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Recent Winners

Alice James Books
Beatrice Hawley Award
Richie Hofmann of Baltimore won the 2014 Beatrice Hawley Award for his poetry collection Second Empire. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Alice James Books in November 2015. Phillip B. Williams of Chicago received an additional award of $1,000 for A Thief of the Interior. His book will be published in January 2016. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. Starting this year, the prize will now be called the Alice James Award. (See Deadlines.)
Alice James Books, Beatrice Hawley 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
Poet Mary Jo Bang of Saint Louis and fiction writers Tom Drury and Dexter Filkins of New York City, Adam Ross of Nashville, and Tomas Venclova of New Haven, Connecticut, 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 fellowships are given annually to emerging 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, Contact. cs@americanacademy.de
www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Sam Taylor of Wichita, Kansas, won the 2014–2015 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 Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.
www.amylowell.org

Artist Trust
LIterature Fellowships
Poets Roberto Ascalon of Seattle, Christopher Howell of Spokane, Annette Spaulding-Convy of Kingston, and Michael Spence of Tukwila; and fiction writers Polly Buckingham of Medical Lake, Donna Miscolta of Seattle, and Patrick Parr of Bellevue received 2014 Artist Trust fellowships. They each received $7,500. Poet Susan Meyers of Seattle won a Millay Residency fellowship. She received $1,000 and a monthlong residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York. The fellowships are awarded biennially to Washington State poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Artist Trust, Literature Fellowships, 1835 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. (206) 467-8734, ext. 11. Barbara Mizoguchi, Grants Program Manager.
barbara@artisttrust.org
www.artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/money

Asheville Poetry Review
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Bruce Sager of Westminster, Maryland, won the 2014 William Matthews Poetry Prize for "The Lot of Stars." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 21, Issue 24 of Asheville Poetry Review. He also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 15, 2015.
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

Balcones Center for Creative Writing
Balcones Prizes
Jessica Piazza of Los Angeles won the 17th annual Balcones Poetry Prize for her collection Interrobang (Red Hen Press). Peggy Kelley, Dave Oliphant, and Louisa Spaventa judged. Douglas Trevor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the fourth annual Balcones Fiction Prize for his novel Girls I Know (SixOneSeven Books). Carolyn Osborn judged. They each received $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, Texas, to give a reading. The annual prizes honor a book of poetry and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is January 31, 2015.
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

Bellingham Review
Literary Awards
Jackleen Holton of San Diego won the 2014 49th Parallel Poetry Award for her poem "Goldfish." Kathleen Flenniken judged. Tom Howard of Arlington, Virginia, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for his story "Temple and Vine." Shawn Wong judged. Michael Palmer of Lubbock, Texas, won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for his essay "A Glossary of West Texas." Joy Castro judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in 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, 2015.
Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Cashier's Office, Mail Stop 9004, Old Main 245, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225. Kaitlyn Teer, Managing Editor.
bellingham.review@wwu.edu
www.bhreview.org

Binghamton University
Book Awards
Jim Daniels of Pittsburgh won the 2014 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for Birth Marks (BOA Editions). Joe E. Weil judged. Manuel Gonzales of Austin, Texas, won the 2014 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for his short story collection The Miniature Wife & Other Stories (Riverhead Books). Christie Grimes 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 for both awards is March 1, 2015
Binghamton University, Book Awards, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. (607) 777-2713. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.
english.binghamton.edu/cwpro

Black Balloon Publishing
Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize
Mike Meginnis of Iowa City won the inaugural Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize for his novel Fat Man and Little Boy. He received $5,000, and his novel will be published by Black Balloon Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Black Balloon Publishing, Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, 175 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014.
contact@blackballoonpublishing.com
www.blackballoonpublishing.com

Booktrust
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Eimear McBride of Norwich, England, won the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (Coffee House Press). She received £30,000 (approximately $50,385). Mary Beard, Helen Fraser, Denise Mina, Caitlin Moran, and Sophie Raworth judged. The annual prize (formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction) 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.
Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Hassan Blasim of Tampere, Finland, won the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his short story collection The Iraqi Christ (Comma Press), translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright of London. Blasim and Wright each received £5,000 (approximately $8,424). Alev Adil, Natalie Haynes, Nadifa Mohamed, Boyd Tonkin, and Shaun Whiteside judged. The annual award is given for a novel or short story collection translated into English and published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sunday Times EFG SHort Story Award

Adam Johnson of San Francisco won the 2014 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for his story “Nirvana.” He received £30,000 (approximately $50,385). The finalists were Tahmima Anam of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and London, for “Anwar Gets Everything”; Marjorie Celona of Cincinnati for “Othello”; Anna Metcalfe of Norwich, England, for “Number Three”; Elizabeth Strout of New York City for “Snow Blind”; and Jonathan Tel of Jerusalem, London, and New York City for “The Shoe King of Shanghai.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,683). David Baddiel, John Carey, Matthew Evans, Sarah Hall, Andrew Holgate, and Elif Shafak judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has been previously published in the United Kingdom. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booktrust, 45 East Hill, London SW18 2QZ, England.
query@booktrust.org.uk
www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes

Brick Road Poetry Press
Book Contest
Connie Jordan Green of Lenoir City, Tennessee, won the 2013 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest for Household Inventory. 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, P.O. Box 751, Columbus, GA 31902. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.
www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Wendy Miles of Lynchburg, Virginia, won the 2014 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem "Float." She received $1,000, an all-expenses-paid trip to Carlow University in Pittsburgh, and publication of her poem in Voices From the Attic, the university's literary journal. Yona Harvey judged. The prize is given annually for a poem by a woman over the age of 40 who has not yet published a book. The next deadline is September 5, 2015.
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contact.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
www.carlow.edu/Dobler_Poetry_Award.aspx

Center for Book Arts
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Sara Wallace of New York City won the 19th annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for The Rival. 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, as well as a weeklong stay in the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Sharon Dolin and David St. John 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 2014 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships. They are Lisa Armstrong, Stephanie Miki Arndt, Zeeva Bukai, Elysha Chang, Su-Yee Lin, Cedrick Mendoza-Tolentino, Dwyer Murphy, Belal Rafiq, and Wil Weitzel. They each received $4,000, 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 Marie-Helene Bertino, Seth Fried, Kristopher Jansma, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, and James Yeh. The annual fellowships are given to emerging writers living in the five boroughs of New York City. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Elizabeth Scarboro of Berkeley, California, won the third annual Chautauqua Prize for her memoir My Foreign Cities (Liveright, 2013). She 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 31.
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
Amira Pierce of New York City won the 11th annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction for "Anything Good Is a Secret." She received $2,000, and her story will be published in the Fall 2014 issue of Colorado Review. Kent Nelson judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 14, 2015.
Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Director.
nelliganprize.colostate.edu

Comstock Review
Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest
Roy Shepard of West Caldwell, New Jersey, won the 2013 Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest for his chapbook Veery Song. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies. Kathleen Bryce Niles-Overton judged. The biennial prize is given for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Comstock Review, Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.
poetry@comstockreview.org

www.comstockreview.org

Crazyhorse
Kim Garcia of Boston won the 2014 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for "the mystic crucifixion of Tintoretto." C. D. Wright judged. Caleb Leisure of Berkeley, California, won the 2014 Fiction Prize for "Cold Light." Amy Hempel judged. Deborah Cannarella of Wethersfield, Connecticut, won the 2014 Nonfiction Prize for "On Longevity." Phillip Lopate judged. Each winner received $2,000, and their winning works will be published in Issue 86 of Crazyhorse. The annual prizes are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 31, 2015.
Crazyhorse, Writing Prizes, English Department, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Managing Editor.
crazyhorse@cofc.edu
crazyhorse.cofc.edu

Cutthroat
Poetry and Fiction Awards
Jude Nutter of Saint Paul won the 2013 Joy Harjo Poetry Award for her poem "Venus Showing Mars Her Doves Making a Nest in His Helmet." T. R. Hummer judged. Jamie Carr of Portland, Oregon, won the 2013 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award for "Chicken." Pam Houston judged. Each winner received $1,250 and publication in Cutthroat. The annual prizes are given for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Cutthroat, Poetry and Fiction Awards, P.O. Box 2414, Durango, CO 81302. (970) 903-7914. Pamela Uschuk, Editor in Chief. cutthroatmag@gmail.com
www.cutthroatmag.com

Dana Awards
Brandi George of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2013 Poetry Award for a group of poems. Skye Anicca of Prescott, Arizona, won the Short Fiction Award for her story "Skins of Fortune." N. S. Koenings of Turners Falls, Massachusetts, won the Novel Award for an excerpt from her novel Goatsong. 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

Dogwood
Literary Prize
Sarah Harris Wallman of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 2014 Dogwood Literary Prize for her story “Junk Food.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in Dogwood. Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Heather Kirn Lanier, and Carmen Giménez Smith judged. The annual prize is given for a poem, a short story, or an essay. The next deadline is September 5.
Dogwood, Literary Prize, Fairfield University, English Department, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. (203) 254-4000, ext. 2788. Sonya Huber, Editor.
shuber@fairfield.edu
www.dogwoodliterary.com

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg
Poetry Prizes
Awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 were given to 30 poets. Paula Bohince of Plum, Pennsylvania; James Crews of Lincoln, Nebraska; Jennifer Key of Asheville, North Carolina; and Rachel Richardson of Greensboro, North Carolina, each received $7,500. Leslie Elizabeth Adams of Chicago; Lisa Ampleman of Cincinnati; Ariane Bolduc of Dublin, Ohio; Josh Booton of Portland, Oregon; Keetje Kuipers of Auburn, Alabama; Sara Michas-Martin of Denver; and Catherine Pierce of Starkville, Mississippi, each received $5,000. Malachi Black of Atlanta; Chanda Feldman of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Christopher Goodrich of Montgomery Village, Maryland; Benjamin Gucciardi of Oakland, California; Jennifer Leonard of Madison, Wisconsin; Jennie Malboeuf of Greensboro, North Carolina; Tarn W. Painter-MacArthur of Eugene, Oregon; Casey Thayer of Chicago; Chelsea Wagenaar of Denton, Texas; and Amie Whittemore of Charlottesville, Virginia, each received $2,500. Dilruba Ahmed of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Ruth Awad of Carbondale, Illinois; Joshua Robert Conklin of Attleboro, Massachusetts; Jesse Curran of Northport, New York; Andrew Davis of Nashville; Elizabeth Hoover of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Katharine Johnsen of Wilmington, North Carolina; Nina Riggs of Greensboro, North Carolina; and Emily Rosko of Charleston, South Carolina, each received $1,000. The awards, which were given annually for lyric poems celebrating the human spirit, have been discontinued.
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg, Poetry Prizes, P.O. Box 148, Stewarts Point, CA 95480.
www.dorothyprizes.org

Elixir Press
Poetry Awards
Liz Robbins of Saint Augustine, Florida, won the 14th annual Elixir Press Poetry Award for her collection Freaked. She received $2,500 and publication of her book by Elixir Press. Bruce Bond judged. Jennifer Franklin of New York City won the Editor's Prize for her collection Looming. She received $1,500 and publication of her book by Elixir Press. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Poetry Awards, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Ellen Meloy Fund
Desert Writers Award
Adelheid Fischer of Phoenix won the ninth annual Desert Writers Award. She received $3,000 to work on her creative nonfiction manuscript "The Ecology of Grief." 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 15, 2015.
Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award, P.O. Box 484, Bluff, UT 84512. Mark Meloy, Executive Director.
emf.fund@gmail.com
www.ellenmeloy.com

Fence Books
Modern Poets Series
Kevin Holden of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 2015 Fence Modern Poets Series Prize for Solar. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Fence Books in 2015. Katy Lederer judged. The next deadline is January 31, 2015.
Fence Books, Modern Poets Series, Science Library 320, 1400 Washington Avenue, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. Rebecca Wolff, Editor.
www.fenceportal.org

Fiction Collective Two
Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
Greg Mulcahy of Saint Paul won the 2013 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for his novel O'Hearn. He received $15,000, and his book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Sam Lipsyte judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, a novella or novella collection, or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize
Jessica Richardson of New York City won the 2013 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for her short story collection It Had Been Planned and There Were Guides. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Matthew Roberson judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, a novella or novella collection, or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Fiction Collective Two, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.
fc2.cmu@gmail.com
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 Laura Eve Engel of New York City; April Freely of Cleveland; Alen Hamza of Austin, Texas; and Sophia Starmack of New York City. Rebecca Gayle Howell of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Second-Year Fellowship in poetry. The First-Year Fellows in fiction are Christa Fraser of Iowa City; Young Rader of Saint Louis; Cecily Scutt of Perth, Australia; and Stephanie Soileau of Oakland, California. Annie Sloniker of Bellevue, Nebraska, received the Second-Year Fellowship in fiction. A panel of writers judged the First-Year Fellowship competition; C. D. Wright selected the Second-Year Fellow in poetry, and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum selected the Second-Year Fellow in fiction. Each fellow will receive a seven-month residency at the Work Center, 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

Fish Publishing
Flash Fiction Prize
Sally Ashton of Los Gatos, California, won the Flash Fiction Prize for her story “A Theory of Relativity.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,325), and her story will be published in the 2014 Fish anthology. Glenn Patterson judged. The annual prize is given for a work of flash fiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2015.
Poetry Prize
Chris Andrews of Sydney, Australia, won the Poetry Prize for his poem “Pacific Rim.” He received €1,000 (approximately $1,325) and publication in the 2014 Fish anthology. Ruth Padel judged. The annual prize is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2015.
Short Story Prize

David Butler of Bray, Ireland, won the Short Story Prize for his story “Taylor Keith.” He received €3,000 (approximately $4,078), and his story will be published in the 2014 Fish anthology. Claire Kilroy judged. The annual prize 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

Fordham University at Lincoln Center Poets Out Loud Prizes
Daneen Wardrop of Kalamazoo, Michigan, won the 2013 Poets Out Loud Prize for her collection Cyclorama. Terrence Chiusano of Pittsburgh won the 2013 Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize for his collection On Generation and Corruption. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Fordham University Press in 2015. Each winner also received an invitation to read at the Poets Out Loud series at Fordham University in March 2015. Elisabeth Frost and Kimiko Hahn judged. The annual prizes are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Poets Out Loud Prizes, 113 West 60th Street, Room 924i, New York, NY 10023. (212) 636-6792. Elisabeth Frost, Series Editor.
pol@fordham.edu
www.fordham.edu/pol

Fourteen Hills Press
Stacy Doris memorial Poetry Award
Nada Gordon of New York City won the inaugural Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award for her poem "A Thing." She received $500 and publication in the Spring 2014 issue of Fourteen Hills. Chet Wiener judged. The annual prize is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 1, 2015.
Fourteen Hills Press, Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.
14hills.net

Gemini Magazine
Poetry Open
Susan Miller of Arlington, Virginia, won the 2014 Poetry Open for "When Do I Pray?" She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the June 2014 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 2, 2015.
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

Gival Press
Poetry Award
Seth Brady Tucker of Lafayette, Colorado, won the 15th annual Gival Press Poetry Award for We Deserve the Gods We Ask For. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Gival Press. Lisa Graley 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
Fiction Open
Mark Hitz of Austin, Texas, won the Fiction Open for "Shadehill." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. Elizabeth Kadetsky of New York City won the second-place prize for "What We Saw." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in Glimmer Train Stories. The award is given twice yearly for a short story. The next deadline is January 2, 2015.
Family Matters
Barbara Ganley of Weybridge, Vermont, won the Family Matters contest for her story "Language Lessons." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story about families of all configurations. (See Deadlines.)
Glimmer Train Press, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.org

Griffin Trust
Griffin Poetry Prize
Brenda Hillman of Berkeley, California, won the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize for Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire (Wesleyan University Press). Anne Carson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the Canadian Prize for Red Doc> (Jonathan Cape). They each received $65,000 Canadian (approximately $59,842). The finalists for the International Prize were Rachael Boast of Bristol, England, and Fife, Scotland, for Pilgrim’s Flower (Picador); Carl Phillips of Saint Louis for Silverchest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); and Mira Rosenthal of Jacksonville, Florida, for her translation from the Polish of Colonies (Zephyr Press) by Tomasz Rózycki; the finalists for the Canadian Prize were Sue Goyette of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Ocean (Gaspereau Press) and Anne Michaels of Toronto for Correspondences (McClelland & Stewart). They each received $10,000 Canadian (approximately $9,205). Robert Bringhurst, Jo Shapcott, and C. D. Wright judged. The annual awards are given for books of poetry published in the previous year by a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada, and 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. (905) 618-0420. Ruth Smith, Manager.
info@griffinpoetryprize.com
www.griffinpoetryprize.com

Gulf Coast
Writing Contests
Raena Shirali of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2014 poetry prize for "Engagement Party, Georgia"; Edward McPherson of Saint Louis won the fiction prize for "Kansas, America, 1899"; and Noam Dorr of Philadelphia won the nonfiction prize for "Love Drones." They each received $1,500, and their winning works will be published in Issue 27.1 of Gulf Coast. Rachel Zucker judged in poetry, Andrea Barrett judged in fiction, and John D'Agata judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is March 15, 2015.
Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, English Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223.
editors@gulfcoastmag.org
www.gulfcoastmag.org

Hackney Literary Awards
novel contest
Glenn Skwerer of Watertown, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Novel Contest for My Hitler. He received $5,000. The annual prize is given for an unpublished novel. (See Deadlines.)
Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 1305 Second Avenue North, #103, Birmingham, AL 35203.
www.hackneyliteraryawards.org

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Poets Henri Cole of Boston and Renee Gladman of Providence, Rhode Island; fiction writers V. V. Ganeshananthan of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and ZZ Packer of San Francisco; and creative nonfiction writers Ben Miller and Meghan O'Rourke, both of New York City, 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
Nathaniel Marshall and Brittany Bennett, both of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the Hurston/Wright Amistad Award for College Writers. Marshall won in poetry for his poem "On Caskets"; Terrance Hayes judged. Bennett won in fiction for her short story "Ain't That Good News"; Breena Clarke judged. They each received $1,000 and an invitation to the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., in October. Cosponsored by Amistad/HarperCollins, the annual awards are given for a poem and a short story by students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Award for College Writers, Ten G Street N.E., Suite 710, Washington, D.C. 20002.
www.hurstonwright.org

IMPAC
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Juan Gabriel Vásquez of Bogotá, Columbia, won the 19th annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel The Sound of Things Falling (Bloomsbury), translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean of West Yorkshire, England. Vásquez received €75,000 (approximately $101,438), and McLean received €25,000 (approximately $33,813). The judges were Tash Aw, Catherine Dunn, Giles Foden, Maya Jaggi, Eugene R. Sullivan, and Maciej Świerkocki. The award, sponsored by the Dublin City Council in partnership with IMPAC, a management-productivity engineering company, honors a novel written in English or translated into English and published in the previous year. Only selected libraries in major cities throughout the world may nominate books.
IMPAC, Dublin City Public Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
literaryaward@dublincity.ie
www.impacdublinaward.ie

Indiana Review
Poetry Prize
Cecilia Woloch of Los Angeles won the 2014 Poetry Prize for "2006." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in the Winter 2014 issue of Indiana Review. Eileen Myles 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. (812) 855-3439. Britt Ashley, Editor.
inreview@indiana.edu
www.indianareview.org

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
Helen Klein Ross of New York City won the 2014 Iowa Review Award in poetry for a group of poems. Maurice Carlos Ruffin of New Orleans won the award in fiction for his short story "The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You." Amy Butcher of Washington, New Hampshire, won the award in creative nonfiction for her essay "Reenacting." They each received $1,500, and their winning works will be published in the December 2014 issue of Iowa Review. Robyn Schiff judged in poetry, Rachel Kushner judged in fiction, and David Shields judged in creative nonfiction. The annual prizes are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2015.
Iowa Review, Iowa Review Awards, 308 English-Philosophy Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-0462. Harry Stecopoulos, Editor in Chief.
iowa-review@uiowa.edu
www.iowareview.org

Lambda Literary Foundation
Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize
Michael Thomas Ford of Houston, Texas, and Radclyffe of Johnsonville, New York, each won the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize. They each received $5,000. The annual awards are given to LBGT–identified writers who have published at least three novels, or two novels and an additional substantial literary work in another genre. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award
Imogen Binnie of Portland, Maine, and Charles Rice-Gonzalez of New York City each won a Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award. They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given to emerging LBGT–identified writers who have published up to two books of fiction or nonfiction, or one book and additional substantial literary work such as short stories and essays. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Lambda Literary Foundation, 5482 Wilshire Boulevard, #1595, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 643-4281. Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director. tvalenzuela@lambdaliterary.org
www.lambdaliterary.org

The Ledge Press
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Norman Hane of Oak Park, Illinois, won the 20th annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for Outliving. He received $1,000 and publication of his chapbook by the Ledge Press. The award is given annually for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
The Ledge Press, Poetry Chapbook Competition, 40 Maple Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713. Timothy Monaghan, Publisher.
info@theledgemagazine.com
www.theledgemagazine.com

Loft Literary Center
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Four poets received McKnight Artist Fellowships for poets and spoken word artists. They are Sierra DeMulder, Sun Yung Shin, and Carolyn Williams-Noren, all of Minneapolis, and Danez Smith of Saint Paul. They each received $25,000. Nikky Finney judged. The fellowships are given annually 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, for prose, 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

Los Angeles Times
Book Prizes
Ron Padgett of New York City won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for Collected Poems (Coffee House Press). Ruth Ozeki of Cortes Island, British Columbia, and New York City won the prize in fiction for her novel A Tale for the Time Being (Viking). NoViolet Bulawayo of Oakland, California, won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books). They each received $500. Eleni Sikélianòs, Bruce Smith, and Cole Swensen judged in poetry; Elizabeth Crane, Chris Daley, and Laird Hunt judged in fiction. The annual prizes are given for books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. The winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers. There is no application process.
Los Angeles Times, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (800) 528-4637, ext. 75775. Ann Binney, Contact.
ann.binney@latimes.com
www.latimes.com/bookprizes

Lotus Press
Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award
R. Flowers Rivera of McKinney, Texas, won the 2014 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for her collection Heathen. She received $500 and her book will be published by Lotus Press in January 2015. E. Ethelbert Miller judged. The annual award is given to an African American writer for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 1, 2015.
Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, P.O. Box 21607, Detroit, MI 48221.
www.lotuspress.org

Mid-American Review
Poetry and Fiction Contests
Jude Nutter of Saint Paul won the 2013 James Wright Poetry Award for her poem "The Shipping Forecast." Gabriel Houck of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award for his story "Hero's Theater." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in Issue 34.2 of Mid-American Review. Benjamin Grossberg judged in poetry, and Lance Olsen judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a single poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mid-American Review, Poetry and Fiction Contests, Box W, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. (419) 372-2725. Abigail Cloud, Editor in Chief.
clouda@bgsu.edu
casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview

Narrative
Winter Story Contest
Julie Diamond of New York City won the 2014 Winter Story Contest for her short story "Debt." She received $2,500 and publication of her story in Narrative. The annual award is given for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 31, 2015.
Narrative, Winter Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

National Poetry Review Press
Book Prize
Stephanie Anderson of Chicago won the 2013 National Poetry Review Book Prize for Variants on Binding. She will receive $1,000 and publication by National Review Press. C. J. Sage judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is August 30, 2015.
Rousseau Prize for Literature
Beth Woodcome Platow of Newburyport, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Rousseau Prize for Literature for her poetry collection Little Myths. She will receive $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press. The annual award is given for a collection of poetry or flash fiction. (See Deadlines.)
National Poetry Review Press, P. O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001. C. J. Sage, Editor.
therousseauprize@yahoo.com
home.comcast.net/~jpdancingbear/TNPRPress1.html

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
Abdul Ali of Washington, D.C., won the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize for his collection Trouble Sleeping. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in Spring 2015. Fanny Howe judged. The annual prize is given to a poet who has not published a book-length poetry 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 Ohio Review
Prizes in Poetry and Fiction
Stephanie Horvath of Bloomington, Indiana, won the New Ohio Review Prize in poetry for a group of poems. Robert Glick of Rochester, New York, won in fiction for his short story "The Undersized Negative." They each received $1,500, and their winning works will be published in the Fall 2014 issue of New Ohio Review. Alan Shapiro judged in poetry, and Aimee Bender judged in fiction. The awards are given annually for a poem or group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is March 25, 2015.
New Ohio Review, Prizes in Poetry and Fiction, English Department, 360 Ellis Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701.
www.ohio.edu/nor

New South
Writing Contest
Xan Roberti of San Francisco won the 2014 New South Poetry Prize for her poem "Thousands." Che Yuen of Seoul, South Korea, won the Prose Prize for her short story "The Queen." Each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Fall 2014 issue of New South. Brian Oliu judged in poetry, and Christopher Merkner judged in prose. The annual prizes are given for a single poem and a work of prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
New South, Writing Contest, English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302. Jenny Mary Brown, Editor in Chief.
newsoutheditors@gmail.com
newsouthjournal.com

New York Public Library
Cullman Center Fellowships
Fiction writers Keith Gessen, Ayana Mathis, and Justin Torres, all of New York City, and Jordi Puntí of Barcelona all received 2014-2015 Cullman Center Fellowships. They each received $65,000, an office at the Cullman Center, and full access to the New York Public Library’s physical and electronic resources from September 2014 to May 2015. 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.
csw@nypl.org
www.nypl.org/csw

Nightboat Books
POETRY PRIZE
Gabriella Klein of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2013 Nightboat Poetry Prize for her collection Land Sparing. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Nightboat Books in Spring 2015. Kazim Ali judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Nightboat Books, Poetry Prize, c/o Kazim Ali, Creative Writing Program, Oberlin College, 153 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. info@nightboat.org
www.nightboat.org

North American Review
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Martha Silano of Seattle won the 2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize for "Ode to Frida Kahlo's Eyebrows." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Spring 2014 issue of North American Review. Mary Swander judged. The annual prize is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
North American Review, James Hearst Poetry Prize, 1222 West 27th Street, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. J. D. Schraffenberger, Assistant Poetry Editor.
www.northamericanreview.org

Oberon Foundation
Poetry Prize
Phyllis B. Katz of Norwich, Vermont, won the 2014 Oberon Poetry Prize for "Emily Dickinson's Gorgeous Nothings." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Issue 12 of Oberon, a literary journal published by the Oberon Foundation. Ruth Thompson judged. The annual prize is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Oberon Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 2754, Setauket, NY 11733. (631) 862-0555. Jan La Roche, Editor.
oberonmag@optonline.com
www.oberonpoetry.com

Ohio State University Press
Journal Award in Poetry
Karin Gottshall of Middlebury, Vermont, won the 2014 Journal Award in Poetry for her collection The River Won't Hold You. She received $2,500, and her book will be published by Ohio State University Press. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ohio State University Press, Journal Award in Poetry, 180 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
www.ohiostatepress.org

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Shane Seely of Saint Louis won the 18th annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for his collection The Surface of the Lit World. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Ohio University Press in 2015. Sarah Lindsay judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, 215 Columbus Road, Suite 101, Athens, OH 45701. (740) 593-1158. www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Omnidawn Publishing
Open Book Contest
C. Violet Eaton of West Fork, Arkansas, won the 2013 Omnidawn Open Book Contest for his poetry collection Some Habits. He received $3,000, publication of his collection by Omnidawn, and 100 author copies. Forrest Gander 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 Poetry Prize
Billy Collins of Winter Park, Florida, won the 2014 Paterson Poetry Prize for Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems (Random House). He received $1,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection published during the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2015.
Paterson Fiction Prize
Robert Stone of New York City won the 2014 Paterson Fiction Prize for his novel Death of the Black-Haired Girl (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He received $1,000. The annual award is given for a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is April 1, 2015.
Passaic County Community College, The Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.
mgillan@pccc.edu
www.pccc.edu/poetry

PEN New England
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
PEN New England Awards
Poet Karen Skolfield of Amherst, Massachusetts, and fiction writer Jennifer Haigh and nonfiction writer Douglas Bauer, both of Boston, won 2014 PEN New England Awards. Skolfield won for her poetry collection Frost in the Low Areas (Zone 3 Press), Haigh won for her short story collection News From Heaven (HarperCollins), and Bauer won for his essay collection What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death (University of Iowa Press). They each received $2,000. The annual prizes are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with New England subjects or written by New England authors and published during the previous year. The next deadline is December 31.
PEN New England, MIT, 14N-221A, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. (617) 324-1729.
pen-newengland@mit.edu
www.pen-ne.org

Pleiades Press
Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
Katie Bickham of Shreveport, Louisiana, won the 2014 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize for her collection The Belle Mar. She received $2,000, publication by Louisiana State University Press, and an invitation to give a reading at the University of Central Missouri. Alicia Ostriker judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 15.
Pleiades Press, Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, English Department, Martin 336, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. (660) 543-8106. Kathryn Nuernberger, Editor.
knuernberger@ucmo.edu
www.ucmo.edu/pleiades/lmwt

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Nathaniel Mackey of Durham, North Carolina, won the 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Mackey, whose most recent collection is Nod House (New Directions, 2011), received $100,000. The annual prize 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
Linda France of Hexham, England, won the 2013 National Poetry Competition for her poem “Bernard and Cerinthe.” She received £5,000 (approximately $8,429). Paula Bohince of Plum, Pennsylvania, won the second-place prize for “Among Barmaids.” She received £2,000 (approximately $3,372). Josephine Abbott of Derby, England, won the third-place prize for “Love on a Night Like This.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,686). The judges were Julia Copus, Matthew Sweeney, and Jane Yeh. The annual prizes are given for poems written in English. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, England.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Press 53
Award for Short Fiction
Wendy J. Fox of Denver won the 2014 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction for her short story collection The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Press 53, and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in October. Christine Norris and 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, 411 West Fourth Street, Suite 101, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Watson, Publisher.
www.press53.com/award_for_short_fiction.html

Publishing Triangle
Literary Awards

Sara Farizan of Newton, Massachusetts, won both the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction for her novel If You Could Be Mine (Algonquin). She received $1,000 for each award. Julia M. Allen of Portland, Oregon, won the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her biography Passionate Commitments: The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins (SUNY Press); Hilton Als of New York City won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for his essay collection White Girls (McSweeney's). They each received $1,000. The annual awards honor books of fiction and creative nonfiction by gay and lesbian authors, or with gay or lesbian themes, published in the United States or Canada during the previous year. The next deadline is December 4.
Publishing Triangle, Literary Awards, 332 Bleecker Street, #D36, New York, NY 10014.
publishingtriangle@gmail.com
www.publishingtriangle.org

Reed Magazine
Gabrielle Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge
Cara Spangler of Victoria, British Columbia, won the 2013 Gabrielle Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge for her essay "Split Lives." 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
Suzanne Ondrus of Cleveland won the 2013 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry for her poem "For You, Who Have No Desire For Me." 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 Short Story Award
Shelly Weathers of Chandler, Arizona, won the 2013 John Steinbeck Short Story Award for "The Problems of Odessa." She received $1,000 and publication of her story in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Reed Magazine, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San José State University, 1 Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.
reedmagazinesjsu@gmail.com
www.reedmag.org

Robert Frost Foundation
Robert Frost Award
Franklin Zawacki of San Francisco won the 2014 Robert Frost Award for his poem "Roadsiding Hay." He received $1,000, publication of his poem on the Robert Frost Foundation website, and an invitation to read at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The annual award is given for a poem written in the spirit of Robert Frost. The next deadline is February 1, 2015.
Robert Frost Foundation, Robert Frost Award, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01841.
rffpoetrycontest@gmail.com

www.frostfoundation.org

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
Poetry Prize
Rob Carney of Salt Lake City won the 2014 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Prize for "Gathering Pages for The Book of Sharks." He received $1,000. Wesley McNair judged. The annual prize is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 15, 2015.
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 writers Cara Bayles of Boston and Yalitza Ferreras and Reese Okyong Kwon, both of San Francisco, won 2014–2015 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 1, 2015.
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
Alice B. Fogel of Acworth, New Hampshire, won the 2013 Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature for her poetry collection INTERVAL: Poems Based on Bach's Goldberg Variations. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Schaffner Press in Spring 2015. The annual award is given for a poetry collection, a short story collection, a novel, an essay collection, or a memoir that "deals in some way with the subject matter of music and its influence." (See Deadlines.)
Schaffner Press, Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, P.O. Box 41567, Tucson, AZ 85717.
awards@schaffnerpress.com
www.schaffnerpress.com

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
Randolph Thomas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the 2013 Gerald Cable Book Award for The Course of the Telling. He received $1,000, and his poetry collection will be published in February 2015 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

Southwest Review
McGinnis-Ritchie Award
Ashlee Adams Crews of Durham, North Carolina, and Emily Fridlund of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, both won the 2013 McGinnis-Ritchie Award in fiction. Crews won for “Church Time,” which appeared in Volume 98, Number 1 of Southwest Review, and Fridlund won for “History of Wolves,” which appeared in Volume 98, Number 2. Jonathan Fink of Pensacola, Florida, and Wyn Wachhorst of Atherton, California, both won the award in creative nonfiction. Fink won for “‘The Holy Land Experience,” which appeared in Volume 98, Number 3, and Wachhorst won for “Come Back, Shane! The National Nostalgia,” which appeared in Volume 98, Number 1. 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, 6404 Robert Hyer Lane, Room 307, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor.
swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Poetry Prize
Arne Weingart of Chicago won the 2013 Poetry Prize for "Recursion." He received $1,000 and publication of his poem in Sow's Ear Poetry Review. T. R. Hummer judged. The annual prize is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 127, Millwood, VA 22646. (540) 955-3955. Robert G. Lesman, Managing Editor. rglesman@gmail.com
sows-ear.kitenet.net

Sozopol Fiction Seminars
English and Bulgarian Scholarships
Ten writers won scholarships, valued at $1,600 each, to attend the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. They are Ian Bassingthwaighte of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Velina Minkoff, Diana Petrova, Desislava Sheytanova-Lekova, and Olya Stoyanova, all of Sofia, Bulgaria; Shelly Oria of New York City; Laurie Steed of Joondalup, Australia; Sharlene Teo of Norwich, England; Kalin Vasilev of Kyustendil, Bulgaria; and Anna Wood of London. They each received tuition, room and board, and most travel expenses. Emil Andreev, Michael Hinken, Elizabeth Kostova, and Vladimir Zarev 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

Texas Institute of Letters
Literary Contests
Thomas Zigal of Austin, Texas, won the $6,000 Jesse H. Jones Fiction Award for his novel Many Rivers to Cross (TCU Press, 2013). The award is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. John Taliaferro and Lawrence Wright, both of Austin, Texas, won the Carr P. Collins Prize, given annually for a book of nonfiction. Taliaferro won for his book All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay from Lincoln to Roosevelt (Simon & Schuster, 2013); Wright won for his book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Knopf, 2013). They each received $2,500. Pattiann Rogers of Castle Pines, Colorado, won the $1,200 Helen C. Smith Award for her poetry collection Holy Heathen Rhapsody (Penguin, 2013). The award is given annually for a poetry collection. Sasha West of Austin, Texas, won the $1,000 Bob Bush Award for her poetry collection, Failure and I Bury the Body (Harper Perennial, 2013). The award is given annually for a first poetry collection. Nan Cuba of San Antonio, Texas, won the $1,000 Steven Turner Award for her novel, Body and Brad (Engine Books, 2013). The award is given annually for a first story collection or novel. Bret Anthony Johnston of Boston won the $1,000 Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story for "To a Good Home," published in Virginia Quarterly Review. The annual award is given for a short story. John MacCormack of San Antonio, Texas, won the $1,000 Edwin "Bud" Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction for his essay "Life on the Shale," published in San Antonio Express-News. The annual award is given for a piece of nonfiction. The annual awards are given for works about Texas or written by Texas authors. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Texas Institute of Letters, Literary Contests, 7748 West Highway 290, Austin, TX 78704. Andre Tijerina, President.
www.texasinstituteofletters.org

Three Percent
Best Translated Book Awards
Elisa Biagini of Florence, Italy, won the 2014 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry for Guest in the Wood (Chelsea Editions, 2013), translated from the Italian by Eugene Ostashevsky, Sarah Stickney, and Diana Thow. László Krasznahorkai of Szentlászló, Hungary, won the 2014 Best Translated Book Award for Fiction for Seiobo There Below (New Directions, 2013), translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet. Each author and translator received $5,000. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction published in the United States during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Three Percent, Best Translated Book Awards, Open Letter, University of Rochester, Lattimore Hall 411, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627. (585) 319-0823. Chad Post, Director.
chad.post@rochester.edu
www.besttranslatedbook.org

Tony Quagliano International Poetry Fund
International Poetry Award
Maureen Alsop of Palm Springs, California, won the 2014 Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award. She received $1,000. Devreaux Baker judged. The biennial award is given to an experimental or avant-garde poet. The next deadline is December 1, 2015.
Tony Quagliano Poetry Fund, International Poetry Award, c/o Hawaii Council for the Humanities, 3599 Waialae Avenue #25, Honolulu, HI 96816. (808) 735-5402.
hihumanities.org

Tucson Festival of Books
Literary awards
Emelia Reuterfors of Tucson, Arizona, won the poetry award for "Anti-Kill and Other Poems." Luke Tennis of Baltimore won the fiction award for his short story "Go Long." Michelle Chikaonda of Philadelphia won the nonfiction award for her essay "AIDS: A Family Topology." They each received $1,000 and participated in a panel discussion and a workshop at the sixth 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.)
Tuscon 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
David Kutz-Marks of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, won the 2014 Juniper Prize for Poetry for his collection Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror. Sean Bernard of La Verne, California, won the 2014 Prize for Fiction for his short story collection Desert, Sonorous. They each received $1,500, and their books will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. The annual poetry prize, which alternates between first and subsequent books, is given for a poetry collection, and the fiction prize is given for a short story collection, a novella, or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 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
Jordan Windholz of Bridgeport, Connecticut, won the 2014 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for his collection Other Psalms. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of North Texas Press in April 2015. Averill Curdy 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
Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize
David Campos of Fresno, California, won the sixth Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for his collection Pica. He received $1,000, publication by University of Notre Dame Press, and an invitation to read with the final judge at University of Notre Dame. Rhina P. Espaillat judged. The biennial prize is given for a debut poetry collection by a Latino or Latina poet residing in the United States. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize
Ruth Irupé Sanabria of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, won the third Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize for her collection Beasts Behave in Foreign Land. She received $1,000, publication by Red Hen Press, a residency at the Ragdale artists colony in Lake Forest, Illinois, and invitations to read in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Lorna Dee Cervantes judged. The biennial prize is given for a second or third poetry collection by a Latino or Latina poet residing in the United States. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship
Luisa Caycedo-Kimura of Stamford, Connecticut, won the John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship, formerly known as the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship. She received $1,000 and a monthlong residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. The fellowship is given annually to a Latino or Latina writer working on a first book. There is no application process.
University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame, IN 45665. Francisco Aragón, Director.
latinostudies.nd.edu

University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Kent Nelson of Ouray, Colorado, won the 34th annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his short story collection Spirit Bird. He received $15,000, and his book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. David Guterson judged. The award is given to a writer who has published a book of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas. The next deadline is June 30, 2015.
University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@upress.pitt.edu
www.upress.pitt.edu/prizes.aspx

University of Texas at Austin
Dobie Paisano Fellowships
Fiction writers Cecilia Ballí and Brian Hart, both of Austin, Texas, each won a 2013 Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Balli received the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship, which includes a six-month stay at Paisano, a retreat west of Austin, and a monthly stipend of $3,000. Hart won the Ralph A. Johnston Fellowship, which includes a four-month stay at Paisano and a monthly stipend of $6,250. The fellowships, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, are given annually 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, 2015.
University of Texas at Austin, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712.
www.utexas.edu/ogs/Paisano

Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction
Cassie Condrey of Singapore won the 2013 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction for her story "Because You're Mine." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in the New Orleans Review. Christine Wiltz judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is December 15.
Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing, Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction, Box 157, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70118. (504) 865-2475. Christopher Chambers, Director.
www.loyno.edu/wpc

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
S. E. Ingraham of Edmonton, Canada, won the 11th annual Tom Howard Prize for her poem "Table for Three." Lois Elaine Heckman of Milan, Italy, won the Margaret Reid Prize for her poem "Samsara Turntable." They each received $2,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Ellaraine Lockie judged. The annual prizes 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/tompoetry

Zócalo Public Square
Poetry Prize
Amy Glynn of Lafayette, California, won the third annual Zócalo Poetry Prize for “Shoreline.” She received $500, and her poem was published on the Zócalo Public Square website. Stephanie Brown and the Zócalo editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem that “best explores people’s connection to place.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Zócalo Public Square, Poetry Prize, 725 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. (424) 229-9497. Sarah Rothbard, Editor. sarah@zocalopublicsquare.org
www.zocalopublicsquare.org

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