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        DANA AWARDS

        ANNUALLY SINCE 1996

 

For GUIDELINES and more about us, click on our LINKS ON THE LEFT.

 

BREAKING NEWS! WE NOW HAVE A PUBLISHING OPTION! 

Hot off the press. We're very pleased to announce that, as of October 5, the Dana Awards has partnered with Candi Sary, publisher of Blue Mary Books. 

Blue Mary Books, a new indie press, will offer an option to publish our Novel Award winner this year and we hope in succeeding years.

Read below to find out more about Blue Mary Books.

Candi Sary is the author of the award-winning novel BLACK CROW WHITE LIE. Coming in November are a short film based on the novel and a re-issue of the original book.

BLUE MARY BOOKS http://www.bluemarybooks.com/ 

So, if you would like to get in at the start of a new indie venture, send us your work for the Novel Award.

Also continue to send us your work for the Short Fiction and Poetry awards. At the moment, the last two will only garner you the traditional $1,000 award each. But the Novel Award now has a  publishing option in addition to the traditional $1,000 award.

NOTE: Our responsibility at the Dana Awards ends once we pay the $1,000 award and connect our Novel winner with Candi Sary. The decision to publish or not publish, and all contracts that might follow, are between Candi Sary and the author only, and are in no way an obligation of the Dana Awards.

 

                           OUR PURPOSE

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE DANA AWARDS IS TO OFFER MONETARY AWARDS FOR WORK THAT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED OR PROMISED FOR PUBLICATION.  WE ARE NOT A PRESS. WE CAN'T PUBLISH, THOUGH WE CAN NOW OFFER AN OPTION FOR PUBLICATION THROUGH BLUE MARY BOOKS. TO DATE, THIS IS FOR OUR NOVEL WINNERS ONLY.

BECAUSE WE CAN'T PROMISE PUBLICATION, IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED ELSEWHERE FOR PUBLICATION AFTER YOU SUBMIT IT TO US (PLEASE TELL US JUST SO WE KNOW), IT WILL STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR MONETARY AWARDS.  

As a writer myself, I've learned a heartening but frightening thing in managing the Dana Awards: that there are thousands of excellent writers out there.

Which is heartening for the sake of literature, but frightening because of the sheer numbers of good writers looking for recognition--so much competition for each one of us, and so many people who deserve notice but aren't getting it.

Writing is a profession for talented, imaginative, sensitive Gila monsters (I say this because good writers don't give up, and legend claims that when a Gila monster clamps its jaws on something it won't let go.)

Best,

Mary Elizabeth Parker

Chair, Dana Awards

 

ON A PERSONAL NOTE:

 If you like, check out my Author Page on Amazon Central:  

 http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00EXUYK2C

 

FOR QUESTIONS ONLY,                                 danaawards@gmail.com