Saturday, May 24, 2014

Inaugural Patrick D. Smith Literary Award

Writing contest open to Brevard residents

(Cocoa, FL) May 20, 2014 – The Brevard Library Foundation is excited to present the Patrick D. Smith Literary Award for exceptional writing by a Brevard County author.  The Foundation is currently accepting entries from authors in all genres, fiction or non-fiction with the exception of children’s literature and poetry.  The work can be published or unpublished, with a publication date no earlier than January 1, 2012.  Multiple entries from the same author are welcome, with a separate entry fee of $50 for each work.  The grand prize is a cash award of $1500. Entries should be submitted before the deadline of July 1, 2014, to the Brevard Library Foundation office, 219 Indian River Drive, Cocoa, FL 32922.  More information, complete entry requirements, submission rules and entry forms can be found at 
This first annual award honors Patrick D. Smith, beloved Florida author and friend of the Foundation.  We are thrilled to be honoring Patrick D. Smith.  It is the desire of the Foundation to not only honor Patrick Smith, but also provide the opportunity for local Brevard authors to showcase their work and win a sizeable award for their efforts.  All entries will be judged by local academic leaders and professors.  The winning work will be awarded a cash prize of $1500 at an event in their honor.  The Patrick D. Smith Literary Award is open to current, full-time Brevard residents.  
 Questions or comments can be directed to our Award email: 

About the Brevard Library Foundation:  Founded in 2000, the Foundation’s mission is to support the Brevard County Library System by providing financial resources to enrich and accelerate innovation within the library experience for the shared benefit of the community.  We believe that libraries are an investment in the future of Brevard County.  To date, we have provided thousands of children’s books as replacements for those lost, misplaced or over-loved; funded the Negroni-Hendrick Mobile Library which serves hundreds of children and elderly shut-ins each month; as well as created and opened the only café of its kind within a library facility.  

The Brevard Library Foundation is located in the former S.F. “Gator” Travis Home at 219 Indian River Drive in front/east of the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center.  Lovingly referred to as the RiverHouse, its renovation was a cooperative effort among not for profits in our county. It is also the home of Literacy for Adults in Brevard, The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse office and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

We are usually available between 10:00am – 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday on a part-time basis.  To visit us or for questions, please call ahead and make an appointment:  321.633.1887.  You may also email us at 

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