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News Wed Jul 08 2009

Illinois Arts Council 2009 Literary Awards

The Illinois Arts Council recently announced the recipients of its 2009 Literary Awards. Only new writing by Illinois writers in Illinois published in Illinois not-profit literary magazines qualify for the award. This year the winners include:

• Stuart Dybek for his story "Bait", which appeared in Tri-Quarterly
• Carolyn Alessio for her creative nonfiction story "Meet Marisol" in Ninth Letter, and
• Robert McDonald for his poem "Postcard Written at 'The Perfect Cup'" published in the Columbia Poetry Review

Both the writers and the literary magazines receive awards of $1,000. For the complete list of winners, visit the Illinois Arts Council website.

 
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