+ 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Launches Call for Entries

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The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the only international literary peace prize awarded in the United States.

Submissions are sought for 2009’s best fiction and nonfiction works that promote peace and non-violent conflict resolution. 

Books may address the theme of peace on a variety of levels, such as between individuals, amoong families and communities, or among nations, religions, or ethnic groups.

The deadline is March 12, 2009.

Past winners include Edwidge Danticat and Brad Kessler, as well as Studs Terkel and Elie Wiesel.

The prize was founded in 2006 as an outgrowth of the Dayton Peace Prize, which commemorates the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords ending the war in Bosnia.

Winners receive a $10,000 honorarium and will be honored at a gala ceremony in Dayton on Sunday, November 8th, 2009.  To submit a book for consideration,  visit  www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org.

 Publishers and authors may submit English-language books first published in 2008 for consideration for the 2009 prize.

Send submissions to Sharon Rab at sharonrab@woh.rr.com, or by mail at PO Box 461, Wright Brothers Ranch, Dayton OH 45409-0461.

For more information about the nomination process, visit www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org.

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email   aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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