Miami Writer’s Prize Update
Apologies for a slow week and to all those eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winner of the Miami Writer’s Prize 2010. The deadline for submissions drew to a close on midnight last Friday and since then the judges and myself have been locked in active debate concerning the entries. Encouragingly I am happy to report that it is not an easy decision, but finally, at 4am this morning, we embarked on a cohesive path of elimination that in a few short hours should yield this year’s winner. After a week of fractured sleep, pervasive dreams, and back burners spilling over with sidelined prior engagements the hour is finally close at hand. Before the final decision is given to me I just wanted to extend my deep gratitude to everyone who submitted this year. While not staggeringly voluminous, the submissions were of quality and from a broad spectrum of ages and professions. I think this speaks to the diversity and potential of Miami’s cultural community, one that I am very honored to have played some small part in.
Once again, we will be holding an evening for the prize and its winner at Locust Projects next Thursday from 7 – 9 pm. Please come by.
And finally, be sure to keep checking back with us today for news of this year’s winner.
This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.