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Recent Winners

Academy of American Poets
Wallace Stevens Award
Sharon Olds of New York City won the 2016 Wallace Stevens Award. She received $100,000. The Academy's Board of Chancellors judged. The annual award is given to a poet to "recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry." There is no application process.
Academy of American Poets Fellowship
Natasha Trethewey of Decatur, Georgia, won the 2016 Academy Fellowship. She received $25,000. The Academy's Board of Chancellors judged. The annual fellowship is given to an American poet for distinguished poetic achievement. There is no application process.
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Lynn Emanuel of Mount Kisco, New York, won the 2016 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her poetry collection The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). She received $25,000. Amy Gerstler, Reginald Gibbons, and Kimiko Hahn judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. The next deadline is May 16.
Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize
Stephen Sartarelli of Youngstown, Ohio, won the 2016 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize for his translation from the Italian of The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini (University of Chicago Press, 2014). He received $10,000. Adria Bernardi, Antonello Borra, and Alessandro Carrera judged. The biennial award is given for a book of modern Italian poetry translated into English. The next deadline is February 15, 2018.
James Laughlin Award
Mary Hickman of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the 2016 James Laughlin Award for her poetry collection Rayfish (Omnidawn, 2017). She received $5,000, a weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, and distribution of her book to members of the Academy of American Poets. Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, and Carmen Giménez Smith judged. The annual award is given for a second collection by a U.S. poet. The next deadline is May 16.
Harold Morton Landon
Translation Award
Ron Padgett
of New York City won the 2016 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his translation from the French of Zone: Selected Poems by Guillaume Apollinaire (NYRB Poets, 2015). He received $1,000. Peter Cole judged. The annual award is given to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English, published in the United States during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343. Programs Coordinator.
awards@poets.org
www.poets.org/awards

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Award Series
Four writers won the 2016 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series prizes. Lauren Clark of New York City won the $5,500 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Her collection, Music for a Wedding, selected by Vijay Seshadri, will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Mary Kuryla of Los Angeles won the $5,500 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her collection, Freak Weather Stories, selected by Amy Hempel, will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. James Janko of La Salle, Illinois, won the $2,500 Award Series for the Novel. His novel, The Clubhouse Thief, selected by Karen Tei Yamashita, will be published by New Issues Press. Paisley Rekdal of Salt Lake City won the $2,500 AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her book The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam, selected by Michael Steinberg, will be published by University of Georgia Press. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301.
www.awpwriter.org/contests

Atlanta Review
International Poetry Competition
Moira Linehan of Boston won the 2016 International Poetry Competition for her poem "Entering the Cill Rialaig Landscape." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Atlanta Review. Dan Veach judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Atlanta Review, International Poetry Competition, 686 Cherry Street NW, Suite 333, Atlanta, GA 30332. Karen Head, Editor.
www.atlantareview.com

Backwaters Press
Backwaters Prize
Mary Jo Thompson of Minneapolis won the 2016 Backwaters Prize for her poetry collection Stunt Heart. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Backwaters Press in Fall 2017. Henri Cole judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 31, 2017.
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 1124 Pacific Street, #8392, Omaha, NE 68108. (402) 451-4052. James Cihlar, Editor.
www.thebackwaterspress.org

Beyond Baroque
Pacific Coast Poetry Series
Nance Van Winckel of Spokane won the 2016 Pacific Coast Poetry Series Prize for her poetry collection Our Foreigner. She received $2,000 and publication of her book by Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books. The editors judged. The award was previously given for a poetry collection by a poet living in California, Oregon, or Washington; starting this year, the award will be given to a poet residing anywhere within the United States. (See Deadlines.)
Beyond Baroque, Pacific Coast Poetry Series, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. Liz Camfiord, Contact.
liz@beyondbaroque.org
www.beyondbaroque.org/bbbooks_pcps.html

BkMk Press
Ciardi/Chandra Prizes
Henrietta Goodman of Missoula, Montana, won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for her collection All That Held Them. Kate Daniels judged. Doug Ramspeck of Lima, Ohio, won the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction for his collection The Owl That Carries Us Away. Billy Lombardo judged. The winners each received $1,000, and their books will be published by BkMk Press. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes, University of Missouri, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558. Ben Furnish, Managing Editor.
bkmk@umkc.edu
www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/bkmk-writing-contests

Black Lawrence Press
Big Moose Prize
Robley Wilson of Orlando and Cape Canaveral, Florida, won the 2016 Big Moose Prize for his novel After Paradise. He received $1,000, and his novel will be published by Black Lawrence Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Black Lawrence Press, Big Moose Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. (412) 488-8833. Diane Goettel, Executive Editor. diane@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-big-moose-prize

BOA Editions
Short Fiction Prize
Ryan Habermeyer of Columbia, Missouri, won the sixth annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for his collection The Science of Lost Futures. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in Spring 2018. Peter Conners judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is May 31.
BOA Editions, Short Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14603. Jenna Fisher, Contact.
fisher@boaeditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Paul Beatty of New York City won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015). He received £50,000 (approximately $61,000). The finalists, each of whom received £2,500 (approximately $3,050), were Deborah Levy of London for Hot Milk (Bloomsbury, 2016); Graeme Macrae Burnet of Glasgow, Scotland, for His Bloody Project (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016); Ottessa Moshfegh of Los Angeles for Eileen (Penguin Press, 2015); David Szalay of Budapest for All That Man Is (Graywolf Press, 2016); and Madeleine Thien of Montreal for Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Norton, 2016). Jon Day, Amanda Foreman, Abdulrazak Gurnah, David Harsent, and Olivia Williams judged. Sponsored by the Man Group, a global investment management company, the annual award is given for a novel published in the previous year that is written in English and published in the United Kingdom. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booker Prize Foundation, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 28 St. James's Walk, London EC1R 0AP, England.
www.themanbookerprize.com

Boulevard
Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Joshua Idaszak of Potomac, Maryland, won the 2015 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers for "The Last Laz of Krypton." He received $1,500, and his story was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Boulevard. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has not published a book with a nationally distributed press. The next deadline is December 31.
Boulevard, Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers, P.O. Box 325, 6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Jessica Rogen, Editor.
www.boulevardmagazine.org

Caine Prize for African Writing
Lidudumalingani of Cape Town won the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story “Memories We Lost.” He received £10,000 (approximately $12,200) and an invitation to spend a month in residence at Georgetown University as the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice’s Writer-in-Residence. He was also invited to literary festivals in Cape Town; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abeokuta, Nigeria. The finalists were Abdul Adan of Nairobi, Kenya, Illinois, for “The Lifebloom Gift”; Lesley Nneka Arimah of Minneapolis for “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky”; Tope Folarin of Washington, D.C. for “Genesis”; and Bongani Kona of Cape Town for “At Your Requiem.” They each received £500 (approximately $610). Adjoa Andoh, Muthoni Garland, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Robert J. Patterson, and Mary Watson judged. The annual award is given for a published short story by an African writer. (See Deadlines.)
Caine Prize for African Writing, c/o Lizzy Attree, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, England.
info@caineprize.com
www.caineprize.com

Chicago Tribune
Nelson Algren Awards
Lee Conell of Nashville won the 2016 Nelson Algren Award for her short story "The Lock Factory." She received $3,500, and her story was published in the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal. The finalists, who each received $1,000, were Rashda Khan of San Angelo, Texas, for "Desire"; Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah of Spring Valley, New York, for "The Finkelstein 5"; Micah Dean Hicks of Russellville, Arkansas, for "Saint Josiah the Loveless"; and Maxim Loskutoff of Lincoln City, Oregon, for "Shooting Holes in the Sky." The runners-up, who each received $500, were Adam Reger of Pittsburgh for "Klamath Falls"; Adam Stumacher of Boston for "Exiles"; Sarah Wang of New York City for "Any Shapeless Container"; Jenni Wiltz of Pilot Hill, California, for "Finger Pointing at the Moon"; and Laura Maylene Walter of Cleveland for "The Cannibal Queen of Karr County." The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Chicago Tribune, Nelson Algren Awards, 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
www.chicagotribune.com

Cider Press Review
Editors' Prize Book Award
V. P. Loggins of Annapolis, Maryland, won the 2016 Editors' Prize Book Award for his poetry collection The Green Cup. He received $1,000, publication of his book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. The next deadline is June 30.
Cider Press Review, Editors' Prize Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. (717) 417-8596. Caron Andregg, Editor in Chief.
editor@ciderpressreview.com
www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
National Poetry Competition
Angela Patten of Burlington, Vermont, won the Cultural Center of Cape Cod's National Poetry Competition for her poem "Tracks." She received $1,000, and her poem was published on the Cultural Center of Cape Cod's website. The annual award is given for a poem that has not won a national competition. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, National Poetry Competition, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Lauren Wolk, Associate Director.
www.cultural-center.org

Dayton Literary Peace Foundation
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Fiction and nonfiction writer Marilynne Robinson of Iowa City won the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. The annual award honors an author whose complete body of work reflects the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's mission to "foster peace, social justice, and global understanding." There is no application process.
Dayton Literary Peace Foundation, P.O. Box 461, Wright Brothers Branch, Dayton, OH 45409. (937) 298-5072. Sharon Rab, Founder and Cochair.
sharon.rab@daytonliterarypeaceprize.org
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Fourth Genre
Steinberg Essay Prize
Molly Gallentine of Jersey City won the 2016 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize for "Powder House." She received $1,000, and her essay will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Fourth Genre. Ned Stuckey-French judged. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Fourth Genre, Steinberg Essay Prize, Michigan State University, Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane, Room 235, East Lansing, MI 48824. genre4@msu.edu
fourthgenre.msu.edu

French-American Foundation
Translation Prizes
Christine Donougher of London won the 29th annual Translation Prize in fiction for her translation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (Penguin Classics). Malcolm DeBevoise of New Orleans and Steven Rendall of Les Barthes, France, both won in nonfiction. DeBevoise won for his translation of Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Cédric Villani; Rendall won for his translation of Bonaparte: 1769–1802 (Harvard University Press) by Patrice Gueniffey. Donougher received $10,000; DeBevoise and Rendall each received $5,000. The annual awards are given for books of fiction and nonfiction translated from French into English and published during the previous year. The next deadline is January 15.
French-American Foundation, Translation Prizes, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 1420, New York, NY 10036. (212) 829-8800. info@frenchamerican.org
www.frenchamerican.org/translationprize

Gival Press
Novel Award
Tyler McMahon of Honolulu won the 2016 Gival Press Novel Award for Dream of Another America. He received $3,000, and his novel will be published by Gival Press in Fall 2017. John Domini judged. The biennial award is given for a novel. The next deadline is May 30, 2018.
Gival Press, Novel Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Erin Rose Belair of Costa Mesa, California, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "Rare Items of the Universe." She received $2,500, and her story will be published in Issue 100 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times a year 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, Short Story Award for New Writers, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Hunger Mountain
Literary Prizes
Sawnie Morris of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, won the 2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize for her poem "Little World / After a Series of Rejections." Jude Whelchel of Asheville, North Carolina, won the 2016 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize for her story "A Good Medicine." Katherine Schaefer of Minneapolis won the 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Edna, With Her Mouth." They each received $1,000, and their winning pieces will be published in Hunger Mountain. Lee Upton judged in poetry, Janet Burroway judged in fiction, and Robert Michael Pyle judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Hunger Mountain, Literary Prizes, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.
hungermtn@vcfa.edu
www.hungermtn.org

Image
Milton Postgraduate Fellowship
Isaac Anderson of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 2016–2017 Milton Postgraduate Fellowship. He received a nine-month fellowship, valued at $25,000, to live and work on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. The annual fellowship is given to a Christian writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to complete a first book. (See Deadlines.)
Image, Milton Postgraduate Fellowship, 3307 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119. (206) 281-2988.
programs@imagejournal.org
www.imagejournal.org/fellowship-opportunities

James Jones Literary Society
First Novel Fellowship
Alison Murphy of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 25th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship for her novel manuscript "Balagan." She received $10,000 and publication of an excerpt of her novel in Provincetown Arts. The two runners-up were Joel Freiburger of Chicago for his manuscript "The Mapmaker's Daughter" and Gemma Cooper-Novack of Syracuse, New York, for her manuscript "Watch You Disappear." They each received $1,000. Taylor Polites, Barbara Taylor, and Louise Wareham Leonard judged. The annual award is given for a novel-in-progress that "honors the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones." (See Deadlines.)
James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Wilkes University, Creative Writing Program, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.
jamesjonesfirstnovel@wilkes.edu
www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp

Little Tokyo Historical Society
Short Story Contest
Joe Wocoski of Gaithersburg, Maryland, won the 2016 Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest for "Last Master of Go." He received $500 and publication in Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei website. The late Don Nakanishi, Marilyn Tokuda, and Tamlyn Tomila judged. The annual award is given for a short story that takes place in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles. (See Deadlines.)
Little Tokyo Historical Society, Short Story Contest, 319 East Second Street #203, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
www.littletokyohs.org

Los Angeles Review
Literary Awards
rebecca brown of Chicago won the Los Angeles Review Literary Award in poetry for her poem "On Being Asked What Question I Don't Want to Answer." Aram Kim of Santa Clara, California, won the award in short fiction for "Heun-jeok." Barbara Fried of Stanford, California, won the award in flash fiction for "After Henry." Kimberly Meyer of Houston won the award in nonfiction for "Rupture." They each received $1,000 and publication in Los Angeles Review. Brynn Saito judged in poetry, Tom Janikowski judged in short fiction, Ron Koertge judged in flash fiction, and Seema Reza judged in nonfiction. The biannual awards are given for a poem, a story, a short short story, and an essay. The next deadline is June 30.
Los Angeles Review, Literary Awards, 1335 North Lake Avenue #200, Pasadena, CA 91104. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Assistant Managing Editor.
assteditor@losangelesreview.org
losangelesreview.org

MacArthur Foundation
MacArthur Fellowships
Poet and nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson of Valencia, California; poet Claudia Rankine of New Haven, Connecticut; and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang of San Jose, California, won 2016 MacArthur Fellowships. Nelson, whose most recent book is the memoir The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015); Rankine, whose latest book is the poetry collection Citizen (Graywolf Press, 2014); and Yang, whose most recent book is the graphic novel Boxers and Saints (First Second Books, 2013), will each receive $625,000 over five years. The annual fellowships are given in a variety of fields to "enable recipients to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society." There is no application process.
MacArthur Foundation, Office of Grants Management, 140 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 726-8000.
4answers@macfound.org
www.macfound.org

Mississippi Arts Commission
Literary Artist Fellowships

Poets Kendall Dunkelberg of Columbus and Tiffany Austin of Itta Bena, and fiction writers Rebecca Morgan Frank of Hattiesburg and Michael F. Smith of Columbus each received a $4,500 Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. The fellowships are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets and fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. (See Deadlines.)
Mississippi Arts Commission, Literary Artist Fellowships, 501 North West Street, Woolfolk Building, Suite 1101A, Jackson, MS 39201. (601) 359-6035. Connie Souto Learman, Contact.
csoutolearman@arts.ms.gov
www.arts.state.ms.us/grants/artist-fellowship.php

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Fiction writers Gemma Cooper-Novack of Syracuse, New York, Kate Hope Day of Corvallis, Oregon, Dominica Phetteplace of Berkeley, California, Rachel Pollock of Durham, North Carolina, Christa Romanosky of Pittsburgh, and Karen Smyte of Ann Arbor, Michigan, each won $1,500 Individual Artist Grants for Women. Fiction writers Glendaliz Camacho of New York City, Yalitza Ferreras of San Francisco, Anya Groner of New Orleans, and Alexa Smith of Antioch, California; and mixed-genre writers Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins of Santa Rosa, California, and Tegan Swanson of Madison, Wisconsin, received $500 grants. The annual grants are given to feminist poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The next round of grants will be awarded to poets and nonfiction writers. (See Deadlines.)
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 717, Bearsville, NY 12409. demingfund@gmail.com
demingfund.org

Narrative
Narrative Prize
Sara Houghteling of Palo Alto, California, won the 2016 Narrative Prize for her story "The Thomas Cantor." She received $4,000. The annual award is given for a poem, a short story, a novel excerpt, or a work of creative nonfiction published in Narrative during the previous year. The next deadline is June 15.
Poetry Contest
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram of Lowell, Massachusetts, won the eighth annual Poetry Contest for "Facts About Deer and Other Poems." She received $1,500, and her poems were published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. The next deadline is July 20.
Narrative, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

National Book Foundation
National Book Awards
5 under 35
Five fiction writers were selected as the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees. They are Brit Bennett of San Diego for her novel, The Mothers (Riverhead, 2016), selected by Jacqueline Woodson; Yaa Gyasi of Berkeley, California, for her novel, Homegoing (Knopf, 2016), selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Greg Jackson of Boston and Brunswick, Maine, for his story collection, Prodigals (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), selected by Lauren Groff; S. Li of Boston for his novel, Transoceanic Lights (Harvard Square Editions, 2016), selected by Karen Bender; and Thomas Pierce of Charlottesville, Virginia, for his story collection, Hall of Small Mammals (Riverhead, 2015), selected by Amity Gaige. They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given to writers under the age of 35 who have published a book of fiction in the previous five years. There is no application process.
National Book Foundation, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261.
www.nationalbook.org

National Poetry Series
Open Competition
Five poets won the 2016 National Poetry Series Open Competition. They are William Brewer of Oakland for I Know Your Kind, selected by Ada Limón and to be published by Milkweed Editions; Chelsea Dingman of Tampa for Thaw, selected by Allison Joseph and to be published by University of Georgia Press; Sasha Pimentel of El Paso, Texas, for For Want of Water, selected by Gregory Pardlo and to be published by Beacon Press; Sam Sax of Austin, Texas, for Madness, selected by Terrance Hayes and to be published by Penguin Books; and Jeffrey Schultz of Los Angeles for Civil Twilight, selected by David St. John and to be published by Ecco. They each received $10,000. The National Poetry Series annually publishes poetry manuscripts by U.S. poets through participating trade, university, and small press publishers. (See Deadlines.)
National Poetry Series, Open Competition, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540.
www.nationalpoetryseries.org

New American Press
Poetry Prize
Brittney Scott of Richmond, Virginia, won the 2016 New American Poetry Prize for her collection The Derelict Daughter. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by New American Press. Maggie Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is January 1.
Fiction Prize
Wayne Harrison of Springfield, Oregon, won the 2016 New American Fiction Prize for his collection Wrench. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by New American Press in Summer 2017. Larry Watson judged. The annual award is given for a story collection, novella, or novel. The next deadline is June 15.
New American Press, 2606 East Locust Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211. David Bowen, Senior Editor.
newamericanpress@gmail.com
www.newamericanpress.com/contests

New Letters
Literary Awards
Deborah Bogen of Pittsburgh won the 2016 New Letters Prize in Poetry for "My Stint as a Librarian" and other poems. Jendi Reiter of Northampton, Massachusetts, won the Prize in Fiction for her story "Taking Down the Pear Tree." Mark Osteen of Baltimore won the Prize in Nonfiction for his essay "A Man Down There." They each received $1,500 and publication in the Winter 2017 issue of New Letters. Jericho Brown judged in poetry, Hilma Wolitzer judged in fiction, and Mia Leonin judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a story, and an essay. The next deadline is May 18.
New Letters, Literary Awards, University of Missouri, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-1169. Ashley Wann, Contest Manager.
newletters@umkc.edu
www.newletters.org/writers-wanted

Nobel Foundation
Nobel Prize in Literature
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan of Malibu, California, won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan, whose most recent book is The Lyrics: 1961–2012 (Simon & Schuster, 2016), received eight million Swedish kronor (approximately $900,000). A committee of the Swedish Academy judged. The annual award is given to a writer who, according to the terms of Alfred Nobel’s will, “shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.” There is no application process.
Nobel Foundation, P.O. Box 5232, SE-102 45 Stockholm, Sweden.
nobelprize.org

Noemi Press
Book Awards
Natalie Eilbert of New York City won the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry for her collection Indictus. Sara Veglahn of Denver won the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction for her novel The Ladies. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Noemi Press. The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Noemi Press, Book Awards, P.O. Box 3489, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Carmen Giménez Smith, Publisher.
noemipressbooks@gmail.com
www.noemipress.org/contest

Ohioana Library Association
Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant
Eliese Colette Goldbach of Cleveland won the 2016 Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. She received $1,000, and an excerpt from her essay "In the Memory of the Living" was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Ohioana Quarterly. The annual award is given to a fiction or creative nonfiction writer age 30 or under who has not published a book and is an Ohio native or resident of at least five years. (See Deadlines.)
Ohioana Library Association, Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, 274 East First Avenue, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 466-3831. David Weaver, Executive Director.
ohioana@ohioana.org
www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-awards

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Pew Fellowships
Poet Ryan Eckes of Philadelphia won a 2016 Pew Fellowship. He received $75,000, a workshop at Creative Capital, financial counseling, and opportunities to work with other Pew Fellows and staff. The annual awards are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers living in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Writers must be nominated in order to apply.
Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 1608 Walnut Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (267) 350-4900.
info@pcah.us
pcah.us

Ploughshares
Emerging Writer's Contest
Leila Chatti of Provincetown, Massachusetts, won the 2016 Emerging Writer’s Contest in poetry for “Confession.” Lydia Martín of Miami won the 2016 Emerging Writer’s Contest in fiction for her story “The Adjustment Act.” Mimi Dixon of Springfield, Ohio, won the 2016 Emerging Writer’s Contest in nonfiction for her essay “Breath.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Winter 2016–2017 issue of Ploughshares. Marianne Boruch judged in poetry, Anthony Marra judged in fiction, and Dinty W. Moore judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is May 15.
Ploughshares, Emerging Writer's Contest, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Managing Editor. pshares@pshares.org
www.pshares.org

Poetry Society of America
Chapbook Fellowships
Ryan Black and Brandon Kreitler, both of New York City, won the 2016 Chapbook Fellowships. Black won for his poetry collection Death of a Nativist, chosen by Linda Gregerson; Kreitler won for his poetry collection Late Frontier, chosen by Major Jackson. William Brewer of Oakland and Analicia Sotelo of Houston, Texas, won the 2016 Chapbook Fellowships 30 and Under. Brewer won for his poetry collection Oxyana, chosen by Marilyn Nelson; Sotelo won for her poetry collection Nonstop Godhead, chosen by Rigoberto González. The winners each received $1,000, and their winning collections will be published by the Poetry Society of America in 2017. The Chapbook Fellowships are given annually to two poets for chapbook-length poetry collections; the Chapbook Fellowships 30 and Under are given annually to two poets ages 30 and under for chapbook-length poetry collections. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Poetry Society of America, Chapbook Fellowships, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 254-9628.
www.poetrysociety.org

Princess of Asturias Foundation
Award for Literature
Fiction writer Richard Ford of East Boothbay, Maine, won the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. Ford, whose most recent book is the novella collection Let Me Be Frank With You (Ecco, 2014), received €50,000 (approximately $54,500). A jury appointed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation judged. The annual award is given to a writer “whose literary work represents an outstanding contribution to universal literature.” There is no application process.
Princess of Asturias Foundation, c/o General Yagüe, 2, 33004 Oviedo, Principality of Asturias, Spain.
www.fpa.es/en/princess-of-asturias-awards

Rattle
Poetry Prize
Julie Price Pinkerton of Champaign, Illinois, won the 2016 Rattle Poetry Prize for her poem "Veins." She received $10,000 and publication of her poem in Issue 54 of Rattle. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is July 15.
Rattle, Poetry Prize, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604.
(818) 505-6777. Timothy Green, Editor.
tim@rattle.com
www.rattle.com

Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize
Jeffrey Bean of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, won the 2016 Poetry Prize for his collection Woman Putting on Pearls. He received $1,000, and his collection will be published by Red Mountain Press in Fall 2017. Sarah Sousa 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. Susan Gardner, Publisher.
redmtnpress@gmail.com
www.redmountainpress.us

River Styx
International Poetry Contest
John Richard Reed of Memphis won the 2016 River Styx International Poetry Contest for his poem "The Cartographer's Proposal." He received $1,500, and his poem was published in River Styx. Heather McHugh judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
River Styx, International Poetry Contest, 3139A South Grand Boulevard, Suite 203, St. Louis, MO 63118. Theresa Brickman, Managing Editor.
bigriver@riverstyx.org
www.riverstyx.org/contests

Ruminate
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
Melissa Reeser Poulin of Portland, Oregon, won the 2016 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize for her poem "Yellow." She received $1,500 and publication of her poem in Issue 40 of Ruminate. Alice Fulton judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 15.
Vandermey Nonfiction Prize
Anthony R. Lusvardi of New Brighton, Minnesota, won the 2016 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize for his essay "Jeremiah on the Plains." He received $1,500 and publication of his essay in Issue 40 of Ruminate. Marilyn McEntyre judged. The annual award is given for a work of creative nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ruminate, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.org

Salamander
Fiction Prize
J. L. Montavon of San Francisco won the 2016 Salamander Fiction Prize for his short story "Recursions." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Salamander. Joan Wickersham judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is June 1.
Salamander, Fiction Prize, Suffolk University, English Department, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.
Katie Sticca, Managing Editor.
www.salamandermag.org/contests

Southern Humanities Review
Auburn Witness Poetry Prize
Emari DiGiorgio of Ventnor City, New Jersey, won the 2016 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize for her poem "Punch Line." She received $1,000, publication in Southern Humanities Review, and travel expenses to read with contest judge Natasha Trethewey at Auburn University in October. The annual award is given for a poem of witness in honor of the late poet Jake Adam York. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Southern Humanities Review, Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, Auburn University, 9088 Haley Center, Auburn, AL 36849. (334) 844-9088. shr@auburn.edu
www.southernhumanitiesreview.com

Southern Illinois University
Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards
Emily O'Neill of Medford, Massachusetts, won the 2016 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award in poetry for her collection Pelican (YesYes Books). Jacob M. Appel of New York City won the award in fiction for his short story collection The Magic Laundry (Snake Nation Press). Michelle Herman of Columbus, Ohio, won the award in nonfiction for her essay collection Like a Song (Outpost19). They each received $1,000 and an invitation to read at the 2016 Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection, a novel or a collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Illinois University, Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Award Coordinator.
www.grassroots.siuc.edu/dkawards.html

Southern Indiana Review
Michael Waters Poetry Prize
Ruth Awad of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Set to Music a Wildfire. She received $3,000, and her collection will be published in Fall 2017 by Southern Indiana Review Press. Michael Waters judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Michael Waters Poetry Prize, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.usi.edu/sir/awards_contests

Stadler Center for Poetry
Philip Roth Residencies
Poets Jessica Franck of Bloomington, Indiana, and Raena Shirali of Charleston, North Carolina, won the 2016–2017 Philip Roth Residencies in Creative Writing. They each received $5,000 and a four-month residency at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. The annual residencies are given to poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers. (See deadlines.)
Stadler Center for Poetry, Philip Roth Residencies, Bucknell University, Bucknell Hall, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager.
ciotola@bucknell.edu
www.bucknell.edu/centers-institutes-and-resources/stadler-center-for-poetry/programs-and-residencies/philip-roth-residences-in-creative-writing.html

Tampa Review
Poetry Prize
Nancy Chen Long of Morgantown, Indiana, won the 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Light Into Bodies. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by University of Tampa Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Tampa Review, Poetry Prize, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. (813) 253-6266.
www.ut.edu/tampareview

University of Rochester
Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
Mia Alvar of New York City won the 40th annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for her story collection, In the Country (Knopf, 2015). She received $7,500. The annual award is given for a book of fiction published during the previous year by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. (See Deadlines.)
University of Rochester, Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, 538 Lattimore Hall, RC Box 270434, Rochester, NY 14627.
www.rochester.edu/college/sw/kafka_prize

University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships
Six writers received Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction. Derrick Austin of Ann Arbor, Michigan, received the Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship; Jamel Brinkley of Iowa City received the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship; Natalie Eilbert of New York City received the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship; Sarah Fuchs of Lomé, Togo, received the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship; Marcela Fuentes of Decatur, Georgia, received the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship; and Barrett Swanson of Norton Shores, Michigan, received the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship in Fiction. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits, and will teach one creative writing workshop at the University of Wisconsin each semester and give one public reading. The nine-month fellowships provide time, space, and an intellectual community for poets and fiction writers working on a first or second book. Applicants must hold an MFA or PhD in creative writing and must have published no more than one book. (See Deadlines.)
University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships, English Department, 6195C Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Sean Bishop, Contact.
institutemail@english.wisc.edu
www.creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowships.html

Virginia Commonwealth University
Levis Reading Prize
Rickey Laurentiis of New York City won the 19th annual Levis Reading Prize for his poetry collection, Boy With Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). He received $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Students and faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University judged. The annual award is given to honor a first or second book of poetry published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Levis Reading Prize, English Department, 900 Park Avenue, Hibbs Hall, Room 306, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Rachael Taylor Hägglund, Contact.
lorrg4@mymail.vcu.edu
english.vcu.edu/mfa/levis

White Pine Press
Poetry Prize
Janlori Goldman of Accord, New York, won the 2016 White Pine Press Poetry Prize for her collection, Bread From a Stranger's Oven. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by White Pine Press in Fall 2017. Laure-Anne Bosselaar judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201.
www.whitepine.org

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest
David Edgerton of Bloomington, Indiana, and Lisa Suhair Majaj of Nicosia, Cyprus, won the 24th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest. Edgerton won in fiction for his story "The Death of Betty Boop"; Majaj won in nonfiction for her essay "Journeys to Jerusalem." They each received $1,500 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Arthur Powers judged. The annual awards are given for a short story and an essay. The next deadline is April 30.
Winning Writers, Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, Contest Administrator.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

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