by Jerry Van Marter, PNS
The Presbyterian Writers Guild (PWG) is seeking entries for its annual Jim Angell Award. The award has been presented each year since 1996 to the Presbyterian author of the best first book published during the previous calendar year.
Nominations are being accepted now for the best first book by a Presbyterian author during the calendar year of 2010. Books may be of any type — fiction, non-fiction, theological, how-to, photos with commentary, poetry, etc.
The award was established by the Guild and the estate of the late James W. Angell, a prolific and respected Presbyterian writer, as a means to recognize and encourage new writers.
Entries may be submitted by the author or by others on their behalf. Three copies of the book and a brief statement attesting to the author's current active membership in a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation or presbytery should be sent to the Angell Award Committee, c/o Nancy Bray, 8209 Canoe Ridge Lane, Denton, TX 76210.
Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2011.
The book needs to be the author’s first book, and has to have a publication date in 2010. Include an e-mail address if the sender wishes to be notified that the books were received. The three copies of the book can not be returned.
Questions about the Award or entry process may be directed to Guild President Bill Lancaster.