2011 Hackney Literary Award Winners Announced

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Sponsored by the Cecil Hackney family from Birmingham, Ala., the Hackney Literary Awards announced its slate of 2011 winners today. The prestigious annual writing competition recognizes excellence in poetry and fiction, both on a national level and for the state of Alabama.

Since 1969, The Hackney Literary Awards have recognized excellence in poetry and fiction.

The Hackney Literary Awards announced its slate of 2011 winners Friday, March 30. The prestigious annual writing competition recognizes excellence in poetry and fiction, both on a national level and for the state of Alabama.

The 2011 Hackney Literary Award winners are:

Short Story (national):
1.    Danny Thomas, Winston-Salem, N.C.
2.    Christine Denkewalter, Talkeetna, Alaska
3.    Mara Buck, Windsor, Maine

Poetry (national):
1.    Sierra Nelson, Seattle, Wash.
2.    Lois Parner Edstrom, Coupeville, Wash.
3.    Donald Levering, Santa Fe, N.M.

Short Story (Ala.):
1.    Adrienne Yvonne Norton, Birmingham, Ala.
2.    Jennifer Pitts Adair, Athens, Ala.
3.    Larry Smith, Falkville, Ala.

Poetry (Ala.):
1.    Emily Grimes-Henderson, Pinson, Ala.
2.    Jane Trechsel, Birmingham, Ala.
3.    Gail Gehlken, Irvington, Ala.

Novel: John Mort, Smithville, Mo.

Sponsored by the Cecil Hackney family from Birmingham, Ala., the competition awards $5,000 total in prizes, split evenly between national and Alabama award recipients. Winners receive $600, $400 and $250 for first, second and third place, respectively. Additionally, the Morris Hackney family awards a $5,000 prize for an unpublished novel.

For more information about the Hackney Literary Awards, including past winners, rules and submission guidelines, write to info(at)hackneyliteraryawards(dot)org.

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