SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.: Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for Lake Superior State University’s second annual Writing the U.P. Award, which seeks to honor fiction authors who have portrayed the essence of life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Deadline for nominations is Sept. 30. The 2014 award recipient will be announced in November, when he or she will be invited to campus to give a public reading, receive the award, and be presented with a $250 honorarium.
Any resident of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula may nominate an author. The award selection committee asks those who nominate to select authors who have portrayed–through vivid description, believable characters and story–the essence of U.P. life.
Nominations should be sent using the online submission form through LSSU’s Border Crossing blog. Scroll down to find the form. Nominators must enter their names, a valid e-mail address, the name of the author they wish to nominate, and a brief summary of the nominee’s accomplishments.
The 2013 recipient, LSSU alumna and E.U.P resident Sue Harrison, was selected for her portrayal of the U.P. in her work, her commitment to accurately rendering underrepresented native groups in her carefully researched novel series, and for her notable dedication to promoting creative writing across the U.P.
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