The Bryant McGill Literary Award
Awards are important because they are a powerful way to make a statement about the things we wish to encourage in society. Since inception in 2006, the Bryant McGill Literary Award has sought to recognize significant contributors to the written arts and literary culture.
Deadlines and Dates
As long as the current award competition is not "Closed," you may submit and promote your work. The award runs in cycles without defined time parameters. The determining factor for bringing the current competition to an end is activity. Once we have reached a sufficient level of activity we will announce a cut-off deadline, which will usually be around two weeks from the announcement.
How Winners Are Selected
The winner is selected from official shortlisted nominees. The only person who can nominate a selection for the shortlist is a judge. You may petition judges and engage them as you like according to their own individual preferences and accessibility. Ordinarily judges nominate on their own based on their assessment of a particular work. While this is not a popularity contest, submissions with many supporting comments or vote-up's are considered more seriously. Bryant McGill makes the final selection from the short listed nominations.
Poems, Song Lyrics, Book Excerpts, Articles, Blog Entries, Essays. Maximum of 1200 Words.
How To Submit
Submit your work in the comment section at the bottom of this page. You can submit as many pieces as you like, (Don't just post everything you have ever written please) but make sure you **SUBMIT ONLY ONE WORK PER COMMENT**. It also will not hurt for you to post a bio with a little information about you WITH the submission, so we can know something about the person behind the submission.
No negativity, nastiness, or running people and their work down. If you don't have something nice to say then say nothing. If you see nasty behavior in the comments let us know. Even though you are in this contest, please be supportive of other people's work. If you see something you like, that someone else has submitted, please comment on their entry and give them some support. This is IMPORTANT. Please give people feedback! However, be sure that when you leave a comment, you use the REPLY button associated with the submission you are commenting on, and NOT the main comment box. If you see someone doing this incorrectly, please help them to understand.
If you see something you like then support that person by adding them as a friend, subscribing to their blog, leaving them a comment, and decide right then to support them as an artist from that point forward. Also please FB Recommend, Share and Tweet about the contest to spread the word.
The Winner Receives
$150 Cash (Personal Check or Paypal). Publication of your work on our official website. Releases about your accomplishment to many industry professionals. Exposure, publicity and recognition.
About the Judges
Bryant McGill (Twitter)
A classically trained poet, author, essayist, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights, whose writings have reached millions of people and appeared in thousands of works by other authors, educators and social leaders. His writings have been published in over 100 books and translated into 15 languages by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins and Writer's Digest.
Susaye Greene (Twitter)
Poet, lyricist, music publisher, author and artist. Former Singer from the Motown Sensation, “The Supremes” and Singer / Songwriter for Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson and Ray Charles.
Tony Haynes (Twitter)
Poet, lyricist, music publisher, author and producer. As a songwriter/music publisher, Tony has accomplished a great deal. “Send A Little Love,” - his first song, was recorded by the Spinners in 1981. Since then, Tony’s songs have been recorded on over 200 albums, selling in excess of 70 million copies worldwide. These songs have earned him 60 gold and multi-platinum awards, as well as several ASCAP Awards.
Jan 1, 2012
Short-Listed Nominees Deborah Parks Keep checking here. Those nominated for the Bryant McGill Literary Award, who make the shortlist will be announced here as they are determined. Winner of The Bryant McGill Literary Award No winner has been selected. Acceptable Submissions (Now Open as of June 20th, 2012) Poems, Song Lyrics, Book Excerpts, Articles, Blog Entries and Essays, with a Maximum of 1200 Words. How To Submit You can submit as many pieces as you like, (Don't just post everything you have ever written please) but make sure you **SUBMIT ONLY ONE WORK PER COMMENT**. It also will not hurt for you to post a bio with a little information about you WITH the submission, so we can know something about the person behind the submission. >> Click Here to Enter Contest
Mar 28, 2006
Short-Listed Nominees Emma Southee, VJ Ancona, Jennifer Welker, Cindy Lambert Monique A. Williams, Winner of The Bryant McGill Literary Award "For her unique literary style, which conveys an effective and important social commentary, and for her dedication to raising awareness for neglected, yet vital issues." ~ Bryant McGill Biographical Information Momowilly knew forever that writing was her calling. As a child, she kept journals regularly, cutting her soul with a pen and bleeding her feelings onto paper. Her offbeat sense of humor and outrageous intelligence made her a hit with classmates and nemesis of most teachers. She knew she was different when she was assigned a book report in the first grade and she chose her favorite, Judy Blumes Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, while everyone...