FY04 Literary Awards

Illinois Arts Council Announces FY04 Literary Awards Recipients


Chicago --- The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) announced the writers and literary publications selected to receive the IAC 2004 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 2004 awards: Lisa Chavez, Albuquerque, NM; Rick Hillis, Greencastle IN; T. R. Hummer, Athens GA.

Following are the 2004 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.

David Michael Kaplan/Chicago; "The Dead Boy"; fiction, Another Chicago Magazine, Vol. 42, Barry Silesky/ Chicago.

Chris Mazza/Elburn; "Tell Me"; creative non-fiction, Another Chicago Magazine, Vol. 42, Barry Silesky/Chicago

J. Weintraub/Chicago; "My Mother’s Recipes"; creative non-fiction, Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 8:2, Allison Joseph/Carbondale.

Mary Dalton/Park Ridge; "The Women in the Vines"; fiction, Other Voices, Vol. 16:38, Gina Frangello/Chicago.

Joe Meno/Chicago; "Happiness Will Be Yours"; fiction, Other Voices, Vol. 16:39, Gina Frangello/Chicago.

Morgan McDermott/Evanston; "Traction"; fiction, StoryQuarterly, Vol. 39, M. M. M. Hayes/Kenilworth.

Brigid Pasulka/Chicago; "The Lemon Tree"; fiction, StoryQuarterly, Vol. 39, M. M. M. Hayes/Kenilworth.

Anna Maria Craighead-Kintis/ Chicago; "Either, Or"; poetry, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Vol. 28:1, Dr. Lucia Cordell Getsi/Normal.

David Bond/Carbondale; "At the Wellness Center"; poetry, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Vol. 28:2, Dr. Lucia Cordell Getsi/Normal.

David Michael Kaplan/Chicago; "Dream Boy"; fiction, TriQuarterly, Vol. 117, 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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