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Recent Winners

Alice James Books
Kinereth Gensler Awards
Michael Broek of Little Silver, New Jersey, and Cecily Parks of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Kinereth Gensler Award. Broek won for his collection Refuge/es; Parks won for her collection O'nights. They each received $2,000, and their books will be published in 2015 by Alice James Books. Both will also serve a three-year term on the Alice James Books Cooperative Board. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a resident of New England, New Jersey, or New York State. The next deadline is October 1.
Alice James Books, Kinereth Gensler Awards, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071. Alyssa Neptune, Managing Editor.
info@alicejamesbooks.org

alicejamesbooks.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Translation Prizes
Randi Ward of Belleville, West Virginia, won the 33rd annual Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Faroese of the poetry collection Planks by Tóroddur Poulsen. She received $2,000. Sola O’Connell of New York City won the 33rd annual Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize for her translation from the Icelandic of selected poems by Gyrðir Elíasson. She received $1,000. Excerpts from the winning works were published in Scandinavian Review. The annual prizes are given for English translations of poetry or prose by Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish authors born after 1800. (See Deadlines.)
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.
grants@amscan.org

www.amscan.org/translation.html

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
Poetry Chapbook Award
Amy Randolph of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, won the 2013 Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press Poetry Award for her chapbook A Particular Sorrow, a Tree. She received $10,000, and her chapbook was published by Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press. The biennial prize is given for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press, Poetry Chapbook Award, 2155 Elk Creek Road, Stuart, VA 24171. Sherry Beasley, Contact. astoundingbeautyruffianpress@yahoo.com
home.earthlink.net/~astoundingbeautyruffianpress

Backwaters Press
Backwaters Prize
Zeina Hashem Beck of Dubai won the 2013 Backwaters Prize for her poetry collection To Live in Autumn. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by the Backwaters Press. Lola Haskins judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 3502 North 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104. (402) 451-4052. Greg Kosmicki, Editor.
www.thebackwaterspress.org

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
William Maynard Hutchins of Boone, North Carolina, and Jonathan Wright of London were the joint winners of the 2013 Saif Ghobash
 Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. Hutchins won for his translation of A Land Without Jasmine (Garnet Publishing, 2012) by Wajdi al-Ahdal; Wright won for his translation of Azazeel (Atlantic Books, 2012) by Youssef Ziedan. They each received £1,500 (approximately $2,493). Hassan Abdulrazzak, Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Humphrey Davies, and Meike Ziervogel judged. The annual award honors a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, England. Margaret Obank, Administrator.
margaret@banipaltrust.org.uk

www.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press
Book Prize
Meg Day of Salt Lake City won the 2013 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for her poetry collection Last Psalm at Sea Level. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Afaa Michael Weaver judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881.
infobarrow@gmail.com
www.barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ernest J. Gaines Award
Attica Locke of Los Angeles won the 2013 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel The Cutting Season (HarperCollins, 2012). She received $10,000. The judges were Thomas Beller, Anthony Grooms, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers. The annual award is given to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is October 1.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award, 402 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Jessica Boone, Senior Donor Services Officer.
www.ernestjgainesaward.org

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Laurie Clements Lambeth of Houston, Texas, won the 2014 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for “Chronic Care: ‘Broken Leg’ by Keith Carter, Photograph.” Abby Horowitz of Decatur, Georgia, won the 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for “Pediatricology.” Will McGrath of Providence won the 2014 Burns Archive Prize for Nonfiction for “Forty-One Months.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2014 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Tina Chang judged in poetry, Nathan Englander judged in fiction, and Helen Benedict judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction relating to issues of health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. (See Deadlines.)
Bellevue Literary Review, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.
stacy@blreview.org
www.blreview.org

Beloit Poetry Journal
Chad Walsh Poetry Prize
Ocean Vuong of New York City won the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize for his poem "Telemachus," which appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Beloit Poetry Journal. He received $4,000. The annual award is given by the editors to honor a poem or group of poems published in Beloit Poetry Journal during the previous year. There is no application process.
Beloit Poetry Journal, P.O. Box 151, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-0020. John Rosenwald and Lee Sharkey, Coeditors.
bpj@bpj.org
www.bpj.org

Blue Metropolis
International Literary Grand Prize
Richard Ford of New York City won the 15th annual Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prize. Ford, whose most recent work is the novel Canada (HarperCollins, 2012), received $10,000 Canadian (approximately $8,945), as well as travel expenses to participate in the 2014 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. The judges were Jean Barbe, Jared Bland, Anne Lagacé Dowson, Terry Rigelhof, and Antoine Tanguay. The prize honors the lifetime literary achievement of a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. There is no application process.
Al Majidi Ibn Dhaher Blue Metropolis Arab Literary Prize
Habib Selmi of Paris won the eighth annual Al Majidi Ibn Dhaher Blue Metropolis Arab Literary Prize. Selmi, whose most recent novel is Souriez, vous êtes en Tunisie (Actes Sud, 2013), received $5,000 Canadian (approximately $4,472), as well as travel expenses to participate in the 2014 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. The judges were Nujoom AlGhanem, Issa J. Boullata, Gregory McCormick, Zaki Nusseibeh, and Marcia Lynx Qualey. The prize honors the lifetime literary achievement of an Arab poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer. There is no application process.
Premio Metropolis Azul Literary Prize

Luis Alberto Urrea of Chicago won the second annual Premio Metropolis Azul Literary Prize for his novel Queen of America (Little, Brown, 2011). He received $5,000 Canadian (approximately $4,472) and travel expenses to participate in the 2014 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal. The judges were Ingrid Bejerman, Gregory McCormick, Ruth Shine, and Ginny Stikeman. The annual prize is given for a work of fiction written in English, French, or Spanish that explores some aspect of Hispanophone culture or history. There is no application process.
Blue Metropolis, 661 Rose de Lima Street, Montreal QC H4C 2L7, Canada. (514) 932-1112.
info@bluemetropolis.com
www.bluemetropolis.org

Blue Mountain Center
Richard J. Margolis Award
Patrick Arden of New York City won the 2013 Richard J. Margolis Award. He received a stipend of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The award is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction with the exception of memoir) whose work recalls that of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist, and poet who wrote about those whose voices are seldom heard. (See Deadlines.)
Blue Mountain Center, Richard J. Margolis Award, c/o Margolis & Bloom, 535 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Harry Margolis, Contact.
award.margolis.com

Boston Review
Poetry Contest
Scott Coffel of Iowa City won the 16th annual Poetry Contest for a group of poems. He received $1,500, and his poems were published in the November/December 2013 issue of Boston Review and on the journal's website. Linda Gregerson judged. The prize is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Boston Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142. (617) 324-1360.
review@bostonreview.net
bostonreview.net/contests

Briar Cliff Review
Writing Contests
Rosa Lane of El Cerrito, California, won the 18th annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for "Apogee." Leslie Kirk Campbell of San Francisco won the Fiction Award for "Thunder in Illinois." J. L. Schneider of Ellenville, New York, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "Call me Tio." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2014 issue of Briar Cliff Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is November 1.
Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.
tricia.currans-sheehan@briarcliff.edu
www.briarcliff.edu/bcreview

Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Prize
Daisy Behagg of Bristol, England, won the 2013 Bridport Prize in poetry for “The Opposite of Dave.” Eve Thomson of Edinburgh, Scotland, won in fiction for “A Man in Three Moments.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $8,354). Nicholas Ruddock of Ontario, Canada, won in flash fiction for “Polio.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,690). The winners of the second-place prizes were Mary Woodward of St. Albans, England, for her poem “The Sellotape Factory” and Kerry Hood of Bristol, England, for her story “TXL.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,690). The winning works were published in the 2013 Bridport Prize anthology. Wendy Cope judged in poetry, Michèle Roberts judged in fiction, and David Swann judged in flash fiction. The annual prizes are given for a poem, a short story, and a short short story. (See Deadlines.)
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset DT6 9BQ, England.
www.bridportprize.org.uk

California State University
Philip Levine Poetry Prize
Chelsea Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, won the 2013 Philip Levine Poetry Prize for Mercy Spurs the Bone. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press. Philip Levine judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30.
California State University, Philip Levine Poetry Prize, English Department, Peters Business 98, 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740. Corrinne Clegg Hales, Award Coordinator.
connieh@csufresno.edu
fresnostate.edu/artshum/english/graduate/mfa/levine.html

Cider Press Review
Book award
Amy Ash of Lawrence, Kansas, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Book Award for her poetry collection The Open Mouth of the Vase. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Cider Press Review in 2015. Charles Harper Webb judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
Cider Press Review, Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92168. Caron Andregg, Publisher.
www.ciderpressreview.com

Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Hideko Sueoka of Tokyo won the 2013 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for her poem “Owl.” She received £2,500 (approximately $4,159) and was invited to read at the annual Coffee-House Poetry reading at the Troubadour in London. Deryn Rees-Jones and George Szirtes judged. The annual award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Coffee-House Poetry, Troubadour International Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 16210, London, W4 1ZP.
coffpoetry@aol.com
www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

Comstock Review
Muriel Craft Bailey Award
Pat Daneman of Lenexa, Kansas, won the 2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Award for her poem "Drop a Knife, Somebody's Coming." She received $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review. B. H. Fairchild judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Award, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.
poetry@comstockreview.org

www.comstockreview.org

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
First Book Award
Noel Crook of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for Salt Moon. She received $2,500, publication of her book by Southern Illinois University Press, and an honorarium of $1,500 to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Amy Fleury judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, First Book Award, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu/firstpo.html

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Mary Heather Noble of Bend, Oregon, won the Creative Nonfiction "Human Face of Sustainability" Essay Contest for her essay "Acts of Courage." She received $10,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. Seven finalists each received $1,000. They are Mieke Eerkens of Iowa City; Matthew Ferrence of Meadville, Pennsylvania; Sarah Gilbert of Portland, Oregon; Amy Hassinger of Urbana, Illinois; Michelle Lanzoni of Oxford, England; Ana Maria Spagna of Stehekin, Washington; and Nicole Walker of Flagstaff, Arizona. The one-time award, cosponsored by Walton Sustainability Solutions, was given for an essay on the theme of "the human face of sustainability."
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. (412) 688-0304.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation
Book Prize
Wiley Cash of Wilmington, North Carolina, won the first annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for his novel A Land More Kind Than Home (William Morrow, 2013). He received $1,000 and is entitled to a free glass of wine every day for a year at Crook’s Corner Café and Bar in Chapel Hill. Jill McCorkle judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel set in the South. (See Deadlines.)
Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation, Book Prize, 515 Senlac Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (919) 942-3713. Anna Hayes, President.
info@crookscornerbookprize.com
www.crookscornerbookprize.com

DIAGRAM
Essay Contest
Robert Glick of Rochester, New York, won the 2013 Essay Contest for "shrinking the monster." He received $1,000, and his essay was published in Volume 14, Issue 1 of DIAGRAM. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker judged. The annual award is given for an essay. The next deadline is November 30.
DIAGRAM, Essay Contest, ML 445, P.O. Box 210067, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.
editor@thediagram.com

thediagram.com

Eco Arts Awards
Grand Prize
Janie Elizabeth Miller of Seattle won the 2014 Eco Arts Award Grand Prize for her poem "Wilderness Lessons." She received $2,000. Alan Leslie Combs and David de Vaux judged. The annual award is given for a work of literature, songwriting, visual art, or design that addresses the theme of ecology. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Prize in Literature
John Moir of Santa Cruz, California, won the 2014 Eco Arts Award in Literature for his essay "Nature's Blinded Visionaries." He received $1,000. Alan Leslie Combs and David de Vaux judged. The annual award is given for a poem, a short story, or an essay that addresses the theme of ecology. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Eco Arts Awards, 224 Aurora Drive, Asheville, NC 28805. (828) 575-3979. Kathryn Edwards, Founder.
mgrdir@ecoartsawards.com
www.ecoartsawards.com

Emergency Press
International Book Prize
David Armstrong of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the 2013 Emergency Press International Book Prize for his short story collection drive/memory. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Emergency Press. Heather Rounds judged. The annual award is given for a book-length work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction that is interdisciplinary, multimedia, or cross-genre in nature. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Emergency Press, International Book Prize, 154 West 27th Street, #5W, New York, NY 10001. (206) 331-7477. Bryan Tomasovich, Editor.
contest@emergencypress.org

www.emergencypress.org

Farmingdale State College
Paumanok Poetry Award
Debra Marquart of Ames, Iowa, won the 23rd annual Paumanok Poetry Award for a group of poems. She received $1,500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Farmingdale State College in the fall of 2014. The annual award, sponsored by the college's Visiting Writers Program, is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is September 15.
Farmingdale State College, Paumanok Poetry Award, English Department, 
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735. (631) 420-2287. Margery Brown, Director.
margery.brown@farmingdale.edu
www.farmingdale.edu/academics/arts-sciences/english/paumanokpoetryaward.shtml

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
Excell Hunter of Pomona, California, won the 2013 Flash Fiction Contest for his short short story "Home Be More Somethin'." He received $1,000, and his story was published in the December 2013 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short short story. The next deadline is August 31.
Gemini Magazine, Flash Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Gival Press
Short Story Award
Lynn Stegner of San Francisco and Greensboro, Vermont, won the tenth annual Short Story Award for "For All the Obvious Reasons." She received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Karenmary Penn judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. The next deadline is August 8.
Gival Press, Short Story 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
Philip Tate of Cortland, New York, won the Fiction Open for "Reading Hemingway." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in Issue 93 of Glimmer Train Stories. Vera Kurian of Washington, D.C., won the second-place prize for "The Bleeding Room." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The awards are given twice yearly for short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Short Story Award for New Writers
Samsun Knight of Brookline, Massachusetts, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "Family of Four." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (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

Great Plains Writers' Conference
Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize
Christine Starr Davis of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the second annual Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize. She received $1,000 and lodging expenses to give a reading at the Great Plains Writers' Conference at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The annual prize is given to a writer living in the Great Plains region who has not yet published a book. The next deadline is November 15.
Great Plains Writers' Conference, Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize, English Department, Scobey Hall 014, Box 504, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007. Steven Wingate, Coordinator.
steven.wingate@sdstate.edu
greatplainswritersconference.wordpress.com

Grub Street
Book Prize
Rob Schlegel of Walla Walla, Washington, won the 2014 Book Prize in Poetry for January Machine (Four Way Books, 2014). He received $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Boston to give a reading. Stephen Burt judged. The award is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a writer who has published at least one previous book. The next award will be given for fiction; the deadline is October 1.
Grub Street, Book Prize, 162 Boylston Street #5, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 695-0075. Christopher Castellani, Artistic Director.
info@grubstreet.org
www.grubstreet.org

Hunger Mountain
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
Cody Walker of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2013 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize for his story "Hallucinating Arkansas." He received $1,000 and publication in Hunger Mountain. Michael Martone judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Creative Nonfiction Prize
Goldie Goldbloom
of Chicago won the 2013 Creative Nonfiction Prize for "The Chevra." She received $1,000, and her essay will be published in Hunger Mountain. Dinty W. Moore judged. The annual prize is given for a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is September 10.
Hunger Mountain, 36 College Street, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT 05602. (802) 828-8517. Miciah Bay Gault, Editor. hungermtn@vcfa.edu
www.hungermtn.org

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Legacy Awards
The late poet Lucille Clifton; fiction writer Esi Edugyan of Victoria, Canada; and nonfiction writer Fredrick C. Harris of New York City won 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. Clifton won for her poetry collection The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (BOA Editions, 2012); Edugyan won for her novel Half-Blood Blues (Picador, 2012); and Harris won for his nonfiction book The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012). The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by writers of African descent published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Legacy Awards, 12138 Central Avenue, Suite 953, Bowie, MD 20721. (301) 459-2108.
info@hurstonwright.org
hurstonwright.org/programsawards/legacy.html

Kore Press
Short Fiction Award
Myha T. Do of Davis, California, won the 2013 Kore Press Short Fiction Award for her story "To Boil Water." She received $1,000 and publication of her story as a chapbook by Kore Press. Kate Bernheimer judged. The award is given annually for a short story by a female-identified writer. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Kore Press, Short Fiction Award, P.O. Box 42315, Tucson, AZ 85733. (520) 327-2127. Laura Van Epps, Editorial Assistant.
laura@korepress.org
www.korepress.org

Leeway Foundation
Transformation Awards
Poet Susan DiPronio of Philadelphia won a 2013 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation. She received $15,000. The annual awards are given to women and transgender poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. (See Deadlines.)
Art and Change Grants
Fiction writers Barbara Grant, Kitt Reidy, and Liz Walker, and creative nonfiction writers Indah Nuritasari and Kerri Radley, all of Philadelphia, received 2013 Art and Change Grants. They each received $2,500. The awards are given twice yearly to support women and transgender poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to take advantage of an opportunity for art and change. The next deadline is August 1.
Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Program Director.
info@leeway.org
www.leeway.org

Library of Virginia
Literary Awards
Poet LuAnn Keener-Mikenas of Madison Heights, Virginia, won the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry for Homeland (Louisiana Literature Press). Jay Paul and Kelly Cherry judged. Clifford Garstang of Staunton, Virginia, won the 2013 Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction for What the Zhang Boys Know (Press 53). Peggy Baggett, Connie Gilman, Jon Kukla, and A. B. Westrick judged. Scott W. Berg of Reston, Virginia, won the 2013 Literary Award for Nonfiction for 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End (Pantheon). Cynthia Bailey, Lauranett Lee, Kristin Swenson, and Logan Ward judged. They each received $3,000. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year by Virginia writers. The next deadline is February 13, 2015.
Library of Virginia, Literary Awards, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.
www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm

Literal Latté
Poetry Award
Jed Myers of Seattle won the 2013 Literal Latté Poetry Award for his poem “Going to Bed.” He received $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is July 15.
Literal Latté, Poetry Award, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003. (212) 260-5532. Jenine Gordon Bockman, Editor.
litlatte@aol.com
www.literal-latte.com

Literary Arts
Oregon Literary Fellowships
Six writers received 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowships of $2,500. They are poets Toni Hanner of Eugene and Armin Tolentino of Portland; fiction writers Robert Arellano of Talent and Sarah Marshall of Portland; and creative nonfiction writers Kristy Athens of Enterprise and Alena Nevarte Nahabedian of Portland. The judges were Kate Daniels in poetry, Brian Evenson in fiction, and Ander Monson in creative nonfiction. The annual fellowships are given to Oregon writers to help them initiate, develop, or complete a literary project. (See Deadlines.)
Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583, ext. 107. Susan Denning, Program Director.
susan@literary-arts.org


www.literary-arts.org

Lynchburg College
Thornton Writer Residencies
Poet Patrick Ryan Frank of Austin, Texas, won the Spring 2014 Thornton Writer Residency Award. He received a stipend of $12,000, a fourteen-week residency at Lynchburg College, and round-trip travel expenses. The award is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer for the spring term. The next deadline is October 15.
Lynchburg College, Thornton Writer Residencies, c/o Julie Williams, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. (434) 544-8820. Allison Wilkins, Contact.
www.lynchburg.edu/thornton.xml

Missouri Review
Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prizes
Three writers won 2013 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prizes. Kai Carlson-Wee of San Francisco won in poetry for a group of poems; Melissa Yancy of Los Angeles won in fiction for her story “Consider This Case;” and David Zoby of Casper, Wyoming, won in creative nonfiction for his essay “Café Misfit.” They each received $5,000. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a story, and an essay. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Missouri Review, Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prizes, 357 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. (573) 884-4671.
www.missourireview.com

Moment
Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest
Becky Tuch of Pittsburgh won the 2013 Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest for “The Inker.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in the November/December 2013 issue of Moment. Alan Cheuse judged. The annual award is given for a short story with Jewish content. The next deadline is December 31.
Moment, Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest, 4115 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite LL10, Washington, D.C. 20016. (202) 363-6422.
editor@momentmag.com
momentmag.com

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women

Six writers received Individual Artist Grants for Women. They are poets Barbara Cole of Buffalo, New York, and Anne Champion of Brookline, Massachusetts; and creative nonfiction writers Melissa Febos of New York City; Sara Michas-Martin of Denver; Laura Rena Murray of San Francisco; and Terese Svoboda of New York City. They each received $1,000. The grants of up to $1,500 are given twice yearly to feminist writers. (See Deadlines.)
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.
demingfund.org

Mudfish
Poetry Prize
Elisabeth Murawski of Alexandria, Virgina, won the Mudfish Poetry Prize for her poem "Waking Alone on Sunday Morning." She received $1,200 and publication in Mudfish. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Mudfish, Poetry Prize, 184 Franklin Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10013. Jill Hoffman, Editor.
www.mudfish.org

Narrative
Fall Story Contest
Katherine Vaz of New York City won the 2013 Fall Story Contest for her essay "Gone to Feed the Roses." She received $2,500. Doug Benerofe of San Francisco won the $1,000 second-place prize for his story "Elba in Brooklyn." Their winning stories will be published in Narrative. The annual awards are given for works of fiction or creative nonfiction. The next deadline is November 30.
Narrative, Fall Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
narrativemagazine.com

National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Stevens Manuscript Competition
Betsy M. Hughes of Dayton, Ohio, won the 2013 Stevens Manuscript Competition for her poetry collection Breaking Weather. She received $1,000, publication of her book by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and 50 author copies. Glenna Holloway judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is October 15.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Manuscript Competition, 3520 State Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Amy Jo Zook, Chair. 

www.nfsps.com

New Criterion
Poetry Prize
John Poch of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize for Fix Quiet. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by St. Augustine's Press. Roger Kimball, Charles Martin, and David Yezzi judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. The next deadline is September 30.
New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003. (212) 247-6980. Brian P. Kelly, Associate Editor.
kelly@newcriterion.com
www.newcriterion.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Green Rose Prize
Kathleen Halme of Portland, Oregon, won the 2014 Green Rose Prize for My Multiverse. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in 2015. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The next deadline is September 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Green Rose Prize, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu

www.wmich.edu/newissues

New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Awards
Rafaella Del Bourgo of Berkeley, California, won the 2013 New Millennium Poetry Prize for “Barking, Pt. Reyes, October 10, 2010.” Milla van der Have of Utrecht, the Netherlands, won the 2013 New Millennium Fiction Prize for “Our Lady of Broken Dreams.” J. L. Cooper of Sacramento, California, won the 2013 New Millennium Short-Short Fiction Prize for “A Summoning of Gifts to Wet Ankles.” Alexis Paige of Randolph, Vermont, won the 2013 New Millennium Award for Nonfiction for “The Geography of Consolation.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in New Millennium Writings and on the New Millennium website. The awards are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.
www.newmillenniumwritings.com

Omnidawn Publishing
First/Second Book Prize
Erik Ekstrand of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, won the 2013 First/Second Book Prize for his poetry collection Laodicea. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by Omnidawn Publishing. Donald Revell judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Book Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94590. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
www.omnidawn.com

Perugia Press
Perugia Press Prize
Corrie Williamson of Helena, Montana, won the 2013 Perugia Press Prize for her poetry collection Sweet Husk. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Perugia Press in September. The annual award is given for a first or second book of poetry by a woman. The next deadline is November 15.
Perugia Press, Perugia Press Prize, P.O. Box 60364, Florence, MA 01062. Susan Kan, Director. 

www.perugiapress.com

Ploughshares
Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction
Elise Juska of Philadelphia won the 2013 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction for her short story "Transfer Station," which was published in the Spring 2013 issue of Ploughshares. She received $1,000. Ladette Randolph judged. The annual award is given to the best piece of fiction published in the journal during the previous year. There is no application process.
Ploughshares, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Interim Managing Editor.
pshares@pshares.org
www.pshares.org

Poetry Book Society
T. S. Eliot Prize
Sinéad Morrissey of Belfast, Ireland, won the 2013 T. S. Eliot Prize for her poetry collection Parallax (Carcanet Press, 2013). She received £15,000 (approximately $24,951). The nine shortlisted finalists include Dannie Abse of London for Speak, Old Parrot (Hutchinson, 2013); Moniza Alvi of Wymondham, England, for At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe Books, 2014); Anne Carson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for Red Doc> (Knopf, 2013); Helen Mort of Hathersage, England, for Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013); Daljit Nagra of London for Ramayana (Faber & Faber, 2013); Maurice Riordan of London for The Water Stealer (Faber & Faber, 2013); Michael Symmons Roberts of Manchester, England, for Drysalter (Jonathan Cape, 2013); Robin Robertson of London for Hill of Doors (Picador, 2013); and George Szirtes of Norwich, England, for Bad Machine (Bloodaxe Books, 2013). The finalists each received £1,000 (approximately $1,690). Imtiaz Dharker, Ian Duhig, and Vicki Feaver judged. The annual award is given to honor a poetry collection published in the award year. There is no application process.
Poetry Book Society, Dutch House, 307-308 High Holborn, London WC1V 7LL, England.
info@poetrybooks.co.uk
www.poetrybooks.co.uk

Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize
Sarah Sousa of Ashfield, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize for Church of Needles. She received $1,000, and her collection will be published by Red Mountain Press in May. Red Mountain Press authors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 15.
Red Mountain Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 32205, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Devon Ross, Publisher.
redmtnpress@gmail.com
www.redmountainpress.us

RopeWalk Press
Editor's Fiction Chapbook Prize
Soma Mei Sheng Frazier of San Leandro, California, won the 2013 Editor's Fiction Chapbook Prize for Collateral Damage: A Triptych. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by RopeWalk Press. Nicole Louise Reid judged. The annual award is given for a fiction chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
RopeWalk Press, Editor's Fiction Chapbook Prize, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1916. Nicole Louise Reid, Editor.
nreid@usi.edu

ropewalk.org

Ruminate Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize
Lori Vos of Kingston, Ontario, won the 2014 William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize for "Legacy." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in the Spring 2014 issue of Ruminate Magazine. Melissa Pritchard judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1.
Ruminate Magazine, William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Alysse Kathleen McCanna of Pueblo, Colorado, won the Sixfold Winter Poetry Award for a group of poems. Tristen Chang of San Francisco won the Sixfold Winter Short Story Award for "Bellasylva." They each received $1,000 and publication in Sixfold. The contest entrants judged. The awards are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is July 24.
Sixfold, Poetry and Short Story Awards, 28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher. sixfold@sixfold.org
www.sixfold.org

Southern Indiana Review
Mary C. Mohr Editors' Award
Leslie Kirk Campbell of San Francisco won the 2013 Mary C. Mohr Editors' Award for her story "Nightlight." She received $2,000 and publication in the Spring 2014 issue of Southern Indiana Review. Stuart Dybek judged. The annual award is given for a poem or a work of short fiction. The next deadline is October 1.
Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Award
Gabrielle C. Burton of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2013 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Award for her essay "East of East." She received $1,500, and her essay was published in the Fall 2013 issue of Southern Indiana Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a work of creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir@usi.edu

www.southernindianareview.org

StoryQuarterly
Fiction Contest
Janet Peery of Norfolk, Virginia, won the 2013 Fiction Contest for her story "No Boy at All." She received $1,000 and publication in StoryQuarterly. Jess Walter judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
StoryQuarterly, Fiction Contest, English Department, 311 North 5th Street, Armitage Hall, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ 08102. story.quarterly@camden.rutgers.edu
storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu

Truman State University Press
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Ilyse Kusnetz of Orlando, Florida, won the 2014 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Small Hours. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Truman State University Press in September. Dorianne Laux judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is October 31.
Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501. (800) 916-6802.
tsup@truman.edu

tsup.truman.edu

University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
John Repp of Erie, Pennsylvania, won the 19th annual Akron Poetry Prize for Fat Jersey Blues. He received $1,500, and his book was published by University of Akron Press in February 2014. David Kirby judged. The prize is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize, 120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. 

www.uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

University of Iowa Press
Short Fiction Awards
Kathleen Founds of Watsonville, California, won the 2014 John Simmons Short Fiction Award for When Mystical Creatures Attack! Heather Slomski of Moorhead, Minnesota, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons. Both collections will be published by University of Iowa Press in October. Wells Tower judged. The annual awards are given for first collections of fiction. The next deadline is September 30.
University of Iowa Press, Short Fiction Awards, c/o Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 North Clinton Street, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-2000.
uipress@uiowa.edu

www.uiowapress.org

University of Louisville
Italo Calvino Prize
Geetha Iyer of Ames, Iowa, won the ninth annual Italo Calvino Prize for her story "The Mongerji Letters." She received $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Her story will be published in Salt Hill Journal. Tobias Wolff judged. The annual prize is given for a published or unpublished work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. The next deadline is October 13.
University of Louisville, Italo Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, Louisville, KY 40292. Kiki Petrosino, Contact.
courteney.petrosino@louisville.edu

louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/contests

University of Mississippi
Summer Poet in Residence Award
Mark G. Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, won the eighth annual Summer Poet in Residence Award. He received $3,000, travel expenses, and a monthlong residency at the University of Mississippi. The annual award is given to a poet who has published one or two books and is working on a manuscript. Beth Ann Fennelly and Ann Fisher-Wirth judged. The next deadline is January 15.
John and Renee Grisham Residency
Fiction writer Mary Miller of Jackson, Mississippi, won the 2014–2015 John and Renee Grisham Residency at the University of Mississippi. She received a stipend of $75,000 and an academic year in residence, and will teach one course each semester at the University of Mississippi. The annual residency is given to an emerging writer. There is no application process.
University of Mississippi, English Department, Bondurant Hall C135, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677.
Beth Ann Fennelly, Director.
mfaenglish.olemiss.edu

University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
Becky Adnot-Haynes of Cincinnati won the 13th annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for The Year of Perfect Happiness. She received $1,000, and her collection will be published by University of North Texas Press in November. Matt Bell judged. The award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, English Department, 203 Carlisle Hall, P. O. Box 19035, University of Texas, Arlington, TX 76019. Laura Kopchick, General Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz LIterature Prize
Kent Nelson of Ouray, Colorado, won the 2014 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 annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@pitt.edu

www.upress.pitt.edu

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O 'Shaughnessy Award
Catherine Phil MacCarthy of Dublin won the 18th annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. MacCarthy, whose most recent collection is The Invisible Threshold (Dedalus, 2012), received $5,000. The award is given to honor an Irish poet. There is no application process.
University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, 2115 Summit Avenue, #5008, St. Paul, MN 55105. (651) 962-5662. James Rogers, Director. 

www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies/poetryaward

University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham/Pollak Prizes
Christina Stoddard of Nashville won the 2014 Brittingham Prize in Poetry for her collection Hive. Matthew Siegel of San Francisco won the 2014 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for his collection Blood Work. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in February 2015. Lucia Perillo judged. The annual prizes are given for two poetry collections. The next deadline is September 15.
University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham/Pollak Prizes, English Department, 600 North Park Street, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Ronald Wallace, Poetry Series Editor.
rwallace@wisc.edu

www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html

Wag's Revue
Summer Contest
Jonathan Rovner of Morehead, Kentucky, won the 2013 Summer Contest for his short story "The Ruler of the Four Corners of the Universe." He received $1,000 and publication in Issue 16 of Wag's Revue. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The next deadline is August 31.
Wag's Revue, Summer Contest, 313 Sackett Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Sandra Allen, Managing Editor.
editors@wagsrevue.com

www.wagsrevue.com

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Contest
Ben Hoffman of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2013 Short Fiction Contest for "Reports from a Higher Roof." He received $1,000 and publication of his story on the Zoetrope: All-Story website. His story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. David Means judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1.
Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.
www.all-story.com

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