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Alice James Books
Alice James Award
Anna Rose Welch of Erie, Pennsylvania, won the 2016 Alice James Award for her poetry collection We, the Almighty Fires. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Alice James Books in April 2018. Jennifer Chang of Washington D.C. received the Editor's Choice Award for her collection Some Say the Lark. She received $1,000, and her book will be published in October 2017. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071. Alyssa Neptune, Managing Editor.
info@alicejamesbooks.org
www.alicejamesbooks.org

American Academy in Berlin
Berlin Prize Fellowships
Fiction writers Molly Antopol and Adam Johnson, both of San Francisco, and Tom Franklin of Oxford, Mississippi, received Berlin Prize Fellowships. They each received a semester-long residency at the Hans Arnhold Center at the American Academy in Berlin, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and scholars. (See Deadlines.)
American Academy in Berlin, Berlin Prize Fellowships, Am Sandwerder 17-19, 14109 Berlin, Germany. Carol Scherer, Fellows Selection Manager.
cs@americanacademy.de
www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Will Schutt of Baltimore won the 2016–2017 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. He received $54,000. The annual scholarship is typically given to a U.S. poet to spend one year outside North America in a country the recipient feels will most advance his or her work. (See Deadlines.)
Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Thomas H. P. Whitney, Jr. and William A. Lowell, Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.
amylowell@choate.com
www.amylowell.org

A Room of Her Own Foundation
Orlando Prizes
Four writers received the 2016 Orlando Prizes. They are Sarah Black of Birmingham, Alabama, for her poem "Mooring the Boat to the Dock"; Tessa Lunney of Sydney, Australia, for her short story "Those Ebola Burners Them"; Valerie Speedwell of San Francisco for her short short story "Regina"; and Jocelyn Edelstein of Milwaukie, Oregon, for her essay "Keep Calling My Name: Frogs, Circles, and Climate Change." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the AROHO anthology Waves: A Confluence of Women's Voices. Diane Gilliam judged. The awards are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
A Room of Her Own Foundation, Orlando Prizes, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.
tracey@aroho.org
www.aroho.org

Asheville Poetry Review
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Marilee Richards of Sedona, Arizona, won the 2016 William Matthews Poetry Prize for "The Double Zero." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Volume 23, Issue 26 of Asheville Poetry Review. She also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Joy Harjo judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 15, 2017.
Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. (828) 450-0357. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.
editor@ashevillepoetryreview.com
www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Meringoff Awards
Al Basile of Rumford, Rhode Island, and Robert B. Shaw of South Hadley, Massachusetts, both won the Meringoff Award in poetry. Basile won for his poem "A Straw in the Wind" and Shaw won for his poem "Ferrying." Helen Storey of Nice, France, won the award in fiction for her novel excerpt "Gris, Gris." John Koelsch of Salem, Virginia, won the award in nonfiction for his essay "Chapter 19: Final Day." Basile and Shaw each received $1,000; Storey and Koelsch each received $2,000. Their winning works were published in the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers journal, Literary Imagination, or its newsletter, Literary Matters. Mark Halliday and George Kalogeris judged in poetry; Frank Blessington judged in fiction; Matthew DeForrest and Vincent Kling judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a short story or novel excerpt, and an essay or memoir excerpt. (See Deadlines.)
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, Meringoff Awards, Catholic University of America, Marist Hall, 620 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Washington D.C., 20064.
www.alscw.org

Balcones Center for Creative Writing
Balcones Prizes
The late Frank Stanford won the 19th annual Balcones Poetry Prize for his posthumous collection, What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford (Copper Canyon Press). Joseph Ahearn, Ken Fontenot, and Allyson Whipple judged. Margaret Malone of Portland, Oregon, won the sixth annual Balcones Fiction Prize for her short story collection, People Like You (Atelier26 Books). John Blair judged. Copper Canyon editor Michael Wiegers received the $1,500 poetry prize; Malone received $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, Texas, to give a reading. The annual awards honor a book of poetry and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is January 31, 2017.
Balcones Center for Creative Writing, Balcones Prizes, Austin Community College, 1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, 78701. (512) 828-9368. John Herndon and Joe O'Connell, Contacts.
www.austincc.edu/crw/html/balconescenter.html

Barnard College
Women Poets Prize
Brittany Perham of San Francisco won the 2016 Women Poets Prize for her poetry collection Double Portrait. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Norton in Fall 2017. Claudia Rankine judged. The biennial award is given for a second poetry collection by a U.S. woman poet. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Barnard College, Women Poets Prize, English Department, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Saskia Hamilton, Contact.
english.barnard.edu/contest

Bellingham Review
Literary Awards
Cathy Guo of New York City won the 2016 49th Parallel Poetry Award for her poem "Exegesis After the Storm." Daniel Tobin judged. Abby Bardi of Ellicott City, Maryland, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for her story "Abu the Water Carrier." Sybil Baker judged. Marya Hornbacher of Philadelphia won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for her essay "Whether to Brine a Bird." Joy Castro judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Bellingham Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 15, 2017.
Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Western Washington University, Mail Stop 9053, Bellingham, WA 98225. Dayna Patterson, Managing Editor.
bellingham.review@wwu.edu
www.bhreview.org

Binghamton University
Book Awards
Yusef Komunyakaa of New York City won the 2016 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Maria Mazziotti Gillan judged. Lindsey Drager of Denver won the 2016 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for her novel, The Sorrow Proper (Dzanc Books). Emily Vogel judged. They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a novel or collection of short fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2017.
Binghamton University, Book Awards, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. (607) 777-2713.
www.binghamton.edu/english/creative-writing/index.html

BOA Editions
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize
Chen Chen of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2016 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for his collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. He received $1,500, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in 2017. Jericho Brown judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. The next deadline is November 30.
BOA Editions, A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14603. (585) 546-3410. Jenna Fisher, Director of Marketing and Production.
fisher@boaditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker International Prize
Fiction writer Han Kang of Seoul and translator Deborah Smith of London won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for Smith’s translation from the Korean of Kang’s novel The Vegetarian (Portobello Books). They each received £25,000 (approximately $32,300). The finalists were José Eduardo Agualusa of Huambo, Angola, and Daniel Hahn of Brighton, England, for Hahn’s translation from the Portuguese of Agualusa’s novel A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker); Elena Ferrante of Naples, Italy, and Ann Goldstein of New York City for Goldstein’s translation from the Italian of Ferrante’s novel The Story of the Lost Child (Europa Editions); Orhan Pamuk of Istanbul and Ekin Oklap of London for Oklap’s translation from the Turkish of Pamuk’s novel A Strangeness in My Mind (Faber & Faber); Robert Seethaler of Berlin and Charlotte Collins of London for Collins’s translation from the German of Seethaler’s novel A Whole Life (Picador); and Yan Lianke of Beijing and Carlos Rojas of Durham, North Carolina, for Rojas’s translation from the Chinese of Lianke’s novel The Four Books (Vintage). They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,290). Tahmima Anam, David Bellos, Daniel Medin, Ruth Padel, and Boyd Tonkin judged. The annual award, formerly given biennially to a fiction writer for a body of work, is given for a story collection or novel translated into English and published in the United Kingdom between May 1 of the previous year and April 30 of the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booker Prize Foundation, Man Booker International Prize, 28 St. James's Walk, London, England EC1R 0AP.
themanbookerprize.com/international

Booktrust
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Lisa McInerney of Galway, Ireland, won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel, The Glorious Heresies (John Murray). She received £30,000 (approximately $38,700). Margaret Mountford, Naga Munchetty, Laurie Penny, Elif Shafak, and Tracey Thorn judged. Formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction, the annual award is given for a novel by a woman published in the United Kingdom between April 1 of the previous year and March 31 of the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booktrust, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London, SW8 3HE.
query@booktrust.org.uk
www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes

Brick Road Poetry Press
Book Contest
Susan J. Erickson of Bellingham, Washington, won the 2015 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest for Lauren Bacall Shares a Limousine. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Brick Road Poetry Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Brick Road Poetry Press, Book Contest, 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.
www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Amanda Newell of Henderson, Maryland, won the 2015 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem "A Woman From the Infant Mortality Review Board Calls." She received $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, Carlow University's literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at the university. Lynn Emanuel judged. The annual award is given to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. (See Deadlines.)
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, c/o Jan Beatty, Director of Creative Writing, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Jan Beatty and Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contacts.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
www.carlow.edu/Dobler-Poetry-Award.aspx

Cave Canem Foundation
Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize
Rio Cortez of New York City won the inaugural Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for I have learned to define a field as a space between mountains. She received $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and hotel and travel expenses to attend a weeklong residency at the Writer's Room at the Betsy Hotel and to give a reading at the O, Miami Festival in Miami, Florida. Ross Gay judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook by a black poet. (See Deadlines.)
Cave Canem Foundation, Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.
cavecanempoets.org/prizes/toi-derricotte-cornelius-eady-chapbook-prize

Center for Book Arts
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Emily Suzanne Carson of Pittsburgh won the 21st annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for I Have a Teacher. She received $500, and her chapbook will be published by the Center for Book Arts. She will also receive a $500 honorarium for taking part in a reading at the center in October. Sharon Dolin and Mary Ruefle judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is December 1.
Center for Book Arts, Poetry Chapbook Competition, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
www.centerforbookarts.org

Center for Fiction
NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships
Nine fiction writers, all of New York City, won 2016 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships. They are Daniel DiStefano, Marie Holmes, Enkay Iguh, Swati Khurana, Hafeez Lakhani, Danny Lorberbaum, Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes, Dan Sheehan, and Erin Somers. They each received $5,000, yearlong studio space at the Center for Fiction in New York City, the opportunity to meet with agents and editors, and will give two public readings. The judges were Sophie McManus, Tracy O'Neill, and Steve Toltz. The annual fellowships are given to emerging writers living in the five boroughs of New York City. The next deadline is January 31, 2017.
Center for Fiction, NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org

Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Prize
Cyrus M. Copeland of New York City won the fifth annual Chautauqua Prize for his memoir Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest (Blue Rider Press, 2015). He received $7,500 and a weeklong residency at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is December 15.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Prize, P.O. Box 28, 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722. (716) 357-6376. Sara Toth, Contact.
www.ciweb.org/prize

Colorado Review
Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Farah Ali of Dubai won the 13th annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction for her story "Heroes." She received $2,000, and her story will be published in the Fall 2016 issue of Colorado Review. Gish Jen judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 14, 2017.
Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Director.
nelliganprize.colostate.edu

Comstock Review
Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest
James K. Zimmerman of Pleasantville, New York, won the 2015 Chapbook Contest for Family Cookout. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies. Kathleen Bryce Niles-Overton judged. The biennial award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is October 31, 2017.
Comstock Review, Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215.
www.comstockreview.org

Crab Orchard Review
Special Issue Feature Awards
Dante Di Stefano of Endwell, New York, won the 2016 Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry for his poem "Einstein's Sparrow." Matthew Pitt of Fort Worth, Texas, won in fiction for his story "Genesis Sweet." Laurel Fantauzzo of Thousand Oaks, California, won in nonfiction for her essay "Baptism." They each received $2,000 and publication in the 2016 issue of Crab Orchard Review, which was themed "Family, Enemies, Friends: The Relationships Issue." The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay on a theme. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Review, Special Issue Feature Awards, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.
craborchardreview.siu.edu/sifa.html

Crazyhorse
Cory Hutchinson-Reuss of Iowa City won the 2016 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for her poem "At Times What I Wish of the Field I Wish for Myself." Khaled Mattawa judged. Lara Prescott of Austin, Texas, won the 2016 Fiction Prize for her story "Aedinosaur." Joan Silber judged. Cathryn Klusmeier of Fayetteville, Arkansas, won the 2016 Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Crucifixions." Brenda Miller judged. Each winner received $2,000 and publication in Issue 90 of Crazyhorse. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 31, 2017.
Crazyhorse, Writing Prizes, College of Charleston, English Department, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Managing Editor.
crazyhorse@cofc.edu
crazyhorse.cofc.edu

Cutthroat
Writing Awards
Adie Smith of Lakewood, Washington, won the 2015 Joy Harjo Poetry Award for her poem "The Gun Measures Time in the Pressure of the Trigger Finger." Natalie Diaz judged. Marlene Olin of Miami, Florida, won the 2015 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award for her story "A Gentlewoman's Guide." Stuart Dybek judged. Danielle Bainbridge of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 2015 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award for her essay "The Hospital, the Spit in My Mouth Heals the Wounds on My Tongue." Nick Flynn judged. Each winner received $1,250 and publication in Cutthroat. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Cutthroat, Writing Awards, P.O. Box 36474, Tucson, AZ 85740. (970) 903-7914. Pamela Uschuk, Editor in Chief.
cutthroatmag@gmail.com
www.cutthroatmag.com

Dana Awards
Rachel Dilworth of Gig Harbor, Washington, won the 2015 Poetry Award for "The Wedding Dress" and other poems. Brenda Peynado of Cincinnati won the Short Fiction Award for her story "The Drownings." Nancy Swan of Camp Verde, Arizona, won the Novel Award for an excerpt from her novel "Escalante Moon." They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for works of poetry and fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Dana Awards, 200 Fosseway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair.
danaawards@gmail.com
www.danaawards.com

Dublin City Council
International Dublin Literary Award
Akhil Sharma of New York City won the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel Family Life (Norton, 2014). Sharma received €100,000 (approximately $110,000). Meaghan Delahunt, Carlo Gébler, Ian Sansom, Eugene R. Sullivan, Iglika Vassileva, and Juan Pablo Villalobos judged. The annual award honors a novel written in English or translated into English. Only selected libraries in major cities throughout the world may nominate books. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Dublin City Council, International Dublin Literary Award, Dublin City Public Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
literaryaward@dublincity.ie
www.dublinliteraryaward.ie

Dungannon Foundation
Rea Award for the Short Story
Andrea Barrett of North Adams, Massachusetts, won the 2015 Rea Award for the Short Story. Barrett, whose most recent collection is Archangel (Norton, 2013), received $30,000. T. C. Boyle, Bill Henderson, and Karen Shepard judged. The annual award is given to honor a U.S. or Canadian writer who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of the short story as an art form. There is no application process.
Dungannon Foundation, 53 West Church Hill Road, Washington, Connecticut 06794.
www.reaaward.org

Elixir Press
Poetry Award
Jenny Mueller of Saint Louis won the 16th annual Elixir Press Poetry Award for her collection State Park. She received $2,000 and publication of her book by Elixir Press. Adrian Matejka judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Ellen Meloy Fund
Desert Writers Award
Kendra Atleework of Minneapolis and Bishop, California, won the 2016 Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award. She received $3,000 to work on her memoir manuscript "Sweetwater: Life and Change in the Rain Shadow of the Sierra Nevada." Established to honor the memory of Ellen Meloy, the annual award provides support to creative nonfiction writers "whose work reflects the spirit and passions for the desert embodied in Meloy's writing" to spend time in a desert environment. The next deadline is January 17, 2017.
Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award, P.O. Box 484, Bluff, UT 84512. Mark Meloy, Executive Director.
fund@ellenmeloy.com
www.ellenmeloy.com

Fiction Collective Two
Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
Aimee Parkison of Stillwater, Oklahoma, won the 2016 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her story collection Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Stephen Graham Jones judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize
Vi Khi Nao of Iowa City won the 2016 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for her novel A Brief Alphabet of Torture. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Joanna Ruocco judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Fiction Collective Two, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.
www.fc2.org

Fine Arts Work Center
Writing Fellowships
Ten emerging poets and fiction writers have received writing fellowships. The First-Year Fellows in poetry are Leila Chatti of East Lansing, Michigan; Hilary Dobel of Brookline, Massachusetts; Philip Matthews of Saint Louis; and Sam Ross of New York City. A. H. Jerriod Avant of Longtown, Mississippi, received the Second-Year Fellowship in poetry. The First-Year Fellows in fiction are Joseph Cassara of Iowa City; Michael Deagler of Philadelphia; Cornelius FitzPatrick of Westfield, New Jersey; and Akil Kumarasamy of Edison, New Jersey. Tom Macher of Los Angeles received the Second-Year Fellowship in fiction. A panel of writers judged the First-Year Fellowship competition; D. A. Powell selected the Second-Year Fellow in poetry, and Joy Williams selected the Second-Year Fellow in fiction. Each fellow will receive a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from October 1 to April 30, and a monthly stipend of $750. The annual awards are given to 10 poets and fiction writers. The next deadline is December 1.
Fine Arts Work Center, Writing Fellowships, 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. (508) 487-9960.
www.fawc.org

Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition
Ron Whitehead of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2015 Open Chapbook Competition for Blistered Asphalt on Dixie Highway: Kentucky Basketball is Poetry in Motion. He received of $1,000 and publication of his chapbook by Finishing Line Press. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Finishing Line Press, Open Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. (859) 514-8966. Chris Kincaid, Editor.
finishingbooks@aol.com
www.finishinglinepress.com

Fish Publishing
Poetry Prize
Ciarán O’Rourke of Dublin won the Poetry Prize for his poem “Death of a Refugee.” He received €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the 2016 Fish anthology. Dave Lordan judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Flash Fiction Prize
Julie Netherton of Surry, England, won the Flash Fiction Prize for her story “The Young Brown Bear.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,100), and her story will be published in the 2016 Fish anthology. Nuala O’Connor judged. The annual award is given for a work of flash fiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2017.
Short Story Prize
Aengus Murray of Dublin won the Short Story Prize for his story “Frogs; The City.” He received €3,000 (approximately $3,300), and his story will be published in the 2016 Fish anthology. Kevin Barry judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is November 30.
Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.
info@fishpublishing.com
www.fishpublishing.com

Gemini Magazine
Poetry Open
Nandi Comer of Detroit won the 2016 Poetry Open for her poem "Gentle (Calling Your Name)." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the May 2016 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 2, 2017.
Gemini Magazine, Poetry Open, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Ghost Story
Supernatural Fiction Award
Gene Bryan Johnson of San José, California, won the Summer 2016 Supernatural Fiction Award for his story “Negroes Anonymous.” He received $1,000, and his story was published on the Ghost Story website. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story with a supernatural or magic realism theme. (See Deadlines.)
Ghost Story, Supernatural Fiction Award, Lightning Tree Communications, P.O. Box 601, Union, ME 04862. Paul Guernsey, Editor.
www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award

Gival Press
Poetry Award
Linwood D. Rumney of Cincinnati won the 17th annual Gival Press Poetry Award for his collection, Abandoned Earth. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Gival Press. Eric Nelson judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 15.
Gival Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Gabe Herron of Scappoose, Oregon, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for his story "Suzette." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Issue 99 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times yearly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation of more than 5,000. (See Deadlines.)
Glimmer Train Press, Short Story Award for New Writers, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Griffin Trust
Griffin Poetry Prize
Norman Dubie of Tempe, Arizona, won the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize for The Quotations of Bone (Copper Canyon Press). Liz Howard of Toronto won the Canadian Prize for Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland & Stewart). They each received $65,000 Canadian (approximately $50,100). The finalists for the International Prize were Joy Harjo of Tulsa for Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (Norton); Don Paterson of Edinburgh, Scotland, for 40 Sonnets (Faber and Faber); and Rowan Ricardo Phillips of New York City for Heaven (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); the finalists for the Canadian Prize were Per Brask of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Patrick Friesen of Victoria, British Columbia, for their translation from the Danish of Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments (Brick Books) by Ulrikka S. Gernes, and Soraya Peerbaye of Toronto for Tell: Poems for a Girlhood (Pedlar Press). They each received $10,000 Canadian (approximately $7,700) and participated in a reading in Toronto. Alice Oswald, Tracy K. Smith, and Adam Sol judged. The annual awards are given for a book of poetry published in the previous year by a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada, and for a book of poetry by a living Canadian poet or translator. The next deadline is December 31.
Griffin Trust, Griffin Poetry Prize, 363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville, ON L6M 1A8, Canada. Ruth Smith, Executive Director. (905) 618-0420.
info@griffinpoetryprize.com
www.griffinpoetryprize.com

Gulf Coast
Writing Contests
Brandon Rushton of Charleston, South Carolina, won the 2016 poetry prize for his poem "Calisthenics"; Mike Alberti of Minneapolis won the fiction prize for his story "Destiny"; and Cassidy Norvell Thompson of White Plains, Kentucky, won the nonfiction prize for her essay "Witness Trees." They each received $1,500, and their winning works will be published in Issue 29.1 of Gulf Coast. Rick Barot judged in poetry, Ayana Mathis judged in fiction, and David Shields judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is March 15, 2017.
Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, University of Houston, English Department, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223.
editors@gulfcoastmag.org
www.gulfcoastmag.org

Hackney Literary Awards
Novel Contest
J. A. Bernstein of Duluth, Minnesota, won the 2015 Novel Contest for Gleanings. He received $5,000. The annual award is given for an unpublished novel. (See Deadlines.)
Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 4650 Old Looney Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.
www.hackneyliteraryawards.org

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Poet Kathleen Ossip of Hastings on Hudson, New York; fiction writers Molly Antopol of San Francisco and Kelly Luce of Boulder Creek, California; and nonfiction writers Edward Ball of New Haven, Connecticut, and Jeremy Eichler of Newton, Massachusetts, received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. They each received $75,000, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with substantial publications or a current contract for the publication of a book. (See Deadlines.)
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute Fellowships, Fellowship Office, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 496-1324.
fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowships

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Award for College Writers
Joy Priest of Newark, New Jersey, and John S. Wilson III of Princeton, New Jersey, both won the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers. Priest won in poetry for a group of poems; Roger Reeves judged. Wilson won in fiction for his story "4, 6, 8"; Tiphanie Yanique judged. They each received $1,000 and an invitation to the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony in Washington D.C., in October. The annual awards, cosponsored by Amistad Press, are given for a poem and a short story by black students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. The next deadline is February 1, 2017.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Award for College Writers, 840 First Street N.E., Third Floor, Washington D.C. 20002. (202) 248-5051.
info@hurstonwright.org
www.hurstonwright.org

Indiana Review
Poetry Prize
Alicia Wright of Iowa City won the 2016 Poetry Prize for her poem "His Father's Wake." She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2016 issue of Indiana Review. Camille Rankine judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Indiana Review, Poetry Prize, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
inreview@indiana.edu
www.indianareview.org

Institute for Latino Studies
Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize
Felicia Zamora of Fort Collins, Colorado, won the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for her collection, Of Form & Gather. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of Notre Dame Press. Edwin Torres judged. The biennial award is given for a debut poetry collection by a Latino or Latina poet residing in the United States. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize
Joe Jiménez of San Antonio, Texas, won the 2016 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize for his collection Armadillo. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Red Hen Press. Rigoberto González judged. The biennial award is given for a second or third poetry collection by a Latino or Latina poet residing in the United States. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Francisco Aragón, Prize Coordinator.
faragon@nd.edu
latinostudies.nd.edu/institute-centers/letras-latinas

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
sam sax of Austin, Texas, won the 2016 Iowa Review Award in poetry for a group of poems. Brenda Shaughnessy judged. Amy Widmoyer Hanson of Minneapolis won the award in fiction for her short story "The Soles of Her Feet." Kelly Link judged. Evan James of New York City won the award in creative nonfiction for his essay "Lovers' Theme." Eula Biss judged. The winners each received $1,500 and publication in the December 2016 issue of Iowa Review. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2017.
Iowa Review, Iowa Review Awards, University of Iowa, 308 English-Philosophy Building, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-0462. Harry Stecopoulos, Editor in Chief.
iowa-review@uiowa.edu
www.iowareview.org

Loft Literary Center
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Four writers received McKnight Artist Fellowships for Poetry and Spoken Word. They are poets and spoken word artists Anders Carlson-Wee of Edina, Minnesota; Khary Jackson of Saint Paul; and David Mura and Kristin Naca, both of Minneapolis. They each received $25,000. Patrick Rosal judged. The annual fellowships are given to Minnesota writers who have published at least one book or work in several journals; the fellowships alternate between poetry/spoken word and prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Loft Literary Center, McKnight Artist Fellowships, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55414. (612) 215-2575.
www.loft.org

Mad River Books
Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize
Rosalie Moffett of Athens, Georgia, won the 2015 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize for her collection June in Eden. She received $2,500, and her book will be published by Mad River Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Mad River Books, Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, c/o Journal, Ohio State University, English Department, 421 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
thejournalmag.org/book-prizes/wheeler-prize

Mid-American Review
Poetry and Fiction Contests
Alison Stagner of Seattle won the 2015–2016 James Wright Poetry Award for her poem “Dig at Cana.” Cady Vishniac of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2015–2016 Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award for her story “Move.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in Issue 36.2 of Mid-American Review. Maggie Smith judged in poetry, and Lawrence Coates judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mid-American Review, Poetry and Fiction Contests, Bowling Green State University, English Department, Box W, Bowling Green, OH 43403. (419) 372-2725. Abigail Cloud, Editor in Chief.
clouda@bgsu.edu
casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/fallcontests

Milkweed Editions
Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Chris Santiago of Saint Paul won the fifth annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry for his collection Tula. He will receive $10,000, and his collection will be published by Milkweed Editions in December. A. Van Jordan judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a resident of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Milkweed Editions, Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
www.milkweed.org

Narrative
Winter Story Contest
Sara Houghteling of Palo Alto, California, won the 2016 Winter Story Contest for her short story "The Thomas Cantor." She received $2,500, and her story was published in Narrative. E. K. Ota of South Hamilton, Massachusetts, won the second-place prize for her short story "Girl From the Moon." She received $1,000, and her story was published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Narrative, Winter Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
Courtney Kampa of New York City won the 2015 New Issues Poetry Prize for her collection, War of the Roses. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in Spring 2017. Mary Szybist judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry by a poet who has not published a full-length collection. The next deadline is November 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Poetry Prize, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 387-8185. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/newissues

New South
Writing Contest
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach of Philadelphia won the 2016 New South Poetry Prize for her poem "Against Naming." Eric Schlich of Tallahassee, Florida, won the Prose Prize for his story "Lipless." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Fall 2016 issue of New South. Anya Silver judged in poetry, and Matthew Salesses judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poem and a work of prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
New South, Writing Contest, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302. Stephanie Devine, Editor in Chief.
newsoutheditors@gmail.com
newsouthjournal.com

New York Public Library
Cullman Center Fellowships
Poet Sally Wen Mao of New York City and fiction writers Carys Davies of Lancaster, England; Angela Flournoy and Akhil Sharma New York City; Daniel Kehlmann of New York City and Berlin; and Salvatore Scibona of New Haven, Connecticut, received 2016–2017 Cullman Center Fellowships. They each received $70,000, an office in the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, and full access to the library’s physical and electronic resources from September 2016 to May 2017. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the New York Public Library. (See Deadlines.)
New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellowships, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 225, New York, NY 10018.
www.nypl.org/csw

Nightboat Books
Poetry Prize
Duriel E. Harris of Chicago won the 2015 Nightboat Poetry Prize for her collection No Dictionary of a Living Tongue. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Nightboat Books in Spring 2017. Kazim Ali judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Nightboat Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 10, Callicoon, NY 12723.
info@nightboat.org
www.nightboat.org

North American Review
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Rebecca Foust of Kentfield, California, won the 2016 James Hearst Poetry Prize for her poem "Iconostasis." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Spring 2016 issue of North American Review. Jane Hirshfield judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
North American Review, James Hearst Poetry Prize, University of Northern Iowa, 1222 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. (319) 273-6455.
nar@uni.edu
www.northamericanreview.org

Northern California Book Reviewers
Fred Cody Award
Susan Griffin of Berkeley, California, received the 2016 Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service. Griffin, whose most recent book is Wrestling With the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (Trumpeter, 2008), received $1,000. The annual award is given to honor a writer for "a lifetime of achievements and distinguished service to the literary community." There is no application process.
Northern California Book Reviewers, 1450 Fourth Street #4, Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 525-5476.
ncbr@poetryflash.org
poetryflash.org/programs/?p=ncba

Oberon Foundation
Poetry Prize
Matt Hohner of Baltimore won the 2016 Oberon Poetry Prize for his poem "Curfew." He received $1,000 and publication in Oberon, a literary journal published by the Oberon Foundation. Mark Wagenaar judged. The annual award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Oberon Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 2236, St. James, NY 11780. (631) 331-4118. Mindy Kronenberg, Editor.
oberonpoetry@gmail.com
www.oberonpoetry.com

Omnidawn Publishing
Open Book Contest
Andrew Seguin of New York City won the 2015 Omnidawn Open Book Contest for his poetry collection The Room in Which I Work. He received $3,000, publication of his collection by Omnidawn, and 100 author copies. Calvin Bedient judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Omnidawn Publishing, Open Book Contest, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm

Passaic County Community College
Paterson Prizes
Mark Doty of New York City won the 2016 Paterson Poetry Prize for Deep Lane (Norton). Angela Flournoy of New York City won the 2016 Paterson Fiction Prize for her novel, The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2017.
Passaic County Community College, Paterson Prizes, The Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.
mgillan@pccc.edu
www.poetrycenterpccc.com

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Ed Roberson of Chicago won the 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Roberson, whose most recent collection is To See the Earth Before the End of the World (Wesleyan University Press, 2010), received $100,000. The annual award is given to a U.S. poet in recognition of lifetime achievement. There is no application process.
Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 787-7070.
www.poetryfoundation.org

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
Eric Berlin of Syracuse, New York, won the 2015 National Poetry Competition for his poem “Night Errand.” He received £5,000 (approximately $6,450). David Hawkins of Bristol, England, won the second-place prize for “Long Distance Relationship With a Mountain.” He received £2,000 (approximately $2,580). Carolyn Oxley of Longmont, Colorado, won the third-place prize for “Biracial.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,290). The winning poems were published on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom’s website. Sarah Howe, Esther Morgan, and David Wheatley judged. The annual award is given for a poem written in English. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, England.
marketing@poetrysociety.org.uk
www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Prairie Schooner
Writing Prizes
Laura Van Prooyen of San Antonio won the 2015 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for a group of poems. She received $1,500. Charif Shanahan of New York City won the 2015 Edward Stanley Award for a group of poems; Ezra Olson of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, won the 2015 Lawrence Foundation Award for his short story "Marco Polo;" and Lawrence Lenhart of Flagstaff, Arizona, won the 2015 Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his essay "The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage: Psittaculture Nervosa." They each received $1,000. Aracelis Girmay of New York City won the 2015 Prairie Schooner Strousse Award for a group of poems; and Dima Alzayat of Oakland won the 2015 Bernice Slote Award for her story "In the Land of Ka'Nan." They each received $500. Kwame Dawes judged. The annual awards are given for poems, short stories, and essays published in Prairie Schooner in the previous year. There is no application process.
Sillerman First Book Prize
Safia Elhillo of Washington D.C. won the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her poetry collection, The January Children. She received $1,000, and her book will be published in 2017 by University of Nebraska Press. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board judged. The annual award, sponsored and administered by the African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with Prairie Schooner, is given for a debut poetry collection by an African poet. The next deadline is December 1.
Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska, 110 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Ashley Strosnider, Managing Editor.
prairieschooner@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Press 53
Award for Short Fiction
Dennis McFadden of Ballston Spa, New York, won the 2016 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction for his story collection Jimtown Road. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Press 53. Kevin Morgan Watson judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Press 53, Award for Short Fiction, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
www.press53.com/award_for_short_fiction.html

Publishing Triangle
Literary Awards

Carellin Brooks of Vancouver won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction for her novel, One Hundred Days of Rain (BookThug). Michael Golding of Sacramento, California, won the Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction for his novel A Poet of the Invisible World (Picador). Marcia M. Gallo of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her book No One Helped (Cornell University Press). Barney Frank of Newton, Massachusetts, and Michelangelo Signorile of New York City both won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction. Frank won for his memoir Frank (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Signorile won for his book It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Nathanaël of Chicago won the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature for The Middle Notebookes (Nightboat Books). Each winner received $1,000. The annual awards honor books of fiction and creative nonfiction by LGBT authors, or with LGBT themes, published in the United States or Canada during the previous year. The next deadline is December 6.
Publishing Triangle, Literary Awards, 332 Bleecker Street, #D36, New York, NY 10014.
publishingtriangle@gmail.com
www.publishingtriangle.org

Reed Magazine
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
Mary O. Parker of Smithville, Texas, won the 2016 Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge for her essay "Darling Niki in Chicago." She received $1,333 and publication of her essay in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Edwin Markham Prize For Poetry
Cathy Cain of Lake Oswego, Oregon, won the 2015 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry for her poem "Overlap." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
William Pei Shih of New York City won the 2015 John Steinbeck Short Story Award for his story "Caterpillars." He received $1,000 and publication of his story in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Reed Magazine, San José State University, English Department, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.
mail@reedmag.org
www.reedmag.org

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
Poetry Prize
Ellen LaFleche of Northampton, Massachusetts, won the 2016 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Prize for her poem "Before the sickness, when." She received $2,000. Edward Hirsch judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 15, 2017.
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223240, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.
www.torhouse.org

San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing
Fiction writer Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo of Los Angeles and fiction and nonfiction writer Gary Singh of San José, California, won 2016–2017 Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing. They each received a $10,000 stipend and a yearlong residency at San José State University. The annual awards are given to fiction writers or creative nonfiction writers. The next deadline is January 2, 2017.
San José State University, Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San José, CA 95192. (408) 808-2067. Nick Taylor, Director.
mhccfss@gmail.com
www.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/fellows

Schaffner Press
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
Sylvia Torti of Salt Lake City won the 2016 Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature for her novel Cages. She received $1,000, and her novel will be published by Schaffner Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that "deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." The next deadline is January 31, 2017.
Schaffner Press, Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, P.O. Box 41567, Tucson, AZ 85717. Abigail Welhouse, Publicist.
abigail@scottmanningpr.com
www.schaffnerawards.com

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
Alison Jarvis of New York City won the 2015 Gerald Cable Book Award for her poetry collection, Where Is North. She received $1,000, and her book will be published in February 2017 by Silverfish Review Press. Rodger Moody judged. The annual award is given for a first poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Silverfish Review Press, Gerald Cable Book Award, P.O. Box 3541, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 344-5060. Rodger Moody, Series Editor.
sfrpress@earthlink.net
www.silverfishreviewpress.com

Southern Indiana Review
Mary C. Mohr Award
Elizabeth Bull of New York City won the 2016 Mary C. Mohr Award for her story "Dark Data." She received $2,000 and publication in Southern Indiana Review. The editors judged. The award, which was formerly given in alternating years for a poem or a short story, will now be given annually for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Mary C. Mohr Award, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.southernindianareview.org

Southwest Review
McGinnis–Ritchie Award
Susan Neville of Indianapolis and Melissa Pritchard of Phoenix both won the 2015 McGinnis–Ritchie Award in fiction. Neville won for her story “Here” and Pritchard won for her story “Mrs. Wisdom,” both of which appeared in Volume 100, Number 4 of Southwest Review. Robert Crossley of Brighton, Massachusetts, and Kay Harel of New York City both won the award in creative nonfiction. Crossley won for his essay “Prospects and Living Pictures” and Harel won for her essay “A Natural History of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat,’” both of which appeared in Volume 100, Number 4 of Southwest Review. They each received $500. The annual awards are given for short stories and works of creative nonfiction published in Southwest Review during the previous year. There is no application process.
Southwest Review
, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor.
swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Sozopol Fiction Seminars
English and Bulgarian Scholarships
Ten writers won scholarships, valued at $1,600 each, to attend the annual Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. They are Inez Baranay of Sydney, Australia; Ben Bush of Salt Lake City; Charlotte Crowe of Canton, Connecticut; Joseph Horton of Denver; Toshka Ivanova of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; Martin Kostov and Violeta Radkova, both of Sofia, Bulgaria; Christina Nichol of Sebastopol, California; Svetlozar Stoyanov of Kazanlak, Bulgaria; and Dimana Trankova of Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria. They each received full tuition, room and board, and most travel expenses. Elena Alexieva, Carin Clevidence, Kapka Kassabova, and Elizabeth Kostova judged. The annual awards are given to five writers working in English and five writers working in Bulgarian. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sozopol Fiction Seminars, English and Bulgarian Scholarships, 15 Lyuben Karavelov Street, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria (Rep). Simona Ilieva, Contact.
silieva@ekf.bg
www.ekf.bg/en

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Jonathan Tel of Jerusalem, London, and New York City, won the 2016 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for his story “The Human Phonograph.” He received £30,000 (approximately $38,700). The finalists were Alix Christie of London for “The Dacha”; Petina Gappah of France for “The News of Her Death”; Colum McCann of New York City for “What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?”; Edith Pearlman of Brookline, Massachusetts, for “Unbeschert”; and Nicholas Ruddock of Guelph, Ontario, for “The Phosphorescence.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,290). Melvyn Bragg, Alex Clark, Mark Haddon, Andrew Holgate, and Rose Tremain judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has been previously published in the United Kingdom. (See Deadlines.)
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, c/o Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, England, SW10 9SB.
shortstoryaward.co.uk

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Writing Awards
Poet Abby Murray of Puyallup, Washington, and nonfiction writers Radhiyah Ayobami of Oakland and Joshua Rivkin of Salt Lake City received Sustainable Arts Foundation Spring 2016 awards. They each received $6,000. Poet Maya Jewell Zeller of Spokane, Washington; fiction writers Rebecca Grabill of Ada, Michigan, and Tania James of Washington D.C.; and nonfiction writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts of Houston, Texas, received Spring 2016 Promise Awards. They each received $2,000. The awards are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers with children. The next deadline is September 2.
Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.
www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Tampa Review
Danahy Fiction Prize
Anne Ray of New York City won the tenth annual Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story "Please Repeat My Name." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in Tampa Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a work of short fiction. The next deadline is December 31.
Tampa Review, Danahy Fiction Prize, University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. (813) 253-6266. Richard Mathews, Editor.
utpress@ut.edu
www.ut.edu/tampareview

Travelers' Tales
Solas Awards
Amy Butcher of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2016 Solas Awards Grand Prize for her story "Flight Behavior." She received $1,000 and publication in Volume 11 of The Best Travel Writing and on the Travelers' Tales website. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a travel essay. (See Deadlines.)
Travelers' Tales, Solas Awards, 2320 Bowdoin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306. (650) 462-2110.
info@besttravelwriting.com
www.besttravelwriting.com

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
James Najarian of Auburndale, Massachusetts, won the sixth annual Frost Farm Prize for his poem "The Dark Ages." He received $1,000, publication in Evansville Review, and an invitation to read at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. David J. Rothman judged. The annual award is given for a poem written in a metrical form. The next deadline is April 1, 2017.
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm, Frost Farm Prize, c/o Robert Crawford, 280 Candia Road, Chester, NH 03036.
hylabrookpoets@gmail.com
www.frostfarmpoetry.org/prize

Tucson Festival of Books
Literary Awards
Laura Apol of Lansing, Michigan, won the poetry award for "Second Sight" and other poems. Luis Alberto Urrea judged. Melissa Goodrich of Tucson, Arizona, won the fiction award for her short story "Anna." Joshua Mohr judged. Dawn-Michelle Baude of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the nonfiction award for her essay "Freeze Frame." Bryn Chancellor judged. The winners each received $1,000 and scholarships to attend the eighth annual Tucson Festival of Books. The annual awards are given for a group of five poems, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a novel or memoir. (See Deadlines.)
Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 85394, Tucson, AZ 85754. Meg Files, Contact.
masters@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Elizabeth Metzger of Los Angeles won the 2016 Juniper Prize for First Publication in Poetry for her collection, The Spirit Papers. Nancy Takacs of Wellington, Utah, won the prize in poetry for her collection The Worrier. David Ebenbach of Washington D.C. won the prize in short fiction for his story collection The Guy We Didn't Invite to the Orgy. Joan Frank of Santa Rosa, California, won the novel prize for her novel All the News I Need. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. The annual awards are given for a debut poetry collection, a poetry collection, a story collection, and a novel or novella. (See Deadlines.)
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Karen Fisk, Competition Coordinator.
kfisk@umpress.umass.edu
www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html

University of North Texas Press
Vassar Miller Prize
Anna Lena Phillips Bell of Wilmington, North Carolina, won the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for her collection Ornament. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of North Texas Press in April 2017. Geoffrey Brock judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Vassar Miller Prize, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203. (940) 565-2142. Karen DeVinney, Assistant Director/Managing Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Notre Dame
Ernest Sandeen Prize
Robert Gibb of Homestead, Pennsylvania, won the 2016 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry for his collection Among Ruins. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Notre Dame Press. The award is given every four years for a poetry collection by a writer who has published at least one full-length book of poetry. The next deadline is September 1, 2020.
University of Notre Dame, Ernest Sandeen Prize, English Department, 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Coleen Hoover, Contact.
creativewriting@nd.edu
english.nd.edu/creative-writing/publications/sandeen-sullivan-prizes/

University of Texas
Dobie Paisano Fellowships
Poet Chip Dameron of Brownsville, Texas, and fiction writer Karan Mahajan of Austin, Texas, each won a 2016 Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Dameron received the Ralph A. Johnston Fellowship, which includes a four-month stay at Paisano, a retreat west of Austin, and a monthly stipend of $6,250. Mahajan received the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship, which includes a six-month stay at Paisano and a monthly stipend of $3,000. The annual fellowships, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, are given to writers who are native Texans, who have lived in Texas for at least three years, or who have published significant work with a Texas subject. The next deadline is January 15, 2017.
University of Texas, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712.
gradschool.utexas.edu/services-and-resources/paisano-fellowship-program

University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
Davis McCombs of Fayetteville, Arkansas, won the 2015 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for his poetry collection lore. He received $1,500, publication of his book by University of Utah Press, and $500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Linda Bierds judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
University of Utah Press, Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry-prize.php

Washington Writers Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Laura Fargas of Washington D.C. won the 2016 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for her collection The Green of Ordinary Time. Robert Williams of Washington D.C. won the 2016 Washington Writers Fiction Prize for his story collection Strivers. They each received $1,000 and publication by Washington Writers Publishing House. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel by writers who live in Washington, D.C., or in Maryland or Virginia within a 75-mile radius of the U.S. Capitol. (See Deadlines.)
Washington Writers Publishing House, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, c/0 Kathleen Wheaton, 7127 Fairfax Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.
wwphpress@gmail.com
www.washingtonwriters.org

Waterston Desert Writing Prize
Tara FitzGerald of New York City won the 2016 Waterston Desert Writing Prize for an excerpt of her nonfiction work-in-progress, "No Water of Their Own." She received $1,500 and a four-week fellowship at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. She also gave a reading at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, in June. The annual award is given for a nonfiction work-in-progress that "recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative." The next deadline is April 1, 2017.
Waterston Desert Writing Prize, P.O. Box 640, Bend, OR 97709. (541) 480-3933.
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Winning Writers
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Jude Nutter of Saint Paul won the 13th annual Tom Howard Prize for her poem "The Shipping Forecast." Marilyn L. Taylor of Madison, Wisconsin, won the Margaret Reid Prize for her poem "The Seven Very Liberal Arts: A Crown of Sonnets." They each received $1,500 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Ellaraine Lockie judged. The annual awards are given for a poem of any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional style. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-margaret-reid-poetry-contest

Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Airea D. Matthews of Detroit won the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for her collection, simulacra. Her book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2017, and she will receive a residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given to an early-career poet who has not published a book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Yale University Press, Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520.
youngerpoets.org

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