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Annual Membership Dues (January-January):

$60.00

Lifetime Membership Dues

$1000.00

Annual Membership Dues (Automatic Yearly Renewal): $60.00

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Annual Banquet Fees

$60.00 per person (The banquet is open to the public.)

Please consider these optional and tax-deductible contributions to help the Texas Institute of Letters:

First Book of Poetry Award

(no current endowment)

Fred Whitehead Award for Best Design of a Trade Book

Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book

General contribution to the

Texas Institute of Letters

Dobie Paisano Fund

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The TIL has no paid staff or office space – our council and officers serve on a volunteer basis and your member dues help support our literary awards and basic operating expenses.


Donations, for example, help the Dobie Paisano Fellowship Director make purchases necessary for the upkeep of the house and ranch. Other donations fund prizes not currently endowed, and general donations to the TIL help pay for banquet, website, and printing costs not covered by membership dues. Thank you for your support.

Denton Record-Chronicle Award for Best Children’s Picture Book

H-E-B and Jean Flynn Award for Best Children’s Book

H-E-B Award for Best Young Adult Book