May/June 2020 - Recent Winners

American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Maggie Queeney of Chicago won the 2019 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for “Glamour.” She received $1,000 and publication 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, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
www.aprweb.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Translation Awards
Larissa Kyzer of New York City won the 2019 Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Icelandic into English of an excerpt from Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s novel Elín, ýmislegt. She received $2,500 and publication in Scandinavian Review. Mie Mortensen of New York City won the 2019 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award for her translation from the Danish into English of Morten Brask’s novel En pige og en dreng. She received $2,000 and publication in Scandinavian Review. The American-Scandinavian Foundation prize jury selected the winners. The annual awards are given for translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from a Nordic language into English. (See Deadlines.)
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Awards, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.
info@amscan.org
www.amscan.org

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Leri Price of Chester, England, won the 2019 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for her translation from the Arabic into English of Khaled Khalifa’s novel Death Is Hard Work (Faber & Faber, 2019). She received £3,000 (approximately $3,870). Jan Fortune, Ghazi Gheblawi, Abla Oudeh, and Catherine Taylor judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry or fiction translated from the Arabic into English and published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, c/o Society of Authors, 24 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TQ, England. Paula Johnson, Head of Awards and Prizes.
admin@banipaltrust.org.uk
www.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press
Book Prize
Simone Savannah of Lawrence, Kansas, won the 2019 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for Uses of My Body. She received $1,500 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Jericho Brown 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
Bryan Washington of Houston won the 2019 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his story collection, Lot (Riverhead Books, 2019). He received $15,000 and travel expenses to attend an award ceremony and visit schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January 2020. 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 award 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 Senior Program Officer.
www.ernestjgainesaward.org

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Julia B. Levine of Davis, California, won the 2020 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for “Ordinary Psalm With Near Blindness.” Yalitza Ferreras of San Francisco won the 2020 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for “Rivers.” Nina Adel of Nashville won the 2020 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for “Refugere.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2020 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. DéLana R. A. Dameron judged in poetry, Bryan Washington judged in fiction, and Sheri Fink 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, NYU Langone Health, Department of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.
info@blreview.org
www.blreview.org

Black Warrior Review
Writing Contests
Katherine Indermaur of Salt Lake City, Naomi Day of Atlanta, and Agata Izabela Brewer of Crawfordsville, Indiana, won the 15th annual Black Warrior Review Writing Contests. Indermaur won in poetry for “Girl Descends Asunder”; Tommy Pico judged. Day won in fiction for “Body Snatcher”; Rivers Solomon judged. Brewer won in nonfiction for “Birds”; Selah Saterstrom judged. They each received $1,500 and publication in Issue 46.2 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.
www.bwr.ua.edu

Briar Cliff Review
Writing Contests
Jed Myers of Seattle won the 24th annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for “Call Them Swifts.” Deac Etherington of Tumacacori, Arizona, won the Fiction Award for “Armageddon Tack and Feed.” Karen Holmberg of Corvallis, Oregon, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for “‘The Very Worst Ache / Is Not Knowing Why’: Remembering Madame Cluny.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2020 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 Prizes
Fathima Zahra of Rayleigh, England, won the 2019 Bridport Prize in poetry for “Things I wish I could trade my headscarf for.” Ross Foster of Tamworth, England, won in fiction for “Henry.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $6,450). Maria Donovan of Bridport, England, won in flash fiction for “Aftermath.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,290). The winners of the second-place prizes were Jim McElroy of Belfast, Ireland, for his poem “Hoor” and Sulaxana Hippisley of London for her story “The Quarter Loaf.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,290). The winning works were published in the 2019 Bridport Prize anthology. Hollie McNish judged in poetry and Kirsty Logan judged in fiction and flash fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a short short story. (See Deadlines.)
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prizes, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Program Manager.
kate@bridportprize.org.uk
www.bridportprize.org.uk

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Kathleen Kirk of Normal, Illinois, won the 2019 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for “Fox Collar.” 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. Denise Duhamel judged. The annual award is given to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. The next deadline is October 1.
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

California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
Steven Kleinman of Philadelphia won the 2019 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for Life Cycle of a Bear. He received $2,000, and his 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. Mai Der Vang, Contest Coordinator.
maidervang@mail.csufresno.edu
www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize

Centenary College of Louisiana
John William Corrington Award
Jericho Brown of Atlanta won the 2019–2020 John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. Brown, whose most recent book is the poetry collection The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), received $2,000. 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) 869-5240. Jeanne Hamming, Coordinator.
www.centenary.edu/academics/departments-schools/english/corrington-award

Cider Press Review
Editors’ Prize Book Award
Janet Wallace of Edmonds, Washington, won the 2019 Editors’ Prize Book Award for Nothing Like the Doll You Learned On. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Cider Press Review, Editors’ Prize Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. Caron Andregg, Editor in Chief.
editor@ciderpressreview.com
www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward

Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Michaela Coplen of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, won the 2019 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for “Re-branding.” She received £2,000 (approximately $2,580). Lucy Watt of London won the second-place prize for “Waulking the tweel.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,290). Both poems were published on the Coffee-House website. Pat Boran and Kathryn Maris judged. The annual award is given for a single poem; the award is on hiatus in 2020.
Coffee-House Poetry, P.O. Box 16210, London, W4 1ZP, England.
poems@coffeehousepoetry.org
www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

Conduit Books & Ephemera
Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize
Meg Shevenock of Columbus, Ohio, won the second annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize for The Miraculous, Sometimes. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Conduit Books & Ephemera. Bob Hicok judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Conduit Books & Ephemera, Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize, 788 Osceola Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. William Waltz, Editor.
www.conduit.org

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Jill Deasy of Bellevue, Washington, won the 2019 Essay Contest for “The Afterdeath.” She received $2,500 and publication in Creative Nonfiction Issue 73. The editors judged. The quarterly award is given for an essay on a theme; the 2019 theme was “Memoir.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 607 College Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Chad Vogler, Senior Editor.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Elixir Press
Fiction Award
George Looney of Erie, Pennsylvania, won the 2019 Fiction Award for his short story collection, The Worst May Be Over. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Elixir Press. Gary Fincke 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
A. J. Rodriguez of Chicago won the 2019 Short Story Award for “Efímera.” He received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Joan Goldsmith Gurfield 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

Kallisto Gaia Press
Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize
John Blair of San Marcos, Texas, won the 2019 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize for “The Shape of Things to Come.” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 4.1 of the Ocotillo Review. Natalia Treviño judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is August 20.
Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize
Gordon Brown of Las Vegas won the 2019 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize for “Some Kind of Animal.” He received $1,000, and his story will be published in Volume 4.1 of the Ocotillo Review. Michael Noll judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is August 20.
Kallisto Gaia Press, 1801 East 51st Street, Suite 365-246, Austin, TX 78723. Tony Burnett, Managing Editor.
www.kallistogaiapress.org

Literary Arts
Oregon Literary Fellowships
Poet Dao Strom of Portland and nonfiction writer Beth Alvarado of Bend received 2019 Oregon Literary Career Fellowships of $10,000. Poets Jamie Cooper, Alicia Jo Rabins, and Eliza Rotterman, all of Portland; fiction writers Olufunke Grace Bankole, Cynthia L. Brown, and Taylor Koekkoek, all of Portland, Marjorie Celona of Eugene, and Gabriel Urza of Hood River; and nonfiction writer Garet Lahvis of Portland received 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships of $3,500. Patricia Park, Aatif Rashid, and Kerri Webster judged. The annual fellowships are given to Oregon writers to help them initiate, develop, or complete a literary project. The next deadline for the Oregon Literary Fellowship is July 8; the next deadline for the Oregon Literary Career Fellowships is August 14. (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
tc hand of Lexington, Kentucky, won the 2019 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for “snow trees.” He received $1,500 and publication 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. (See Deadlines.)
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 1501 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.
shortstorykeywest@hushmail.com
www.shortstorycompetition.com

Los Angeles Review
Literary Awards
Aurielle Marie of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won the 2019 Los Angeles Review Poetry Award for “the blues, reproductive;” Lillie Lainoff of Washington, D.C., won the Short Fiction Award for “How to Tell That Guy You’ve Been Dating, Your Boyfriend, or Your Friend (Whom You’re Actually in Love With) You Have a Disability;” Stanley Delgado of Downey, California, won the Flash Fiction Award for “Mexican Shoots Himself in the Chest;” and Renée Ozburn of Williamston, Michigan, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for “A Redbone’s Reality.” They each received $1,000, and their works will be published in Los Angeles Review. Matty Layne Glasgow judged in poetry, Tammy Lynne Stoner judged in short fiction, Brittany McLaughlin judged in flash fiction, and Adrianne Kalfopoulou judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given 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. Rebeccah Sanhueza, Production Editor.
production@losangelesreview.org
www.losangelesreview.org

Narrative
30 Below Contest
Kelsey Hennegen of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2019 30 Below Contest for “We Spoke of Death and Other Poems.” She received $1,500, and her poems 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 Endowment for the Arts
Creative Writing Fellowships
Thirty-six fiction and nonfiction writers each received a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Renée Branum of Cincinnati; Liz Breazeale of Denver; Amy Knox Brown of Lincoln, Nebraska; Marina Budhos of Maplewood, New Jersey; Jill Christman of Muncie, Indiana; Paula Closson Buck of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Lee Conell of New York City; Michael Dahlie of Indianapolis; Lindsey Drager, Janalyn Guo, and Lance Olsen, all of Salt Lake City; Jonathan Escoffery of Long Beach, California; Danielle Valore Evans of Baltimore; Micah Dean Hicks of Oviedo, Florida; Ben Hoffman, Ling Ma, and Frances de Pontes Peebles, all of Chicago; Vanessa Hua of Orinda, California; Tara Ison and Sarah Viren, both of Tempe, Arizona; Toni Jensen of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Hester Kaplan of Providence; Sonya Larson of Somerville, Massachusetts; Claire Luchette of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Greg Marshall and Karen Olsson, both of Austin, Texas; Meghan Phillips of Manheim, Pennsylvania; Brian Ascalon Roley of Montgomery, Ohio; Aisha Sabatini Sloan of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Anjali Sachdeva of Pittsburgh; Peng Shepherd of Las Vegas; Maggie Shipstead of Los Angeles; Joni Tevis of Greenville, South Carolina; Emma Törzs of Minneapolis; Theodore Wheeler of Omaha; and Jennifer Wortman of Lafayette, Colorado. The annual fellowships are given in alternating years to poets and prose writers to allow for research, travel, time to write, and career development. The 2020 creative writing fellowships will be given in poetry; the deadline has passed. The next deadline, for the 2021 fellowships in prose, has not been set.
Literature Translation Fellowhips
Twenty-four translators received fellowships of $12,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Jeffrey Angles of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Nancy Naomi Carlson of Silver Spring, Maryland; Jessica Cohen of Denver; Robyn Creswell and Allison Markin Powell of New York City; Marguerite Feitlowitz of Washington, D.C.; Gwendolyn Harper of Emeryville, California; Brian T. Henry of Richmond, Virginia; William Maynard Hutchins of Todd, North Carolina; Adriana X. Jacobs of New York City and Oxford, England; Bill Johnston of Bloomington, Indiana; Elizabeth Lowe of Gainesville, Florida; Rebekah Maggor and Valzhyna Mort, both of Ithaca, New York; Valerie Miles of Barcelona; Armine Kotin Mortimer of Urbana, Illinois; Suneela Mubayi of New York City and Cambridge, England; Greg Nissan of Tesuque, New Mexico; Julia Powers of New Haven, Connecticut; Frederika Randall of Rome; Sherry Roush of State College, Pennsylvania; James Shea of Hong Kong; Kaija Straumanis of Rochester, New York; and Spring Ulmer of Essex, New York. The annual fellowships are given to support the translation into English of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from writers around the world. The 2020 deadline has passed; the 2021 deadline has not been set.
National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506.
www.arts.gov

New American Press
Fiction Prize
Amy Neswald of Farmington, Maine, won the 2019 New American Fiction Prize for her story collection I Know You Love Me, Too. She received $1,200, and her book will be published by New American Press. Judith Claire Mitchell judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
New American Press, Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 1094, Grafton, WI 53024. David Bowen, Executive Editor.
david@newamericanpress.com
www.newamericanpress.com/contests

New Criterion
Poetry Prize
Bruce Bond of Denton, Texas, won the 2020 New Criterion Poetry Prize for Behemoth. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by Criterion Books. George Green, Roger Kimball, 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. Andrew Shea, Associate Editor.
shea@newcriterion.com
www.newcriterion.com/poetryprize

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
Devreaux Baker of Mendocino, California, won the 2019 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award for “Counting Moons.” She received $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website. The annual award is given 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, 1622 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
www.peacecontests.org

Omnidawn Publishing
Poetry Chapbook Prize
Brody Parrish Craig of Fayetteville, Arkansas, won the 2019 Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize for Boyish. They will receive $1,000 and 100 author copies of their chapbook when it is published by Omnidawn Publishing in spring 2021. Tongo Eisen-Martin judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com

Pittsburg State University
Cow Creek Chapbook Contest
Sarah Sousa of Ashfield, Massachusetts, won the inaugural Cow Creek Chapbook Contest for Hex. She received a prize of $1,000, publication by Pittsburg State University, and 25 author copies. Chloe Honum judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Pittsburg State University, Cow Creek Chapbook Contest, English and Modern Languages Department, 434 Grubbs Hall, 1701 South Broadway Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Chase Dearinger, Assistant Professor.
cdearinger@pittstate.edu
www.cowcreekchapbook.org

San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize
Greg Bell of Los Angeles won the 2019 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize for “Memories of Coronado.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in San Diego Poetry Annual. Judy Reeves judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is October 15.
San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild, Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, 1953 Huffstatler Street, Suite A, Rainbow, CA 92028.
www.sdeag.org

Spoon River Poetry Review
Editors’ Prize
Mirande Bissell of Baltimore won the 2019 Editors’ Prize for “The Mammoth Steppe.” She received $1,000 and publication in Spoon River Poetry Review. Rachel Jamison Webster judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is April 15.
Spoon River Poetry Review, Editors’ Prize, Illinois State University, English Department, 4241 Publications Unit, Normal, IL 61790. (309) 438-3025. Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor.
kirstinhotellingzona@gmail.com
www.srpr.org/contest.php

Towson University
Prize for Literature
Marion Winik of Baltimore won the 2018 Towson University Prize for Literature for her story collection The Baltimore Book of the Dead (Counterpoint, 2018). 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

University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
Sean Shearer of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 25th annual Akron Poetry Prize for Red Lemons. He received $1,500, and his book will be published by University of Akron Press. Victoria Chang 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
Paula Bohince of Pittsburgh won the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize for “Insomniac at the Ice Shack.” She received AUD $15,000 (approximately $10,500). Ivy Ireland of Newcastle, Australia, won the runner-up prize for her poem “The Owl Inside.” She received AUD $5,000 (approximately $3,350). Both poems were published in Silence, the University of Canberra’s 2019 prize anthology. Tricia Dearborn, Kei Miller, and Paul Munden judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The award is on hiatus in 2020.
University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts & Design, Building 20, ACT 2610, Australia.
vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au
www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/competitions-and-awards/vcpoetryprize

University of Georgia Press
Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
Patrick Earl Ryan of San Francisco won the 2019 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for If We Were Electric. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Georgia Press in fall 2020. The annual award is given for a short story collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Georgia Press, Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602.
www.ugapress.org/index.php/series/FOC

University of Iowa Press
Short Fiction Awards
Eileen O’Leary of University Heights, Ohio, won the 2020 John Simmons Short Fiction Award for Ancestry. Sari Rosenblatt of Middletown, Connecticut, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for Father Guards the Sheep. Both books will be published by University of Iowa Press in October. Tom Drury 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
Margie Sarsfield of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2019 Italo Calvino Prize for her story “Behavioral Sink.” She received $2,000; publication in Miracle Monocle, the University of Louisville literary journal; and an all-expenses paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in February. The annual award is given for a a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
University of Louisville, Italo Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, 2216 South 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40292. Ian Stansel, Contact.
ian.stansel@louisville.edu
louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/creative-writing-contests

University of North Texas
Rilke Prize
Kathleen Graber of Richmond won the 2019 Rilke Prize for The River Twice (Princeton University Press, 2019). She received $10,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a mid-career poet published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Jenn Hollmeyer of Downers Grove, Illinois, won the 18th annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for Orders of Protection. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of North Texas Press in November. Colin Winnette judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203.
J. Andrew Briseño, General Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Tampa Press
Danahy Fiction Prize
Caitlin O’Neil of Milton, Massachusetts, won the 13th annual Danahy Fiction Prize for “Mark.” She received $1,000, and her story will be published in the 2020 Spring/Summer issue of Tampa Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is December 31.
University of Tampa Press, Danahy Fiction Prize, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606.
tampareview.org

University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham/Pollak Prizes
Diane Kerr of Pittsburgh won the 2020 Brittingham Prize in Poetry for Perigee. Carlos Andrés Gómez of Atlanta won the 2020 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for Fractures. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in the Wisconsin Poetry Series. 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
uwpress.wisc.edu/poetryguide.html

Washington Writers’ Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Awards
Steven Leyva of Baltimore won the 2020 Jean Feldman Poetry Award for The Understudy’s Handbook. Adam Schwartz of Elkridge, Maryland, won the 2020 Fiction Award for his story collection The Rest of the World. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Washington Writers’ Publishing House in fall 2020. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel by a writer who lives within 75 miles of the U.S. Capitol. The award is on hiatus in 2020.
Washington Writers' Publishing House, c/o Kathleen Wheaton, 7127 Fairfax Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.  
wwphpress@gmail.com
www.washingtonwriters.org

Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Sean Thomas Dougherty of Erie, Pennsylvania; R. O. Kwon of San Francisco; and Francisco Cantú of Tucson, Arizona, won the 2019 Housatonic Book Awards. Doughtery won in poetry for his collection The Second O of Sorrow (BOA Editions, 2018); Kwon won in fiction for her novel, The Incendiaries (Riverhead Books, 2018); and Cantú won in nonfiction for his memoir, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border (Riverhead Books, 2018). They each received $1,000, plus $500 in travel expenses to 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. (See Deadlines.)
Western Connecticut State University, Housatonic Book Awards, Writing Department, Higgins Hall 219, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com

Winning Writers
North Street Book Prize
J. R. Weber of Ewa Beach, Hawai’i, won the grand prize in the fifth annual North Street Book Prize for his play in verse, Lay of the Land. He received $3,000. Katy McKinney of Trout Lake, Washington, won in poetry for her poetry collection, Fireproofing the Woods; Bob Sylva of Sacramento won the prize in fiction for his story collection, The King of Karaoke; Suanne Laqueur of Somers, New York, won in genre fiction for her novel An Exaltation of Larks; Limin Mo of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won in creative nonfiction for her memoir, Spirit Bridges; Dmitri Jackson of Ballwin, Missouri, won in graphic narrative for his graphic novel, Blackwax Boulevard: Five Years, What a Surprise (2012–2017). They each received $1,000; publication of an excerpt of their winning works 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 free advertising 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 Competition
Uzma Aslam Khan of Hadley, Massachusetts, won the 2019 Short Fiction Contest for “Plum Island.” She received $1,000, and her story was published as an online supplement to the Winter 2019/2020 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story. Her story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Tommy Orange judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1.
Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Competition, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. 

zoetrope.com/contests