Welcome to the Texas Institute of Letters
The Texas Institute of Letters is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in Texas letters and to recognize distinctive literary achievement.
Induction into the TIL is based on literary achievement. Application for membership is not accepted. The rules governing the selection of members and officers are contained in the TIL By-Laws.
In addition to recognizing literary achievement through the induction
of members, the TIL annually gives awards for published work and,
with the University of Texas at Austin, supports the Dobie Paisano
Fellowship Program for writers.
2016 Literary Contest Entries Closed:
Finalists Announced Here In March
TIL's 2016 literary awards are for works published in calendar year 2015, except the translation award, which is for works published in 2014 and 2015
More information about TIL is available in the Handbook of Texas Online at this link.