Applications Now Open For The 2016 Alaska Literary Awards


The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), is pleased to announce the 2016 Alaska Literary Awards, an award program to support Alaska writers. 

A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded this year. For more information, and to apply, go to: The deadline for entries is September 2, 2016 at 9:59 AKDT.

The Alaska Literary Awards were established in 2014 by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, through a generous gift from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, to recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting and mixed genres. Any Alaska writer over the age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply.  Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards.

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation’s mission is to develop resources and provide services to support the arts in Alaska and advance the mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and is governed by eleven council members appointed by the governor. It is supported with general funds appropriated by the Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support for arts education programs from the Rasmuson Foundation.
ASCA represents, supports and advances the creative endeavors of individuals, organizations and agencies throughout Alaska.