January/February 2019 - Recent Winners

Academy of American Poets
Wallace Stevens Award
Sonia Sanchez of Philadelphia won the 2018 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
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Craig Morgan Teicher of Verona, New Jersey, won the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for The Trembling Answers (BOA Editions, 2017). He received $25,000. Laura Kasischke, Campbell McGrath, and Mary Szybist 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 15.
James Laughlin Award
Geffrey Davis of Fayetteville, Arkansas, won the 2018 James Laughlin Award for Night Angler (BOA Editions, 2019). He received $5,000, a weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, and distribution of his book to approximately one thousand members of the Academy of American Poets. Patricia Spears Jones, Craig Santos Perez, and Prageeta Sharma judged. The annual award is given for a poet’s second collection, forthcoming in the next calendar year. The next deadline is May 15.
Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize
Anthony Molino of Vasto, Italy, won the 2018 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize for his translation from the Italian of The Diary of Kaspar Hauser by Paolo Febbraro (Negative Capability Press, 2017). He received $10,000. Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Giorgio Mobili, and Michael Palma judged. The biennial award is given for a book of modern Italian poetry translated into English and published in the United States. The next deadline is February 15, 2020.
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
David Larsen of New York City won the 2018 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his translation from the Arabic of Names of the Lion by Ibn Khalawayh (Wave Books, 2017). He received $1,000. Ammiel Alcalay judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry translated from any language into English and 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. Nikay Paredes, Programs Coordinator.
awards@poets.org
www.poets.org/awards

Airlie Press
Airlie Prize
Hannah Larrabee of Salem, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Airlie Prize for Wonder Tissue. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Airlie Press in September 2019. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Airlie Press, Airlie Prize, P.O. Box 82653, Portland, OR 97282. (262) 215-1640. Jon Boisvert, Editor.
editors@airliepress.org
www.airliepress.org

Ashland Poetry Press
Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize
Barbara Ungar of Saratoga Springs, New York, won the 2018 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize for Save Our Ship. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ashland Poetry Press in Fall 2019. Mark Jarman judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 30.
Ashland Poetry Press, Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. (419) 289-5098.
app@ashland.edu
www.ashlandpoetrypress.com

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Award Series
Four writers won the 2018 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series prizes. Rebecca Lehmann of South Bend, Indiana, won the $5,500 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Her collection Ringer, selected by Ross Gay, will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. The late Zachary Doss won the $5,500 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. His collection, Boy Oh Boy, selected by Kelly Link, will be published by Red Hen Press. Ginger Eager of Atlanta won the $2,500 Award Series for the Novel. Her novel, The Nature of Remains, selected by Paula McLain, will be published by New Issues Press. Steven Moore of Corvallis, Oregon, won the $2,500 AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction. His memoir, Notes for the Relief, selected by Dinty W. Moore, 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, 5245 Greenbelt Road, Box #246, College Park, MD 20740. (301) 226-9710.
www.awpwriter.org/contests

Atlanta Review
International Poetry Competition
Carlos Andrés Gómez
of New York City won the 2018 International Poetry Competition for “Underground.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in the Fall 2018 issue of Atlanta Review. Julie Kane judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 1.
Atlanta Review, International Poetry Competition, 686 Cherry Street NW, Suite 333, Atlanta, GA 30332. Karen Head, Editor.
www.atlantareview.com

Australian Book Review
Calibre Essay Prize
Lucas Grainger-Brown of Melbourne, Australia, won the 2018 Calibre Essay Prize for “We Three Hundred.” He received AUD $5,000 (approximately $3,600), and his essay was published in the April 2018 issue of Australian Book Review. Kirsten Tranter of Berkeley, California, won the second-place prize for “Once Again.” She received AUD $2,500 (approximately $1,800), and her essay was published in Australian Book Review. Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose judged. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Australian Book Review, Calibre Essay Prize, Studio 2, 207 City Road, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006.
abr@australianbookreview.com.au
www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/calibre-prize

Backwaters Press
Backwaters Prize
John Sibley Williams of Milwaukie, Oregon, won the 2018 Backwaters Prize for Skin Memory. He received $2,500, and his book will be published by Backwaters Press in Fall 2019. Kwame Dawes judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 31.
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 1124 Pacific Street, #8392, Omaha, NE 68108. (402) 451-4052. Michael Catherwood, Editor.
www.thebackwaterspress.com

Bauhan Publishing
May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
Marilee Richards of Sedona, Arizona, won the 2018 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize for The Double Zero. She will receive $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing in Spring 2019, and 100 author copies. David Blair judged. The annual award is given for a book-length poetry collection. The next deadline is April 30.
Bauhan Publishing, May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 117, Peterborough, NH 03458.
www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize

BkMk Press
Ciardi/Chandra Prizes
Beverly Burch of Oakland, California, won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for The Book of Eve. Patricia Spears Jones judged. Jennifer Wisner Kelly of Concord, Massachusetts, won the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction for Stone Skimmers. Stewart O’Nan 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. The next deadline is January 15.
BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes, University of Missouri, 5101 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
Colin Hamilton of Saint Paul won the 2018 Big Moose Prize for The Thirteenth Month. He received $1,000, and his novel will be published by Black Lawrence Press in November 2019. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Black Lawrence Press, Big Moose Prize, 279 Claremont Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. (412) 559-6649. Diane Goettel, Executive Editor.
diane@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-big-moose-prize

BOA Editions
Short Fiction Prize
Mark Polanzak of Salem, Massachusetts, won the eighth annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for The OK End of Funny Town. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in Spring 2020. Peter Conners judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is May 31.
BOA Editions, Short Fiction Prize, 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607. Ron Martin-Dent, Contact.
contact@boaeditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Anna Burns of East Sussex, England, won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Milkman (Faber & Faber). Burns received £50,000 (approximately $66,000). The finalists, each of whom received £2,500 (approximately $3,300), were Esi Edugyan of Victoria, Canada, for Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail); Daisy Johnson of Oxford, England, for Everything Under ( Jonathan Cape); Rachel Kushner of Los Angeles for The Mars Room ( Jonathan Cape); Richard Powers of Townsend, Tennessee, for The Overstory (William Heinemann); and Robin Robertson of London for The Long Take (Picador). Kwame Anthony Appiah, Val McDermid, Leo Robson, Jacqueline Rose, and Leanne Shapton 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.
themanbookerprize.com

Boulevard
Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Caitlin Campbell of New York City won the 2017 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers for “Quarterway House.” She received $1,500, and her story was published in the Fall 2018 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, 4125 Juniata Street B, St. Louis, MO 63116. Jessica Rogen, Editor.
www.boulevardmagazine.org

Caine Prize for African Writing
Makena Onjerika
of Nairobi, Kenya, won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing for “Fanta Blackcurrant.” She received £10,000 (approximately $13,000). The finalists were Nonyelum Ekwempu of Chicago for “American Dream”; Stacy Hardy of Grahamstown, South Africa, for “Involution”; Olufunke Ogundimu of Lagos, Nigeria, for “The Armed Letter Writers”; and Wole Talabi of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for “Wednesday’s Story.” They each received £500 (approximately $650), and their stories were published in the 2018 Caine Prize anthology, Redemption Song. Dinaw Mengestu, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Lola Shoneyin, and Ahmed Rajab judged. The annual award is given for a published short story by an African writer. (See Deadlines.)
Caine Prize for African Writing, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, England.
info@caineprize.com
www.caineprize.com

Chicago Tribune
Nelson Algren Short Story Award
Dustin Hyman of San Luis Obispo, California, won the 2018 Nelson Algren Award for “Church of Pit.” He received $3,500. The finalists, who each received $1,000, were Dana Berube of Boston for “Lost Causes”; Susan Finch of Nashville for “Nothing Less Than 20,000 Watts”; Karin Lin-Greenberg of Halfmoon, New York, for “The Sweeper of Hair”; and Sophia Veltfort of Ithaca, New York, for “Olivia.” The runners-up, who each received $500, were Matt Jones of Houston, Texas, for “Am I Not Your Animal?"; Michelle Massie of Los Angeles for “Most Best Happy Korean Bright Star”; Christine Vines of Ithaca, New York, for “Lizard Lover”; GKS Waller of Chicago for “Here Is Where the Taxi Driver Set His Wife on Fire”; and Mabel Yu of Washington, D.C. for “Fluid Mechanics.” The winner, finalists, and runners-up were all published in the Chicago Tribune. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Chicago Tribune, Nelson Algren Short Story Award, 160 North Stetson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.
algren.submittable.com

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Open Competition Awards
Leslie Williams of Newton, Massachusetts, and Corrie Williamson of Helena, Montana, won the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. Williams won for birdlife, and Williamson won for The River Where You Forgot My Name. They each received $2,500, and their books will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. They were also invited to read at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October. Allison Joseph judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, Open Competition Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Awards Coordinator.
craborchardreview.siu.edu/poetry-series.html

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Kateri Kosek of Sheffield, Massachusetts, won the “Intoxication” Essay Contest for “The Cherry Birds.” She received $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction Issue 69. The editors judged. The quarterly award is given for an essay on a theme. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Chad Vogler, Assistant Editor.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Dayton Literary Peace Foundation
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Fiction and nonfiction writer John Irving of Toronto won the 2018 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. He received $10,000. 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, Chair.
sharon.rab@daytonliterarypeaceprize.org
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Emrys Press
Poetry Chapbook Contest
Jacob Boyd of Chicago won the 2018 Emrys Press Chapbook Contest for Stilt House. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Emrys Press, and a weeklong residency at the Rensing Center in Pickens, South Carolina. Heather McHugh judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is July 15.
Emrys Press, Poetry Chapbook Contest, P.O. Box 8813, Greenville, SC 29604.
emrys.info@gmail.com
www.emrys.org/emrys-press

French-American Foundation
Translation Prizes
Paul Eprile
of Creemore, Canada, and Howard Curtis of Norwich, England, both won the 31st annual Translation Prize in fiction. Eprile won for his translation of Jean Giono’s novel Melville (New York Review Books); Curtis won for his translation of Jérôme Ferrari’s novel The Principle (Europa Editions). They each received $5,000. Samuel E. Martin of Philadelphia and Alison L. Strayer of Paris won prizes in nonfiction. Martin won for his translation of Georges Didi-Huberman’s book Bark (MIT Press); Strayer won for her translation of Annie Ernaux’s memoir The Years (Seven Stories Press). They 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 14.
French-American Foundation, Translation Prizes, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 902, New York, NY 10036. (646) 588-6782.
kdemallie@frenchamerican.org
www.frenchamerican.org/translationprize

Gemini Magazine
Short Story Contest
George Harrar of Wayland, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest for “Bedlam.” He received $1,000 and publication of his story in Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is April 1.
Gemini Magazine, Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Victoria Alejandra Garayalde of San Juan, Puerto Rico, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for “American Dream.” She received $2,500, and her story will be published in Issue 104 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times yearly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. The next deadline is April 30.
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

Hidden River Arts
Willow Run Poetry Book Award
Carol Tyx of Iowa City won the 2018 Willow Run Poetry Book Award for Remaking Achilles: Slicing Into Angola’s History. She received $1,000, and her poetry collection will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Tuscarora Award in Historical Fiction
Marjorie Sandor of Corvallis, Oregon, won the 2018 Tuscarora Award in Historical Fiction for The Secret Music at Tordesillas. She received $1,000, and her novel will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a book of historical fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Eludia Award
Justine Dymond of Belchertown, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Eludia Award for The Emigrants and Other Stories. She received $1,000, and her story collection will be published by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel or story collection by a woman writer over the age of 40. (See Deadlines.)
Blue Mountain Award
Jeffrey Voccola of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, won the 2018 Blue Mountain Award for Kings Row. He received $1,000, and his novel will be published by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a book-length work of fiction. The next deadline is November 15.
Hidden River Arts, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. (610) 764-0813. Debra Leigh Scott, Founding Director.
hiddenriverarts@gmail.com
hiddenriverarts.com

Hunger Mountain
Literary Prizes
Ainsley Drew of Bethpage, New York, won the 2018 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize for her poem “Origin of the Species.” Tova Benjamin of New York City won the 2018 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize for her story “Engraving Heaven’s Likeness.” Helen Whybrow of Fayston, Vermont, won the 2018 Creative Nonfiction Prize for her essay “The Cord.” They each received $1,000, and their winning pieces were published on the Hunger Mountain website. Sherwin Bitsui judged in poetry, Caroline Leavitt judged in fiction, and Pam Houston 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/contests

James Jones Literary Society
First Novel Fellowship
Alicia Upano of Wahiawa, Hawaii, won the 27th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship for her manuscript “Big Music.” She received $10,000 and publication of an excerpt of her novel in Provincetown Arts. The runner-up was Nancy Johnson of Flossmoor, Illinois, for her manuscript “The Kindest Lie.” She received $1,000. Louise Wareham Leonard, Taylor Polites, and Nina Solomon 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
James Toma of West Covina, California, won the 2018 Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest for “Life at the (Little Tokyo) Budokan.” He received $500 and publication in Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei website. Dan Kwong, Irene Simonian, and Sharon Yamato 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

MacArthur Foundation
MacArthur Fellowships
Poet Natalie Diaz of Tempe, Arizona; poet, fiction writer, and nonfiction writer John Keene of Newark, New Jersey; and fiction writer Kelly Link of Northampton, Massachusetts, won 2018 MacArthur Fellowships. Diaz, whose most recent book is the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012); Keene, whose most recent book is the story collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015); and Link, whose most recent book is the story collection Get In Trouble (Random House, 2015), 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 Adam Clay and Benjamin Morris, both of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Derrick Harriell of Oxford, Mississippi, each received a $5,000 Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. The fellowships are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, 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) 359-6030. Kristen Brandt, Contact.
kbrandt@arts.ms.gov
arts.ms.gov/grants/grants-for-individuals/artist-fellowships

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Fiction writers Branden Boyer-White of Los Angeles; Amber Caron of Logan, Utah; Alda Dobbs of Montgomery, Texas; Lyndsey Ellis of Florissant, Missouri; Megan Giddings of Bloomington, Indiana; and Jennifer Savran Kelly of Ithaca, New York; and mixed-genre writer Patricia Maciesz of Oakland won 2018 Individual Artist Grants for Women. They each received $1,500. 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.
deming.fund@gmail.com
demingfund.org

Narrative
Narrative Prize
Paisley Rekdal of Salt Lake City won the 2018 Narrative Prize for her poems “Quiver,” “Telling the Wasps,” and “The Olive Tree at Vouves.” She received $4,000. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems, 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
Maggie Millner of New York City won the 10th annual Poetry Contest for “The Profundities and Other Poems.” She received $1,500 and publication in Narrative. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. The next deadline is July 20.
Narrative. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

National Book Foundation
National Book Awards
Justin Phillip Reed of Saint Louis won the 2018 National Book Award in poetry for Indecency (Coffee House Press). The finalists in poetry were Rae Armantrout of Everett, Washington, for Wobble (Wesleyan University Press), Terrance Hayes of New York City for American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Books), Diana Khoi Nguyen of Denver for Ghost Of (Omnidawn Publishing), and Jenny Xie of New York City for Eye Level (Graywolf Press). Sigrid Nunez of New York City won the 2018 National Book Award in fiction for The Friend (Riverhead Books). The finalists in fiction were Jamel Brinkley of San Francisco for A Lucky Man (Graywolf Press), Lauren Groff of Gainesville, Florida, for Florida (Riverhead Books), Brandon Hobson of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, for Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press), and Rebecca Makkai of Chicago for The Great Believers (Viking Books). Jeffrey C. Stewart of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2018 National Book Award in nonfiction for The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press). The finalists in nonfiction were Colin G. Calloway of Hanover, New Hampshire, for The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (Oxford University Press), Victoria Johnson of New York City for American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic (Liveright), Sarah Smarsh of Wichita, Kansas, for Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (Scribner), and Adam Winkler of Los Angeles for We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (Liveright). Elizabeth Acevedo of Washington, D.C. won the 2018 National Book Award in young people’s literature for The Poet X (HarperTeen). The finalists in young people’s literature were M. T. Anderson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Eugene Yelchin of Topanga, California, for The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (Candlewick Press), Leslie Connor of Madison, Connecticut, for The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle (Katherine Tegen Books), Christopher Paul Curtis of Windsor, Canada, for The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Press), and Jarrett J. Krosoczka of Northampton, Massachusetts, for Hey, Kiddo (Graphix). Yoko Tawada of Berlin won the 2018 National Book Award in translated literature for The Emissary (New Directions Publishing), translated by Margaret Mitsutani of Pittsburgh and Japan. The finalists in translated literature were Négar Djavadi of Paris for Disoriental (Europa Editions), translated by Tina Kover of Durham, England; Hanne Ørstavik of Oslo for Love (Archipelago Books), translated by Martin Aitken of Copenhagen; Domenico Starnone of Rome for Trick (Europa Editions), translated by Jhumpa Lahiri of New York City; and Olga Tokarczuk of Wałbrzych, Poland, for Flights (Riverhead Books), translated by Jennifer Croft of Los Angeles and New York City. Reed, Nunez, Stewart, and Acevedo each won $10,000; Tawada and Mitsutani each won $5,000. The finalists each received $1,000. The poetry judges were Mary Jo Bang, Ken Chen, Elise Paschen, Danez Smith, and Stephen Sparks; the fiction judges were Chris Bachelder, Laila Lalami, Min Jin Lee, Laurie Muchnick, and Chinelo Okparanta; the nonfiction judges were Rachel Cass, John Freeman, Annette Gordon-Reed, Sarah Manguso, and Andrés Reséndez; the young people’s literature judges were Robin Benway, Lamar Giles, Grace Worcester Greene, Valerie Koehler, and Mitali Perkins; and the translated literature judges were Harold Augenbraum, Karen Maeda Allman, Sinan Antoon, Susan Bernofsky, and Álvaro Enrigue. The annual awards honor books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translated literature by U.S. writers published during the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
5 under 35
Five fiction writers were selected as the National Book Foundation’s 2018 5 Under 35 honorees. They are Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah of Hamilton, New York, for his story collection, Friday Black (Mariner Books, 2018), selected by Colson Whitehead; Hannah Lillith Assadi of New York City for her novel, Sonora (Soho Press, 2017), selected by Claire Vaye Watkins; Akwaeke Emezi of Umuahia, Nigeria, for their novel, Freshwater (Grove Atlantic, 2018), selected by Carmen Maria Machado; Lydia Kiesling of San Francisco for her novel, The Golden State (MCD, 2018), selected by Samantha Hunt; and Moriel Rothman-Zecher of Yellow Springs, Ohio, for his novel, Sadness Is a White Bird (Atria Books, 2018), selected by Bill Clegg. They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given to writers under the age of 35 who have published their first 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 2018 National Poetry Series Open Competition. They are Christopher Kondrich of University Park, Maryland, for Valuing, selected by Jericho Brown and to be published by University of Georgia Press; Rosalie Moffett of Athens, Georgia, for Nervous System, selected by Monica Youn and to be published by Ecco; Daniel Poppick of New York City for Fear of Description, selected by Brenda Shaughnessy and to be published by Penguin Books; Jon Sands of New York City for It’s Not Magic, selected by Richard Blanco and to be published by Beacon Press; and Jake Skeets of the Navajo Nation for Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers, selected by Kathy Fagan and to be published by Milkweed Editions. They each received $10,000. The annual awards are given for poetry collections by U.S. poets, whose winning books are published by 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
Sarah Aronson of Missoula, Montana, won the 2018 New American Poetry Prize for And Other Bodiless Powers. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by New American Press in Fall 2019. Andrew Grace judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
New American Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 1094, Grafton, WI 53024. David Bowen, Executive Editor.
david@newamericanpress.com
www.newamericanpress.com/contests

New Letters
Literary Awards
Betty Ritz Rogers
of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the 2018 New Letters Prize for Poetry for her poem “Josef Sudek (Prague, 1896–1976).” Amy Widmoyer Hanson of Minneapolis won the Prize for Fiction for her story “Independence Road.” Robert Stothart of Thermopolis, Wyoming, won the Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction for his essay “Cataract Surgery.” Rogers and Hanson each received $1,500; Stothart received $2,500. The winners were all published in the Winter 2019 issue of New Letters. Alberto Ríos judged in poetry, Thomas Fox Averill judged in fiction, and Janet Burroway judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems, a story, and an essay. The next deadline is May 20.
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

Noemi Press
Book Awards
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram of Boston won the 2018 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry for her poetry collection Travesty Generator. Stephanie Sauer of San Francisco won the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose for her hybrid collection Almonds Are Members of the Peach Family. 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 prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Noemi Press, Book Awards, 323 Shanks Hall 0112, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Carmen Giménez Smith, Publisher.
noemipressbooks@gmail.com
www.noemipress.org/contest

Ohioana Library Association
Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant
Christopher Alexander Kostritsky Gellert of Cleveland won the 2018 Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. He received $1,000, and his essay “Why Cleveland?” was published in the Fall 2018 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

Omnidawn Publishing
Poetry Chapbook Prize
Brittany Tomaselli of Kalamazoo, Michigan, won the 2018 Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize for her manuscript “Since Sunday.” She received $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Omnidawn Publishing in Fall 2019, and 100 author copies. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is June 17.
Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm

Ploughshares
Emerging Writer’s Contest
Alycia Pirmohamed
of Edinburgh, Scotland, won the 2018 Emerging Writer’s Contest in poetry for a group of poems. Anne de Marcken of Olympia, Washington, won the 2018 Emerging Writer’s Contest in fiction for her story “Foil.” Laura Price Steele of Wilmington, North Carolina, won the 2018 Emerging Writer’s Contest in nonfiction for her essay “These Bodies Will Undo Us.” They each received $2,000, publication of their work in the Winter 2018–2019 issue of Ploughshares, and a consultation with literary agency Aragi, Inc. Roger Reeves judged in poetry, Carmen Maria Machado judged in fiction, and Roxane Gay 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
Heather Hamilton
of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Joann Gardner of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2018 Chapbook Fellowships. Hamilton won for her chapbook Here Is a Clearing, chosen by Aimee Nezhukumatathil; Gardner won for her chapbook The Deaf Island, chosen by D. Nurkse. Nhu Xuân Nguyên of Newark, New Jersey, and Laura Romeyn of San Francisco won the 2018 Chapbook Fellowships 30 and Under. Nguyên won for her chapbook A System of Satellites, chosen by Adrian Matejka; Romeyn won for her chapbook Wild Conditions, chosen by Ange Mlinko. The winners each received $1,000, and their winning chapbooks will be published by the Poetry Society of America in 2019. 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. The next deadline is December 22.
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 and nonfiction writer Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau of Paris won the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. Also known as Fred Vargas, Audoin-Rouzeau, whose most recent book is the novel Quand sort la recluse (Groupe Flammarion, 2017), received €50,000 (approximately $57,000). A jury appointed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation judged. The annual award is given to a writer who is “fostering and advancing literary creation in all its genres.” There is no application process.
Princess of Asturias Foundation, Juan Benito Argüelles, 2, 33004 Oviedo, Principality of Asturias, Spain.
www.fpa.es/en/princess-of-asturias-awards

Rattle
Poetry Prize
Dave Harris of La Jolla, California, won the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize for his poem “Turbulence.” He received $10,000 and publication of his poem in Issue 62 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 Hen Press
Women’s Prose Prize
Reema Rajbanshi of Lexington, Virginia, won the 2018 Women’s Prose Prize for Sugar, Smoke, Song. She received $1,000, and her novel will be published by Red Hen Press. Lidia Yuknavitch judged. The annual prize is given for a book of fiction or nonfiction by a woman. (See Deadlines.)
Red Hen Press, Women’s Prose Prize, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Rebeccah Sanhueza, Editorial Assistant.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize
George Looney of Erie, Pennsylvania, won the 2018 Poetry Prize for What Light Becomes: The Turner Variations. He received $1,000, and his collection will be published by Red Mountain Press. Denise Low 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.
redmtnpress@gmail.com
www.redmountainpress.us

River Styx
International Poetry Contest
Andrew Hemmert of Kalamazoo, Michigan, won the 2018 River Styx International Poetry Contest for “Broken Season.” He received $1,500, and his poem was published in River Styx. Maggie Smith judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is May 30.
River Styx, International Poetry Contest, 3139A South Grand Boulevard, Suite 203, St. Louis, MO 63118. Jason Lee Brown, Editor.
bigriver@riverstyx.org
www.riverstyx.org/submit/poetry-contest

Ruminate
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
Paula Harris of Palmerston North, New Zealand, won the 2018 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize for her poem “You will dig me from the earth with your bare hands.” She received $1,500 and publication of her poem in Issue 49 of Ruminate. Ilya Kaminsky judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 15.
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
Jason Villemez of Boston won the 2018 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize for his story “Coda.” He received $1,500 and publication of his story in Issue 48 of Ruminate. Susan Woodring judged. The annual award is given for a work of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Vandermey Nonfiction Prize
Jonathan Winston Jones of Chicago won the 2018 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize for his essay “Bison Clouds.” He received $1,500 and publication of his essay in Issue 47 of Ruminate. Camille T. Dungy judged. The annual award is given for a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is November 15.
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
Matthew Dougherty of Pittsburgh won the 2018 Salamander Fiction Prize for his short story “Tokoloshe.” He received $1,000, and his story will be published in Salamander. Molly Antopol judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Teresa Dzieglewicz of New York City won the 2018 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize for “Of Building a School.” She received $1,000, publication in Southern Humanities Review, and travel expenses to read with contest judge Camille T. Dungy at Auburn University. 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
Claudia Cortese of Montclair, New Jersey, won the 2018 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in emerging poetry for her collection, Wasp Queen (Black Lawrence Press). Nicole Cooley of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, won the award in established poetry for her collection Girl After Girl After Girl (Louisiana State University Press). Kayla Rae Whitaker of New York City won the award in literary fiction for her novel, The Animators (Random House). Bonnie J. Morris of Santa Cruz, California, won the award in genre fiction for her novel Sappho’s Bar and Grill (Bywater Books). James Allen Hall of Chestertown, Maryland, won the award in nonfiction for his essay collection, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well (Cleveland State University Poetry Center). They each received $1,000 and an invitation to read at the 2018 Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction 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, Awards Coordinator.
www.grassroots.siuc.edu/dkawards.html

Southern Indiana Review
Michael Waters Poetry Prize
Chelsea Wagenaar of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2018 Michael Waters Poetry Prize for The Spinning Place. She received $3,000, and her collection will be published in Fall 2019 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) 228-5145. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.usi.edu/sir/awards-contests

Stadler Center for Poetry
Philip Roth Residencies
Poets Aurora Masum-Javed of Ithaca, New York, and Sophie Klahr of Vallejo, California, won the 2018–2019 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 were previously given in alternating years to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers; starting this year, the residencies will be given annually to fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. (See Deadlines.)
Stadler Center for Poetry, Philip Roth Residencies, Bucknell University, Bucknell Hall, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager.
ciotola@bucknell.edu
www.bucknell.edu/rothresidence

Talking Gourds
Fischer Prize
Michelle Bitting of Los Angeles won the 21st annual Fischer Prize for “Everything Crumbling Becoming Something New.” She received $1,000 and publication of her poem on the Talking Gourds website. She also received an additional $500 in travel expenses to accept the award at the Telluride Literary Arts Festival in May 2018. Joan Logghe judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 1.
Talking Gourds, Fischer Prize, P.O. Box 1770, 216 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435. Art Goodtimes and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Codirectors.
talkinggourds.weebly.com/fischer-prize.html

Tampa Review
Poetry prize
Michael Lavers of Provo, Utah, won the 17th annual Tampa Review Poetry Prize for After Earth. He received $2,000, and his 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, University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606.
(813) 253-6266.
www.ut.edu/tampareview

University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships
Six writers received the 2018–2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction. Aria Aber of New York City received the Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship; Chekwube O. Danladi of Urbana, Illinois, received the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship; Natasha Oladokun of Roanoke, Virginia, received the First Wave Poetry Fellowship; Lucy Tan of New York City received the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship; Mary Terrier of Baltimore received the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship; and Kate Wisel of Chicago received the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship. Each fellow receives a stipend of $38,000 plus benefits, and teaches one creative writing workshop at the University of Wisconsin each semester and gives 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
Kaveh Akbar of West Lafayette, Indiana, won the 21st annual Levis Reading Prize for his poetry collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017). He received $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. 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. Caitlin Etherton, Contact.
ethertonce@mymail.vcu.edu
english.vcu.edu/mfa/levis-reading-prize

White Pine Press
Poetry Prize
Henry Israeli of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, won the 2018 White Pine Press Poetry Prize for Our Age of Anxiety. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by White Pine Press in Fall 2019. Kathleen McGookey judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201.
www.whitepine.org

Whiting Foundation
Creative Nonfiction Grants
Jennifer Block, Andrea Elliott, and Jess Row, all of New York City; Akash Kapur of Auroville, India; Jori Lewis of Dakar, Senegal; and Sarah Ramey of Washington, D.C. won 2018 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grants. They each received $40,000. The annual awards are given to writers in the process of completing a book of nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Whiting Foundation, Creative Nonfiction Grants, 16 Court Street, Suite 2308, Brooklyn, NY 11241. (718) 701-5962.
info@whiting.org
www.whiting.org/awards/creative-nonfiction-grant

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest
Charlie Schneider of New York City and Ryan Ireland of Beavercreek, Ohio, won the 26th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest. Schneider won in fiction for his story “Lulu” and Ireland won in nonfiction for his essay “Circumambulatory Cacozelia.” They each received $2,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Dennis Norris II 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