Outskirts Press Proudly Sponsors the 2020 Colorado Book Awards

Attention all Colorado-based authors, editors, illustrators and photographers: Outskirts Press is once again sponsoring the annual Colorado Book Awards, and we encourage your submissions for the 2020 Awards!

The annual event is run by the Colorado Center for the Book, the program department of the Colorado Humanities, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators and photographers.

The Colorado Book Awards — presented annually by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book — were launched in 1991 with four categories of awards to recognize authors, illustrators, editors and publishers, and have since expanded to 10 literary categories. Many of Colorado’s most prominent authors have been recognized with awards, including David Milofsky, John Fielder, Tom Noel, Stephanie Kane and Linda Hogan, among others.

Applications for the 2020 Colorado Book Awards are due January 6, 2020, and should be submitted directly to the Colorado Book Awards. Judging generally occurs in April, and the awards are presented at a ceremony in late Spring.

Visit www.coloradohumanities.org for more information about the Colorado Book Awards.

Are you a non-Coloradan but interested in other book competition opportunities? Visit Outskirts Press to learn more about how book awards can help move your book to new levels of success.

 

2010 Colorado Book Award Winners Announced and Honored in Aspen

Colorado Humanities announced on June 24th the winners of the 20th annual Colorado Book Awards, one of the oldest state book award programs in the country.  Sponsored in part by leading self-publishing and book marketing company Outskirts Press, the annual event is a way for the Colorado arts community to say “thank you” to the exceptionally gifted writers, editors, illustrators and photographers who bring the humanities to life in their Rocky Mountain state.

The Colorado Book Awards acknowledges the role these diverse artists play in helping others understand what it means to be human by documenting and interpreting human struggle, achievement, and community life in their publications.  Colorado Humanities envisions and promotes a Colorado that celebrates its heritage and its diversity by “passing on the knowledge of the past, the inspiration of the present and the hope for the future.”

“It is an honor for us to be able to contribute to the recognition these local artists so markedly deserve,” said Outskirts Press Vice President Kelly Schuknecht.  Outskirts Press has long been associated with Colorado Humanities and is a sponsor of the charitable, nonprofit organization.

The award ceremony on June 24th was the culminating event of the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival hosted at the Doerr-Hosier Center inAspen by the Aspen Writers Foundation.  Colorado Book Award finalists gave public readings of their work and John Y. Cole, National Director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, was the special guest for the festival.

“Our panel of selectors was excited and challenged by the many works again this year,” said Program coordinator Jennifer Long.  A full list of the winners in each category is available on the Colorado Humanities website, www.coloradohumaities.org.

Awards were presented to the outstanding contributors in multiple publishing categories, including nonfiction, creative nonfiction, fiction, biography, children’s, young adult, poetry, pictorial art and history.  To be eligible for a Colorado Book Award, entrants must be current Colorado residents, individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state or authors whose personal history, identity or literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence.  All must be writers, editors, illustrators or photographers.  Entries for the 20th annual awards had a 2010 publication date or were published in 2010 with a delayed, 2011 copyright.

The Colorado Book Awards are just one of many book contests Outskirts Press is affiliated with, either through sponsorship or submissions. Another is their own Best Book of the Year Award, with its $1500 grand prize. Details are available at http://outskirtspress.com/bestbook.html

Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. www.outskirtspress.com.

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Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press Recognize Colorado Book Award Winners in Aspen

June 29, 2010 – Denver, CO – Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book announced the winners of the 19th annual Colorado Book Awards on June 25 in Aspen, Colorado.  With the Mayor of Denver, John Hickenlooper in attendance, the awards were announced in the picturesque Doerr-Hosier Center. The winners were:

Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, by Helen Thorpe.

Voices of the American West, by Corinne Platt and Meredith Ogilby.

Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?, by Denise Vega; illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono.

Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel, by Karla Oceanak; illustrated by Kendra Spanjer

The Indigo Notebook, by Laura Resau.

A Dozen on Denver: Stories, edited by the Rocky Mountain News.

First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army, by Peter Eichstaedt.

Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Z. Furmansky.

A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Mascen’s Treasure Series, by Kathleen Cunningham Guler.

The Radio Magician and Other Stories by James Van Pelt.

Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems by Bin Ramke.

Phlogs: Journey to the Heart of the Human Predicament, by George Stranahan & Nicole Beinstein Strait.

Spoon, by Robert Greer.

The Colorado Book Awards is one of the oldest state book award programs in the country and recognizes outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers in multiple categories: anthology/collection, biography, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, history, fiction, genre fiction, general nonfiction, juvenile literature, pictorial, poetry and young adult literature.

“As one of the sponsors of the Colorado Book Awards, we were honored to be on-hand during the ceremony to help distribute awards to this creative group of winners,” stated Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Based in Colorado as we are, Outskirts Press knows first-hand what talented individuals reside in this beautiful state.”

Visit www.coloradohumanities.org for more information about the Colorado Book Awards and visit www.outskirtspress.com for more information about self-publishing.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

About Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book:

Colorado Humanities supports high-quality literary, cultural and historical programs throughout Colorado in an effort to bring the humanities to communities across the state. The mission of Colorado Humanities is to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate our diverse cultural heritage.  More information about Colorado Humanities can be found by visiting http://www.coloradohumanities.org

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Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press to Reveal Published Anthology at the 2010 Student Literary Awards

Fifty-five Colorado students will become published authors and artists as they are honored during the seventh annual Student Literary Awards for their literary or artistic achievements in two international competitions.

May 4, 2010 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press today announced the publication of the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology: Winning Art, Poems and Letters by Colorado Students,” which will be revealed publicly on May 6, 2010 during the seventh annual Student Literary Awards at the Denver Public Library.  The book is an 88 page, full-color literary collection of the winning entries in the annual “Letters About Literature” and “River of Words” contests, held by the Colorado Humanities and sponsored by Outskirts Press. Educators and family members will join in recognizing the winning students from across Colorado for their literary and artistic achievements. 

Each winner will receive, among other prizes, a complimentary copy of the published anthology featuring their work. Additional copies will be available for purchase at the event for $23.95, with proceeds going toward the Colorado Humanities. Like all high-quality books published through Outskirts Press, the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology” will be available for order worldwide via wholesale distribution with Ingram and online retail availability with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“We’re particularly grateful for the sponsorship of Outskirts Press, which has contributed to the event and provided publication of student poems, letters and visual art in a perfect-bound book,” said Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book director of programs. “When students see their work in a book that looks like others in libraries and stores, they make a deep connection to reading, writing and art.”

Linda Ashman, noted speaker and winner of a past Colorado Book Award, will be Mistress of Ceremonies. Awards for winners in the “River of Words” competition will be presented by Colorado’s River of Words judge Justice Gregory Hobbs.  Young Adult authors Denise Vega and Amy Ryan will present honors to the winners in the “Letters About Literature competition.

“Colorado Humanities put together a beautiful full-color publication featuring the work of fifty-five talented Colorado students,” said Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson, who will be on hand at the Student Literary Awards on Thursday.  “And Outskirts Press is proud to be a part of this important annual event, which communicates the value of literacy to children of all ages.”

For more information about Colorado Humanities, River of Words, and Letters About Literature, visit http://www.coloradohumanities.org.  For more information about Outskirts Press and the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology: Winning Art, Poems and Letters by Colorado Students,” visit http://www.outskirtspress.com.

About Colorado Humanities:

Colorado Humanities supports high-quality literary, cultural and historical programs throughout Colorado in an effort to bring the humanities to communities across the state.  The mission of Colorado Humanities is to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate their diverse cultural heritage.  Our programs, including Motherread/Fatherread Colorado, Writers in the Schools, Hispanic Heritage Live and High Plains Chautauqua, encourage and enable people to read, listen and learn in cultural activities and to participate in civic dialogue.  Colorado Humanities strives to bring the humanities to life in Colorado.  Colorado Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  More information about Colorado Humanities can be found by visiting www.coloradohumanities.org

About Outskirts Press, Inc:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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