May/June 2021 - Recent Winners

American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Joy Priest of Houston won the 2020 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for “A Personal History of Breathing.” She received $1,000 and publication in American Poetry Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a single poem by a poet under the age of 40. (See Deadlines.)
American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
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American-Scandinavian Foundation
Translation Prizes
Jennifer Russell and Sophia Hersi Smith, both of Copenhagen, won the 2020 Nadia Christensen Prize for their translation from the Danish into English of Rakel Haslund-Gjerrild’s novel Alle Himlens Fugle. They received $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review. Alexandra Glynn of Park Rapids, Minnesota, won the 2020 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award for her translation from the Finnish into English of Anna-Mari Kaskinen’s book of hymns Laulu. She received $2,000 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review. The American-Scandinavian Foundation prize jury selected the winners. The annual awards are given for unpublished translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from a Nordic language into English. The next deadline is September 1.
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.
info@amscan.org
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Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Kay Heikkinen of Chicago won the 2020 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for her translation from the Arabic into English of Huzama Habayeb’s novel Velvet (Hoopoe, 2019). She received £3,000 (approximately $4,125). Omar Al-Qattan, Justine Jordan, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, and Paul Starkey 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
banipaltrust.org.uk/prize

Barrow Street Press
Book Prize
Jessica Cuello of Syracuse, New York, won the 2020 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for Liar. She received $1,500 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Dorianne Laux judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881.
barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Gabriel Bump of Buffalo, New York, won the 2020 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his novel, Everywhere You Don’t Belong (Algonquin Young Readers, 2020). He received $15,000 and was honored at a virtual awards ceremony 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 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. Lois Smyth, Director of Donor Services.
ernestjgainesaward.org

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Saleem Hue Penny of Chicago won the 2021 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for “Never the Less.” Galen Schram of New York City won the 2021 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for “Tattoos.” Amy V. Blakemore of Hartford won the 2021 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for “My Tapeworm.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2021 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Jen Bervin judged in poetry, Dan Chaon judged in fiction, and Sandeep Jauhar 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, 149 East 23rd Street, #1516, New York, NY 10010. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.
info@blreview.org
blreview.org

Black Warrior Review
Writing Contest
Jody Chan of Toronto, Rachel Julia Engler of Norman, Oklahoma, and Katherine Yeejin Hur of Atlanta won the 16th annual Black Warrior Review Writing Contest. Chan won in poetry for “flashback”; Paul Tran judged. Engler won in fiction for “Community”; Lucy Corin judged. Hur won in nonfiction for “Third”; Mayukh Sen judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Issue 47.2 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 Contest, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
bwr.ua.edu

Briar Cliff Review
Writing Contests
John Blair of San Marcos, Texas, won the 25th annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for “Burning.” Tim Bascom of Topeka, Kansas, won the Fiction Award for “The Icon Painter.” Jacob M. Appel of New York City won the Creative Nonfiction Award for “‘Guilty Bystanders.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2021 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
bcreview.org

Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Prizes
Michael Lavers of Provo, Utah, won the 2020 Bridport Prize in poetry for “Low Tide.” Debra Waters of London won in fiction for “Oh, Hululu.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $6,875). Rowena Warwick of Thame, England, won in flash fiction for “Mum Died.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,375). The winners of the second-place prizes were Luke Allan of Oxford, England, for his poem “After Blue” and Cara George of Oakham, England, for her story “Fight, Flight, Freeze, Comply, Film (FFFCF).” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,375). The winning works were published in the 2020 Bridport Prize anthology. Mimi Khalvati judged in poetry and Nell Leyshon 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 3NR, England. Kate Wilson, Program Manager.
kate@bridportprize.org.uk
bridportprize.org.uk

California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
E. C. Belli of Round Rock, Texas, won the 2020 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for A Sleep That Is Not Our Sleep. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press. Cathy Park Hong 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
fresnostate.edu/levineprize

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Shirley Jones-Luke of Boston won the 2020 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for “Juxtaposing the Black Girl & the Abuse.” She received $2,500, and her poem was published in Voices From the Attic. Jan Beatty judged. The annual award is given for a single poem by a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contact.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
carlow.edu/dobler_poetry_award.aspx

Cider Press Review
Book Award
John Sibley Williams of Milwaukie, Oregon, won the 2020 Cider Press Review Book Award for Scale Model of a Country at Dawn. He received $1,500, publication of his book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. Amber Flora Thomas judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
Editors’ Prize Book Award
Reese Conner of Tucson won the 2020 Editors’ Prize Book Award for The Body He Left Behind. He received $1,000, publication of his 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, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. (619) 269-9469. Caron Andregg, Publisher.
ciderpressreview.com/bookaward

Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Amy Glynn of Lafayette, California, won the 2020 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for “Entre-Deux-Mers, June.” She received £2,000 (approximately $2,750). Michael Lavers of Provo, Utah, won the second-place prize for “Filter Queen.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,370). Both poems were published on the Coffee-House Poetry website. Mark Doty and Mona Arshi judged. The annual awards are given for single poems. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Coffee-House Poetry, Troubadour International Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 16210, London, W4 1ZP, England.
poems@coffeehousepoetry.org
coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

Elixir Press
Fiction Award
Ron Tanner of Reisterstown, Maryland, won the 2020 Fiction Award for his short story collection Far West. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Elixir Press. Christy Stillwell 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
elixirpress.com

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
Harper Darnell of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, won the 2020 Flash Fiction Contest for “In Passing: A Carriage to Clarksville.” He received $1,000, and his story was published in the December 2020 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short short story. The next deadline is August 31.
Gemini Magazine, Flash Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558.
(339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
gemini-magazine.com

Gival Press
Short Story Award
Vikram Ramakrishnan of Roslyn, New York, won the 2020 Short Story Award for “Jackson Heights.” He received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. A. J. Rodriguez 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.
givalpress.com

Kallisto Gaia Press
Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize
Partridge Boswell of Woodstock, Vermont, won the 2020 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize for “Stick Up.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Volume 5.1 of Ocotillo Review. Chip Dameron judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is August 20.
Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize
Leslie Carlin of Toronto won the 2020 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize for “Pearl Harbor.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in Volume 5.1 of Ocotillo Review. Charlotte Gullick 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, Executive Director.
kallistogaiapress.org

Los Angeles Review
Literary Awards
Aimee Seu of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2020 Los Angeles Review Poetry Award for “Thrift Store Fur”; An Yu of Hong Kong won the Short Fiction Award for “Marseille in Light”; Jennifer Lewis of San Francisco won the Flash Fiction Award for “Put a Teat In It!”; and Sue William Silverman of Grand Haven, Michigan, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for “Graduate Studies in Hebrew.” They each received $1,000, and their works will be published in Los Angeles Review. 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
losangelesreview.org

Narrative
30 Below Contest
Madeleine Cravens of New York City won the 2020 30 Below Contest for “Object Permanence” and other poems. She received $1,500, and her poems were 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, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
narrativemagazine.com

National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Writing Fellowships
Thirty-five poets each received a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Albert Abonado of Rochester, New York; Threa Almontaser of Raleigh, North Carolina; Toby Altman of Denver; Aldo Amparán of El Paso, Texas; Ruth Awad of Columbus, Ohio; Quenton Baker of Seattle; Jamaica Baldwin of Lincoln, Nebraska; Oliver Baez Bendorf of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Kayleb Rae Candrilli of Philadelphia; Leila Chatti of Cincinnati; Aaron Coleman and Paul Tran, both of Saint Louis; Flower Conroy of Key West, Florida; Kyle Dacuyan and Nicole Sealey, both of New York City; Oliver de la Paz of Holden, Massachusetts; Mitchell L. H. Douglas of Indianapolis; Natalie Eilbert of Madison, Wisconsin; Adam Giannelli of Waterville, Maine; torrin a. greathouse of Minneapolis; Sally Wen Mao of Las Vegas; James Davis May of Macon, Georgia; Diana Khoi Nguyen of Pittsburgh; Matthew Olzmann of White River Junction, Vermont; Joy Priest of Houston; Valencia Robin of Charlottesville, Virginia; David Roderick Jr. of Berkeley, California; Leslie Sainz of Miami; Robin Beth Schaer of Oberlin, Ohio; Lauren Goodwin Slaughter of Birmingham, Alabama; Christopher Soto of Los Angeles; Jacqueline Allen Trimble of Montgomery, Alabama; Vanessa Angélica Villarreal of Glendale, California; Marcus Wicker of Memphis; and Phillip B. Williams of Bennington, Vermont. 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 2022 creative writing fellowships will be given in prose; the deadline has passed. The deadline for the 2023 fellowships in poetry has not been set.
Literature Translation Fellowships
Twenty-four translators received fellowships of $12,500 or $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Naveed Alam of Lahore, Pakistan; Michael Berry and Hilary Kaplan, both of Los Angeles; Dick Cluster of Oakland; Lowell Cook of Alpharetta, Georgia; Sean Cotter of McKinney, Texas; Allison A. deFreese of Portland, Oregon; Sharon Dolin and Aaron Robertson, both of New York City; Rachel Galvin of Chicago; Chloe Garcia Roberts of Milton, Massachusetts; Johannes Göransson of South Bend, Indiana; Tyrell Haberkorn of Madison, Wisconsin; Patricia Hartland of Turners Falls, Massachusetts; Mona Kareem of Binghamton, New York; Jae Kim of Saint Louis; Hamzat A. Koriko of Grand Forks, North Dakota; David Lisenby of Kansas City, Missouri; Johnny Lorenz of Montclair, New Jersey; JD Pluecker of Houston; Jamie Richards of Milan, Italy; Raquel Salas Rivera of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Brian Sneeden of Eastford, Connecticut; and Maggie Zebracka of Iowa City. Cotter and Haberkorn received $25,000 each; Alam, Berry, Cluster, Cook, deFreese, Dolin, Galvin, Garcia Roberts, Göransson, Hartland, Kaplan, Kareem, Kim, Koriko, Lisenby, Lorenz, Pluecker, Richards, Robertson, Salas Rivera, Sneeden, and Zebracka received $12,500 each. The annual fellowships are given to support the translation into English of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The deadline for the 2022 translation fellowships has passed; the deadline for the 2023 fellowships has not been set.
National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506.
arts.gov

New American Press
Fiction Prize
Erica Plouffe Lazure of Exeter, New Hampshire, won the 2020 New American Fiction Prize for her story collection Proof of Me. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by New American Press. Nick White 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
newamericanpress.com

Noemi Press
Book Awards
Nilufar Karimi of Denver won the 2020 Noemi Press Poetry Award for her poetry collection, Nuclear DealJackson Kanahashi Bliss of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2020 Noemi Press Prose Award for his short story collection Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments. 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. The next deadline is May 1.
Noemi Press, Book Awards, 202 Giles Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Carmen Giménez Smith, Publisher.
noemipressbooks@gmail.com
noemipress.org/contest

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
Ana Reisens of Barcelona won the 2020 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award for “The Gathering.” She received $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website. The annual award is given for a single 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.
peacecontests.org

Omnidawn Publishing
Poetry Chapbook Contest
Mary Wilson of Honolulu won the 2020 Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest for Both, Apollo. She will receive $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies. Victoria Chang 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, Senior Editors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
omnidawn.com

Pittsburg State University
Cow Creek Chapbook Contest
Casey Thayer of Chicago won the 2020 Cow Creek Chapbook Contest for Love for the Gun. He received $1,000, publication by Pittsburg State University, and 25 author copies. Marcus Wicker 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
cowcreekchapbook.org

San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize
Valarie Hastings of San Francisco won the 2020 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize for “When Pigs Could Fly.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in San Diego Poetry Annual. Ron Salisbury 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.
sdeag.org

Spoon River Poetry Review
Editors’ Prize
David Groff of New York City won the 2020 Editors’ Prize for “Disbelieving These Deaths, I Go to Sit by Lake Hebron.” He received $1,000 and publication in Spoon River Poetry Review. Austin Smith judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is April 15, 2022.
Spoon River Poetry Review, Editors’ Prize, Illinois State University, English Department, 4241 Publications Unit, Normal, IL 61790. (309) 438-3025. Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor.
srpr.org/contest.php

University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
Aimee Seu of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 26th annual Akron Poetry Prize for Velvet Hounds. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by University of Akron Press. Philip Metres 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.
uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

University of Georgia Press
Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
Kate McIntyre of Worcester, Massachusetts, won the 2020 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for Mad Prairie. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of Georgia Press in fall 2021. The annual award is given for a short story collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Georgia Press, Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Main Library, 3rd Floor, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602.
ugapress.org/series/flannery-oconnor-award-for-short-fiction/

University of Louisville
Calvino Prize
Leanne Ogasawara of Pasadena, California, won the 2020 Calvino Prize for “Bare Bones.” She received $2,000, and her story will be published in Miracle Monocle, the University of Louisville literary journal. She was also invited to participate in a virtual reading hosted by the University of Louisville Creative Writing Program. The annual award is given for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. The next deadline is October 15.
University of Louisville, 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
Kiki Petrosino of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2021 Rilke Prize for White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia (Sarabande Books, 2020). She will receive $10,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a midcareer 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 Wisconsin Press
Brittingham/Pollak Prizes
Daniel Khalastchi of Iowa City won the 2021 Brittingham Prize in Poetry for American Parables. Joshua Nguyen of Oxford, Mississippi, won the 2021 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for Come Clean. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in the Wisconsin Poetry Series. Carmen Giménez Smith 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
uwpress.wisc.edu/poetryguide.html

Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Jeff Walt of San Diego, California, Cristina Alger of New York City, and David Treuer of Leech Lake, Minnesota, won the 2020 Housatonic Book Awards. Walt won in poetry for his collection Leave Smoke (Gival Press, 2019); Alger won in fiction for her novel, Girls Like Us (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019); and Treuer won in nonfiction for his book The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present (Riverhead Books, 2019). 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
Christine Mulvey of Grass Valley, California, won the grand prize in the sixth annual North Street Book Prize competition for her memoir, Mine to Carry. She received $5,000. Caleb Rainey of Iowa City won in poetry for his poetry collection Look, Black Boy; Jolie P. Hoang of Fonthill, Ontario, won in fiction for her novel, Anchorless; Rachael A. Z. Mutabingwa of Kampala, Uganda, won in genre fiction for her novel Kunda; Alicia Doyle of Ventura, California, won in creative nonfiction for her memoir, Fighting Chance; and Ingrid Pierre of Roslindale, Massachusetts, won in graphic novel and memoir for her graphic novel, Do Not Resuscitate. 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 in these and other categories. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, North Street Book Prize, 351 Pleasant Street, Suite B PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (866) 946-9748. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
winningwriters.com/north

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Competition
Deborah Forbes of Clifton, Virginia, won the 2020 Short Fiction Competition for “Meet Me at the Edge.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in the Spring 2021 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story. Her story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Téa Obreht 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