Saturday, August 20, 2005

Take Time to Vote

Have you ever voted in a national book award contest? With most of these types of awards, a group of judges determine the winners.   For the first time, a new contest is on the scene called Quills. 

In Celebration of the Written Word, says their website. The Quills Awards are a new national book award that honors excellence in writing and publishing, including consumers in the voting process. Designed to inspire reading while promoting literacy, the Quills will honor winners in more than 15 different categories, including Book of the Year, Debut Author Of The Year, and Lifetime Achievement.

The Quills Awards were established to:

  • Celebrate Excellence in Writing and Publishing
  • Recognize and praise the creators of important books and great literature
  • Interest more consumers in acquiring books and reading
  • Act as a bellwether for literacy initiatives

Between now and September 15th, you can vote online or at any Borders book and music store. It involves a simple registration process. On october 22, 2005, NBC’s news anchor Brian Williams will host the first annual Quills gala and announce the winners.

I cast my votes in the different categories. Now it’s your turn—but do it soon.

2 Comment:

At 3:24 AM, Blogger Mary DeMuth Left a note...

WOW!!! Terry, nice new look! I love it!!!! And thanks for the spam link. I appreciate it!


At 6:27 AM, Blogger Mike Duran Left a note...

Terry, apart from your point, I find it disturbing that your article wasn't published. Having been a full-time pastor for eleven years, I know this type of issue is extremely important for people. Pastors and spiritual leaders do struggle and, oftentimes, lead double lives. The fact that this man got his act together, would seem noteworthy.

Does this mean we only write things which don't offend, disturb or disrupt the status quo? Gosh, I wonder how many other things like this should be published, but aren't. And what if I feel called to write about these types of "sensitive" issues? Are you saying I'm barking up the wrong tree, or submitting to the wrong publishers? Thanks for the thought-provoking post.


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