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Click below to view the Guidelines and
Application for the 2013 WILLA
Literary Awards.

2012 WILLA Literary Award Winners 2012 WILLA Winners:
L to R:
Sarah Carter, Patricia Frolander,
Amy Hale Auker, Summer Wood, Sandra Dallas
2012 WILLA Literary Award Finalists

 

2012 WILLA Finalists:
L to R:
Ann Parker,
Joyce Lohse, Michelle Black, Lin Pardey,
Janet Fox,
Joan Logghe, Susan Cummins Miller

WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists 2012

CONTEMPORARY FICTION

WINNER: Raising Wrecker by Summer Wood (Bloomsbury USA)

FINALIST: Fracture by Susan Cummins Miller
(Texas Tech University Press)

FINALIST: Séance in Sepia by Michelle Black (Five Star/Gale Cengage)


CREATIVE NONFICTION

WINNER: Rightful Place by Amy Hale Auker
(Texas Tech University Press)

FINALIST: Light on the Devils: Coming of Age on the Klamath
by Louise Wagenknecht (Oregon State University Press)

FINALIST: Bull Canyon: A Boat Builder, A Writer, and Other Wildlife
by Lin Pardey (Paradise Cay Publications)


SCHOLARLY NONFICTION

WINNER: Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian
Northwest and Borderlands

Edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormack (AU Press)

FINALIST: Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen
by Joyce B. Lohse (Filter Press, LLC)


HISTORICAL FICTION

WINNER: The Bride's House by Sandra Dallas (St. Martin's Press)

FINALIST: Mercury's Rise by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)

FINALIST: A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware (Sourcebooks/Landmark)

 

POETRY

WINNER: Married Into It by Patricia Frolander (High Plains Press)

FINALIST: The Singing Bowl by Joan Logghe
(University of New Mexico Press)

FINALIST: Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet
by Linda M. Hasselstrom and Twyla M. Hansen
(The Backwaters Press)

 

ORIGINAL SOFTCOVER FICTION
(TRADE OR MASS MARKET)

WINNER: The American Cafe by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe
(University of Arizona Press)

FINALIST: Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis (Moody Publishers)

FINALIST: Unbridled by Tammy Hinton (Roots & Branches)

 

CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT
FICTION & NONFICTION

WINNER: The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg
(Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)

FINALIST: Forgiven by Janet Fox (Speak/Penguin)

FINALIST: A Book for Black-Eyed Susan by Judy Young
(Sleeping Bear Press)