May/June 2018 - Recent Winners

American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Ruth Madievsky of Los Angeles won the 2017 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "Wormhole." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in American Poetry Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. (See Deadlines.)
American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 320 South Broad Street, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
www.aprweb.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Translation Prizes
Maija Liisa Mäkinen
of New York City won the 2017 Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Finnish into English of an excerpt from Anja Snellman’s novel Pelon maantiede. She received $2,500 and publication in the Scandinavian Review. Melissa Bowers of Seattle won the 2017 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize for her translation from the Swedish into English of Jasim Mohamed’s poetry collection Vittnen till meningslösa händelser. She received $2,000 and publication in Scandinavian Review. The American-Scandinavian Foundation Prize Jury judged. The annual awards are given to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. (See Deadlines.)
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.
info@amscan.org
www.amscan.org

Backwaters Press
Backwaters Prize
Benjamín
Naka-Hasebe Kingsley of Baltimore won the 2017 Backwaters Press Prize for his collection, Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot. He received $2,500, and his book will be published by Backwaters Press in September. Bob Hicok judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 1124 Pacific Street No. 8392, Omaha, NE 68108. (402) 451-4052. Michael Catherwood, Editor.
thebackwaterspress.com

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Robin Moger
of Cape Town, South Africa, won the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation from the Arabic into English of Yasser Abdel Hafez’s novel The Book of Safety (Hoopoe Fiction). He received £3,000 (approximately $4,200). Alastair Niven, Peter Kalu, Wen-chin Ouyang, and Salam Sarhan judged. The annual award is given for a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. The deadline for 2018 has passed; the next deadline is March 31, 2019.
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9sB, England. Paula Johnson, Award Secretary.
info@banipaltrust.org.uk
www.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press
Book Prize
Tina Barr of Black Mountain, North Carolina, won the 2017 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for her poetry collection Green Target. She received $1,500 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Patricia Spears Jones judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881.
infobarrow@gmail.com
www.barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Ladee Hubbard of New Orleans won the 2017 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel, The Talented Ribkins (Melville House, 2017). She received $10,000 and travel expenses to attend an award ceremony and visit schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January. Anthony Grooms, Edward P. Jones, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers judged. The annual award is given to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is August 15.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 100 North Street, Suite 900, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Lois Smyth, Donor Services Program Officer.
www.ernestjgainesaward.org

Bauhan Publishing
May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
Jen Town of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2017 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize for her poetry collection, The Light of What Comes After. She received $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing, and 100 author copies. Jennifer Militello judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Bauhan Publishing, May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 117, Peterborough, NH 03458.
www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Gabriel Spera of Los Angeles won the 2018 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for "Throat." Lauren Erin O'Brien of Auburn, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for "Atrophy." Elizabeth Crowell of Concord, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for "Cancer, So Far." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2018 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Rachel Hadas judged in poetry, Geraldine Brooks judged in fiction, and Rivka Galchen judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction relating to issues of health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. (See Deadlines.)
Bellevue Literary Review, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.
stacy@blreview.org
www.blreview.org

Blue Mountain Center
Richard J. Margolis Award
Leslie Jill Patterson of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2017 Richard J. Margolis Award. She received $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The annual award is given to an essayist or journalist whose work "combines warmth, humor, wisdom, and concern with social justice." (See Deadlines.)
Blue Mountain Center, Richard J. Margolis Award, c/o Margolis & Bloom, 667 Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
award@margolis.com
award.margolis.com

Boston Review
Poetry Contest
Mia Kang
of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 20th annual Boston Review Poetry Contest for a group of poems. She received $1,500, and her poems were published on the Boston Review website. Mónica de la Torre judged. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Boston Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142. (617) 324-1360.
review@bostonreview.net
bostonreview.net/contests

Briar Cliff Review
Writing Contests
Christopher Childers of Baltimore won the 22nd annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for "Frames for My Father." William Schwartz of Champaign, Illinois, won the Fiction Award for "Scheherazade." Rachel Furey of New Haven, Connecticut, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "Peeling Back Skin." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2018 issue of Briar Cliff Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is November 1.
Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.
tricia.currans-sheehan@briarcliff.edu
www.bcreview.org

Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Prize
Mary-Jane Holmes
of Middleton-in-Teesdale, England, won the 2017 Bridport Prize in poetry for her poem “Siren Call.” Nicholas Ruddock of Guelph, Canada, won in fiction for his short story “Esther.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $7,000). Terry Warren of Bridport, England, won in flash fiction for “Buttercups.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,400). The winners of the second-place prizes were Simon Murphy of Bristol, England, for his poem “River Climber” and Chris Neilan of Manchester, England, for his story “Ends.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,400). The winning works were published in the 2017 Bridport Prize anthology. Lemn Sissay judged in poetry, Peter Hobbs judged in fiction, and Kit de Waal judged in flash fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a short short story. (See Deadlines.)
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Prize Administrator. kate@bridportprize.org.uk
www.bridportprize.org.uk

California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
Tina Mozelle Braziel of Remlap, Alabama, won the 2017 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for her collection, Known by Salt. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press. C. G. Hanzlicek judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30.
California State University in Fresno, Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, English Department, 5245 North Backer Avenue PB98, Fresno, CA 93740. Corrinne Clegg Hales, Contest Coordinator.
connieh@csufresno.edu
www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize

Centenary College of Louisiana
John William Corrington Award
Percival Everett
of Los Angeles won the 2017–2018 John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. Everett, whose most recent book is the novel So Much Blue (Graywolf Press, 2017), received $2,000 and a bronze medal. The annual award is given to recognize a career of dedication to literary excellence. There is no application process.
Centenary College of Louisiana, English Department, Shreveport, LA 71104. (318) 869-5085. David Havird, Coordinator.
www.centenary.edu/academics/departments-schools/english/corrington-award

Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Katherine Pierpoint
of Canterbury, England, won the 2017 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for her poem “The Egg-Slicer.” She received £2,000 (approximately $2,800) and an invitation to read at the annual Coffee-House Poetry reading at the Troubadour in London. Suzanne Cleary of Peekskill, New York, won the second-place prize for her poem “The Secret of Happiness.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,400). Imtiaz Dharker and Michael Symmons Roberts judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is October 22.
Coffee-House Poetry, Troubadour International Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 16210, London, W4 1ZP, England.
coffpoetry@aol.com
www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

Crab Orchard
First Book Award
E. C. Belli of Lawton, Oklahoma, won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for Objects of Hunger. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Southern Illinois University Press, and an honorarium of $1,500 to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Chad Davidson judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Literary Prizes
Esther Lin of Palo Alto, California, won the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize for her poem "Cholera Is What My Grandfather Did During the War." May-lee Chai of San Francisco won the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize for her story "Fish Boy." Kerry Neville of Milledgeville, Georgia, won the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Teaching the N-Word." They each received $1,250, and their winning works were published in Crab Orchard Review online. Allison Joseph judged. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Crab Orchard, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Contact.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest

Margaret Wardlaw of Seattle won the Spring 2018 essay contest, whose theme was "Dangerous Creations," for her essay "Monsters." She received $10,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. 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. (412) 404-2975.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation
Book Prize
Stephen O’Connor
of New York City won the fifth annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for his novel, Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings (Viking, 2016). He received $5,000 and is entitled to a free glass of wine every day for a year at Crook’s Corner Café and Bar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Elizabeth Cox 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

Elixir Press
Fiction Award
Christy Stillwell of Bozeman, Montana, won the 2017 Fiction Award for her novel, The Wolf Tone. She received $2,000, and her book was published by Elixir Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Gival Press
Short Story Award
Rochelle Distelheim of Highland Park, Illinois, won the 2017 Short Story Award for "More Cousin's Club Than Country." She received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Elaine C. Ray judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is August 8.
Gival Press, Short Story Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Maxime Kawawa-Beaudan of Berkeley, California, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "Waiting for Fireworks." He received $2,500 and publication in Issue 103 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

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Poetry Competition
Jonathan Greenhause
of Jersey City won the 2017 Poetry Competition for his poem “The fire escape, no longer weighed down.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,400); a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales; publication of his poem on the Ledbury Poetry Festival website; and an invitation to read at the festival in July. Fiona Sampson judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Poetry Competition, Master's House, Bye Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1EA. Sandra Dudley, Finance Manager.
finance@poetry-festival.co.uk
www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition

Leeway Foundation
Transformation Awards
Poets Kai Davis of Philadelphia and Cynthia Dewi Oka of Collingswood, New Jersey; and nonfiction writer Nehad Khader of Philadelphia won 2017 Transformation Awards. They each received $15,000. The annual awards are given to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. (See Deadlines.)
Leeway Foundation, Transformation Awards, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078.
info@leeway.org
www.leeway.org

Library of Virginia
Literary Awards
Poet Rita Dove of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2017 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry for Collected Poems: 1974–2004 (W. W. Norton). John Gregory Brown of Sweet Briar, Virginia, won the 2017 Literary Award for Fiction for his novel A Thousand Miles From Nowhere (Lee Boudreaux Books). Margot Lee Shetterly of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2017 Literary Award for Nonfiction for Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (William Morrow). They each received $2,500. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year by Virginia writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Library of Virginia, Literary Awards, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.
www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm

Literal Latté
Poetry Award
John Sibley Williams
of Portland, Oregon, won the 2017 Literal Latté Poetry Award for a group of poems. He received $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Literal Latté, Poetry Award, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003. (212) 260-5532. Jenine Gordon Bockman, Editor.
litlatte@aol.com
www.literal-latte.com

Literary Arts
Oregon Literary Fellowships
Fifteen writers received 2018 Oregon Literary Fellowships of $3,500. They are poets manuel arturo abreu, Matthew Minicucci, Milo R. Muise, and Jake Vermaas, all of Portland, and Danielle Cadena Deulen of Salem; fiction writers Omar El Akkad, Alberto Yáñez, and Adair V, all of Portland, Takashi L. Kendrick of Lacey, Washington, and Mika Tanner of Eugene; and nonfiction writers Jacob Aiello, Susan Shepard, and Reema Zaman, all of Portland, Elizabeth Enslin of Wallowa County, and Brian Trapp of Eugene. Brian Blanchfield, Kiese Laymon, and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram judged. The annual fellowships are given to Oregon writers to help them initiate, develop, or complete a literary project. (See Deadlines.)
Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583. Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers.
susan@literary-arts.org
www.literary-arts.org

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Judith Wilson
of London won the 2017 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for "Welcome to Legoland." She received $1,500, and her story was published in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation over 5,000. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 2011, Key West, FL 33045.
shortstorykeywest@hushmail.com
www.shortstorycompetition.com

Los Angeles Review
Literary Awards
Samantha Niedzielski of Richmond, California, won the 2017 Los Angeles Review Poetry Award for "Temescal Wash & Dry;" Ashley Farmer of Salt Lake City won the Short Fiction Award for "Parting Shot;" Sabrina Li of Princeton, New Jersey, won the Flash Fiction Award for "Splinters in My Mouth;" and Anne Royan of Savannah won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "One Story, Seven Times." They each received $1,000, and their works will be published in Issue 23 of Los Angeles Review. t'ai freedom ford judged in poetry, Bryan Hurt judged in short fiction, Siel Ju judged in flash fiction, and Chelsey Clammer judged in creative nonfiction. The awards are given twice yearly for works of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Los Angeles Review, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Managing Editor.
assteditor@losangelesreview.org
www.losangelesreview.org

Milkweed Editions
Max Ritvo poetry prize
Grady Chambers of Philadelphia won the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for North American Stadiums. He received $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions. Henri Cole judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Milkweed Editions, Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 332-3192.
milkweed.org/max-ritvo-poetry-prize

Mudfish
Poetry Prize
Rafaella Del Bourgo of Berkeley, California, won the 13th annual Mudfish Poetry Prize for her poem "Barking, Pt. Reyes." She received $1,200 and her poem was published in Issue 20 of Mudfish. Philip Schultz judged. The annual award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Mudfish, Poetry Prize, 184 Franklin Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10013. Jill Hoffman, Editor.
www.mudfish.org

Narrative
30 Below Contest
Carlina Duan of Nashville won the 2017 30 Below Contest for her poem "Rein." She received $1,500, and her poem will be published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer between the ages of 18 and 30. The next deadline is November 19.
Narrative, 30 Below Contest. Tom Jenks, Editor.
narrativemagazine.com

National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Stevens Manuscript Competition
Erin Rodoni of Point Reyes Station, California, won the 2017 Stevens Manuscript Competition for her poetry collection A Landscape for Loss. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Tony Barnstone judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Manuscript Competition, 4 Bowie Point, Sherwood, AR 72120. Amanda Partridge, Chair.
stevens.nfsps@gmail.com
www.nfsps.com

New Criterion
Poetry Prize
Nicholas Friedman of the San Francisco Bay Area won the 2018 New Criterion Poetry Prize for Petty Theft. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by Criterion Books. Roger Kimball, Charles Martin, and David Yezzi judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. The next deadline is September 30.
New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003. (212) 247-6980. Rebecca Hecht, Managing Editor.
hecht@newcriterion.com
www.newcriterion.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Green Rose Prize
Lauren K. Alleyne of Harrisonburg, Virginia, won the 2018 Green Rose Prize for her poetry collection Honeyfish. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in Spring 2019. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least one full-length book of poetry. The next deadline is September 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Green Rose Prize, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Nancy Eimers, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu
newissuespress.com

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
Nicole Melanson of Sydney, Australia, won the 2017 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award for her poem "Manchester." She received $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website. The award is given annually for a poem that explores "positive visions of peace and the human spirit." (See Deadlines.)
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
www.peacecontests.org

Ploughshares
Zacharis First Book Award
Weike Wang of New York City won the 2017 Zacharis First Book Award for her novel, Chemistry (Knopf, 2017). She received $1,500. Ladette Randolph judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a first book of poetry or first book of fiction by a writer whose work has been published in Ploughshares. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ploughshares, Zacharis First Book Award, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757.
www.pshares.org

Robert Creeley Foundation
Robert Creeley Prize
Mark Doty of New York City won the 2018 Robert Creeley Award. He received $3,000 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading in Acton, Massachusetts, in March. Steve Glines, Gautham Hershel, Terry House, Marie Howe, Hannah Karp, William Lenderking, Julia Lisella, and Leanne Quinn judged. The annual award is given for a poet to honor "excellence in poetry and presentation." There is no application process.
Robert Creeley Foundation, c/o Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720. (603) 966-6283. Terry House, Contact.
terry.house@comcast.net
www.robertcreeleyfoundation.org

Ruminate Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize
April Vázquez
of León, Mexico, won the 2017 William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize for “Rebirth.” She received $1,500, and her story was published in Ruminate Magazine. LaToya Watkins judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ruminate Magazine, William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.com

San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize
Vivian Shipley of North Haven, Connecticut, won the 2017 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize for "Cargo." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in San Diego Poetry Annual. Clare MacQueen and Robert O'Sullivan Schleith judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is October 15.
San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild, Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, c/o Garden Oak Press, 1953 Huffstatler Street, Suite A, Rainbow, CA 92028.
www.sdeag.org

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Laura Apol of Lyons, Michigan, won the Sixfold Winter Poetry Award for a group of poems. Derek Rose of Mechanicville, New York, won the Winter Short Story Award for "Reclamation." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in Sixfold. The contest entrants judged. The awards are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is July 24.
Sixfold, Poetry and Short Story Awards, 10 Concord Ridge Road, Newtown, CT 06470. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.
sixfold@sixfold.org
www.sixfold.org

Slapering Hol Press
Chapbook contest
Lillo Way of Seattle won the 2017 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest for Dubious Moon. She received $1,000, publication by Slapering Hol Press, and up to $500 in travel expenses to give a reading at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. The annual award is given for a debut poetry chapbook.
Slapering Hol Press, Chapbook Contest, Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. (914) 332-5953.
ask@writerscenter.org
www.writerscenter.org/shp-sanger-stewart-chapbook-competition

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Poetry Prize
Ann Kaiser of New York City won the 2017 Poetry Contest for her poem "The Sound of Clothes." She received $1,000 and publication in Sow's Ear Poetry Review. Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is November 1.
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Poetry Prize, 1748 Cave Ridge Road, Mount Jackson, VA 22842. Sarah Kohrs, Managing Editor.
sepoetryreview@gmail.com
sowsearpoetry.org

Towson University
Prize for Literature
Paula Whyman of Bethesda, Maryland, won the 2017 Towson University Prize for Literature for her story collection, You May See a Stranger (TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2016). She received $1,000. The annual award is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a writer who has lived in Maryland for at least three years and is a resident at the time of the award. (See Deadlines.)
Towson University, Prize for Literature, English Department, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Chris Cain, Department Chair.
www.towson.edu/english

Truman State University Press
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Terry Ann Thaxton of Winter Park, Florida, won the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Mud Song. She received $2,000, and her book was published by Truman State University Press. Kevin Prufer judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501.
tsup@truman.edu
tsup.truman.edu/prize-information

T. S. Eliot Foundation
T. S. Eliot Prize
Ocean Vuong
of Northampton, Massachusetts, won the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press/Cape Poetry). He received £25,000 (approximately $35,000). The finalists were Tara Bergin of North Yorkshire, England, for The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (Carcanet Press); Caroline Bird of London for In These Days of Prohibition (Carcanet Press); Douglas Dunn of St. Andrews, Scotland, for The Noise of a Fly (Faber & Faber); Leontia Flynn of Belfast for The Radio (Cape Poetry); Roddy Lumsden of London for So Glad I’m Me (Bloodaxe Books); Michael Symmons Roberts of Manchester, England, for Mancunia (Cape Poetry); Robert Minhinnick of Porthcawl, South Wales, for Diary of the Last Man (Carcanet Press); James Sheard of Powys, Wales, for The Abandoned Settlements (Cape Poetry); and Jacqueline Saphra of London for All My Mad Mothers (Nine Arches Press). The finalists each received £1,500 (approximately $2,100). W. N. Herbert, James Lasdun, and Helen Mort judged. The annual award is given to honor a poetry collection published in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
T. S. Eliot Foundation, T. S. Eliot Prize, 50 Penn Road, London N7 9RE.
tseliot.com/prize

University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
Tyler Mills of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 23rd annual Akron Poetry Prize for Hawk Parable. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by University of Akron Press. Oliver de la Paz judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize, 120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor.
www.uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

University of Canberra
Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Eric Berlin of Syracuse, New York, won the 2017 Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize for his poem "Irises." He received $15,000 AUD (approximately $11,900). Debi Hamilton of Melbourne won the runner-up prize for her poem "Having Intended to Visit an Orange Grove, the Poem Finds Itself in a Supermarket." She received $5,000 AUD (approximately $3,950). Both poems were published in Irises, the university's 2017 e-book prize anthology. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
University of Canberra, Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, Faculty of Arts & Design, Building 20, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia.
vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au
www.canberra.edu.au/vcpoetryprize

University of Iowa Press
Short Fiction Awards
Christian Felt of Salt Lake City won the 2018 John Simmons Short Fiction Award for his story collection, The Lightning Jar. Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer of Wayne, New Jersey, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her story collection, The Water Diviner and Other Stories. Both books will be published by University of Iowa Press in October. Rebecca Lee judged. The annual awards are given for debut story collections. The next deadline is September 30.
University of Iowa Press, Short Fiction Awards, c/o Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 North Clinton Street, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-2000.
uipress@uiowa.edu
uipress.uiowa.edu

University of Louisville
Italo Calvino Prize
Eliezra Schaffzin of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2017 Italo Calvino Prize for her story "Cingo, Cingere, Cinxi, Cinctums." She received $2,000, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Brian Evenson judged. The annual award is given for a published or unpublished work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. The next deadline is October 12.
University of Louisville, Italo Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, Louisville, KY 40292. Kiki Petrosino, Contact.
cmpetr04@louisville.edu
louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/creative-writing-contests

University of North Texas
Rilke Prize
Allison Benis White of Irvine, California, won the 2018 Rilke Prize for Please Bury Me in This (Four Way Books, 2017). She received $10,000 and travel expenses to give a reading at the University of North Texas in April. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a mid-career poet published in the previous year. The next deadline is November 30.
University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203. Lisa Vining, Contact.
lisa.vining@unt.edu
english.unt.edu/creative-writing/unt-rilke-prize

University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
Eric Schlich of Dunkirk, New York, won the 17th annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for his collection, Quantum Convention. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of North Texas Press in November. Dolan Morgan judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, University of Texas, English Department, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203. J. Andrew Briseño, General Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for poetry
Tony Curtis of Dublin won the 22nd annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Curtis, whose most recent collection is Approximately in the Key of C (Arc Publications, 2015), received $5,000. The annual award is given to honor an Irish poet. There is no application process.
University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, 2115 Summit Avenue, #5008, St. Paul, MN 55105. (651) 962-5662. James Rogers, Director.
jrogers@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies/poetryaward

University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham/Pollack Prizes
D. M. Aderibigbe
of Boston won the 2018–2019 Brittingham Prize in Poetry for his collection, How the End First Showed. Michelle Brittan Rosado of Los Angeles won the 2018–2019 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her collection, Why Can’t It Be Tenderness. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in the Wisconsin Poetry Series in Fall 2018. Aimee Nezhukumatathil judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. The next deadline is September 15.
University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham/Pollak Prizes, University of Wisconsin, English Department, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Ronald Wallace, Poetry Series Editor.
rwallace@wisc.edu
www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html

Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Joel Brouwer of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Lili Wright of Greencastle, Indiana; and Peter Selgin of Milledgeville, Georgia, won the 2017 Housatonic Book Awards. Brouwer won in poetry for his collection Off Message (Four Way Books, 2016); Wright won in fiction for her novel, Dancing With the Tiger (Putnam, 2016); and Selgin won for his memoir The Inventors (Hawthorne Books, 2016). They each received $1,000, and will give a reading and teach a master class at Western Connecticut State University's low-residency MFA Program. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is June 15.
Western Connecticut State University, Housatonic Book Awards, Writing Department, White Hall 314, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com

White Pine Press
Poetry Prize
Shaindel Beers of Pendleton, Oregon, won the 23rd annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize for Secure Your Own Mask. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by White Pine Press in the fall. Alan Michael Parker judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry. The next deadline is November 30.
White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201.
wpine@whitepine.org
www.whitepine.org

Winning Writers
North Street Book Prize
Alesa Lightbourne of Santa Cruz, California, and Paul Thornton of Fort Myers, Florida, won the third annual North Street Book Prizes. Lightbourne won in fiction for her novel, The Kurdish Bike, and Thornton won in creative nonfiction for his memoir, White Man's Disease. They each received $1,500; publication of an excerpt on the Winning Writers website; a marketing consultation with author and publishing consultant Carolyn Howard-Johnson; $300 in credit at BookBaby, a distributor for self-published authors; and three free ads in the Winning Writers e-mail newsletter. Ellen LaFleche and Jendi Reiter judged. The annual awards are given for self-published books. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, North Street Book Prize, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (866) 946-9748. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Contest
Alexandra Chang of Ithaca, New York, won the 2017 Short Fiction Contest for "To Get Rich Is Glorious." She received $1,000 and publication of her story in the Winter 2017/2018 edition of Zoetrope: All-Story. Her story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Maile Meloy judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1.
Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. 

www.all-story.com/contests.cgi