FY03 Literary Awards

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY03 Literary Awards Recipients


The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) today announced the writers and literary publications selected to receive the IAC 2003 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 2003 awards: Nancy K. Barry, Decorah, IA; Lynne Barrett, North Miami, FL; Timothy Seibles, Norfolk, VA.

Following are the 2003 Literary Award recipients. The information provided is 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.

Susan Messer/Oak Park; "At a Loss"; creative non-fiction, Another Chicago Magazine, Vol. 41, Barry Silesky/Chicago.

Jane Guill/Galena; "Something Akin to Glory"; fiction, Eureka Literary Magazine, Vol. 11:1, Loren Logsdon/Eureka.

Anne Calcagno/Chicago; "What’s Yours?"; fiction, Other Voices, Vol. 15:36, Gina Frangello/Lois Hauselman/Chicago.

Barry Pearce/Chicago; "Accidents"; fiction, Other Voices, Vol. 15:37, Gina Frangello/Lois Hauselman/Chicago.

David Bond/Pinckneyville; "Head"; poetry, Rhino, 2002, Kathleen Kirk/Evanston.

Susan Dickman/Evanston; "Skin"; poetry, Rhino, 2002, Kathleen Kirk/Evanston.

Helen Degen Cohen/Deerfield; "To Poem #---6"; poetry, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Vol. 27:1, Dr. Lucia Cordell Getsi/Normal.

Patricia Lear/Evanston; "Nirvana"; fiction, StoryQuarterly, Vol. 38, M.M.M. Hayes/Kenilworth.

Garnett Kilberg Cohen/Chicago; "Afterlife"; fiction, TriQuarterly, Vol. 113, Susan Hahn/Evanston.

Judith Valente/Chicago; "Green"; poetry, TriQuarterly, Vol. 114, Susan 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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