The Association for Mormon Letters presented its 2005 Award for Criticism to A Motley Vision at its annual meeting held Saturday at UVSC.
This is the second year in a row that the AML has honored a Web publication — Meridian Magazine received the award last year. Previous winners also include Gideon Burton, Dennis Clark, Bruce W. Jorgensen, Neal Kramer, Linda Sillitoe and Steven P. Sondrup. A full list is available on the AML Web site.
We are honored and humbled and quite excited.
Our thanks to our readers, the Bloggernacle and, most of all, the AML List. AMV would never have existed without the conversations that the AML List has facilitated over the years.
We are proud of our body of work — but we are nowhere near being done. We need a new, better home. And probably some more contributors. We also need to pay more attention to music, art and genre fiction. No promises. No set timetable. But we think that this award is going to motivate us to be even better.
However, we will continue with the tone and focus that has marked AMV from the beginning. It is, no doubt, part of the reason for the blog’s success. Our thanks to all the commenters — although few in number, you are the best in the Bloggernacle.
Eric, my sister Katherine and Patricia attended the meeting and will be posting reports over the next few days.