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League of Utah Writers

Writer of the Year
&
Editor of the Year
Nominations

Nominations Open
January 1st, 2024

Deadline for Submissions 
July 15th
, 2024

Writer of the Year

The Writer of the Year Award recognizes the member of the League who has had the best year as a writer. What qualifications support this honor are up to the person making the nomination: sales, publishing credits, awards, whatever the nominator calls a success. Only credits achieved since the last Quills Conference (August 2023 – present) will apply. Service and contributions to the League or the local writing community are not mandatory elements, but may be factored into the selection committee’s evaluation.

 

Once selected, the Writer of the Year is expected to spend their year-long tenure serving as an ambassador for the League, making public appearances to talk about the craft of writing and promoting the League’s events. They will be invited to give a speech at the Pre-Quill Conference and will be featured on the League’s YouTube channel through short writing classes and an online book club discussing one of their books. The Writer of the Year is also responsible for curating the year’s Best Of Utah Poetry and Prose anthology.

 

There are so many accomplished writers in the League. Please think of those writers who you feel are deserving and make your nominations using the form below.

 

Nominations will be accepted until July 15.

Editor of the Year

The Editor of the Year Award recognizes the member of the League who has had the best year as an editor. What qualifications support this honor are up to the person making the nomination: sales, publishing credits, awards, editing for authors of prestige, whatever the nominator calls a success. Only credits achieved since the last Quills Conference (August 2023 – present) will apply. Service and contributions to the League or the local writing community are not mandatory elements, but may be factored into the selection committee’s evaluation.

Once selected, the Editor of the Year is expected to spend their year-long tenure serving as an ambassador for the League, making public appearances to talk about the craft of editing and promoting the League’s events. They will be invited to present a digital class to be featured on the League’s YouTube channel. They will also assist the Publications Chair in editing the year’s open call anthology.

There are so many talented editors in the League. Please think of those editors who you feel are deserving and make your nominations using the form below.

 

Nominations will be accepted until July 15.

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a member of the League who has made significant contributions of their time and talents to the function of the League during the past year. Only volunteer credits since the last Quills Conference (August 2023 – present) will apply. The selection committee will take the number of reported volunteer hours into consideration when reviewing Volunteer of the Year candidates. While nominations are not accepted for this award, any member of the League can be a Volunteer of the Year candidate by reporting their volunteer hours using the button below.

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