March/April 2019 - Recent Winners

American Literary Translators Association
National Translation Awards
Katrine Øgaard Jensen of New York City won the 2018 National Translation Award in Poetry for her translation from the Danish of Ursula Andekjær’s poetry collection Third-Millennium Heart (Action Books/Broken Dimanche Press). Kareem James Abu-Zeid, Jennifer Feeley, and Sawako Nakayasu judged. Charlotte Mandell of Red Hook, New York, won the 2018 National Translation Award in Prose for her translation from the French of Mathias Énard’s novel Compass (New Directions). They each received $2,500. Esther Allen, Tess Lewis, and Jeremy Tiang judged. The annual awards are given for a book of poetry and a book of prose translated from any language into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize
Bonnie Huie of New York City won the 2018 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize for her translation from the Chinese of Qiu Miaojin’s novel Notes of a Crocodile (New York Review Books). She received $5,000. Robert Hueckstedt, Juliet Winters Carpenter, and Sora Kim-Russell judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction translated from an Asian language into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Italian Prose in Translation Award
Elizabeth Harris of Alma, Wisconsin, won the 2018 Italian Prose in Translation Award for her translation from the Italian of Antonio Tabucchi’s novel For Isabel: A Mandala (Archipelago Books). She received $5,000. Geoffrey Brock, Peter Constantine, and Sarah Stickney judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or nonfiction translated from Italian into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation
Cole Heinowitz of New York City won the 2019 Cliff Becker Book Prize for her translation from the Spanish of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro’s poetry collection Bleeding From All 5 Senses. She received $1,000 and publication of her translation by White Pine Press in partnership with the Center for the Art of Translation. Daniel Borzutzky, Aaron Coleman, and Mani Rao judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry translated from any language into English. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
American Literary Translators Association, University of Arizona, Esquire Building #205, 1230 North Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721. Rachael Daum, Communications and Awards Manager.
rachaeldaum@literarytranslators.org
www.literarytranslators.org

Anhinga Press
Anhinga–Robert Dana Prize for Poetry
Heidi Reszies of Richmond, Virginia, won the 2018 Anhinga–Robert Dana Prize for Of Water and Other Soft Constructions. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press in September. Samiya Bashir judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 31.
Anhinga Press, Anhinga–Robert Dana Prize for Poetry, P.O. Box 3665, Tallahassee, FL 32315. Kristine Snodgrass, Contact.
info@anhinga.org
www.anhingapress.org

Arts & Letters
Arts & Letters Prizes
Keith Wilson of Chicago won the Arts & Letters Prize in poetry for “Letter Begun to My Future Niece” and “Long Tail.” R. M. Kinder of Warrensburg, Missouri, won in fiction for “A Common Person.” Megan Harlan of Berkeley, California, won in creative nonfiction for “Mobile Home.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Fall 2018 issue of Arts & Letters. Alfred Corn judged in poetry, Melissa Pritchard judged in fiction, and Joni Tevis judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Arts & Letters, Arts & Letters Prizes, Georgia College, Campus Box 89, Milledgeville, GA 31061. (478) 445-1289. Laura Newbern, Editor.
artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Autumn House Press
Literary Prizes
Charles Kell of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, won the 16th annual Autumn House Press Poetry Prize for his collection, Cage of Lit Glass. Hadley Moore of Vicksburg, Michigan, won the 11th annual fiction prize for her story collection, Not Dead Yet and Other Stories. Jennifer R. Blevins of Lexington, South Carolina, won the seventh annual nonfiction prize for her memoir, Limited by Body Habitus: An American Fat Story. They each received $1,000, publication by Autumn House Press, and a $1,500 travel grant for promotion of their published books. Kimiko Hahn judged in poetry, Dana Johnson judged in fiction, and Daisy Hernández judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards 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, 5530 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
www.autumnhouse.org

Bard College
Fiction Prize
Greg Jackson of New York City won the 2019 Bard Fiction Prize for his story collection, Prodigals (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016). He 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. The next deadline is June 15.
Bard College, Fiction Prize, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504. (845) 758-7087.
bfp@bard.edu
www.bard.edu/bfp

Barry Lopez Fellowship
Reporter and nonfiction writer Anna Badkhen of Tulsa received the 2018 Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Community and Ethics Fellowship. She received $1,500, an all-expenses-paid trip to deliver a lecture at the University of Hawai’i, a two-week residency in a guesthouse on a private estate in Maui, and lodging and airfare to spend a weekend in Honolulu. The annual fellowship, which is cosponsored by the Manoa Foundation of Honolulu, is given to a writer whose work, like Lopez’s, “contributes to an awareness of the civic and ethical obligation of artists; that helps us understand, through storytelling, that the survival of a human world depends upon a commitment to integrity, empathy, and compassionate reconciliation; and inspires us to take social responsibility for the perils, which we have created ourselves, to the human and non-human world.” There is no application process.
Barry Lopez Fellowship, c/o Frank Stewart, Manoa Foundation, 3718 Loulu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.
www.barrylopez.com

Beloit Poetry Journal
Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry
Jehanne Dubrow of Denton, Texas, won the 2018 Adrienne Rich Award for “from Dark Lines Against the Dark.” She received $1,500 and publication in Beloit Poetry Journal. Naomi Shihab Nye judged. The annual award, which is supported by the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust, is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Beloit Poetry Journal, Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry, P.O. Box 1450, Windham, ME 04062. Rachel Contreni Flynn, Contact.
bpj@bpj.org
www.bpj.org

Bitter Oleander Press
Library of Poetry Book Award
Serena Fusek of Newport News, Virginia, won the 2018 Library of Poetry Book Award for Ancient Maps & a Tarot Pack. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Bitter Oleander Press. Alan Britt judged. The annual award 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
Alan Chazaro of Oakland won the 2018 Hudson Prize for his poetry collection, Piñata Theory. 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, 279 Claremont Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10552.
editors@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com

Black Warrior Review
Writing Contests
David Joez Villaverde of Detroit, Ndinda Kioko of Nairobi, and Amanda Kallis of Los Angeles won the 14th annual Black Warrior Review Writing Contests. Joez Villaverde won in poetry for his poem “La Piedra de los Doce Ángulos”; Vanessa Angélica Villarreal judged. Kioko won in fiction for her story “Little Jamaica”; Laura van den Berg judged. Kallis won in nonfiction for her essay “Social Body”; Kate Zambreno judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Issue 45.2 of Black Warrior Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is September 1.
Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Mark Galarrita, Editor.
www.bwr.ua.edu

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Donna M. Glass of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, won the 2018 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem “The Grocery Store.” She received $1,000, publication of her poem in Voices From the Attic, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Carlow University in Pittsburgh to give a reading. Judith Vollmer judged. The annual award is given to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contact.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
www.carlow.edu/dobler_poetry_award.aspx

Carve
Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
Frank Meola of New York City won the 2018 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for “Home as Found.” He received $1,500, and his story was published in the Fall 2018 issue of Carve. Susan Perabo judged. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Carve, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 701510, Dallas, TX 75370. Anna Zumbahlen, Editor in Chief.
info@carvezine.com
www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest

Center for Fiction
First Novel Prize
Tommy Orange of Angels Camp, California, won the 2018 First Novel Prize for There, There (Alfred A. Knopf). He received $10,000. The finalists were Jen Beagin of Hudson, New York, for Pretend I’m Dead (Scribner); Akwaeke Emezi of Umuahia, Nigeria, for Freshwater (Grove Press); Lisa Halliday of Milan, Italy, for Asymmetry (Simon & Schuster); Tadzio Koelb of New York City for Trenton Makes (Doubleday); Jordy Rosenberg of New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts, for Confessions of the Fox (One World); and Nafkote Tamirat of Boston for The Parking Lot Attendant (Henry Holt). They each received $1,000. Jeffery Renard Allen, Julie Lekstrom Himes, Katie Kitamura, Rachel Kushner, and Dana Spiotta judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel published in the United States during the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Center for Fiction, First Novel Prize, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (212) 755-6710.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org/awards

Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Poetry Book Competitions
Anne Lesley Selcer of Oakland won the 2018 First Book Prize for her poetry collection, Sun Cycle. CAConrad judged. Oliver Baez Bendorf of Kalamazoo, Michigan, won the 2018 Open Book Competition for his poetry collection Advantages of Being Evergreen. Samuel Amadon, Leora Fridman, and Jane Lewty judged. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. The annual awards are given for poetry collections by an unpublished and a published writer. (See Deadlines.)
Essay Collection Competition
Amy Long of Destin, Florida, won the 2018 Essay Collection Competition for her collection, Codependence: A Novel in Essays. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Brian Blanchfield judged. The annual award is given for an essay collection. (See Deadlines.)
Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, Room 1841, Cleveland, OH 44115. Caryl Pagel, Director.
poetrycenter@csuohio.edu
www.csupoetrycenter.com

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation
Literary Awards
Hala Alyan of New York City won the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for her novel, Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Ta-Nehisi Coates of New York City won in nonfiction for his book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (One World). They each received $10,000. Min Jin Lee of Boston won the runner-up prize in fiction for her novel Pachinko (Grand Central), and Michelle Kuo of Paris won the runner-up prize in nonfiction for her memoir, Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship (Random House). They each received $5,000. Lesley Nneka Arimah and Robin Hemley judged in fiction; Susan Southard and Alan Taylor 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, P.O. Box 461, Wright Brothers Branch, Dayton, OH 45409. (937) 298-5072. Sharon Rab, Contact.
sharon.rab@daytonliterarypeaceprize.org
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Del Sol Press
First Novel Competition
Woodlief Thomas of Little Rock, Arkansas, won the 2018 First Novel Prize for Just Off Elysian Fields. He received $1,500, and his novel will be published by Del Sol Press. Robert Olen Butler judged. The annual award is given for a first novel. The prize is currently on hiatus.
Del Sol Press, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 443, Washington, D.C. 20006. Chris Stewart, Editor in Chief.
editor@delsolpress.com
www.delsolpress.org/DSP-NovelCompetition.htm

Elixir Press
Antivenom Poetry Award
Justin Wymer of Denver won the 2018 Antivenom Poetry Award for Deed. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Elixir Press. Jennifer Franklin 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

Finishing Line Press
New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition
Libby Maxey of Conway, Massachusetts, won the 2018 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition for Kairos. She received $1,000, and her chapbook will be published by Finishing Line Press. Leah Maines judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook written by a woman who has not yet published a full-length collection. (See Deadlines.)
Finishing Line Press, New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. Chris Kincaid, Editor.
finishingbooks@aol.com
www.finishinglinepress.com

Florida Review
Editors’ Awards
Amanda Hawkins of Woodland, California, won the 2018 Editors’ Award in poetry for “/in the year of salt & death/” and “Through High Desert to the Path of Totality.” Mi-Kyung Shin of New York City won the fiction award for her story “Mouth-Matching.” Katy Shay of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the creative nonfiction award for her essay “Coleoptera.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in 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, University of Central Florida, English Department, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816. Lisa Roney, Editor.
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Four Way Books
Levis Prize in Poetry
Matthew Lippman of Boston won the 2018 Levis Prize in Poetry for Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful. He received $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books, and will be invited to participate in a Four Way Books reading in New York City. Dorianne Laux judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Four Way Books, Levis Prize in Poetry, P.O. Box 535, Village Station, New York, NY 10014. (212) 334-5430.
editors@fourwaybooks.com
www.fourwaybooks.com/site/guidelines

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
Leslie Anne Mcilroy of Pittsburgh won the 2018 Flash Fiction Contest for “The Old Point.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in the December 2018 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
Ama Codjoe of New York City won the sixth annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize for her poem “Etymology of a Mood.” She received $1,000 and publication in Georgia Review. Natasha Trethewey judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Georgia Review, Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, University of Georgia, 706A Main Library, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602. C. J. Bartunek, Managing Editor.
thegeorgiareview.com

Ghost Story
Supernatural Fiction Award
David Wiseman of Surrey, Canada, won the Fall 2018 Supernatural Fiction Award for his story “Double Aspect.” He received $1,000, and his story was published on the Ghost Story website and the anthology 21st Century Ghost Stories: Volume II. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story with a supernatural or magic realism theme. (See Deadlines.)
Ghost Story, Supernatural Fiction Award, P.O. Box 601, Union, ME 04862. Paul Guernsey, Editor.
www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
R. Cross of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for “Glioblastoma.” She received $2,500, and her story will be published in Issue 105 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. (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

Grayson Books
Poetry Award
Edward Wilson of Augusta, Georgia, won the 2018 Grayson Books Poetry Award for In a Rich Country. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Grayson Books. Patrick Donnelly judged. The annual award is given for poetry collection. The next deadline is August 15.
Grayson Books, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127.
www.graysonbooks.com/contest.html

Hidden River Arts
Panther Creek Nonfiction Book Award
Tuan Phan of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, won the 2018 Panther Creek Nonfiction Book Award for Remembering Water. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a book-length work of nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Prophecy Creek Book Award in Speculative Fiction
Robert Knox of Quincy, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Prophecy Creek Book Award in Speculative Fiction for Karpa Talesman. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a book-length work of speculative fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Hidden River Arts, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. (610) 764-0813. Debra Leigh Scott, Founding Director.
hiddenriverarts@gmail.com
hiddenriverarts.com

Hippocampus Magazine
Remember in November Contest
Linda Stead of Melbourne, Australia, won the 2018 Remember in November Contest for her essay “The Cyclops Child.” She received $1,000, publication in Hippocampus Magazine, and admission to Hippocamp, Hippocampus Magazine’s annual writing conference, in August. Krystal Sital judged. The annual award is given for an essay. The next deadline is June 30.
Hippocampus Magazine, Remember in November Contest, 210 West Grant Street, Suite 210, Lancaster, PA 17603.
info@hippocampusmagazine.com
www.hippocampusmagazine.com

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Legacy Awards
Evie Shockley of Jersey City, New Jersey, won the 2018 Legacy Award in poetry for semiautomatic (Wesleyan University Press). Ladee Hubbard of New Orleans won the 2018 Legacy Award for a debut novel for The Talented Ribkins (Melville House). Alain Mabanckou of Santa Monica, California, won the 2018 Legacy Award in fiction for Black Moses (New Press). Tiya Miles of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Legacy Award in nonfiction for The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (New Press). Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, A. Van Jordan, and Willie Perdomo judged in poetry; Angela Flournoy, Donna Hemans, and Ravi Howard judged the debut novel prize; Amina Gautier, Chinelo Okparanta, and JJ Amaworo Wilson judged the fiction prize; and Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, E. Patrick Johnson, and William P. Jones judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by Black writers published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Legacy Awards, 10 G Street NE, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 248-5051. info@hurstonwright.org 
www.hurstonwright.org/legacy-awards

Kundiman/Tupelo Press
Kundiman Poetry Prize
Rohan Chhetri of Houston, Texas, won the 2018 Kundiman Poetry Prize for his collection lost hurt or in transit beautiful. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Tupelo Press in Spring 2021. The board members of Kundiman and the Tupelo Press editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by an Asian American poet. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Kundiman/Tupelo Press, Kundiman Poetry Prize, Fordham University, English Department, 113 West 60th Street, Room 924, New York, NY 10023.
www.kundiman.org/prize

Leapfrog Press
Fiction Award
Cai Emmons of Eugene, Oregon, and Pamela Laskin of New York City both won the 2018 Leapfrog Press Fiction Award. Emmons won for her story collection, Vanishing, and Laskin won for her young adult novel-in-verse Why No Bhine (Why No Goodbye). They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Leapfrog Press. Marie-Helene Bertino and the Leapfrog 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

Moon City Press
Fiction Award
Amanda Marbais of Chicago won the 2018 Moon City Press Fiction Award for Claiming a Body. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Moon City Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is October 1.
Moon City Press, Fiction Award, Missouri State University, English Department, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806. (417) 836-6565. Michael Czyzniejewski, Editor.
mczyzniejewski@missouristate.edu
moon-city-press.com

Munster Literature Center
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Louise Crimmins
of Boston won the 2018 Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition for “How to Pass.” She received €2,000 (approximately $2,360), a weeklong residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, accommodations to attend the Cork International Short Story Festival, and publication of her story in Southword. Paul McVeigh judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is July 31.  
Munster Literature Center, Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition, Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.
info@munsterlit.ie
www.munsterlit.ie

Naugatuck River Review
Narrative Poetry Contest
torrin a. greathouse of Quincy, Massachusetts, won the tenth annual Narrative Poetry Contest for “Ode to the First Time I Wore a Dress & My Mother Did Not Flinch.” They received $1,000 and publication in the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Allison Joseph judged. The annual award 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

The Pinch
Literary Awards
D. G. Geis of Lakehills, Texas, won the 2018 Pinch Poetry Award for “Requiem.” Nicole Baute of Delhi, India, won the 2018 Pinch Fiction Award for “You Will Be Extraordinary.” Jackie Connelly of Saint Louis won the 2018 Pinch Creative Nonfiction Award for “What Accumulates.” They each received $1,000 and publication in the Pinch. Maggie Smith judged in poetry, Carmen Maria Machado judged in fiction, and Andrea Jarrell judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
The Pinch, Literary Awards, University of Memphis, 435 Patterson Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Courtney Miller Santo, Editor in Chief.
editor@pinchjournal.com
www.pinchjournal.com

Ploughshares
John C. Zacharis First Book Award
Kaveh Akbar of West Lafayette, Indiana, won the 2018 John C. Zacharis First Book Award for his poetry collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017). He received $1,500. Ladette Randolph judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a first poetry collection or first book of fiction by a writer whose work has been published in Ploughshares. There is no application process.
Ploughshares, John C. Zacharis First Book Award, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Managing Editor.
pshares@pshares.org
www.pshares.org

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
Five poets each received a $25,800 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. They are Safia Elhillo of Khartoum, Sudan, and Washington, D.C.; Hieu Minh Nguyen of Saint Paul; sam sax of Mamaroneck, New York; Natalie Scenters-Zapico of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; and Paul Tran of San Diego. The winners also had their work published in Poetry. The editors judged. The annual awards are given to poets between the ages of 21 and 31 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
Amir Safi of Houston, Texas, won the 2018 Poetry International Prize for “Asahd.” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Poetry International. Victoria Chang judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry International, Poetry International Prize, San Diego State University, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Mail Code 6020, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Press 53
Award for Poetry
Patricia Colleen Murphy of Phoenix won the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry for Bully Love. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Press 53. 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.
kevin@press53.com
www.press53.com/award-for-poetry

Red Hen Press
Nonfiction Award
Deborah Thompson of Fort Collins, Colorado, won the 2018 Nonfiction Award for Dog Relations: Essays on Living in a Trans-Species Family. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Red Hen Press in 2020. Florencia Ramirez judged. The annual award is given for an essay collection, memoir, or book of narrative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Red Hen Press, Nonfiction Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Rebeccah Sanhueza, Editorial Assistant.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Slope Editions
Book Prize
BJ Soloy of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 17th annual Slope Editions Book Prize for Our Pornography & other disaster songs. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Slope Editions. Ocean Vuong judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Slope Editions, Book Prize, 847 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Christopher Janke, Senior Editor.
slope.editions@gmail.com
www.slopeeditions.org

Sonora Review
Annual Contests
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram of Boston won the 2018 Poetry Prize for her poem “Coming of Age Stories”; Harmony Holiday judged. Silvia Park of New York City won the 2018 Fiction Prize for her story “shift+delete”; Charles Yu judged. May-lee Chai of San Francisco won the 2018 Essay Prize for her essay “The Imagined Homeland”; Rubén Martínez judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Sonora Review. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. The deadline for the essay contest has already passed; the deadline for the poetry and fiction contests is March 15. (See Deadlines.)
Sonora Review, Annual Contests, University of Arizona, 1423 East University Boulevard, Room 445, Modern Languages Building, P.O. Box 210067, Tucson, AZ 85721.
www.sonorareview.com

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Cowles Poetry Book Prize
Haesong Kwon of Shiprock, New Mexico, won the 2018 Cowles Poetry Book Prize for The People’s Field. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Southeast Missouri State University Press, Cowles Poetry Book Prize, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. James Brubaker, Publisher.
upress@semo.edu
www.semopress.com/events/cowles-prize

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Writing Awards
Twelve writers received Sustainable Arts Foundation Fall 2018 awards. They are poets Remica Bingham-Risher of Norfolk, Virginia, and Michelle Brittan Rosado of Long Beach, California; fiction writers Monique Fields of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Sarah Gerkensmeyer of Greencastle, Indiana, Kimberly King Parsons of Portland, Oregon, Cindy Pon of San Diego, and Arlaina Tibensky of South Orange, New Jersey; creative nonfiction writers Darien Gee of Waikoloa, Hawai’i, Toni Jensen of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Jenniey Tallman of Iowa City; and graphic novelists Leela Corman of Gainesville, Florida, and Shira Spector of Toronto. They each received $5,000. The annual grants are given to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers with children. The next deadline is February 28.
Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.
www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
Susan de Sola of Bussum, the Netherlands, won the eighth annual Frost Farm Prize for her poem “Buddy.” She received $1,000 and a scholarship to give a reading at the Frost Farm Poetry Conference at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. Melissa Balmain judged. 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.
www.frostfarmpoetry.org/prize

Zone 3 Press
First Book Award for Poetry
Patty Crane of Windsor, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry for Bell I Wake To. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Zone 3 Press. Jennifer Givhan judged. The biennial award is given for a debut poetry collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2020.
Zone 3 Press, First Book Award for Poetry, Austin Peay State University, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. (931) 221-7031. Amy Wright, Acquisitions Editor.
wrighta@apsu.edu
www.zone3press.com