Each year, the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature presents the Mark Twain Award to a living writer for distinguished contributions to Midwestern literature.
We encourage members to nominate an individual for the award. The Mark Twain honoree need not be a member of SSML.
Nominations can be sent to the SSML email account at ssmlmidwestlit [at] gmail [dot] com by May 1. Please include your name (as nominator) and a brief, 250-word statement regarding the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Only SSML members are eligible to make nominations.
Previous recipients of the award: