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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
Blue Mary Books, a
new indie press, will offer an option to
publish our Novel Award winner this year and we hope in succeeding
Read below to find out more about Blue Mary
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.)
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