As the chair of the inaugural YALSA Writing Award Jury, I am proud to announce the four outstanding pieces of writing contributed by YALSA members last year. After receiving a shortlist of nominations from the respective publications’ editors and managers, our committee carefully considered each of the article’s merits to select the winners. Without further ado, here are the winning articles:
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Did you know that YALSA recognizes the best in writing for all of its publications, including the YALSA Blog? It’s true! Along with articles in YALS and the JRLYA, the YALSA Blog and The Hub will nominate five articles to the YALSA Writing Award Jury. Any article written between Dec. 1 and Nov. 30 of the award year is eligible.

Winning pieces, which will demonstrate qualities such as originality, timeliness and relevancy will receive a plaque and a cash award.

You can find out more about the YALSA Writing Award on the YALSA website.