FY02 Literary Awards

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY02 Literary Awards Recipients


Chicago - The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) today announced the writers and literary publications selected to receive the IAC 2002 Literary Awards. Companion awards of $1,000 each are given to the writer and to the publication in which that writer’s work was published. IAC Literary Awards are given in order to both recognize the creative excellence of Illinois writers and to promote awareness of non-commercial publishing in the state.

The following individuals served as jurors charged with the responsibility of reviewing applications and making funding recommendations for the 2002 awards: Alyce Miller, Bloomington, Indiana: Pamela Monk, State College, Pennsylvania; and Vince Gotera, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Following are the 2002 Literary Award recipients. The information provided includes the writer, city of residence, title and genre of the work followed by the literary publication, editor and home-city of the publication. This information is presented in alphabetical order according to the literary magazine title.

Carol Spindel / Urbana; "Plot Turnover;" creative non-fiction, Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 6:2, Allison Joseph / Carbondale.

Deborah Correnti / Western Springs; "Fallout" fiction, Downstate Story, Inc., Vol. X, Elaine Hopkins / Peoria.

James Courter / Macomb; "Titicaca," fiction, Eureka Literary Magazine, Vol. 10:1, Loren Logsdon / Eureka.

James Janko / LaSalle; "1970 Mirrors," fiction, Eureka Literary Magazine, Vol. 9:2, Loren Logsdon / Eureka.

Pennie Holmes / Chicago; "Casey’s Story, fiction, Journal of Ordinary Thought, March 2001, Kate Ingold / Chicago.

Patricia Ann McNair / Chicago; "The Things That’ll Keep You Alive, " fiction, Other Voices, Vol. 34, Lois Hauselman / Gina Frangello / Chicago.

Eleanore Devine / Winnetka; "A Day in the Life of M.E. Wainwright," fiction, Other Voices, Vol. 35, Lois Hauselman / Gina Frangello / Chicago.

Gail Lukasik / Libertyville; "In Country," poetry, Rhino, 2001, Alice George / Winnetka.

Maureen Seaton / Chicago; "Toy Weather, " poetry, Rhino, 2001, Alice George / Winnetka.

Billy Lombardo / Forest Park; "The Pilgrim Virgin," fiction, River Oak Arts, Vol. 17, Marylee MacDonald / Oak Park.

Beth Ann Fennelly / Galesburg; "Why I Can’t Cook for Your Self-Centered Architect Cousin," poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Vol. 26, Dr. Lucia Cordell Getsi / Normal.

David Cho / Bartlett; "The Hyphen, " poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, Vol. 26, Dr. Lucia Cordell Getsi / Normal.

Katherine Shonk / Evanston; "Children’s Verse, " fiction, Story Quarterly, Vol. 37, M.M.M. Hayes / Kenilworth.

Kathryn Hughes / Evanston; "Breaking the Rack," creative non-fiction, Story Quarterly , Vol. 37, M.M.M. Hayes/ Kenilworth.

Carolyn Alessio / Chicago; "Casualidades," fiction, TriQuarterly, Vol.110/111, Susan Firestone Hahn / Evanston.

Harriet Melrose / Chicago; "By Design, " poetry, TriQuarterly, Vol. 110/11, Susan Firestone Hahn / Evanston.


The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, is committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of our state through support and encouragement of artists and the arts.

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