Catholic Arts and Letters Award

Catholic Arts and Letters Award

The Catholic Arts and Letters Award honors outstanding achievement in Catholic literature.

Also known as the “Lily Awards” or “Lilies”, the CALA for Fiction recognizes works of Catholic fiction that merit distinction. The CALA for Excellence in Achievement recognize individuals who have shown distinction in how they have furthered the growth of Catholic Arts and Letters.

CALA Application

The 2016 CALA application is closed. The winners will be announced at the Catholic Writers Conference Live / Catholic Marketing Network Tradeshow.

All applicants must have a Seal of Approval or imprimatur. For the 2018 CALA, the work must be published between August 2016 and January 2018.

CALA Recipients





  • Award for Excellence in Achievement
    Doug Keck, EWTN COO and Executive VP



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