Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Anne and Robert Cowan Writers Award, which honors Bay Area writers who have made an exceptional contribution to literary arts through a uniquely Jewish perspective.
The award, which includes a grant of $5,000, is run by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. Previous winners include Michael David Lukas and Julie Orringer.
Nominees must be emerging writers who have published a work — a novel, short story, creative nonfiction, memoir, graphic novel or another hybrid form. The Cowan Award is based on a writer’s entire body of work, including work in progress, rather than on a specific book.
Submission deadline for nominations is May 15. More information is available at tinyurl.com/jewishfed-cowan-2017.