The William F. Laman Public Library
awards a grant of $10,000 every year to an Arkansas writer to support them in his or her work. Previous winners include Mara Leveritt,
author of "Devil's Knot," about the West Memphis Three, and other books and a former editor at the Arkansas Times; historian Grif Stockley
, novelist Kevin Brockmeier
and, this year, poet Davis McCombs.
If you'd like to join that illustrious number, you must apply by Nov. 15
. To be eligible, you must be a current Arkansas resident who has been published (excluding vanity or self-publication) a full-length work of fiction, poetry or non-fiction and is likely to publish again in the United States or is under contract to a commercial American publisher to write such a work.
The winner will be announced after the first of the year. For more information and an online application form, go here