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Poetry Awards

September 1, 2011

Today is the first day of nominations for the Indie Lit Awards. What are the Indie Lit Awards, you ask? 

The Independent Literary Awards are decided upon by literary bloggers, those who write about novels, non-fiction, and, occasionally, even poetry. The awards afford publicity to recently published books, though these awards are independently run and neither the nominators nor the reviewers receive any form of compensation. All directors and voting members for these awards are independent and do not receive compensation for reviews or their work on the board.

The categories seeking nominations include:

Several of these are new categories for the 2011 year, including Poetry.

In order to nominate please refer to the following:

  • Books nominated must have a 2011 release date.
  • You may nominate a book that has already been listed (the books with the most nominations will be what we add to the Long List).
  • You may nominate books in more than one genre, up to 5 per genre.
  • Nominations are open to all readers who do not make their income through the sales of books (no authors, publishers, or publicists—only those who are independent of the publishing industry).
  • Nominations are open midnight PST September 1, 2011 – 11:59 PST December 31, 2011.

If you haven’t read much poetry or want some suggestions, Savvy Verse and Wit has a running list up and ready for you to visit.

You can help make the Poetry category a success this year by nominating a recent volume from which you’ve enjoyed reading a poem or two–maybe one I’ve shared here.  I’d like to see lots of people participating, and a wide enough range of nominations to go beyond the most popular titles, like Billy Collins’ Horoscopes for the Dead.  You can nominate up to 5 poetry titles from 2011.

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  1. September 1, 2011 11:12 am

    Excellent post about the awards…can’t wait to see what everyone nominates!

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