The APS Awards Gala has become known as
“The Emmys of the Literary World”
Back for our 6th year, we decided to mix things up a bit…
We still honored our Book Award winners and APS honorees, but this year we incorporated visual and performance artists as well!!!
For the first time EVER, we launched our Fan Favorites category and gave power to YOU to nominate and vote for YOUR Favorite Indie Artist of the Year. After a month and voting and 2,000 votes cast, the three finalists were…
Fuzzy Soul Tiger
Maurice Eleby Jones, Jr.
The singers and poets took the stage and performed LIVE at the Awards Gala, Thursday, August 25th. This red carpet affair was held once again at the Kroc Center (1250 W. 119th Street) in Chicago.
Others that were honored…
Fiction Award Winners
Golam Maula (1st Place) – A Dangerous Mind
Monodel Ollivierre (2nd Place) – Preys Personified
Nonfiction Award Winners
Julie Scolnik (1st Place) – Paris Blue
David Henry Nelson (2nd Place) – Mariah is Missing
Inspirational Award Winners
Reshelle Matheny (1st Place) – Take Charge of Cancer: Empowering the Warrior Within
Bridgett McGill (2nd Place) – Birthing Purpose: 21-Day Devotional Journal
APS 2022 Published Authors
Writers’ Society Cohort
Artistic Visionary of the Year