John T. Lupton Awards Announces 2004 Call for Entries

$25,000 Awards are Book Industry’s Richest for Unpublished Writers
Books For Life Foundation has announced the opening of submissions for the second annual John T. Lupton ‘New Voices in Literature’ Awards. The awards highlight the finest query letters and book proposals for fiction and non-fiction works.

Winners of the 2003 John T, Lupton awards are Anika Weiss of Brooklyn, NY (fiction) and Michael Boxall, Vancouver, B.C. (non-fiction). Each winner received a $10,000 check during BookExpo America’s Writers Conference, sponsored by Writer’s Digest Books. In addition, both winners received $2,500 each for travel expenses to BookExpo America.

“We had an outstanding group of finalists to choose from for this year’s prize,” noted Mark Shaw, Creative Director for Books For Life Foundation. “We suspect the quality and number of proposals will intensify as word of the Lupton Awards spreads to writers’ communities the world over.” The second annual Lupton awards will again be presented at BookExpo America on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Books For Life Foundation is a not-for-profit literary arts organization dedicated to aiding aspiring authors and poets about the traditional publishing process. The John T. Lupton ‘New Voices In Literature’ Awards are named after the founding benefactor of the Foundation. Entry fee information, submission deadlines, competition rules, judges and details about the 2004 competition are available at