Essence Magazine, which helped launch the writing careers of such best-selling authors as Terry McMillan, Gloria Naylor and Bebe Moore Campbell, is now holding their first ever Essence Literary Awards. The Essence Literary Awards will honor the best books of 2007.
Categories include best in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, inspiration, current affairs, photography, children's books, poetry, and storyteller of the year.
Essence is asking for your participation to by casting your vote for storyteller of the year. Finalist in this category are:
Eric Jerome Dickey
Trisha R. Thomas
Vote for your favorite here
The winner will be revealed in February.
View finalists in other categories