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Recent Winners

Accenti
Writing Contest
Terri Favro of Toronto, Ontario, won the 2014 Writing Contest for her short story “Queen of the Majorettes.” She received $1,000 Canadian (approximately $832) and her story was published in Accenti. Delia De Santis and Nuala Ní Chonchúir judged. The annual award is given for a short story or essay. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Accenti, Writing Contest, P.O. Box 91510, RPO Robert, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1R 3X2. (514) 329-3254.
accenti@accenti.ca
www.accenti.ca/writing-contest

A Room of Her Own Foundation
Book Prizes
Julie Marie Wade of Dania Beach, Florida, won the 2014 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize for her poetry collection SIX. Anna Maria Hong of Philadelphia won the Clarissa Dalloway "Everything but Poetry" Prize for her novella H & G. They each received $1,000, publication of their books by Red Hen Press, and promotional and travel expenses valued at an additional $1,000. C. D. Wright judged in poetry; Kate Gale judged in prose. The annual prizes are given for a poetry collection and a book of prose by women writers. (See Deadlines.)
A Room of Her Own Foundation, Book Prizes, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director. tracey@aroho.org
www.aroho.org

Arts & Letters
Arts & Letters Prizes

Emma Hine
of New York City won the Arts & Letters Prize for poetry for her poems "Distortion for Afterwards" and "Slot Canyon." Holloway McCandless of Brookline, Massachusetts, won in fiction for her short story "Motu Tapu." Leonora Smith of East Lansing, Michigan, won in creative nonfiction for her essay "Blood Sick." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Fall 2014 issue of Arts & Letters. Each winner also received an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at Georgia College & State University. Beth Gylys judged in poetry, Jayne Anne Phillips judged in fiction, and Bret Lott judged in creative nonfiction. The annual prizes are given for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Arts & Letters, Arts & Letters Prizes, Campus Box 89, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 31061. (478) 445-1289. Laura Newbern, Editor.
artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Ashland Creek Press
Siskiyou Prize
Mary Heather Noble of Bend, Oregon, won the 2014 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature for her memoir Plumes: On Contamination of Home and Habitat. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Ashland Creek Press, and a residency at the PLAYA writers and artists retreat in Lake County, Oregon. Karen Joy Fowler judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or nonfiction that focuses on the environment, animal protection, ecology, or wildlife. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ashland Creek Press, Siskiyou Prize, 2305 Ashland Street, Suite C417, Ashland, OR 97520.
siskiyouprize.com

Ashland Poetry Press
Richard Snyder Publication Prize
Anna George Meek of Minneapolis won the 2014 Richard Snyder Publication Prize for her poetry collection The Genome Rhapsodies. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ashland Poetry Press in Fall 2015. Angie Estes judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ashland Poetry Press, Richard Snyder Publication Prize, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Wendy Hall, Managing Editor.
www.ashlandpoetrypress.com/guidelines/snyder-prize

Autumn House Press
Literary Prizes
Ellery Akers of Point Reyes Station, California, won the 12th annual Autumn House Press Poetry Prize for her collection Practicing the Truth. Mark Brazaitis of Morgantown, West Virginia, won the seventh annual fiction prize for his short story collection Truth Poker. Jill Kandel of Moorhead, Minnesota, won the third annual nonfiction prize for her memoir So Many Africas: Six Years in a Zambian Village. They each received $1,000, and their books were published by Autumn House Press. Each winner also received a $1,500 travel grant for promotion of his or her published book. Alicia Ostriker judged in poetry, Sharon Dilworth judged in fiction, and Dinty W. Moore judged in creative nonfiction. The annual prizes are given for a poetry collection, a short story collection or novel, and a book of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is June 30.
Autumn House Press, Literary Prizes, P.O. Box 60100, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. Michael Simms, Editor in Chief.
www.autumnhouse.org

Bard College
Fiction Prize
Laura van den Berg of Boston won the 2015 Bard Fiction Prize for her short story collection The Isle of Youth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). She received $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College. The annual award is given to an emerging U.S. writer under the age of 40. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bard College, Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504. (845) 758-7087.
bfp@bard.edu
www.bard.edu/bfp

Before Columbus Foundation
American Book Awards
Six poets, three fiction writers, and six nonfiction writers won 2014 American Book Awards. The winners in poetry are Juan Delgado of San Bernardino, California, in collaboration with photographer Thomas McGovern, for Vital Signs (Heyday Books), Joan Naviyuk Kane of Anchorage, Alaska, for Hyperboreal (University of Pittsburgh Press), Tanya Olson of Silver Spring, Maryland, for Boyishly (YesYes Books), Sterling D. Plumpp of Chicago for Home/Bass (Third World Press), Jerome Rothenberg of Encinitas, California, with editor Heriborto Yépez, for Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader (Commonwealth Books), and Koon Woon of Seattle for Water Chasing Water (Kaya Press). The winners in fiction are Alex Espinoza of Fresno, California, for The Five Acts of Diego Léon (Random House), Jamaica Kincaid of Bennington, Vermont, for See Now Then (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Margaret Wrinkle of Galisteo, New Mexico, for Wash (Atlantic Monthly Press). The winners in nonfiction are Andrew Bacevich of Boston for Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (Metropolitan Books), Joshua Bloom of Los Angeles and Waldo E. Martin of Berkeley, California, for Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (University of California Press), Jonathan Scott Holloway of New Haven, Connecticut, for Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (University of North Carolina Press), Emily Raboteau of New York City for Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora (Atlantic Monthly Press), and Nick Turse of New York City for Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (Metropolitan Books). The annual awards are given for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature. The next deadline is December 31.
Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House, 655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 268-9775. beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com
www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com

Beloit Poetry Journal
Chad Walsh Poetry Award
Fiona Chamness of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 22nd annual Chad Walsh Poetry Prize for her group of poems, "Choreography for Ensemble." She received $4,000, and her poems were published in the Fall 2014 issue of Beloit Poetry Journal. The editors judged. The annual award is given for 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. Rachel Contreni Flynn, Contact.
www.bpj.org

Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge
Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award
Ronald D. Parks of Manhattan, Kansas, won the 2014 Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award for his nonfiction book The Darkest Period: The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 1846–1873. He received $1,000. The annual prize is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction published in the previous year that “illuminates the heritage of America’s mid-continental prairies.”
Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge, Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award, 11003 Lower McDowell Road, Junction City, KS 66441. (785) 539-5592. Margy Stewart, Contact.
zzstew@flinthills.com
prairieheritage.org

Bitter Oleander Press
Library of Poetry Book Award
Katherine Sánchez Espano of Saint Johns, Florida, won the 2014 Library of Poetry Book Award for The Sky’s Dustbin. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Bitter Oleander Press in Spring 2015. Paul B. Roth judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is June 15.
Bitter Oleander Press, Library of Poetry Book Award, 4983 Tall Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Paul B. Roth, Editor.
info@bitteroleander.com
www.bitteroleander.com

Black Lawrence Press
Hudson Prize
Matthew Cheney of Durham, New Hampshire, won the 2014 Hudson Prize for his short story collection Blood. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Black Lawrence Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a collection of poetry or short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Black Lawrence Press, Hudson Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
editors@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com

Black Warrior Review
Writing Contests
Curtis Rogers of Washington, D.C.; Michael Mau of Lexington, Kentucky; and Landon Houle of Darlington, South Carolina, won the tenth annual Black Warrior Review Writing Contests. Rogers won in poetry for his poem "Of Plenty"; Richard Siken judged. Mau won in fiction for his short story "Little Bird"; Lily Hoang judged. Houle won in nonfiction for her essay "Bigfoot, Bum Foot, Barbie: Strange but True at the Yahoo Freak Show"; Kiese Laymon judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Issue 41.2 of Black Warrior Review. The annual prizes are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is September 1.
Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, Office of Student Media, University of Alabama, Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Zachary Doss, Editor.
www.bwr.ua.edu

Carve Magazine
Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
Baird Harper of Oak Park, Illinois, won the 2014 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for "Safe, Somewhere." He received $1,500, and his story was published in the Fall 2014 issue of Carve Magazine. Aimee Bender judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Carve Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 701510, Dallas, TX 75370. Matthew Limpede, Editor.
editor@carvezine.com
www.carvezine.com/contest.htm

Center for Fiction
Flaherty–Dunnan First Novel Prize
Tiphanie Yanique of New York City won the 2014 Flaherty–Dunnan First Novel Prize for Land of Love and Drowning (Riverhead Books, 2014). She received $10,000. David Gilbert, Tayari Jones, and Margaret Wrinkle judged. The annual prize is given for a debut novel published in the United States during the prize year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Center for Fiction, Flaherty–Dunnan First Novel Prize, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017. (212) 755-6710.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org/awards

Cleveland State University
Poetry Center Prizes
Siwar Masannat of Milwaukee won the 2014 First Book Prize for her poetry collection, 50 Water Dreams. Ilya Kaminsky judged. Lee Upton of Easton, Pennsylvania, won the Open Book Competition for her poetry collection Bottle the Bottles the Bottles the Bottles. Erin Belieu judged. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by the CSU Poetry Center. The annual awards are given for poetry collections by an unpublished and a published writer. (See Deadlines.)
Cleveland State University, Poetry Center Prizes, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Caryl Pagel, Poetry Center Director. csupc.mgr@gmail.com
www.csupoetrycenter.com

Crab Orchard Review
Literary Prizes
Bruce Bond of Denton, Texas, won the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize for his poem "Gold Bee." Kathy Conde of Superior, Colorado, won the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize for her story "The Generous Universe." Terrance Manning Jr. of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, won the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for his essay "We'd Step Away From the Night." They each received $2,000, and their winning works were published in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue of Crab Orchard Review. Allison Joseph judged. The annual prizes are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu/dyer.html

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation
Literary Awards
Bob Shacochis of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for his novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul (Grove Atlantic, 2013). Karima Bennoune of Berkeley, California, won in nonfiction for her book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here (Norton, 2013). They each received $10,000. Margaret Wrinkle of Galisteo, New Mexico, won the runner-up prize in fiction for her novel, Wash (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013), and Jo Roberts of Toronto, Ontario, won the runner-up prize in nonfiction for her book Contested Land, Contested Memory (Dundurn Press, 2013). They each received $1,000. Michelle Latiolais, Lee Martin, and Maureen McCoy judged in fiction; Faith Adiele and Rubén Martínez judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given to honor books published in the previous year that “foster peace, social justice, and global understanding.” (See Deadlines.)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, Literary Awards, 25 Harman Terrace, Dayton, OH 45419. (937) 298-5072. Sharon Rab, Contact.
sharonrab@woh.rr.com
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Dungannon Foundation
Rea Award for the Short Story
Elizabeth Spencer of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, won the 2013 Rea Award for the Short Story. Spencer, whose most recent story collection is Starting Over (Liveright, 2014), received $30,000. Richard Ford, Tom Franklin, and Lee Smith judged. The annual award is given to a U.S. or Canadian writer who has made “a significant contribution to the discipline of the short story form.” There is no application process.
Dungannon Foundation, 53 West Church Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794.
www.reaaward.org

Elixir Press
Antivenom Poetry Award
Lisa Bickmore of West Jordan, Utah, won the 2014 Antivenom Poetry Award for her collection flicker. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Elixir Press. George Kalamaras judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Antivenom Poetry Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Florida Review
Editors' Awards
Mary Obropta of Philadelphia won the 2014 Editors' Award in poetry for a group of poems. Scott Winokur of Berkeley, California, won the fiction award for his short story "Bristol, Boy." Allie Rowbottom of Houston, Texas, won the creative nonfiction award for her essay "Ghosts and Houses." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Florida Review. The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Florida Review
, Editors' Awards, English Department, P.O. Box 161346, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816. Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Editor.
flreview@mail.ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Four Way Books
Intro Prize in Poetry
Rajiv Mohabir of Honolulu won the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry for his collection, The Taxidermist's Cut. He received $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books, and he will be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. Brenda Shaughnessy judged. The biennial prize is given to a U.S. poet for a debut poetry collection. The next deadline is March 31, 2016.
Four Way Books, Intro Prize in Poetry, P.O. Box 535, Village Station, New York, NY 10014. (212) 334-5430.
editors@fourwaybooks.com
www.fourwaybooks.com

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
E. E. King of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, won the 2014 Flash Fiction Contest for "The Night My Father Danced Like Fred Astaire." She received $1,000, and her story was published in the November 2014 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

Georgia Review
Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
Erin Adair-Hodges of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the second annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize for her poem "Of Yalta." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Georgia Review. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Georgia Review, Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, 706A Main Library, 320 South Jackson Street, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Jenny Gropp, Managing Editor.
garev.uga.edu

Glimmer Train Press
Family Matters
Douglas W. Milliken of Portland, Maine, won the Family Matters contest for "Blue of the World." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Issue 94 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a story about families of all configurations. (See Deadlines.)
Very Short Fiction Award
Claire Luchette of New York City won the Very Short Fiction Award for "Full." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 95 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given quarterly for a short story of up to 3,000 words. (See Deadlines.)
Glimmer Train Press, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Grayson Books
Poetry Prize
Robert Aquinas McNally of Concord, California, won the second Grayson Books Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Simply to Know Its Name. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Grayson Books. Dick Allen judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is August 15.
Grayson Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. (860) 523-1196. Ginny Connors, Publisher.
gconnors@graysonbooks.com
www.graysonbooks.com

Gulf Coast
Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
Emma Bolden of Statesboro, Georgia, won the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose for her story "Gifted." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Gulf Coast. Amy Hempel judged. The annual award is given for a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words. The next deadline is August 31.
Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, English Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.
gulfcoastme@gmail.com
www.gulfcoastmag.org

Late Night Library
Debut-litzer Prizes
Lauren Shapiro of Hartford, Connecticut, won the 2014 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry for Easy Math (Sarabande Books, 2013); Marcus Jackson judged. Sarah Gerkensmeyer of Greencastle, Indiana, won the 2014 Debut-litzer Prize in Fiction for her short story collection What You Are Now Enjoying (Autumn House Press, 2013); Leni Zumas judged. They each received $1,000 and were featured on the Late Night Library podcast series. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Late Night Library, Debut-litzer Prizes, 7503 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206. Paul Martone, Contact.
LNL@latenightlibrary.org
www.latenightlibrary.org

Leapfrog Press
Fiction Award
Gregory Hill of Joes, Colorado, won the 2014 Leapfrog Press Fiction Award for his novel The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles. He received $1,150, and his book will be published by Leapfrog Press in June. Michael Mirolla and the editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, a novella, or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Leapfrog Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Lisa Graziano, Managing Editor.
fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com
www.leapfrogpress.com

The Ledge
Poetry Award
Eric Berlin of Lysander, New York, won the 2014 Poetry Award for "Gutterball." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in the Ledge. The annual award was given for a poem; the prize is no longer being administered.
The Ledge, 40 Maple Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713. Timothy Monaghan, Publisher.
info@theledgemagazine.com
www.theledgemagazine.com

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Lizzy Welby of London won the 2014 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for "The Breakers." She received $1,500, and her story was published in Cutthroat. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation over 5,000. (See Deadlines.)
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 993, Key West, FL 33041.
shortstorykeywest@hushmail.com
www.shortstorycompetition.com

Munster Literature Centre
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Susan Maier-Moul of New York City won the 2014 Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition for “Pleasure.” She received €2,000 (approximately $2,320), a weeklong residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, accommodations at the Cork International Short Story Festival, and publication of her story in Southword. Joyce Russell judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is July 31.
Munster Literature Centre, Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition, Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland. munsterlit@eircom.net
www.munsterlit.ie

Narrative
30 Below Contest
Danielle Blau of New York City won the 2014 30 Below Contest for her group of poems "Arpeggio Progression in Missing Key and Other Poems." She received $1,500, and her poems will be published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a group of poems, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer between the ages of 18 and 30. The next deadline is November 15.
Narrative, 30 Below Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
narrativemagazine.com

National Book Foundation
National Book Awards
Louise Glück of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2014 National Book Award in poetry for Faithful and Virtuous Night (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The finalists in poetry were Fanny Howe of West Tisbury, Massachusetts, for Second Childhood (Graywolf Press); Maureen N. McLane of New York City for This Blue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); Fred Moten of Los Angeles for The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions); and Claudia Rankine of Claremont, California, for Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press). Phil Klay of New York City won the National Book Award in fiction for his short story collection, Redeployment (Penguin Press). The finalists in fiction were Rabih Alameddine of Beirut and San Francisco for his novel An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press), Anthony Doerr of Boise, Idaho, for his novel All the Light We Cannot See (Simon & Schuster), Emily St. John Mandel of New York City for her novel Station Eleven (Knopf), and Marilynne Robinson of Iowa City for her novel Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Evan Osnos of Washington, D.C., won the National Book Award in nonfiction for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The finalists were Roz Chast of Ridgefield, Connecticut, for Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury); Anand Gopal of Colt’s Neck, New Jersey, for No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (Metropolitan Books); John Lahr of London for Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (Norton); and Edward O. Wilson of Lexington, Massachusetts, for The Meaning of Human Existence (Norton). The winner in each category received $10,000; each finalist received $1,000. The poetry judges were Eileen Myles, Katie Peterson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Robert Polito, and Paisley Rekdal; the fiction judges were Geraldine Brooks, Sheryl Cotleur, Michael Gorra, Adam Johnson, and Lily Tuck; and the nonfiction judges were Robert Atwan, Gretel Ehrlich, Tom Reiss, Ruth J. Simmons, and Alan Taylor. The annual awards honor books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by U.S. writers published during the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Book Foundation, National Book Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261. nationalbook@nationalbook.org
www.nationalbook.org

National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Writing Fellowships
Thirty-six poets each received a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Ellen Bass of Santa Cruz, California; Sandra Beasley of Washington, D.C.; Amy Beeder of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Lillian-Yvonne Bertram of Buffalo, New York; Mary Biddinger of Akron, Ohio; Brandon Brown of Oakland, California; Anders Carlson-Wee of Nashville; Brittany Cavallaro of Milwaukee; Ye Chun of Columbia, Missouri; LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs of New York City; Barbara Duffey of Mitchell, South Dakota; Carolina Ebeid of Denver; Kerry James Evans of Tallahassee, Florida; Susan Firer of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; Sara Gelston of Indianapolis; Jennifer Givhan of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jessica Greenbaum of New York City; francine j. harris of Interlochen, Michigan; Sean Hill of Fairbanks, Alaska; Tung-Hui Hu of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Major Jackson of South Burlington, Vermont; Sara Eliza Johnson of Salt Lake City; Christopher Kempf of Chicago; Shara Lessley of Broadlands, Virginia; Mark Neely of Muncie, Indiana; Melissa Range of Appleton, Wisconsin; Bobby C. Rogers of Memphis; Sam Sax of Austin, Texas; Staci R. Schoenfeld of Frankfort, Kentucky; Natalie Shapero of Gambier, Ohio; Eleni Sikélianòs of Boulder, Colorado; Susan B. A. Somers-Willett of Austin, Texas; Eliot Khalil Wilson of Golden, Colorado; Lynn Xu of Laguna Niguel, California; Laurie Saurborn Young of Austin, Texas; and Javier Zamora of San Rafael, California. The annual creative writing fellowships alternate between poetry and prose. The deadline for prose is March 11; as of this writing, the next deadline for poetry has not been set.
National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Writing Fellowships, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506.
www.arts.gov

National Poetry Series
Open Competition
Five poets won the 2014 National Poetry Series Open Competition. They are Simeon Berry of Somerville, Massachusetts, for Monograph, selected by Denise Duhamel and to be published by University of Georgia Press; Ed Pavlic of Athens, Georgia, for Let's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno, selected by John Keene and to be published by Fence Books; Joshua Poteat of Richmond, Virginia, for The Regret Histories, selected by Campbell McGrath and to be published by HarperCollins; Nancy Reddy of Madison, Wisconsin, for Double Jinx, selected by Alex Lemon and to be published by Milkweed Editions; and Sarah Vap of Venice, California, for Viability, selected by Mary Jo Bang and to be published by Penguin Books. 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. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Poetry Series, Open Competition, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540.
www.nationalpoetryseries.org

Naugatuck River Review
Narrative Poetry Contest
Virginia Shreve of Canton, Connecticut, won the sixth annual Narrative Poetry Contest for her poem "Tintype." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Monica Hand judged. The annual prize is given for a narrative poem. The next deadline is September 1.
Naugatuck River Review, Narrative Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 368, Westfield, MA 01085. Lori Desrosiers, Publisher.
naugatuckriverreview.com

Omnidawn Publishing
first/second poetry book Prize
Margaret Ross of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 2014 First/Second Poetry Book Prize for A Timeshare. She received $3,000, and her book will be published by Omnidawn Publishing. Timothy Donnelly judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. The next deadline is June 30.
Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Poetry Book Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com

Ploughshares
Zacharis First Book Award
Roger Reeves of Rocky Hill, New Jersey, won the 2014 Zacharis First Book Award for his poetry collection, King Me (Copper Canyon, 2013). He received $1,500. John Skoyles judged. The annual award alternates between poetry and fiction and is given for a first book by a writer whose work has been published in Ploughshares. There is no application process.
Ploughshares, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Interim Managing Editor. pshares@pshares.org
www.pshares.org

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
Five poets each received $25,800 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowships from the Poetry Foundation. They are Hannah Gamble of Chicago; Solmaz Sharif of Oakland, California; Danez Smith of Saint Paul; and Ocean Vuong and Wendy Xu, both of New York City. Poems by the winners were published in Poetry. The editors of Poetry judged. The annual awards are given to poets between 21 and 31 years of age to support their continued study and writing of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Foundation, Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Holly Amos, Contact.
hamos@poetrymagazine.org
www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship

Poetry International
Poetry International Prize
Vicky Santiesteban of Hollywood, Florida, won the 2014 Poetry International Prize for "The Heat Is." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Poetry International. Fady Joudah judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry International, Poetry International Prize, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Mail Code 6020, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Press 53
Award for Poetry
Rebecca Foust of Kentfield, California, won the 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry for her collection Paradise Drive. She received $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Tom Lombardo judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is July 31.
Press 53, Award for Poetry, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
www.press53.com/Award_for_Poetry.html

Slippery Elm
Poetry and Prose Prizes
Stephanie Pushaw of Malibu, California, won the 2014 Poetry Prize for her poem "Second Person." Jeff Gundy judged. Edith Clark of South Haven, Michigan, won the 2014 Prose Prize for her short story "Singing Grass." David James Poissant judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Slippery Elm. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story or essay. The next deadline is September 1.
Slippery Elm, Poetry and Prose Prizes, University of Findlay, 1000 North Main Street, Mail Box 1615, Findlay, OH 45840. David Essinger, Editor.
slipperyelm@findlay.edu
slipperyelm.findlay.edu

Slope Editions
Book Prize
James Schiller of Milwaukee won the 13th annual Slope Editions Book Prize for his poetry collection Yes I Understand and Wish to Continue. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Slope Editions. Matt Hart judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Slope Editions, Book Prize, 847 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Christopher Janke, Editor.
orders@slope.org
www.slopeeditions.org

Southwest Review
David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize
Terrance Manning Jr. of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, won the 2014 David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize for his short story "Grove-Street Strangers." He received $1,000, and his story was published in Volume 99, Number 4 of Southwest Review. Jill McCorkle judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has not published a book of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Southwest Review, David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor.
swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Spoon River Poetry Review
Editors' Prize
Emma Bolden of Statesboro, Georgia, won the 2014 Editors' Prize for "It was no more predictable." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Spoon River Poetry Review. Joshua Corey judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Spoon River Poetry Review, Editors' Prize, English Department, 4241 Publications Unit, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790. (309) 438-3025. Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor.
krhotel@ilstu.edu
www.srpr.org/contest.php

Stone Canoe
Writing Prizes
Dante Di Stefano of Endwell, New York, won the 2015 Bea González Prize for Poetry for his poems “Bridge Work at the Confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers” and “Irretrievable Cursives.” Ben Sandman of New York City won the 2015 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction for his short story “Sherman.” Rebecca Trumbull of Chicago won the 2015 S. I. Newhouse School Prize for Nonfiction for her memoir excerpt “Little As-You-Were.” Alex Horton of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 2015 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families Writing Prize for his short story “Problem Dogs.” They each received $500, and their winning works were published in Issue Nine of Stone Canoe. The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a short story, and work of nonfiction by a writer who has a strong connection with upstate New York. One additional prize is awarded to a military veteran, regardless of location or genre, and is selected by a panel of experienced writers who are also military veterans. The next deadline is July 31.
Stone Canoe, Writing Prizes, 700 University Avenue, Suite 326, Syracuse, NY 13244. (315) 443-4165. Allison Vincent, Assistant Editor. stonecanoe@syr.edu
www.stonecanoejournal.org

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
Rob Wright of Philadelphia won the fourth annual Frost Farm Prize for his poem "Meetings With My Father." He received $1,000, publication of his poem in Evansville Review, and an invitation to give a reading at the Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The annual award is given for a poem written in metrical verse. (See Deadlines.)
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm, Frost Farm Prize, c/o Robert Crawford, 280 Candia Road, Chester, NH 03036.
robertfrostfarm.org/poetry-contest.html

University of Canberra
Vice-Chancellor's Poetry Prize
David Adés of Pittsburgh won the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize for his poem “Dazzled.” He received $15,000 AUD (approximately $12,300). Debi Hamilton of Melbourne, Australia, won the runner-up prize for her poem “What big plans you have.” She received $5,000 AUD (approximately $4,100). Both poems were published in an e-book prize anthology. Philip Gross judged. The annual prize is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 29.
University of Canberra, Vice-Chancellor's Poetry Prize, Faculty of Arts & Design, Building 20, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia. vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au
www.canberra.edu.au/vcpoetryprize

University of Pittsburgh Press
Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
Nate Marshall of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for his collection, Wild Hundreds. He will receive $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall. Ed Ochester judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Pittsburgh Press, Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@upress.pitt.edu
www.upress.pitt.edu

University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham/Pollak Prizes
Jennifer Whitaker of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the 2015 Brittingham Prize in Poetry for her collection The Blue Hour. Rita Mae Reese of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2015 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her collection The Book of Hulga. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in February 2016. Denise Duhamel judged. The annual awards are given for 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

Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Gail Martin of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jennifer DuBois of Austin, Texas, and Mardi Jo Link of Traverse City, Michigan, won the inaugural Housatonic Book Awards. Martin won in poetry for her collection Begin Empty-Handed (Perugia Press); DuBois won in fiction for her novel Cartwheel (Random House); and Link won in nonfiction for her memoir Bootstrapper (Knopf). They each received $1,500, and will give a reading and teach a master class at Western Connecticut State University's low-residency MFA Program. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Western Connecticut State University, Housatonic Book Awards, MFA in Creative and Professional Writing, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com

Wick Poetry Center
Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
Matthew Minicucci of Champaign, Illinois, won the 2014 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize for his collection, Translation. He received $2,500, publication of his book by Kent State University Press, and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at Kent State University. Jane Hirshfield judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Wick Poetry Center, Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 5190, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. (330) 672-2067. Jessica Jewell, Program Manager.
jjewell2@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/wick

Winning Writers
Sports Fiction and Essay Contest
Zach Mankofksy of Santa Monica, California, and Susan Ryan of South Haven, Michigan, won the second annual Sports Fiction and Essay Contest. Mankofsky won in fiction for his short story "Death of a Cubs Fan," and Ryan won in nonfiction for her essay "Proper Equipment." They each received $1,000 and publication of their works on the Winning Writers website. Ellen LaFleche and Jendi Reiter judged. The annual award was given for a short story and an essay on the theme of sports; the prize is no longer being administered.
Winning Writers, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

Writecorner Press
E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
Richard Gustafson of Denver won the 2014 E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award for "Discipline." He received $1,100, and his story was published on the Writecorner Press website. The annual award is given for a short story; the prize is on hiatus for 2015.
Writecorner Press, E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award, P.O. Box 140310, Gainesville, FL 32614. Mary Sue Koeppel, Contact.
www.writecorner.com

Zone 3 Press
First Book Award for Poetry
Ashley Seitz Kramer of Salt Lake City won the 2014 Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry for her collection, Museum of Distance. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Zone 3 Press in the fall. Angela Ball judged. The biennial award is given for a debut poetry collection. The next deadline is April 15, 2016.
Zone 3 Press, First Book Award for Poetry, Austin Peay State University, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. (931) 221-7031. Andrea Spofford, Acquisitions Editor.
spofforda@apsu.edu
www.apsu.edu/zone3/press

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