Submissions for the 2021 Don Argo Award will be accepted through August 22,, 2021. Email your submission to
email@example.com as soon as possible!
First presented in 2010, the Don Argo Award recognizes the best in Florida writing by SCWG members in memory of beloved educator, author of Canaveral Light, founding member of SCWG, and longtime Florida resident Don Argo.
Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Don Argo was a mathematics professor at Brevard Community College (now known as Eastern Florida State College) for 38 years. He was also a founding member and president of the Space Coast Writers' Guild. He received a couple of awards for his historical novel Canaveral Light, which was published in 2001. Dr. Argo passed away from cancer at age 72 on October 19, 2008. He was survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy; four children; and two grandchildren.
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The winner of the 2021 Don Argo Award will be announced at the October 17 meeting. Stay tuned right here for continuous updates. Visit the countdown timer at the top of the page for the deadline to enter.
The winner of the 2020 Don Argo Award has been announced! At the October 17 meeting, Ashley McGrath made the presentation to Linda Zern, who is now the first, two-time winner of the award. Linda won the Argo Award for her latest novel, book 3 in the Strandline Series, Keeping the Strandline.
Searching for "beautiful and impossible" things one word, one story, one genre at a time.
The author lives, works, and dreams in Central Florida.
Born in Florida, raised on sunshine and bug spray, I read every cereal box I could find and every book I could get my hands on, and when other people's books ran out, I started writing my own.
"I write because there can never be too many good books or the people who love them." Linda L. Zern
If you have written a book set in Florida or know of another author you would like to recommend for the award, please see our guidelines.
Authors may self-nominate or may be nominated by someone else. Submissions (which must include identification of the author, address, phone, email, book title, and year published) are being accepted from June 1 through August 22, 2021. The submissions will be reviewed and scored by three judges. The Don Argo Award will be presented at the October 16, 2021 SCWG meeting. The winner will receive a $100 check and an engraved plaque.