous award winners include Roy Morris, Jr., Richard Jackson and Earl Braggs.

Anyone may nominate an author, including the author. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

Authors should submit an application, curriculum vitae and three copies of a completed published work to:

Southern Lit Alliance

301 E. 11th Street, Suite 301

Chattanooga, TN 37403


Authors must reside in Hamilton, Sequatchie, Marion, Rhea, Meigs or Bradley counties in Tennessee. Eligible Georgia authors must reside in Catoosa, Walker or Dade counties.

A panel of three judges will choose the winner. The recipient will receive a personalized sculpture made by local artist Isaac Duncan.

Self-published works are not eligible for the award.

Send questions to Lynda LeVan

Source: Southern Lit