March/April 2020 - Recent Winners

American Literary Translators Association
Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize
Don Mee Choi of Seattle won the 2019 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize for her translation from the Korean of Kim Hyesoon’s poetry collection Autobiography of Death (New Directions). She received $5,000. Chenxin Jiang, Vivek Narayanan, and Hai-Dang Phan judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry or a text from Zen Buddhism translated from an Asian language into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Italian Prose in Translation Award
Simon Carnell and Erica Segre, both of Stretham, England, won the 2019 Italian Prose in Translation Award for their translation from the Italian of Paolo Cognetti’s novel The Eight Mountains (Atria). They received $5,000. Allison Grimaldi-Donahue, Zakiya Hanafi, and Alta L. Price 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.)
National Translation Awards
Bill Johnston
of Bloomington, Indiana, won the 2019 National Translation Award in Poetry for his translation from the Polish of Adam Mickiewicz’s poetry collection Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania (Archipelago Books). Anna Deeny Morales, Cole Heinowitz, and Sholeh Wolpé judged. Karen Emmerich of New York City won the 2019 National Translation Award in Prose for her translation from the Greek of Ersi Sotiropoulos’s novel What’s Left of the Night (New Vessel Press). Bonnie Huie, Charlotte Mandell, and Jeffrey Zuckerman judged. Johnston and Emmerich each received $2,500. 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.)
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

Caronae Howell of Tucson, Arizona, won the 2019 Anhinga–Robert Dana Prize for Index for September 11th. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press in September. Ching-In Chen 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
Karen Harryman of Los Angeles won the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in poetry for “Making,” “November,” and “Theory.” Lones Seiber of Morristown, Tennessee, won the Arts & Letters Prize in fiction for “Flight.” Carol Keeley of Boulder, Colorado, won the Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction for “Demon Feeding.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Fall 2019 issue of Arts & Letters. GennaRose Nethercott judged in poetry, Peter Nichols judged in fiction, and Pam Houston 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

Ashland Poetry Press
Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize
Laura Donnelly of Oswego, New York, won the 2019 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize for Midwest Gothic. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ashland Poetry Press in September 2020. Maggie Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ashland Poetry Press, Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805.
www.ashlandpoetrypress.com

Autumn House Press
Literary Prizes
makalani bandele of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 17th annual Autumn House Press Poetry Prize for his poetry collection under the aegis of a winged mind. Michael X. Wang of Russellville, Arkansas, won the 12th annual fiction prize for his story collection, Further News of Defeat. Melissa Wiley of Chicago won the eighth annual nonfiction prize for her essay collection Skull Cathedral: A Vestigial Anatomy. They each received $1,000, publication by Autumn House Press, and a $1,500 travel grant for promotion of their published books. Cornelius Eady judged in poetry, Aimee Bender judged in fiction, and Paul Lisicky 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
Clare Beams of Pittsburgh won the 2020 Bard Fiction Prize for her story collection, We Show What We Have Learned (Lookout Books, 2016). 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. 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

Beloit Poetry Journal
Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry
Philip Metres of Cleveland won the 2019 Adrienne Rich Award for “When It Rains in Gaza.” He received $1,500 and publication in Beloit Poetry Journal. Patricia Smith 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. Mark Crowe, Contact.
bpj@bpj.org
www.bpj.org

Black Lawrence Press
Hudson Prize
Gwendolyn Paradice of Columbia, Missouri, won the 2019 Hudson Prize for her story collection, More Enduring for Having Been Broken. She received $1,000, and her 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

Carve
Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
April Sopkin of Richmond, Virginia, won the 2019 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for “Private Lives.” She received $1,500, and her story was published in the Fall 2019 issue of Carve. Claire Fuller 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
DeShawn Charles Winslow of New York City won the 2019 First Novel Prize for In West Mills (Bloomsbury). He received $10,000. The finalists were Chia-Chia Lin of San Bruno, California, for The Unpassing (FSG); Julia Phillips of New York City for Disappearing Earth (Knopf); Pitchaya Sudbanthad of New York City for Bangkok Wakes to Rain (Riverhead Books); Ocean Vuong of Northampton, Massachusetts, for On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press); Joe Wilkins of McMinnville, Oregon, for Fall Back Down When I Die (Little, Brown); and Lauren Wilkinson of New York City for American Spy (Random House). They each received $1,000. Maaza Mengiste, Claire Messud, Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, and Monique Truong 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/grants-awards/the-first-novel-prize

Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Poetry Book Competitions
Alen Hamza of Salt Lake City won the 2019 First Book Prize for Exit Empire. Brenda Hillman judged. Valerie Hsiung of New York City and Hudson, New York, won the 2019 Open Book Competition for outside voices, please. Nicholas Gulig, Dora Malech, and Sheila McMullin judged. Hamza and Hsiung 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, and will be awarded as the Lighthouse Poetry Series starting in 2020. (See Deadlines.)
Essay Collection Competition
Brenda Miller of Bellingham, Washington, and Julie Marie Wade of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2019 Essay Collection Competition for Telephone: Essays in Two Voices. They received $1,000, and their book will be published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2021. Hanif Abdurraqib judged. The biennial award is given for an essay collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, Room 1841, Cleveland, OH 44115. Caryl Pagel, Director.
poetrycenter@csuohio.edu
www.csupoetrycenter.com

Conduit Books & Ephemera
Minds On Fire Open Book Prize
Esther Lee of Jacksonville, Florida, won the 2019 Minds on Fire Open Book Prize for Sacrificial Metal. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Conduit Books & Ephemera in March 2020. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is June 30.
Conduit Books & Ephemera, Minds on Fire Open Book Prize, 788 Osceola Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. William Waltz, Editor.
www.conduit.org

Crooks Corner Book Prize Foundation
Book Prize
Devi S. Laskar of Los Altos, California, won the seventh annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Counterpoint Press). She received $5,000 and is entitled to a complimentary glass of wine every day for a year at Crook’s Corner Café and Bar in Chapel Hill. Charles Frazier judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel set in the American South. (See Deadlines.)
Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation, Book Prize, 313 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (919) 942-3713. Anna Hayes, President.
info@crookscornerbookprize.com
www.crookscornerbookprize.com

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation
Literary Awards
Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde of Stockholm won the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for her novel What We Owe (Mariner Books). Eli Saslow of Portland, Oregon, won in nonfiction for his book Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist (Doubleday). They each received $10,000. Richard Powers of Townsend, Tennessee, won the runner-up prize in fiction for his novel The Overstory (Norton), and Wil Haygood of Washington, D.C., won the runner-up prize in nonfiction for his book Tigerland: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing (Knopf). They each received $5,000. Lesley Nneka Arimah and Bob Shacochis judged in fiction; Brando Skyhorse and Helen Thorpe 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

Elixir Press
Antivenom Poetry Award
Christopher Citro of Camillus, New York, won the 2019 Antivenom Poetry Award for If We Had a Lemon Wed Throw It and Call That the Sun. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Elixir Press. Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis 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
M. G. Leibowitz of New York City won the 2019 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition for Hypatia at the Museum. 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. The next deadline is June 30.
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
Aurielle Marie of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won the 2019 Editors’ Award in poetry for “Father-Son & Holy.” Eleanor Bluestein of La Jolla, California, won the award in fiction for “In Loco Parentis.” Kirk Wilson of Austin, Texas, won the award in creative nonfiction for “Skin the Bunny.” 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
Antonio Lopez of East Palo Alto, California, won the 2019 Levis Prize in Poetry for Gentefication. 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. Gregory Pardlo 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

Gemini Magazine
Short Story Contest
Susann Cokal of Richmond, Virginia, won the 2019 Short Story Contest for “A Spoon Will Catch the Dark Girls’ Pain.” She received $5,000, and her story was published the September 2019 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Flash Fiction Contest
BV Lawson of Arlington, Virginia, won the 2019 Flash Fiction Contest for “Surrectus.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in the December 2019 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, 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
Rosalie Moffett of Evansville, Indiana, won the seventh annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize for “Giving Away the Dental Hygienist’s Idea for a Patent.” She received $1,500 and publication in Georgia Review. Stephen Dunn 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
Rowan Bowman of Consett, England, won the Fall 2019 Supernatural Fiction Award for “Ford Moss.” She received $1,000, and her 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

Grayson Books
Poetry Award
Doug Ramspeck of Lima, Ohio, won the 2019 Grayson Books Poetry Award for Distant Fires. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Grayson Books. Robert Cording 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

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Legacy Awards
Terrance Hayes of New York City won the 2019 Legacy Award in poetry for his poetry collection American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Books). Nafissa Thompson-Spires of Champaign, Illinois, won the 2019 Legacy Award in fiction for her story collection, Heads of the Colored People (37 INK/Atria). Imani Perry of Princeton, New Jersey, won the 2019 Legacy Award in nonfiction for her book May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem (University of North Carolina Press). Myronn Hardy, Donika Kelly, Adrian Matejka judged in poetry; Lesley Nneka Arimah, Reginald McKnight, and Tricia Elam Walker judged in fiction; and Debra J. Dickerson, Keith Gilyard, and Kali Nicole Gross 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

Leapfrog Press
Fiction Award
Lara Tupper of Becket, Massachusetts, won the 2019 Leapfrog Press Fiction Award for her story collection, Amphibians. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Leapfrog Press in fall 2020. Ramona Ausubel 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

Milkweed Editions
Max Ritvo Poetry Prize
Allison Adair of Boston won the 2019 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for The Clearing. Henri Cole judged. She received $10,000 and her book will be published by Milkweed Editions in June 2020. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 30.
Milkweed Editions, Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book Building, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 215-2553. Lee Oglesby, Managing Editor.
lee_oglesby@milkweed.org
milkweed.org/max-ritvo-poetry-prize

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Poets Catherine Esther Cowie of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Liza Flum of Salt Lake City; Hannah Oberman-Breindel of New York City; Aurora Masum-Javed of Washington, D.C.; Sarah McCartt-Jackson of Louisville, Kentucky; Adrienne Su of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Annie Woodford of Boone, North Carolina; and nonfiction writers Traci Brimhall of Manhattan, Kansas; Havilah Giannetta of Lake Monticello, Virginia; Kristin Kovacic of Pittsburgh; Joanne B. Mulcahy of Portland, Oregon; Candice Salyers of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Mariya Taher of Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Alison Wellford of Allentown, Pennsylvania, won 2019 Individual Artist Grants for Women. Masum-Javed, McCartt-Jackson, Salyers, Wellford, and Woodford each received $1,500; Flum received $1,300; Brimhall received $1,250; Cowie received $1,200; Su received $1,020; and Giannetta, Kovacic, Mulcahy, Oberman-Breindel and Taher each received $1,000. The annual grants are given to feminist poets, fiction writers, and mixed-genre writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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

Moon City Press
Poetry Award
Kathy Goodkin of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the 2019 Moon City Press Poetry Award for Crybaby Bridge. She received $1,000, and her book was published by Moon City Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Short Fiction Award
Pablo Piñero Stillman
of Mexico City won the 2019 Moon City Press Short Fiction Award for Our Brains and the Brains of Miniature Sharks. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Moon City Press in March 2020. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is October 1.
Moon City Press, Missouri State University, English Department, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806. Michael Czyzniejewski, Editor.
mczyzniejewski@missouristate.edu
moon-city-press.com

Munster Literature Center
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Mike Allen of Norfolk, England, won the 2019 Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition for “Come Closer.” He received €2,000 (approximately $2,220), a weeklong residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, accommodations to attend the Cork International Short Story Festival, and publication of his story in Southword. Billy O’Callaghan 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
Jane C. Miller of Wilmington, Delaware, won the eleventh annual Narrative Poetry Contest for “DNA Test to Identify Victim of 1944 Hartford Circus Fire.” She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Lauren K. Alleyne 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

Noemi Press
Book Awards
Aeon Ginsberg of Baltimore won the 2019 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry for their poetry collection, Greyhound. Sarah Minor of Cleveland won the 2019 Noemi Press Book Award for Prose for her hybrid text Slim Confessions. 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, 202 Giles Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Carmen Giménez Smith, Publisher.
noemipressbooks@gmail.com
www.noemipress.org/contest

Ploughshares
John C. Zacharis First Book Award
Xuan Juliana Wang of Los Angeles won the 2019 John C. Zacharis First Book Award for her story collection, Home Remedies (Hogarth, 2019). She 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, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757.
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 Franny Choi of Decatur, Georgia, and New Haven, Connecticut; Jane Huffman of Livonia, Michigan; José Olivarez of Chicago; Justin Phillip Reed of Florence, South Carolina; and Michael Wasson of the Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho. 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
Laura Budofsky Wisniewski of Hinesburg, Vermont, won the 2019 Poetry International Prize for “How Mushrooms Will Save the World.” She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Poetry International. Sandra Alcosser judged. The annual award is given for a single 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. Sandra Alcosser, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Press 53
Award for Poetry
Mohja Kahf of Fayetteville, Arkansas, won the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry for My Lover Feeds Me Grapefruit. She received $1,000, 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
Jan Beatty of Pittsburgh won the 2019 Nonfiction Award for American Bastard. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Red Hen Press in 2020. Nikki Moustaki 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)406-1203. Rebeccah Sanhueza, Editorial Assistant.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize
Arne Weingart of Chicago won the 2019 Poetry Prize for Unpractical Thinking. He received $1,000, and his collection will be published by Red Mountain Press. Marc Hudson 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
Cody Smith of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2019 River Styx International Poetry Contest for “Elegy with Halitosis and Underemployment as Megachurch Janitors.” He received $1,500, and his poem was published in River Styx. Oliver de la Paz judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is May 31.
River Styx, International Poetry Contest, 3301 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Jason Lee Brown, Editor.
www.riverstyx.org/submit/poetry-contest

Slope Editions
Book Prize
Stephanie Cawley of Pittsburgh won the 18th annual Slope Editions Book Prize for My Heart But Not My Heart. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Slope Editions. Solmaz Sharif 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
Connor Yeck of Cincinnati won the 2019 Poetry Prize for “Nocturne with Los Alamos Drive-Thru.” Raquel Salas Rivera judged. Julie Cadman-Kim of Seattle won the 2019 Fiction Prize for “The Egg.” R. O. Kwon judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Sonora Review. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems and a short story on a theme. (See Deadlines.)
Sonora Review, Annual Contests, University of Arizona, Department of English, P.O. Box 210067, Modern Languages Building 445, Tucson, AZ 85721.
www.sonorareview.com

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Cowles Poetry Book Prize
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett of Oakland won the 2019 Cowles Poetry Book Prize for Look Alive. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in 2020. Brad Aaron Modlin judged. 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

St. Francis College
St. Francis College Literary Prize
Samantha Hunt of Tivoli, New York, won the 2019 St. Francis College Literary Prize for her story collection, The Dark Dark (FSG, 2017). She received $50,000. Chris Abani, Kate Christensen, and Ron Currie judged. The biennial award is given for a writer’s third to fifth published work of fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
St. Francis College, St. Francis College Literary Prize, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201.
www.sfc.edu/news-events/sfcliteraryprize

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
David Southward of Milwaukee won the ninth annual Frost Farm Prize for “Mary’s Visit.” He 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. Bruce Bennett 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

Willow Spring Books
Spokane Prize for Short Fiction
Valerie Vogrin of Moro, Illinois, won the 2018 Spokane Prize for Things We’ll Need for the Coming Difficulties. She received $2,000, and her book was published by Willow Spring Books in January. Karen Karbo judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is June 15.
Willow Springs Books, Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, c/o Inland Northwest Center for Writers, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, 2 RPT #259, Spokane, WA 99202.
www.willowspringsbooks.org

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest
Barbara Milton of Milford, Connecticut, and Margo Barnes of Tucson, Arizona, won the 27th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest. Milton won in fiction for “The Snake” and Barnes won in nonfiction for “Anointed.” 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. (See Deadlines.)
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

Zone 3 Press
Creative Nonfiction Book Award
Sarah Kasbeer of New York City won the 2019 Zone 3 Creative Nonfiction Book Award for her essay collection, A Woman, a Plan, an Outline of a Man. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Zone 3 Press in fall 2020. Alice Bolin judged. The biennial award is given for a memoir, essay collection, or work of literary nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Zone 3 Press, Creative Nonfiction Book Award, Austin Peay State University, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. (931) 221-7031. Amy Wright, Acquisitions Editor.
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