Sarton Women’s Book Awards
The Sarton Women's Book Awards are sponsored by the Story Circle Network, an international nonprofit association of women writers. The annual awards are given to women authors in five categories: memoir, biography, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, young adult and new adult fiction.
The awards are limited to submissions originally written in English and published in the United States and Canada by small/independent publishers, university presses, and author-publishers (self-publishing authors). Professional librarians not affiliated with the Story Circle Network select the winners. Guidelines here.
The award program is named in honor of May Sarton, who is remembered for her outstanding contributions to women's literature as a memoirist, novelist, and poet.
Go here to enter: http://storycircle.org/SartonLiteraryAward/awardapplication.php
We congratulate our 2014-2015 Sarton Award winners:
Jill Kandel, Moorhead, MN
So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village (Autumn House Press) [MEMOIR]
Susan Marsh, Jackson, WY
War Creek (MP USA) [CONTEMPORARY FICTION]
Barbara Stark-Nemon, Ann Arbor, MI
Even in Darkness: A Novel (She Writes Press) [HISTORICAL FICTION]
FINALISTS IN MEMOIR:
Kathryn Ferguson, The Haunting of the Mexican Border (University of New Mexico Press)
Leah Lax, Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home (She Writes Press)
FINALISTS IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION:
Lisa A. Kramer, P.O.W.ER (Word Hermit Press)
Tammy Flanders Hetrick, Stella Rose (She Writes Press)
Bonnie ZoBell, What Happened Here (Press 53)
FINALISTS IN HISTORICAL FICTION:
Susan Signe Morrison, Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (Top Hat Books)
Julie Weston, Moonshadows (Five Star Publishing)