Awards cash prizes to the authors of the best feature articles written by public librarians and published in the previous year’s issues of Public Libraries magazine.
Congratulations to our recipients for articles published in 2016!
- This year’s first place winner ($500 prize) is Joel A. Nichols, the Free Library of Philadelphia (Pa.), for his feature article "Serving All Library Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way,” which appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Public Libraries.
- The honorable mention prize of $300 was awarded to Tatiana Weinstein from the Lisle (Ill.) Library District, for her feature article "The Child-Free Factor and Other Fringe Benefits: Moving Beyond Natural Targets," which was published in the July/August 2016 issue.
Articles published in 2017
Feature articles submitted or published in 2017 will be eligible to compete for two cash prizes. The winner of the feature article contest will receive $500; honorable mention receives $300.
Criteria for eligibility are:
- Author(s) must be a public library employee(s) at the time the manuscript is submitted.
- Articles must have been submitted or published in 2017.
- Articles must be feature length. Verso and Perspectives contributions will not be considered.
The articles will be evaluated and winners will be chosen by members of the Public Libraries Advisory Subcommittee. Manuscripts and supplemental materials must be submitted through the online Public Libraries Editorial Manager.
Questions? Please contact Kathleen Hughes at email@example.com.