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Applicatio­ns open for Barnett Prize

- STAFF REPORT Compiled by Susan Pierce.

Southern Lit Alliance is taking applicatio­ns for its second presentati­on of the Barnett Prize for Local Distinguis­hed Author. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.

The Barnett Prize recognizes the achievemen­t of authors who live in in this area and raises awareness of their talent. The award is made possible by Warren Barnett, art philanthro­pist and president of Barnett & Co.

To apply, authors or their nominating agents should submit an applicatio­n, curriculum vitae and three copies of a completed, published work to Southern Lit Alliance at 301 E. 11th Street, Suite 301, Chattanoog­a, TN 37403.

The applicatio­n can be found on Southern Lit Alliance’s website at https://www.southernli­

Eligible Tennessee authors must reside in Hamilton, Sequatchie, Marion, Rhea, Meigs or Bradley counties. Eligible Georgia authors must reside in Catoosa, Walker or Dade counties.

Self-published works are not eligible for the award.

A three-judge panel, whose members have demonstrat­ed knowledge and expertise in the field of creative and published writing, will choose the winner.

This year’s winner will be announced during the SouthWord literary festival on April 3 at the UTC University Center. Ticket informatio­n for SouthWord can be found on Southern Lit Alliance’s website at https://www. southernli­ southword

For more informatio­n or questions, email Lynda LeVan at lynda@solitallia­

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