November/December 2017 - Recent Winners

42 Miles Press
Poetry Award
Mary Ann Samyn of Morgantown, West Virginia, won the 2017 Poetry Award for her poetry collection Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by 42 Miles Press in September 2018. She will also give a reading at Indiana University in South Bend. David Dodd Lee judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 1, 2018.
42 Miles Press, Poetry Award, Indiana University, English Department, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, P.O. Box 7111, South Bend, IN 46634. David Dodd Lee, Editor in Chief.
42milespress@gmail.com
www.42milespress.com

Ahsahta Press
Sawtooth Poetry Prize
Jonah Mixon-Webster of Flint, Michigan, won the 2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for his collection Stereo(TYPE). He received $1,500, and his book will be published by Ahsahta Press in February 2018. Tyrone Williams judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 1, 2018.
Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Boise State University, English Department, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. (208) 426-3134. Janet Holmes, Director.
ahsahta@boisestate.edu
ahsahtapress.org

Bosque Press
Bosque Fiction Prize
Amy Purcell of Cincinnati won the 2017 bosque Fiction Prize for her story "This Is an Exercise in Detachment." She received $1,000 and publication in bosque. Jesse Lee Kercheval judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2018.
Bosque Press, bosque Fiction Prize, 508 Chamiso Lane NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Lynn C. Miller, Editor.
lynn@bosquepress.com
www.bosquepress.com

Broadside Lotus Press
Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

Sandra Staton-Taiwo of Montgomery, Alabama, won the 2017 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for her manuscript Broad Sympathies in a Narrow World: The Legacy of W. E. B. DuBois. She will receive $500 and publication of her manuscript by Broadside Lotus Press in Spring 2018. Haki Madhubuti judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by an African American poet. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Broadside Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, 8300 East Jefferson Avenue #504, Detroit, MI 48214. Gloria House, Senior Editor.
broadsidelotus@gmail.com
www.broadsidelotuspress.org

Cave Canem
Poetry Prize
Julian Randall of Oxford, Mississippi, won the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his poetry collection, Refuse. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2018. Vievee Francis judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection by a black poet of African descent. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Cave Canem, Poetry Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.
www.cavecanempoets.org

Commonwealth Club of California
California Book Awards
Aja Couchois Duncan
of the San Francisco Bay Area won the 86th annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for her collection Restless Continent (Litmus Press). Michael Chabon of Berkeley, California, won the gold medal in fiction for his novel Moonglow (Harper). Melissa Yancy of Los Angeles won the gold medal in first fiction for her story collection, Dog Years (University of Pittsburgh Press). Andrés Reséndez of Davis, California, won the gold medal in nonfiction for his book The Other Slavery (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Benjamin Madley of Los Angeles won the gold medal in Californiana for his book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846–1873 (Yale University Press). The annual awards are given to honor California writers for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards, 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 597-5939.
bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Open Competition Awards
Monica Berlin of Galesburg, Illinois, and Sara Henning of Nacogdoches, Texas, won the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards. Berlin won for her collection Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live, and Henning won for her collection View From True North. They each received $4,000, and their books will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. They were also invited to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October. Adrian Matejka judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, Open Competition Awards, c/o Crab Orchard Review, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.
craborchardreview.siu.edu

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Rachel Wilkinson of Pittsburgh won the "Dialogue Between Science and Religion" Essay Contest for her essay "Search History." She received $10,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. Jamie Zvirzdin of Baltimore won the second-place prize of $5,000 for her essay "Shuddering Before the Beautiful." The editors judged. 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/submissions

Crosswinds
Poetry Contest
Jack Cooper of Eugene, Oregon, won the 2016 Crosswinds Poetry Contest for his poem "Of Longing." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Crosswinds. Lisa Starr judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Crosswinds, Poetry Contest, 10 Algonquin Drive, Middletown, RI 02842.
www.crosswindspoetry.com

DIAGRAM
Chapbook Contest
Claire Wahmanholm of Saint Paul won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest for her collection Night Vision. She received $1,000, and her chapbook will be published by New Michigan Press in Fall 2018. Ander Monson judged. The annual award is given for a chapbook. The next deadline is April 27, 2018.
DIAGRAM, Chapbook Contest, University of Arizona, English Department, P.O. Box 210067, Tucson, Arizona 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.
editor@thediagram.com
www.thediagram.com/contest.html

Five Points
James Dickey Prize
Katie E. Pryor of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the 2017 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Volume 18 No. 3 of Five Points. The annual award is given for a group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Five Points, James Dickey Prize, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3999, Atlanta, GA 30302. Megan Sexton, Coeditor.
fivepoints@gsu.edu
www.fivepoints.gsu.edu

Florida Review
Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award
Rita Ciresi of Tampa won the 2017 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award for Second Wife. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Florida Review. The annual award is given for a chapbook of fiction, nonfiction, or graphic narrative. (See Deadlines.)
Florida Review, Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award, University of Central Florida, English Department, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816. Lisa Roney, Editor.
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Glimmer Train Press
Family Matters
Doug Crandell of Douglasville, Georgia, won the Family Matters contest for his story "Manhood in the Veal Barns of the Hoosier Tundra." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in Issue 100 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story about families of all configurations. (See Deadlines.)
Glimmer Train Press, Family Matters, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Hidden River Arts
William van wert award in fiction
Victoria Sayo Turner of Singapore won the 2017 William Ven Wert Award in Fiction for her novel excerpt "Isaant." She received $1,000 and publication in Hidden River Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a novel excerpt or short story. The next deadline is June 30, 2018.
Hidden River Arts, William Van Wert Award in Fiction, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. (610) 764-0813. Debra Leigh Scott, Founding Director.
hiddenriverarts@gmail.com
hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com

Livingston Press
Tartt Fiction Award
Amos Jasper Wright
of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the 2017 Tartt Fiction Award for his short story collection, Nobody Knows How It Got This Good. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Livingston Press in August 2018. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a debut collection of short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Livingston Press, Tartt Fiction Award, University of West Alabama, One College Drive, Station 22, Livingston, AL 35470. Joe Taylor, Director.
jwt@uwa.edu
www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

Los Angeles Times
Robert Kirsch Award
Thomas McGuane of McLeod, Montana, won the 2016 Robert Kirsch Award. McGuane, whose most recent book is the story collection Crow Fair (Vintage, 2016), received $1,000. The annual award is given to recognize an author whose work focuses on the West and "whose contributions to American letters deserve special recognition." There is no application process.
Book Prizes
Rosmarie Waldrop of Providence won the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for Gap Gardening: Selected Poems (New Directions). Adam Haslett of New York City won the prize in fiction for his novel Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown). Nathan Hill of Naples, Florida, won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for his novel, The Nix (Knopf). They each received $500. David Biespiel, Elizabeth Robinson, and David St. John judged in poetry; Douglas Dutton, Darcey Steinke, and Amy Wallen judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. The winners are nominated and selected by a panel of judges who work in the field in which they are a judge. There is no application process.
Los Angeles Times, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (800) 528-4637, ext. 75775. Ann Binney, Prize Administrator.
ann.binney@latimes.com
www.latimes.com/bookprizes

Lost Horse Press
Idaho Prize for Poetry
Erica Funkhouser of Essex, Massachusetts, won the 2017 Idaho Prize for Poetry for Post & Rail. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Lost Horse Press, and 20 author copies. Robert Wrigley judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 15, 2018.
Lost Horse Press, Idaho Prize for Poetry, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint, ID 83864. (208) 255-4410. Christine Holbert, Publisher.
www.losthorsepress.org

Main Street Rag
Poetry Book Award
Michael Dowdy of Columbia, South Carolina, won the 2017 Poetry Book Award for his collection Urbilly. He received $1,200, publication of his book by Main Street Rag Publishing, and 50 author copies. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is January 31, 2018.
Main Street Rag, Poetry Book Award, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227. (704) 573-2516. M. Scott Douglass, Publisher.
editor@mainstreetrag.com
www.mainstreetrag.com

Masters Review
Flash Fiction Contest
Latifa Ayad of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2017 flash fiction contest for "Out and Out." She received $2,000, publication on the PEN America website and in Masters Review. The annual award is given for a flash fiction story. The next deadline is December 31, 2017.
Masters Review, Flash Fiction Contest, 818 SW 3rd Avenue, #221-5911, Portland, OR 97204.
contact@mastersreview.com
mastersreview.com

Mississippi Review
Mississippi Review Prize
Bess Cooley of Lafayette, Indiana, won the 2017 prize in poetry for her poem "On the Chicago River." Sarah Hulyk Maxwell of Pittsburgh won the 2017 prize in fiction for her story "Clown Brain Tea." They each received $1,000 and publication in Mississippi Review. Angela Ball judged in poetry, and Steven Barthelme judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mississippi Review, Mississippi Review Prize, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. (601) 266-4321. Adam Clay, Editor in Chief.
msreview@usm.edu
www.usm.edu/mississippi-review

Morehead State University
Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing
Darnell Arnoult of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, won the 2017 prize for her poetry collection Galaxie Wagon (Louisiana State University Press, 2016). She received $1,000 and gave a reading at Morehead State University in September. The annual award is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by an Appalachian writer. (See Deadlines.)
Morehead State University, Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, English Department, UPO 630, Morehead, KY 40351 (606) 783-9448. Tom Williams, Contact.
www.moreheadstate.edu/caudill-college-of-arts,-humanities-and-social-sci/english/chafin-award

Munster Literature Center
Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship
Marie-Helene Bertino
of New York City received the 2017 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship. She received a three-month residency in Cork, Ireland, which includes a €3,000 (approximately $3,600) monthly stipend, lodging, and travel expenses. Bertino will teach master classes and give readings at University College in Cork, and will mentor two emerging Cork writers. The annual fellowship is given to a short story writer from outside Ireland who has published at least two full-length books of fiction. The next deadline is April 1, 2018.
Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize
Mark Wagenaar
of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2017 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for “Late Song.” He received €1,000 (approximately $1,200), publication of his poem in Southword, a weeklong residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, and an invitation to read at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival. Mary Noonan judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Munster Literature Center, Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland T12 x802.
info@munsterlit.ie
www.munsterlit.ie

National Endowment for the Arts
Translation Fellowships
Twenty-three translators each received a fellowship of $25,000 or $12,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The recipients of a $25,000 fellowship are Dan Golembeski of Petoskey, Michigan; J. Kates of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; and Russell Valentino of Bloomington, Indiana. The recipients of a $12,500 fellowship are Andrés Alfaro of Iowa City; Ned Balbo of Baltimore; Steven Bradbury of Fort White, Florida; Kaiama L. Glover and Damion Searls, both of New York City; Anne Janusch of Chicago; David Keplinger of Washington, D.C., in collaboration with Jan Wagner; Roman Kostovski of Washington, D.C., in collaboration with Rachel Miranda Feingold; Melanie A. Magidow of South Kingstown, Rhode Island; Jamie Olson of Olympia, Washington; Victor Pambuccian of Tempe, Arizona; Emma Ramadan and Sarah Thomas, both of Providence; Amy Baram Reid of Sarasota, Florida; Philip Roughton of Akureyri, Iceland; Robert S. Rudder of Claremont, California; Thom Satterlee of Marion, Indiana; David Shook of Los Angeles; Barbara Sjoholm of Port Townsend, Washington; and Katherine E. Young of Arlington, Virginia. The annual grants are given to translators of poetry and prose. (See Deadlines.)
National Endowment for the Arts, Translation Fellowships, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506. (202) 682-5034.
litfellowships@arts.govarts.gov

Nimrod International Journal
Neruda and Porter Prizes
Mark Wagenaar of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 39th annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for "Count It Up" and other poems. He received $2,000. Mary Moore of Huntington, West Virginia, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Chimera." Jericho Brown judged. The annual awards are given for single long poems or groups of short poems. Jessica Cavero of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, won the $2,000 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for her story "Toguro." Sandra Hunter of Simi Valley, California, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Finger Popping." Laura van den Berg judged. The annual awards are given for short stories. The winning works appeared in Nimrod International Journal, and the winners were flown to Tulsa for the annual awards dinner. The next deadline is April 30, 2018.
Nimrod International Journal, Neruda and Porter Prizes, University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. (918) 631-3080. Eilis O'Neal, Editor in Chief.
nimrod@utulsa.edu
www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Oberlin College Press
FIELD Poetry Prize
James Haug of Northampton, Massachusetts, won the 2017 FIELD Poetry Prize for his collection Riverain. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Oberlin College Press in Spring 2018. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 31, 2018.
Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize, 50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. Marco Wilkinson, Managing Editor.
oc.press@oberlin.edu
www.oberlin.edu/ocpress

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Idris Anderson of San Carlos, California, won the 21st annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for her collection, Doubtful Harbor. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ohio University Press in February 2018. Sherod Santos judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, Ohio University, Alden Library 101, 30 Park Place, Athens, OH 45701. (740) 593-1160.
www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Orison Books
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Carly Joy Miller of New York City won the 2017 Orison Poetry Prize for her poetry collection Ceremonial. Gabriel Houck of Lincoln, Nebraska won the 2017 Orison Fiction Prize for his story collection You or a Loved One. They each received $1,500, and their books will be published by Orison Books in 2018. Carl Phillips judged in poetry; David Haynes judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a story collection or novel. The next deadline is April 1, 2018.
Orison Books, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, P.O. Box 8385, Asheville, NC 28814. Luke Hankins, Editor.
www.orisonbooks.com

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Malamud Award
Jhumpa Lahiri of New York City won the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Lahiri, whose most recent book is The Clothing of Books (Vintage, 2016), received $5,000, and was invited to read at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C, in December. The annual award honors a writer for "a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction." There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. (202) 898-9063.
awards@penfaulkner.org
www.penfaulkner.org

PEN New England
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
Yaa Gyasi of Berkely, California, won the 2017 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her novel, Homegoing (Knopf, 2016). She received $25,000; a weeklong residency in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at the University of Idaho's MFA program in creative writing, which includes a $5,000 honorarium; and a residency at the Ucross Foundation's retreat for writers in Wyoming. Andrea Barrett, Helen Elaine Lee, and Jim Shepard judged. The annual award is given to honor a first book of fiction by a U.S. writer published during the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
PEN/New England Awards
Poet David Rivard of Cambridge, Massachusetts; fiction writer Robin MacArthur of Marlboro, Vermont; and nonfiction writer Matthew Desmond of Winslow, Arizona, won 2017 PEN/New England Awards. Rivard won for his poetry collection Standoff (Graywolf Press), MacArthur won for her story collection Half Wild (Ecco), and Desmond won for his nonfiction book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown/Penguin). They each received $1,000. Jericho Brown judged in poetry, Roxana Robinson judged in fiction, and Leah Hager Cohen judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with New England subjects or written by New England authors. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
PEN New England, MIT, 14N-221A, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. (617) 324-1729.
pen-newengland@mit.edu
www.pen-ne.org

Pen Parentis
Writing Fellowship for New Parents
Megan Pillow Davis
of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2017–2018 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents for her story “The Big Bank.” She received $1,000, publication of her story in Brain, Child, and a reading at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in New York City. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer with at least one child under the age of 10. The next deadline is April 16, 2018.
Pen Parentis, Writing Fellowship for New Parents, 176 Broadway, 14F, New York, NY 10038. (212) 501-2031.
info@penparentis.org
www.penparentis.org

Permafrost
Book Prize
Gail DiMaggio of Concord, New Hampshire, won the 2017 Permafrost Book Prize for her poetry collection
Swimming to Texas. She received $1,000 and publication of his book by University of Alaska Press. Jericho Brown judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction; the 2018 award will be given in fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Permafrost, Book Prize, University of Alaska, English Department, P.O. Box 755720, Fairbanks, AK 99775. (907) 474-5074.
editor@permafrostmag.com
permafrostmag.com/contests

Pleiades Press
Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
Amy Meng
of New York City won the 2017 Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize for her collection Bridled. She received $2,000, publication of her book by Louisiana State University Press, and an invitation to give a reading at the University of Central Missouri. Jaswinder Bolina judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose
Gary Fincke of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, won the 2017 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose for his essay collection The Darkness Call. He received $2,000, publication of his book by Louisiana State University Press, and an invitation to give a reading at the University of Central Missouri. Jenny Boully judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short stories, flash fiction, or essays. (See Deadlines.)
Pleiades Press, University of Central Missouri, English Department, Martin 336, Warrensburg, MO 64093. (660) 543-8106. Kathryn Nuernberger, Director.
knuernberger@ucmo.edu
www.pleiadespress.org/about/guidelines

Poetry International
C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
Darren Alejandro Holnes of Los Angeles and New York City won the 2016 C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize for his poem "Praise Song for My Mutilated World." He received $1,000 and publication in Poetry International. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry International, C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize, San Diego State University, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Mail Code 6020, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Prairie Schooner
Book Prizes
Luisa Muradyan Tannahill of Houston, Texas, won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for her poetry collection American Radiance. Sara Batkie of New York City won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her story collection Better Times. They will each receive $3,000 and publication of their books by University of Nebraska Press. Shara McCallum and Hilda Raz selected the finalists for the poetry contest; Chigozie Obioma and Christine Sneed selected the finalists for the fiction contest. Kwame Dawes was the final judge for both poetry and fiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and short story collection. The next deadline is March 15, 2018.
Prairie Schooner, Book Prizes, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. David Henderson, Book Prize Coordinator.
psbookprize@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Press 53
Prime Number Magazine Awards
Jed Myers of Seattle won the 2017 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry for his poem "Signature." Leslie Jill Patterson of Lubbock, Texas, won the short fiction prize for her story "Brace Yourself." They each received $1,000 and publication in Prime Number Magazine. Rebecca Foust judged in poetry, and David Jauss judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2018.
Press 53, Prime Number Magazine Awards, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
kevin@press53.com
www.primenumbermagazine.com

Restless Books
Prize for New Immigrant Writing
Grace Talusan of Boston won the 2017 Prize for New Immigrant Writing for her memoir, The Body Papers. She received $10,000 and publication by Restless Books in Fall 2018. Anjali Singh and Ilan Stavans judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for fiction and nonfiction by a debut first-generation author. The 2018 award will be given in fiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2018.
Restless Books, Prize for New Immigrant Writing, 232 3rd Street Suite A111, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Ilan Stavans, Publisher.
publisher@restlessbooks.com
restlessbooks.com

Rona Jaffe Foundation
Writers' Awards
Six women writers each won a $30,000 Writer's Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. They are poets Ama Codjoe of New York City and Tiana Nobile of New Orleans; fiction writers Aamina Ahmad of Berkeley, California, and Dominica Phetteplace of Oakland; nonfiction writer Shawna Kay Rodenberg of Evansville, Indiana; and fiction and nonfiction writer Ebony Flowers of Denver. Established by writer Rona Jaffe to "identify and support women writers of exceptional talent in the early stages of their careers," the foundation gives grants annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. There is no application process.
Rona Jaffe Foundation, P.O. Box 83, Barnet, VT 05821.
www.ronajaffefoundation.org

Salem State University
Claire Keyes Poetry Award
Faith Shearin of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, won the fourth annual Claire Keyes Poetry Award for a group of three poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Soundings East. Andrea Cohen judged. The annual award is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is February 15, 2018.
Salem State University, Claire Keyes Poetry Award, Center for Arts, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. Karen Gahagan, Director.
kgahagan@salemstate.edu
www.salemstate.edu/campus-life/arts/creative-writing/soundings-east

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Pamela Hart of South Salem, New York, won the 2017 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for her collection Mothers Over Nangarhar. Rowan Ricardo Phillips judged. Robert Yune of Greencastle, Indiana, won the 2017 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for his collection Tiny Heroes, Tiny Villains. Paul Yoon judged. They each received $2,000, and their collections will be published by Sarabande Books. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2018.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.
info@sarabandebooks.org
www.sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Libby Burton of New York City won the 2017 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for her collection Soft Volcano. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Saturnalia Books in Spring 2018. Ross Gay judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2018.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Henry Israeli, Publisher.
www.saturnaliabooks.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Kathryn Merwin of Bellingham, Washington, won the Sixfold Summer Poetry Award for a group of poems. Mary Lucille Hays of White Heath, Illinois, won the Sixfold Summer Short Story Award for "Tribute in Black, White, and Grey." They each received $1,000 and publication in Sixfold. The contest entrants judged. The quarterly award is given for a group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is January 24, 2018.
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

Slipstream Press
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Alan Catlin of Schenectady, New York, won the 2017 Poetry Chapbook Competition for Blue Velvet. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Slipstream Press, and 50 author copies. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Slipstream Press, Poetry Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
editors@slipstreampress.org
www.slipstreampress.org

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Nilsen Literary Prize
Maureen Aitken of Minneapolis won the sixth annual Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel for The Patron Saint of Lost Girls. She received $2,000, and her novel was published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in Fall 2017. The annual award is given for a novel, novella, or collection of linked stories by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. The next deadline is November 1.
Southeast Missouri State University Press, Nilsen Literary Prize, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
upress@semo.edu
www.semopress.com

Southern Poetry Review
Guy Owen Prize
Janet Ford of Taylorsville, North Carolina, won the 2017 Guy Owen Prize for her poem "His Time." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Volume 55, Issue 2 of Southern Poetry Review. William Greenway judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 31, 2018.
Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, Armstrong State University, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 344-3196. James Smith, Editor.
www.southernpoetryreview.org

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Chapbook Award
Margaret Mackinnon of Falls Church, Virginia, won the 2017 Chapbook Award for Naming the Natural World. She received $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Sow's Ear Press in Spring 2018, and 25 author copies. Sam Rasnake judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is May 1, 2018.
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Chapbook Award, 1748 Cave Ridge Road, Mount Jackson, VA 22842. Sarah Kohrs, Managing Editor.
sepoetryreview@gmail.com
sowsearpoetry.org

Sozopol Seminars
English and Bulgarian Scholarships
Ten creative nonfiction writers won scholarships valued at $1,600 each to attend the Sozopol Seminars in Bulgaria. They are Akwaeke Emezi of Umuhia, Nigeria; Ana Blagova of Sofia, Bulgaria; Bistra Andreeva of Targovishte, Bulgaria; Chris Fenton of Sheffield, United Kingdom; Evan James of Seattle; Galina Nikolova of Sofia, Bulgaria; Jaclyn Moyer of El Dorado, California; Kate Angus of Muskegon, Michigan; Petya Nakova of Sofia, Bulgaria; and Svilen Georgiev of Sofia, Bulgaria. They each received full tuition, room and board, and most travel expenses. The annual awards are given to five writers working in English and five writers working in Bulgarian. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sozopol Seminars, English and Bulgarian Scholarships, 15 Lyuben Karavelov Street, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria. Simona Iieva, Contact.
silieva@ekf.bg
www.ekf.bg/en

Tampa Review
Prize for Poetry
Eric Smith of Carrboro, North Carolina, won the 2016 prize for poetry for his collection Black Hole Factory. He will receive $2,000, and his collection will be published by the University of Tampa Press in 2018. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. or Canadian poet. (See Deadlines.)
Tampa Review, Prize for Poetry, University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. Richard Mathews, Editor. 
utpress@ut.edu
www.ut.edu/tampareview

Three Percent
Best Translated Book Awards
The late Alejandra Pizarnik won the 2017 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry for Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972 (New Directions, 2016), translated from the by Spanish by Yvette Siegert of Geneva, Switzerland. The late Lúcio Cardoso won the 2017 Best Translated Book Award for Fiction for Chronicle of the Murdered House (Open Letter Books, 2016), translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa of Leicester, England, and Robin Patterson of London. The winning authors and translators each received $5,000. Jarrod Annis, Katrine Øgaard Jensen, Tess Lewis, Becka McKay, and Emma Ramadan judged in poetry; Trevor Berrett, Monica Carter, Rachel Cordasco, Jennifer Croft, Lori Feathers, Jeremy Garber, Mark Haber, George Henson, and Steph Opitz judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction translated from any language into English and published in the United States during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Three Percent, Best Translated Book Awards, Open Letter Books, University of Rochester, Dewey Hall 2-219, Box 2278968, Rochester, NY 14627.
(585) 319-0823. Chad Post, Director.
chad.post@rochester.edu
www.besttranslatedbook.org

Tupelo Press
Dorset Prize
Jesse Lee Kercheval of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2017 Dorset Prize for her poetry collection America, That Island Off the Coast of France. She received $3,000, a weeklong residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art valued at $1,500, and publication of his book by Tupelo Press. Ilya Kaminsky judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Snowbound Chapbook Award
Meg Wade of Nashville won the 2017 Snowbound Chapbook Award for Slick Like Dark. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Tupelo Press. Kristina Marie Darling judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is February 28, 2018.
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
Emily Jungmin Yoon of Chicago won the 2017 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for her chapbook Ordinary Misfortunes. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Tupelo Press. She also gave a reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in July. Jeffrey Levine and Maggie Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is October 31.
Kundiman Poetry Prize
Adeeba Shahid Talukder of New York City won the 2017 Kundiman Poetry Prize for Shahr-e jaanaan: The City of the Beloved. She received $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by an Asian American poet at any stage of his or her career. The next deadline is March 15, 2018.
Tupelo Press, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.
www.tupelopress.org

Tusculum Review
Poetry Chapbook Prize
Adam M. Graaf of Grove Heights, Minnesota, won the 2017 Poetry Chapbook Prize for Militaria. He received $1,000 and publication by Tusculum Review. Clay Matthews judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is March 1, 2018.
Tusculum Review, Poetry Chapbook Prize, 60 Shiloh Road, P.O. Box 5113, Greeneville, TN 37743. H. M. Patterson, Editor.
review@tusculum.edu
www.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview

University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize
Travis Mossotti of Saint Louis won the 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Narcissus Americana. He received $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Arkansas Press. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30, 2018.
University of Arkansas Press, Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, Poetry Series, 105 North McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Billy Collins, Series Editor.
www.uapress.com

Verse
Tomaž Šalamun Prize
Nathan Hoks
of Chicago won the 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize for his chapbook Moony Days. He received $500, publication of his chapbook by Factory Hollow Press, and a one-month residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Matthew Zapruder judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook by a poet at any stage of their career. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Verse, Tomaž Šalamun Prize, University of Richmond, English Department, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173. (804) 287-6431. Brian Henry, Editor.
editorversemag@gmail.com
versemag.blogspot.com

Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award
Jade Chang of Los Angeles won the 16th annual Cabell First Novelist Award for The Wangs vs. the World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). She received $5,000 and travel expenses and lodging to give a reading in Richmond, Virginia. Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Angela Flournoy, and Hasanthika Sirisena judged. The annual award is given to honor a first novel published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Julie Green, Contact.
firstnovelist@gmail.com
www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Whiting Foundation
Literature Awards
Seven writers received 2017 Whiting Awards. They are poets Simone White of New York City and Phillip B. Williams of Portland, Oregon; fiction writers Jen Beagin of Hudson, New York, Kaitlyn Greenidge and Tony Tulathimutte of New York City, and Lisa Halliday of Milan; and nonfiction writer Francisco Cantu of Tucson. They each received $50,000. The annual awards are given to emerging writers. There is no application process.
Whiting Foundation, 16 Court Street, Suite 2308, Brooklyn, NY 11241. (718) 701-5962.
info@whiting.org
www.whiting.org/awards/winners

Winning Writers
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Penny-Anne Beaudoin of Amherstburg, Ontario, won the 2017 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for her poem “The Magician's Assistant.” She received $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Jendi Reiter judged, with assistance from Lauren Singer. The annual award is given for a humorous poem. The next deadline is April 1, 2018.
Winning Writers, Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (413) 320-1847. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

The Word Works
Tenth Gate Prize
Lisa Lewis of Stillwater, Oklahoma, won the fourth annual Tenth Gate Prize for her poetry collection Taxonomy of the Missing. She will receive $1,000, and her collection will be published by the Word Works in 2018. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least two previous poetry collections. The next deadline is July 15, 2018.
Washington Prize
Susan Lewis of New York City won the 2017 Washington Prize for her poetry collection Zoom. She will receive $1,500, and her collection will be published by the Word Works in 2018. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. or Canadian poet. The next deadline is March 15, 2018.
The Word Works, c/o Nancy White, Adirondack Community College, Dearlove Hall, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Nancy White, President.
editor@wordworksbooks.org
www.wordworksbooks.org