sure way to gain outstanding recognition in the literary world is to win an award.
award is best, but any win in a competition means that someone besides the writer
thinks the words being produced are worth reading... and may be just the introduction
or spotlight that a struggling writer needs to get that manuscript past the discard
The benefit to the literary world, besides calling attention
to talented newcomers, is that outstanding work gets either introduced to the
public or promoted that much more easily.
For book consumers, finding a list of award winners from a respected organization
can help out with buying gifts for kids and teens. Getting advice for bedside
or summer vacation reading is a cinch if readers can spot an award winning book that becomes a "
must-read" that can be enthusiastically discussed with friends.
For professional writers and their agents, as well as budding writers with dreams of sucess, these top resources up ahead lead to more specific information on literary awards, prizes and related info around
the WWW ....
Man Booker Prize - Award for the best novel of the year
written by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or Republic of
Ireland, with more info on the Man Booker International Prize.
Generals Literary Awards - Given annually to the best English-language
and the best French-language book in fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, drama,
children's literature and translation. Eligibility requirements, submission form,
and related info.
CAA Literary Awards - Canadian submission guidelines and cash prize information
for fiction, history, poetry and theatrical plays.