Premio Aztlán Literary Prize

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The Premio Aztlán Literary Prize is a national literary award for emerging Chicana and Chicano authors, founded in 1993 by Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya.[1] The award was originally sponsored by the University of New Mexico, but was moved in 2008 to the National Hispanic Cultural Center.[2]

The award is limited to short-story collections and novels (but not children's or young-adult novels) published by a professional press during the previous calendar year. Moreover, the author must be living and must not have published more than two books. The winner receives $1,000 and presents a lecture at that year's National Latino Writers Conference.[1]

Award recipients include (years refer to the year of publication; the award is given the following year):


  1. ^ a b Premio Aztlán Literary Prize, 22 November 2008, accessed 4 January 2011.]
  2. ^ National Hispanic Cultural Center Awards Two Literary Prizes, by Michael Sedano, 30 March 2010, accessed 4 January 2011
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  4. ^ UNM Today, 4 May 2009, accessed 4 January 2011
  5. ^ Premio Aztlan Literary Prize 2005 Call for Submissions (pdf), accessed 4 January 2011