The Don Argo Award
The Don Argo Award, first presented in 2010, recognizes the best in Florida fiction by SCWG members in memory of beloved
educator, author of Canaveral Light, founding member of the Space Coast Writers Guild, and long-time Florida resident Don Argo.
If you have written a book of Florida fiction or know of another author you would like to recommend for the award, please see below.
From the president:
I'm very pleased to announce that the SCWG is reviving our writing contest for the Don Argo award again this year. The Don Argo Award was first presented in 2010. It recognizes the best in Florida writing by SCWG members in memory of beloved educator, author of Canaveral Light, founding member of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and longtime Florida resident Don Argo. If you have written a book set in Florida or know of another author you would like to recommend for the award, please see our guidelines below.
- Fiction or non-fiction (no poetry or children’s books)
- Published within the last two years
- Set in Florida
- Submit the first 50 pages
- Entrant must be a member of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild (or pay a $40 fee)
- One submission per SCWG member
Authors may self-nominate or be nominated by another. Submissions must include identification of author, address, phone, email, title of book, and year published. Submission may be a printed copy of the book or electronic submission of the first 50 pages. Submissions become the property of the Guild and are not returnable. Mail your submission to Ashley McGrath, 167 Battersea Ave. SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909. If electronic, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants may also hand in submissions to a Board member. Deadline for submission is Sunday, August 21, 2016. There will be three judges with one being a Board member. The award will be presented at the October SCWG meeting.
Argo Award Winners:
- 2014: Ruth Rodgers, Reparation
- 2013: Marshall Frank, The Upside to Murder
- 2012: Elaine Viets, The Dead-End Job series
- 2011: Mark Mynheir, The Night Watchman
- 2010: Don Argo, Canaveral Light
This is a wonderful opportunity to add another feather to your literary cap. Did I mention the winner will receive a modest monetary honorarium and a nice plaque? I'm sure you can visualize the award adorning your office wall.
We're looking forward to receiving your submission.