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Announcing 2 New Fiction Awards from NACCS Tejas Foco

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 09/08/13

 

ANNOUNCING TWO AWARDS

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco

 

2014 NACCS TEJAS AWARD

FOR FICTION

Description of Award

NACCS-Tejas invites nominations and submissions for its 2014 NACCS-Tejas Fiction Award.  The NACCS Tejas Award for Fiction Committee will consider any novel or collection of short stories published in 2013 in Texas or elsewhere.  We will recognize an outstanding work of fiction that best represents a significant topic related to the Mexican American experience in Texas. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas annual conference to be held at the Nueva Vista, Community College, San Antonio, Texas February 2014.  There are no restrictions on the number of nominations per press.  Authors may also self-nominate.  Poetry, personal narrative, autobiography, young adult novels, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, translations, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. 

 

2014 NACCS INAUGURAL TEJAS AWARD

FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Description of Award

NACCS-Tejas invites nominations and submissions for its 2014 NACCS-Tejas Young Adult Fiction Award.  The NACCS Tejas Award for Fiction Committee will consider any young adult novel or young adult collection of short stories published in 2013 in Texas or elsewhere.  We will recognize an outstanding work of fiction that best represents a significant topic related to the Mexican American experience in Texas. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas annual conference to be held at the Nueva Vista, Community College, San Antonio, Texas February 2014. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations per press.  Authors may also self-nominate.  Poetry, personal narrative, autobiography, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, translations, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. 

 

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of NACCS-Tejas members.

 

Procedure for Nominations

Publishers or authors wishing to submit books for consideration should send three copies of the book, one to each of the three committee members at the addresses below by must be received (not postmarked) by December 3, 2013. Nominations should include a submission letter, including the name of the author, the title of the book, the category applying for, the date of publication, and contact information. For additional information, contact the committee chair Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante AztecMuse@aol.com

 

Committee Members

Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante (Chair)
Director of Cultural Diversity
Lone Star College
P.O. Box 540181
Houston, TX 77254-0181

Dr. Marci R. McMahon
Department of English
ARHU 211
University of Texas-Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Dr. José F. Aranda Jr.
Associate Professor of Chicano/a & American Literature
Chair of Spanish & Portuguese
Director of the Américas Reseach Center at Rice University
9 Sunset Blvd., Houston, TX 77005


Comments (1)

1. Mary Vela said on 11/6/13 - 10:36AM
I am an award-winning writer (Texas, Hispanic) with 10 picture books published and five more under contract. Am I qualified to submit my name to your fiction awards?


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