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The Edward Bulwer-Lytton Award is awarded to literary artists that best exemplify originality, creative writing skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. It is an award dedicated to Creative Fiction authors. It is not a physical award, but rather a certificate of recognition.

Receiving this kind of literary award will greatly impact your author bio as you move forward in your writing career.


Black Ink Contests selects one First Place prize winner each year and recognizes his or her achievement through this award.  It is a literary achievement to be publicly recognized for one's writing ability.

The 2016 Edward Bulwer-Lytton Award winner is:

A MARZIPAN MOON | By Aša (Whitney) Ricciardi

You can view the full list of our 2016 candidates HERE