American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Susan Nguyen of Tempe, Arizona, won the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for “Impossible Deer.” 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. (215) 309-3722. aprweb.org
Rachel Willson-Broyles of St. Paul won the 2022 Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Swedish into English of Aris Fioretos’s novel Mary. She received $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review. Jennifer Kwon Dobbs of St. Paul won the 2022 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize for her translation from the Sámi of Niillas Holmberg’s poetry collection Juolgevuoððu (“Underfoot”), in collaboration with Johanna Domokos. She received $2,000 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review. The annual awards are given for unpublished translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from a Nordic language into English.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 Awards, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587. firstname.lastname@example.org amscan.org
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Robin Moger of Barcelona, Cape Town, and London, and the late Humphrey Davies both won the 2022 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. Moger won for his translation from the Arabic into English of Mohamed Kheir’s novel Slipping (Two Lines Press), and Davies won for his posthumously published translation from the Arabic into English of Hamdi Abu Golayyel’s novel The Men Who Swallowed the Sun (Hoopoe). The £3,000 (approximately $3,635) prize was divided evenly. Katharine Halls, Becki Maddock, Susheila Nasta, and Charis Olszok judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. The next deadline is March 31, 2024.
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Society of Authors, 24 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TQ, England. Robyn Law, Head of Grants and Prizes.
Barrow Street Press
Emma Aylor of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2022 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for Close Red Water. She received $1,500 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Tina Chang judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881. Sarah Kruse, Associate Editor.
Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Caroline Harper New of Bainbridge, Georgia, won the 2023 John & Eileen Allman Prize for Poetry for “Etymology of Chlorophyll.” Lara Palmqvist of Austin won the 2023 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for “In Another Life.” Jehanne Dubrow of Denton, Texas, won the 2023 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for “Lost Vessels.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2023 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Phillip B. Williams judged in poetry, Toni Jensen judged in fiction, and Rana Awdish judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction relating to themes of health, healing, illness, the body, or 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.
Black Warrior Review
Corey Van Landingham of Champaign, Illinois, Dennis Mugaa of Nairobi, and Gwen Niekamp of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2022 Black Warrior Review Writing Contest. Van Landingham won in poetry for “Annual Report; or, The Achievements of a Junior Colleague”; Diane Seuss judged. Mugaa won in fiction for “Theatre Masks”; Maurice Carlos Ruffin judged. Niekamp won in nonfiction for “I Google My Assailant”; Kendra Allen judged. The winners each received $1,000 and publication in Issue 49.2 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. email@example.com bwr.ua.edu
Briar Cliff Review
Jed Myers of Seattle won the 27th annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for “Beach Roses.” Jayne S. Wilson of San Francisco won the Fiction Award for “The State of Things.” Maya Bernstein-Schalet of New York City won the Creative Nonfiction Award for “The True Image of the Past Flits By: Walter Benjamin and the Brain on Alzheimer’s.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2023, final issue of Briar Cliff Review. The annual awards were given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The contests will not be offered moving forward.
Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.
Bridport Arts Centre
Chaun Ballard of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Roberta Beary of Westport, Ireland, both won the 2022 Bridport Prize in poetry for “My Father and I Drive Back to St. Louis for His Mother’s Funeral” and “After You Self-Medicate With Roethke’s The Waking Read by Text-to-Speech App,” respectively. They split the £5,000 (approximately $6,058) prize. Trent England of Duxbury won in short story for “This Is Going to Be Huge.” He received £5,000 (approximately $6,058). Hilary Taylor of Suffolk, England, won in flash fiction for “Some Creatures Trapped in Ice.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,212). The winners of the second-place prizes were Damen O’Brien of Queensland, Australia, for his poem “Scene in Media Res” and P. Kearney Byrne of County Clare, Ireland, for her short story “46A to Dun Laoghaire.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,212). The winning works were published in the 2022 Bridport Prize anthology. Inua Ellams judged in poetry, Tim Pears judged in short story, and Kathy Fish judged in flash fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of flash fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prizes, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR, England. Kate Wilson, Program Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org bridportprize.org.uk
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Jana-Lee Germaine of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, won the 2022 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for “First Night.” She received $1,000 and an invitation to give a public reading with the contest judge CM Burroughs this spring, with all expenses paid, and her poem was published in Voices From the Attic. The annual award is given for a single poem by a woman writer over 40 who has not published a full-length book of poetry. 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.
Centenary College of Louisiana
John William Corrington Award
Mary Jo Salter of Baltimore, Maryland, won the 2022 John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. Salter, whose most recent book is the poetry collection Zoom Rooms (Knopf, 2022), received $5,000. The annual award is given to recognize a career of dedication to literary excellence. There is no application process.
Centenary College of Louisiana, John William Corrington Award, English Department, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104. Jeff Hendricks, Coordinator.
Cider Press Review
Jen Karetnick of El Portal, Florida, won the 2022 Cider Press Review Book Award for Inheritance With a High Error Rate. She received $1,500, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. Lauren Camp judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
Editors’ Prize Book Award
George Looney of Erie, Pennsylvania, won the 2022 Editors’ Prize Book Award for The Acrobatic Company of the Invisible. 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. Catherine Friesen, Managing Editor.
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Jonathan Edwards of Crosskeys, Wales, won the 2022 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for “My Grandfather’s Car.” He received £2,000 (approximately $2,423). Anna Crowe of St. Andrews, Scotland, won the second-place prize for “Folds.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,212). Both poems were published on the Coffee-House Poetry website, and the winners participated in a virtual reading with the judges, Joshua Bennett and Victoria Kennefick, in December 2022. 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. email@example.com coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
Conduit Books & Ephemera
Minds on Fire Open Book Prize
Trey Moody of Omaha won the 2022 Minds on Fire Open Book Prize for Autoblivion. He received $1,500, publication by Conduit Books & Ephemera in April 2023, and 30 author copies. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 3.
Conduit Books & Ephemera, Minds on Fire Open Book Prize, 788 Osceola Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. William D. Waltz, Editor in Chief.
Dinah Cox of Stillwater, Oklahoma, won the 2022 Fiction Award for her story collection The Paper Anniversary. She will receive $2,000, and her book will be published by Elixir Press. Anthony E. Varallo judged. The annual award is given for a story collection or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 350206, Westminster, CO 80035.
Letras Boricuas Fellowships
Twenty writers each received 2022 Letras Boricuas Fellowships, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Flamboyan Foundation’s Arts Fund. Kattia Chico of San Germán, Puerto Rico; Yarisa Colón Torres, Urayoán Noel, and Bonafide Rojas (spoken word), all of New York City; Marta Jazmín García of Ponce, Puerto Rico; Joserramón “Che” Melendes of Río Piedras, Puerto Rico; Mara Pastor of Santurce, Puerto Rico; Ashley Pérez García of San Juan; Margarita Pintado of San Diego, California; and Gisselle Yepes of Bloomington, Indiana, received fellowships in poetry. Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro of Carolina, Puerto Rico; Ivelisse Housman of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains; Juan López Bauzá of San Juan; Hugo Ríos Cordero of Aguada, Puerto Rico; Ivelisse Rodríguez of Whitsett, North Carolina; and Carlos Vázquez Cruz of Kalamazoo, Michigan, received fellowships in fiction. Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones of New York City; José Lee Borges of Ponce, Puerto Rico; and Natalie Lima of Indianapolis received fellowships in creative nonfiction. Haydée Zayas-Ramos of Caguas, Puerto Rico, received a fellowship in children’s literature. The fellows each received grants of $25,000 and will also participate in a gathering for the 2021 and 2022 cohorts in San Juan this spring. The fellowships are given to “identify, elevate, and amplify the voices of emerging and established Puerto Rican writers on the archipelago and across the United States diaspora.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Flamboyan Foundation, Letras Boricuas Fellowships, 1730 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. firstname.lastname@example.org flamboyanfoundation.org/es/letras-boricuas-becados-2022
Granum Foundation Prizes
Kima Jones of Durham, North Carolina, won the second annual Granum Foundation Prize for her memoir, Butch. She received $5,000. The finalists were poet Donika Kelly of Iowa City, fiction writers Omer Friedlander and Avigayl Sharp, both of New York City, and memoirist Nathan Curtis Roberts of North Salt Lake, Utah. All finalists received $1,000. Katherine E. Young of Arlington, Virginia, won the Translation Prize and received $1,000 for her translation-in-progress of Akram Aylisli’s People and Trees. The foundation board judged. The annual awards are given to writers in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or translation to support their completion of manuscripts-in-progress. The next deadline is August 1.
Granum Foundation, Granum Foundation Prizes, 2053 Rome Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Troy Nethercott, Copresident. email@example.com granumfoundation.org
Journal of Experimental Fiction
Kenneth Patchen Award
Ann Z. Leventhal of Bradenton, Florida, and New York City won the 2022 Kenneth Patchen Award for her novel The Makings of a Nobody: A Fictmoir. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Journal of Experimental Fiction. Penelope Gerdes judged. The annual award is given for an innovative novel. The next deadline is August 31.
Journal of Experimental Fiction, Kenneth Patchen Award, 1516 Cloverdale Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035. Eckhard Gerdes, Contact.
Kallisto Gaia Press
Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize
Scott Lowery of Milwaukee won the 2022 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize for “Somewhere in America.” He received $1,200, and his poem was published in Volume 7.1 of Ocotillo Review. Zoë Fay-Stindt judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is August 20.
Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize
Elizabeth Kirschner of Kittery Point, Maine, won the 2022 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize for “The Story Itself.” She received $1,200, and her story was published in Volume 7.1 of Ocotillo Review. Jen Knox 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. firstname.lastname@example.org kallistogaiapress.org
Laura Boss Poetry Foundation
Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award
Edwin Romond of Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, won the 2022 Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award for Man at the Railing. He received $5,000, publication by New York Quarterly Books this spring, 25 author copies, and a featured reading, alongside the finalists, at the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey, for the release of the book. Maria Mazziotti Gillan judged. The annual award is given for a manuscript of narrative poetry. The next deadline is March 31, 2024.
Laura Boss Poetry Foundation, Laura Boss Narrative Poetry Award. Barry Boss, Treasurer. email@example.com laurabosspoetryfoundation.org/2022-award
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Fiction writers Carina Kohn of Wappingers Falls, New York, Pamela Loring of Hull, Massachusetts, Yxta Murray of Studio City, California, Amanda Rizkalla of Madison, Wisconsin, Charlotte Sherman of San Pedro, California, Laura Maylene Walter of Cleveland, and Beth Weeks of Vandalia, Ohio, were among the winners of the 2022 Individual Artist Grants for Women. They each received grants of $1,500. The annual grants are given to feminist poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers (with fiction grants awarded in even years and poetry and nonfiction grants awarded in odd years) who identify as women and primarily reside in the United States or Canada. The next deadline is January 31, 2024.
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 717, Bearsville, NY 12409. firstname.lastname@example.org demingfund.org
Fall Story Contest
Janet Burroway of Chicago won the 2022 Fall Story Contest for her short story “Straight Home.” She received $2,500 and publication in Narrative. Andrew Steiner of Holland, Michigan, won second place for his novel excerpt “Blake Haveman.” He received $1,000 and publication in Narrative. The annual award is given for a short story, a short short story, an essay, a short graphic narrative, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. The next deadline is November 30.
Narrative, Fall Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor. email@example.com narrativemagazine.com
National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Writing Fellowships
Thirty-six poets each received a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Ashanti Anderson of New Orleans; Ally Ang and E. J. Koh, both of Seattle; makalani bandele of Louisville, Kentucky; Evelyn Berry of Aiken, South Carolina; KB Brookins and Bradley Trumpfheller, both of Austin; Stephanie Cawley of Philadelphia; Antony Fangary of San Francisco; Bernard Ferguson, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Matthew Gellman, Brionne Janae, and Hua Xi, all of New York City; Tracy Fuad of Grand Marais, Minnesota; Benjamin Garcia of Auburn, New York; Rodney Gomez of McAllen, Texas; J. Bailey Hutchinson of Minneapolis; Imani Elizabeth Jackson of Chicago; Cyrée Jarelle Johnson of Piscataway, New Jersey; Arthur Kayzakian of Burbank, California; Donika Kelly of Iowa City; Julia Koets of Tampa; Bojan Louis of Tucson; Erin Marie Lynch of Los Angeles; Robert Wood Lynn of Glasgow, Virginia; Anne Haven McDonnell of Santa Fe; Tiffany Melanson of Jacksonville, Florida; Natasha Oladokun of Madison, Wisconsin; Rebecca Pelky of Potsdam, New York; Katie Schmid of Lincoln, Nebraska; Simon Shieh of Washington, D.C.; Darius Simpson of Akron; Bruce Snider of Baltimore; Tobias Wray of Edmond, Oklahoma; and Connor Yeck of Cincinnati. 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 creative writing fellowships will be given in 2024 in fiction and creative nonfiction; the deadline has passed. As of this writing, the deadline for the 2025 fellowships in poetry has not been set.
Literature Translation Fellowships
Twenty-two translators received fellowships of $10,000 to $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Izidora Angel of Chicago; Sophie Duvernoy of North Hampton, Massachusetts; Kaiama L. Glover, Ostap Kin, Margarit Ordukhanyan, Emma Ramadan, and Matt Reeck, all of New York City; Hillary Gulley of Greenport, New York; Sabrina Jaszi of Oakland; Aruni Kashyap of Athens, Georgia; Ilana Luna of Phoenix; Michela Martini of Albany, California; Kristen Renee Miller of Louisville, Kentucky; Robin Myers of Washington, Vermont; Denise Newman of San Francisco; Alex Niemi of Milwaukee; Nicholas Rattner of Troy, New York; Angela Rodel of Eagan, Minnesota; Samantha Schnee of Houston; Ena Selimović of Walnut Creek, California; Will Vanderhyden of Viroqua, Wisconsin; and Teresa Villa-Ignacio of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Duvernoy, Gulley, Luna, Reeck, and Selimović received $20,000 each; Kin, Martini, Rattner, Rodel, Schnee, and Vanderhyden received $15,000 each; and Angel, Glover, Jaszi, Kashyap, Miller, Myers, Newman, Niemi, Ordukhanyan, Ramadan, and Villa-Ignacio received $10,000 each. The annual fellowships are given to support the translation into English of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The deadline for the 2023 translation fellowships has passed. As of this writing, the deadline for the 2024 fellowships has not been set.
National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506. (202) 682-5034.
Naugatuck River Review
Narrative Poetry Contest
Gloria Heffernan of Syracuse, New York, won the 14th annual Narrative Poetry Contest for “At the Blind Poet’s Reading, I Contemplate Deafness.” She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter/Spring 2023 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Lisa Kwong judged. The annual award is given for a narrative poem. The next deadline is September 1.
Naugatuck River Review, Narrative Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 368, Westfield, MA 01085. Lori Desrosiers, Publisher. firstname.lastname@example.org naugatuckriverreview.com
New American Press
New American Poetry Prize
Maya Jewell Zeller of Spokane won the 2022 New American Poetry Prize for her collection out takes/glove box. She will receive $1,500, publication of her book by New American Press in the fall, and 25 author copies. Eduardo C. Corral judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is January 15, 2024.
New American Press, New American Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 1094, Grafton, WI 53024. David Bowen, Executive Director. email@example.com newamericanpress.com/category/contests
Zefyr Lisowski of New York City won the 2022 Noemi Press Book Award for her poetry collection Girl Work. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Noemi Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry. The next deadline is May 1, 2024.
Noemi Press, Book Award, University Libraries (0434), Carol M. Newman Library, Virginia Tech, 560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Anthony Cody and Suzi F. Garcia, Co-publishers.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
Abby E. Murray of Annandale, Virginia, won the 2022 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award for “The War in Spring.” 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. Carol Warner, Poetry Award Coordinator.
Pittsburg State University
Cow Creek Chapbook Prize
Sydney Vogl of San Francisco won the 2022 Cow Creek Chapbook Prize for CRYBABY! They received $1,000, publication by Pittsburg State University, and 25 author copies. Chen Chen judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Pittsburg State University, Cow Creek Chapbook Prize, English and Modern Languages Department, 434 Grubbs Hall, 1701 South Broadway Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Chase Dearinger, Associate Professor.
San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize
Julia B. Levine of Davis, California, won the 2022 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize for “The Extra Angels.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in San Diego Poetry Annual. Kim Addonizio 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. Jeff Walt, Contact.
Heather Aronson of Pittsburgh won the 2022 Fiction Prize for “The Side of the Road Forever.” Lydia Millet judged. Sarah Rose Cadorette of Oakland won the 2022 Nonfiction Prize for “I Don’t Know What Possessed Me.” Melissa Faliveno judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Sonora Review. The annual awards are given for a short story and an essay on a theme; the 2022 theme was “Rage.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sonora Review, Annual Contests, University of Arizona, English Department, 1423 E. University Boulevard, Room 474, Tucson, AZ 85721.
100-Word Writing Contest
Ella Wong of Hong Kong won the November 2022 Tadpole Press 100-Word Writing Contest for “When you peel.” She received $1,000 and publication on the Tadpole Press website. The biannual award is given for a work of flash poetry or prose no more than 100 words in length. The next deadline is November 30.
Tadpole Press, 100-Word Writing Contest, 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 132-620, Lafayette, CO 80026. (303) 668-8812. firstname.lastname@example.org tadpolepress.com/writing-contest-winners
Texas Review Press
X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize
Sebastian Merrill of Amherst, Massachusetts, won the 2022 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize for GHOST :: SEEDS. He received $10,000, publication by Texas Review Press, and 20 author copies. Kimiko Hahn judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30.
George Garrett Fiction Prize
Chloe Chun Seim of Lawrence, Kansas, won the 2022 George Garrett Fiction Prize for her illustrated novel-in-stories, Churn. She received $1,000, publication by Texas Review Press, and 20 author copies. Vi Khi Nao judged. The annual award is given for a story collection or novel. The next deadline is September 30.
Texas Review Press, P.O. Box 2146, Huntsville, TX 77341.
Prize for Literature
Eric Weiner of Silver Spring, Maryland, won the 2022 Towson University Prize for Literature for his book of essays The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers (Avid Reader, 2020). He 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. email@example.com towson.edu/cla/departments/english/about.html
United States Artists
Four writers each received a $50,000 grant from the United States Artists organization. They are poets Ilya Kaminsky of Atlanta and Ofelia Zepeda of Tucson; memoirist Ernestine Shaankaláxt’ Hayes of Juneau, Alaska; and nonfiction writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich of Portland, Maine. The annual fellowships are given to “compelling artists working and living in the United States.” There is no application process.
United States Artists, Writing Fellowships, 200 West Madison Street, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.
University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha of Redmond, Washington, won the 28th annual Akron Poetry Prize for Something About Living. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by University of Akron Press. Adrian Matejka judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize, 100 Lincoln Street, Suite 120, Akron, OH 44325. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. firstname.lastname@example.org uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize
University of Georgia Press
Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
Carol Roh Spaulding of Granger, Iowa, won the 2022 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for Waiting for Mr. Kim and Other Stories. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of Georgia Press in fall 2023. Lori Ostlund judged. The annual award is given for a 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.
University of Louisville
Emily Temple of Manlius, New York, won the 2022 Calvino Prize for “Out, Out.” She received $3,000, and her story will be published in Miracle Monocle, the University of Louisville literary journal. She was also offered an all-expenses-paid trip to Louisville, Kentucky, to give a live reading of the winning story, hosted by the University of Louisville Creative Writing Program, in February. The annual award is given for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of the work 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.
University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
Zoe Ballering of Portland, Oregon, and Anthony Varallo of Charleston, South Carolina, won the 2022 and 2023 Katherine Anne Porter Prizes in Short Fiction, respectively. Ballering won for There Is Only Us and Varallo won for What Did You Do Today? They each received $1,000 and their books will be published by University of North Texas Press. Polly Buckingham judged in 2022 and Rebecca Brown judged in 2023. 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. Bess Whitby, Contact. email@example.com untpress.unt.edu/authors/porter-prize-submissions
University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Kelly Sather of Larkspur, California, won the 2023 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for Small in Real Life. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall. Deesha Philyaw judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Eileen O’Malley, Contact.
Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Sandra Beasley of Washington, D.C., Jason Mott of Bolton, North Carolina, and Scott Ellsworth of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2022 Housatonic Book Awards. Beasley won in poetry for her collection Made to Explode (Norton, 2021); Mott won in fiction for his novel Hell of a Book (Dutton, 2021); and Ellsworth won in nonfiction for his book The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice (Dutton, 2021). 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. Anthony D’Aries, Contact.
North Street Book Prize
Diane Chiddister of Yellow Springs, Ohio, won the grand prize in the eighth annual North Street Book Prize competition for her novel, One More Day. She received $8,000. Gayle Lauradunn of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won in poetry for her collection All the Wild and Holy: A Life of Eunice Williams, 1696–1785. Wendy Sibbison of Greenfield, Massachusetts, won in fiction for her novel, Helen in Trouble. Robert Chazz Chute of London, Canada, won in genre fiction for his novel Endemic. Lorelei Kay of Hesperia, California, won in creative nonfiction for her memoir, From Mormon to Mermaid. Alicia Czechowski of Baltimore won in graphic narrative for her book Paisley Invasion. They each received $1,000. All winners received 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 and hybrid-published books (works published by presses that coordinate all aspects of book publication in exchange for a fee) 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.
Short Fiction Competition
Emily Crossen of El Cerrito, California, won the 2022 Short Fiction Competition for “Egg.” She received $1,000, and her story was published as an online supplement to the Winter 2022/2023 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story. Her story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Ling Ma 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.