The Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center combines a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center with a $5000 prize. It is awarded annually to a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom, and concern with social justice. The award was established in honor of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist and poet who gave eloquent voice to the hardships of the rural poor, migrant farm workers, the elderly, Native Americans and others whose voices are seldom heard. He was also the author of a number of books for children.
Blue Mountain Center is a writer and artists colony in the Adirondacks in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.
No Entry Fee
Applications should include at least two examples of the writer's work (published or unpublished, 30 pages maximum) and a short biographical note including a description of his or her current and anticipated work. Please send three copies of these writing samples. Samples will not be returned.
Send applications to:
Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center
c/o Margolis & Bloom
535 Boylston St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Deadline: July 1, 2009
The award winner will be announced in November.
To learn more about the Richard J. Margolis Award and the Blue Mountain Center, go here.