The winners are...

Anny Celsi from CA: Inspired by Theodore Dreiser
Bob Hillman from NY: Inspired by Leo Tolstoy
David LaMotte from N.C.: Inspired by Robert Frost
Deb Talan from MA: Inspired by Jonathan Lethem
Diane Zeigler from VT: Inspired by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Essence Goldman from CA: Inspired by Mark Levine
Jill Tracy from CA: Inspired by Luc Sante - Grand Prize Winner!
Justin Wells from CA: Inspired by Homer
Lynn Harrison from Ont. Canada: Inspired by Michael Paterniti
Scarth Locke from OR: Inspired by Shel Silverstein

These 10 winners are featured on our first annual benefit CD
along with works buy Aimee Mann, Bruce Sprinsteen, Suzanne Vega, Ray Manzarek (the Doors) and Grace Slick. We are so proud of their work! We encourage you to explore their web sites and join the SIBL Discussion Group.

How did it happen???
Songwriters learned about our Songs Inspired by Literature Competition - through the songwriting grapevine and our on-line network.

After reviewing over 350 songs from 38 states and 10 countries,
the first-round judges (music professionals) chose 30 semi-finalists.

Then came the second-round judges (members of the writing and publishing community). They reviewed the 30 semi-finalist entries based not only on their musical appeal, but on their undisputed value as true manifestations of songs inspired by literature.

Thanks for supporting us by buying this CD!