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Nomination deadline nears for Authors Award

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A week remains for Hoosiers to submit nominations for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Author Awards. The nominations, accepted via the Indiana Public Library Foundation site through March 22, will factor into voting for the fifth annual awards, which recognize the contributions of Indiana authors who have altered the literary landscape in a significant way. Some award winners will be announced in early fall; others will be announced at an Oct. 26 gala funded by the Central Indiana Community Foundation's Glick Fund.

An eight-member panel of statewide experts in the field of literature will select three nominees: a regional and national winner, as well as an emerging author, who will all be recognized during the gala in October. Winning authors are given a cash prize anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 as well the opportunity to recognize their hometown libraries, who will be awarded with a cash prize of $2,500 in the form of a grant.

Any author who was either born or has resided within Indiana for five years is eligible for the award. The nomination process is quick, easy and painless. Visit http://www.indianaauthorsaward.org/ to nominate your favorite Indiana authors or email iaa@indyplfoundation.org with questions.

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