November/December 2018 - Recent Winners

42 Miles Press
Poetry Award
William Stobb of La Crosse, Wisconsin, won the 2018 Poetry Award for his poetry collection You Are Still Alive. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by 42 Miles Press in September 2019. He 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, 2019.
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
Stefania Heim of Bellingham, Washington, won the 2018 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for her collection Hour Book. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Ahsahta Press in January 2019. Jennifer Moxley judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 1, 2019.
Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Boise State University, English Department, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. (208) 866-8017. Janet Holmes, Director.
ahsahta@boisestate.edu
ahsahtapress.org

Bear Star Press
Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize
Sierra Golden of Seattle won the 2018 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, The Slow Art. She received $1,000 and publication by Bear Star Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet residing west of the Central time zone. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bear Star Press, Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, 185 Hollow Oak Drive, Cohasset, CA 95973. (530) 891-0360. Beth Spencer, Editor.
www.bearstarpress.com

Before Columbus Foundation
American Book Awards
Sixteen writers received 2018 American Book Awards. They are poets Rachelle Cruz of Riverside, California, for God’s Will for Monsters (Inlandia Books), Tongo Eisen-Martin of San Francisco for Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Publishers), Bojan Louis of Tempe, Arizona, for Currents (BkMk Press), Tommy Pico of New York City for Nature Poem (Tin House Books), Rena Priest of Bellingham, Washington, for Patriarchy Blues (MoonPath Press), and Joseph Rios of Los Angeles for Shadowboxing: poems & impersonations (Omnidawn); fiction writer Victor LaValle of New York City for The Changeling (Spiegel & Grau); creative nonfiction writers Dana Naone Hall of Haiku, Maui, for Life of the Land: Articulations of a Native Writer (‘Ai Pohaku Press) and Valeria Luiselli of New York City for Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions (Coffee House Press); cartoonist Thi Bui of Berkeley, California, for The Best That We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir (Harry N. Abrams); and nonfiction writers Tommy J. Curry of College Station, Texas, for The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood (Temple University Press), Kelly Lytle Hernández of Los Angeles for City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 (University of North Carolina Press), Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson of Edinburg, Texas, and B. V. Olguín of San Antonio for Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press), Tiya Miles of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (New Press), and Sanaura Taylor of New York City for Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation (New Press). The annual awards are given for books published in the United States during the previous year to recognize “outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.” (See Deadlines.)
Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House, 655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (916) 425-7916.
beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com
www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com

Beloit Poetry Journal
Chad Walsh Poetry Prize
Michael Lavers of Provo, Utah, won the 2017 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize for his poem "Works and Days," which was published in the Summer 2017 issue of Beloit Poetry Journal. He received $3,000. The annual award was previously given for a poem or group of poems published in Beloit Poetry Journal during the previous year; the award will now be given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Beloit Poetry Journal, P.O. Box 1450, Windham, ME 04062. Rachel Contreni Flynn, Coeditor.
bpj@bpj.org
www.bpj.org/about/walsh-prize

BOA Editions
Short Fiction Prize
Mark Polanzak of Salem, Massachusetts, won the 2018 BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for his story collection, The OK End of Funny Town. He received $1,000 and publication by BOA Editions. Peter Conners judged. The annual award is given for a story collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
BOA Editions, Short Fiction Prize, 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14603.
contact@boaeditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Bosque Press
Bosque Fiction Prize
Lesley Bannatyne of Somerville, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Bosque Fiction Prize for her story "Gravity." She received $1,000 and publication in bosque. Timothy Schaffert judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2019.
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
Jacquese Armstrong of Edison, New Jersey, won the 2018 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for her poetry collection, Blues Legacy. She will receive $500, and her book will be published by Broadside Lotus Press in Spring 2019. Melba Joyce Boyd 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
Malcolm Tariq of Savannah won the 2018 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his poetry collection, Heed the Hollow. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Graywolf Press in Fall 2019. Chris Abani 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
Tongo Eisen-Martin of San Francisco won the 87th annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for his collection Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Publishers). Josh Weil of Sierra Nevada, California, won the gold medal in fiction for his story collection The Age of Perpetual Light (Grove Press). Rachel Khong of San Francisco won the gold medal in first fiction for her novel, Goodbye, Vitamin (Henry Holt). Richard Rothstein of Berkeley, California, won the gold medal in nonfiction for his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (W. W. Norton). Robert Aquinas McNally of Concord, California, won the gold medal in Californiana for his book The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age (Bison Books). 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.
bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Anne Beatty of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the "Risk" Essay Contest for "You Don't Have to Be Here." She received $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. The editors judged. The quarterly award is given for an essay on a theme. (See Deadlines.)
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. (412) 404-2975.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions

Crosswinds
Poetry Contest
James Cooper of Sacramento, California, won the 2017 Crosswinds Poetry Contest for his poem "Driving at Night in October." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Crosswinds. Lloyd Schwartz judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Crosswinds, Poetry Contest, 10 Algonquin Drive, Middletown, RI 02842.
www.crosswindspoetry.com/poetry-contest-submissions

DIAGRAM
Chapbook Contest
Andrew Dally of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest for his collection All the Times We Passed McDonald's Between Chapel Hill and Tuxedo, North Carolina. He received $1,000, and his chapbook will be published by New Michigan Press in January 2019. Ander Monson judged. The annual award is given for a chapbook. The next deadline is April 26, 2019.
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
George Kalogeris of Boston won the 2018 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. He received $1,000, and his poems were published in Volume 19 No. 2 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

Glimmer Train Press
Family Matters
Peter Nathaniel Malae of McMinnville, Oregon, won the Family Matters contest for his story "El Camino." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in Issue 103 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

Livingston Press
Tartt Fiction Award
Kendall Klym of Acworth, Georgia, won the 2018 Tartt Fiction Award for his story collection, Step Lightly. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Livingston Press in July 2019. 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
livingstonpress.uwa.edu

Los Angeles Times
Robert Kirsch Award
John Rechy of Los Angeles won the 2017 Robert Kirsch Award. Rechy, whose most recent book is the novel After the Blue Hour (Grove Press, 2017), 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
Patricia Smith of New York City won the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for Incendiary Art (TriQuarterly Books). Mohsin Hamid of Lahore, Pakistan, won the prize in fiction for his novel Exit West (Riverhead Books). Jenny Zhang of New York City won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for her story collection, Sour Heart (Lenny). Benjamin Taylor of New York City won the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose for his memoir The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered (Penguin Books). They each received $500. David Baker, Cyrus Cassells, and Monica Youn judged in poetry; Douglas Dutton, Dana C. Johnson, and Amy Wallen judged in fiction; and Debby Applegate, Daniel Hernandez, Kiese Laymon, Dinah Lenney, and Rick Whitaker judged in autobiographical prose. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction 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, 2300 East Imperial Highway, El Segundo, CA 90245.
(800) 528-4637, ext. 75775. Ann Binney, Prize Administrator.
ann.binney@latimes.com
www.latimes.com/bookprizes

Lost Horse Press
Idaho Prize for Poetry
Jason Gray of Durham, North Carolina, won the 2018 Idaho Prize for Poetry for Radiation King. He received $1,000, publication of his book by Lost Horse Press, and 20 author copies. Piotr Florczyk judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 15, 2019.
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
Tim Hunt of Normal, Illinois, won the 2018 Poetry Book Award for his collection Ticket Stubs & Liner Notes. 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 September 1, 2019.
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
Winter Short Story Award
Nick Fuller Googins of Los Angeles won the 2018 Winter Short Story Award for "Drop Zone Summer." He received $3,000 and publication in Masters Review. The annual award is given for a story. The next deadline is January 31, 2019.
Masters Review, Winter Short Story Award, 70 SW Century Drive, Suite 100442, Bend, OR 97702.
contact@mastersreview.com
mastersreview.com

Miami Book Fair/National Poetry Series
Paz Prize for Poetry
Johanny Vázquez Paz
of Chicago won the 2018 Paz Prize for Poetry for Ofrezco mi corazón como una diana. She received $2,000, and her book will be published in both English and Spanish by Akashic Books. Rigoberto González judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection written in Spanish by a poet residing in the United States. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Miami Book Fair/National Poetry Series, Paz Prize for Poetry, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540.
www.miamibookfair.com/paz-prize-for-poetry

Munster Literature Center
Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship
Carys Davies
of Lancaster, England, received the 2018 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship. She received a three-month residency in Cork, Ireland, which includes a €2,500 (approximately $2,920) monthly stipend, lodging, and travel expenses. Davis will also teach workshops and give readings at the Cork International Short Story Festival and the 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. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize
Robert Lipton of Richmond, California, won the 2018 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for “Official Story.” 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. Patrick Cotter 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-five translators received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Jennifer Feeley of South Lyon, Michigan, received a $25,000 fellowship. Kaveh Bassiri of Belmont, California; Eric Becker, Sean Bye, Thomas J. Kitson, and Rose Waldman, all of New York City; Ian Boyden of Friday Harbor, Washington; Rachel Careau of Hudson, New York; Peter Covino of Providence; Anna Deeny of Boston; Katrina Dodson of San Francisco; Edward Gauvin of Eugene, Oregon; Elizabeth Harris of Alma, Wisconsin; Stefania Heim of Bellingham, Washington; Karen Kovacik of Indianapolis; Christina Kramer of Toronto; Oksana Maksymchuk of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Lynn Palermo of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Kerri Pierce of Honeoye Falls, New York; Kristina Reardon of Worcester, Massachusetts; Lola Rogers of Seattle; Samah Selim of Port Washington, New York; Antony Shugaar of Charlottesville, Virginia; Lytton Smith of Rochester, New York; and Marcela Sulak of Louise, Texas, received $12,500 fellowships. The annual awards 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.gov
arts.gov/grants-individuals/translation-projects

National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
Amy Schmitz of San Diego won the 2017 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition for her collection, Border Crossing. She received $1,000, publication of her collection by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and 50 author copies. Erin Belieu judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition, 4 Bowie Point, Sherwood, AR 72120. Amanda Partridge, Chair.
www.nfsps.com/stevens1.htm

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
Chet'la Sebree of Middletown, Delaware, won the 2018 New Issues Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Mistress. She will receive $1,000, publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose, and an honorarium to give a reading at Western Michigan University. Cathy Park Hong judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry by a poet who has not published a full-length collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Poetry Prize, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 387-8185. Nancy Eimers, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu
www.newissuespress.com

Nimrod International Journal
Neruda and Porter Prizes
Emma DePanise of Queenstown, Maryland, won the 40th annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for "Dry Season" and other poems. She received $2,000. Megan Merchant of Prescott, Arizona, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Marrow" and other poems. Patricia Smith judged. The annual award is given for a single long poem or a group of poems. Sharon Solwitz of Chicago won the $2,000 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for her story "Tremblement." Ellen Rhudy of Philadelphia won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Would You Know Me." Rilla Askew judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The winning works appeared in Nimrod International Journal, and the winners received a trip to Tulsa to attend the annual awards dinner. The next deadline is April 30, 2019.
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

Orison Books
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
John Sibley Williams of Portland, Oregon, won the 2018 Orison Poetry Prize for his poetry collection As One Fire Consumes Another. Jeremy Griffin of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, won the 2018 Orison Fiction Prize for his story collection Oceanography. They each received $1,500, and their books will be published by Orison Books in 2019. Vandana Khanna judged in poetry and Lan Samantha Chang judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a story collection or novel. The next deadline is April 1, 2019.
Orison Books, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, P.O. Box 8385, Asheville, NC 28814. Luke Hankins, Editor.
www.orisonbooks.com

Pen Parentis
Writing Fellowship for New Parents
Jennifer Fliss of Seattle won the 2018–2019 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents for her story “The Balloon Animal Artist Goes to a Funeral.” 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 17, 2019.
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
Roger Wall of the Catskills, New York, won the 2017 Permafrost Book Prize for his novel, During-the-Event. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by University of Alaska Press. Chinelo Okparanta judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction; the 2019 award will be given in creative nonfiction. (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
Ashley M. Jones of Birmingham, Alabama, won the 2018 Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize for her collection dark // thing. She received $3,000, publication of her book by Louisiana State University Press, and an invitation to give a reading at the University of Central Missouri. Marcus Wicker judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose
Heidi Czerwiec of Minneapolis won the 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose for her essay collection Fluid States. 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. Dinty W. Moore 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. Jenny Molberg, Director.
molberg@ucmo.edu
www.pleiadespress.org/about/guidelines

Poetry International
C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
Rebecca Foust of Kentfield, California, won the 2017 C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize for her poem "Redline." She 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, English and Comparative Literature Department, Mail Code 6020, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Prairie Schooner
Book Prizes
Aria Aber of New York City won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for her poetry collection, Hard Damage. Liz Breazeale of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her story collection, Extinction Events. They will each receive $3,000 and publication of their books by University of Nebraska Press. Glenna Luschei and Hilda Raz selected the finalists for the poetry contest; Bernice McFadden and Jack Driscoll 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, 2019.
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
Diana Pinckney of Charlotte, North Carolina, won the 2018 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry for her poem "Guernica Triptych." Deac Etherington of Tumacacori, Arizona, won the short fiction prize for his story "Bridges." They each received $1,000 and publication in Prime Number Magazine. Terri Kirby Erickson judged in poetry and Clint McCown judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2019.
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.press53.com

Restless Books
Prize for New Immigrant Writing
Linda Rui Feng
of Toronto won the 2018 Prize for New Immigrant Writing for her novel, The Importance of Floating. She received $10,000 and publication by Restless Books. Téa Obreht and Ilan Stavans judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a debut book of fiction or nonfiction by an immigrant. The 2019 award will be given in nonfiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2019.
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 poet Alison C. Rollins of Chicago; fiction writers Lydia Conklin of Princeton, New Jersey, and Gabriela Garcia of Lafayette, Indiana; fiction and nonfiction writers Chelsea Bieker of Portland, Oregon, and Karen Outen of Bowie, Maryland; and nonfiction writer Lisa Chen of New York City. 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
Jenny Molberg of Kansas City, Missouri, won the fifth annual Claire Keyes Poetry Award for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Soundings East. Oliver de la Paz judged. The annual award is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is February 15, 2019.
Salem State University, Claire Keyes Poetry Award, Center for the Arts, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. Karen Gahagan, Director.
kgahagan@salemstate.edu
www.salemstate.edu/campus-life/arts/creative-writing/soundings-east

Santa Fe Writers Project
James Alan McPherson Award
Bonnie Chau of New York City won the inaugural James Alan McPherson Award for her story collection, All Roads Lead to Blood. She received $1,000 and publication by 2040 Books. Mat Johnson judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer of color. (See Deadlines.)
Santa Fe Writers Project, James Alan McPherson Award, 369 Montezuma Avenue, #350, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
info@sfwp.com
www.sfwp.com/2040books

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Chad Bennet of Austin, Texas, won the 2018 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for his collection Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era. Ocean Vuong judged. Joan Frank of San Francisco won the 2018 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for her collection Where You're All Going. Aimee Bender 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, 2019.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.
info@sarabandebooks.org
www.sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Kayleb Rae Candrilli of Philadelphia won the 2018 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for All the Gay Saints. They received $1,500, and their book will be published by Saturnalia Books in Spring 2020. Natalie Diaz judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2019.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Henry Israeli, Publisher.
www.saturnaliabooks.com

Schaffner Press
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
Joe Sacksteder of Salt Lake City won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature for his novel, Driftless Quintet. He received  $1,000, and his novel will be published by Schaffner Press in October 2019. The annual award is given for a poetry collection, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that “deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence.” The next deadline is January 31, 2019.
Schaffner Press, Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, P.O. Box 41567, Tucson, AZ 85717.
www.schaffnerawards.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Carol Lischau of Blacksburg, Virginia, won the Sixfold Summer Poetry Award for a group of poems. Emily Rinkema of Westford, Vermont, won the Sixfold Summer Short Story Award for "Child A." 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, 2019.
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
Robert L. Penick of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2018 Poetry Chapbook Competition for Exit, Stage Left. 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
Ron A. Austin of Saint Louis won the seventh annual Nilsen Literary Prize for his linked story collection, Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in Fall 2019. 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, One University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
upress@semo.edu
www.semopress.com

Southern Poetry Review
Guy Owen Prize
Timothy McBride
of Cary, North Carolina, won the 2018 Guy Owen Prize for his poem “‘Darkly,…Then Face to Face.’” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 56, Issue 2 of Southern Poetry Review. Maura Stanton judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 31, 2019.
Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, English Department, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 344-3196. James Smith, Editor.
www.southernpoetryreview.org

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Chapbook Award
Isaac Ginsberg Miller of Chicago won the 2018 Chapbook Award for Stopgap. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Sow's Ear Press in Spring 2019, and 25 author copies. Sam Rasnake judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is May 1, 2019.
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 Fiction Seminars
English and Bulgarian Scholarships
Nine fiction writers won scholarships valued at $1,600 each to attend the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. They are Jo Langdon of Geelong, Australia; Nathan Go of Davao City, Philippines; Sacha Idell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Petar Krumov, Genadiy Mihaylov, Rumen Pavlov, and Albena Todorova, all of Sofia, Bulgaria; Sofie Verraest of Brussels, Belgium; and Taymour Soomro of Karachi, Pakistan. They each received full tuition, room and board, and most travel expenses. Theodora Dimova, Philip Graham, Elizabeth Kostova, and Georgi Tenev judged. The annual awards are typically given to five writers working in English and five writers working in Bulgarian. The next deadline is February 25, 2019.
Sozopol Fiction Seminars, English and Bulgarian Scholarships, 15 Lyuben Karavelov Street, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria. Simona Iieva, Contact.
silieva@ekf.bg
www.ekf.bg/en

Tampa Review
Danahy Fiction Prize
Hannah Weyer of New York City won the 2017 Danahy Fiction Prize for her story "Sanctuary City." She will receive $1,000, and her story will be published in Tampa Review. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Tampa Review, Danahy Fiction Prize, University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. Richard Mathews, Editor.
utpress@ut.edu
www.ut.edu/tampareview

Tupelo Press
Dorset Prize
Landon Godfrey of Black Mountain, North Carolina, won the 2018 Dorset Prize for her poetry collection Inventory of Doubts. She received $3,000, a weeklong residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art valued at $1,500, and publication of her book by Tupelo Press. Dana Levin judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Snowbound Chapbook Award
Chad Bennett of Austin, Texas, won the 2018 Snowbound Chapbook Award for Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era. He received $1,000 and publication of his chapbook by Tupelo Press. Eduardo C. Corral judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is February 28, 2019.
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
Chaun Ballard of Anchorage, Alaska, won the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for Flight. He received $1,000 and publication of his chapbook by Tupelo Press. He was also invited to give a reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in July. Major Jackson judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is October 31.
Tupelo Press, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.
www.tupelopress.org

Tusculum Review
Poetry Chapbook Prize
Stella Reed of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2018 Poetry Chapbook Prize for Origami. Reed received $1,000 and publication by Tusculum Review. Emilia Phillips judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is April 1, 2019.
Tusculum Review, Poetry Chapbook Prize, 60 Shiloh Road, P.O. Box 5113, Greeneville, TN 37743. Heather Elouej, Editor.
review@tusculum.edu
www.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview

University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize
Jose Padua of Washington, D.C., won the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his poetry collection, A Short History of Monsters. He received $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Arkansas Press in March 2019. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30, 2019.
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

Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award
Hernan Diaz of New York City won the 17th annual Cabell First Novelist Award for In the Distance (Coffee House Press, 2017). He received $5,000 and travel expenses and lodging to give a reading in Richmond, Virginia. Jade Chang, Akil Kumarasamy, and Idra Novey 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. Kate Vatter, Contact.
firstnovelist@gmail.com
www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Whiting Foundation
Literature Awards
Seven writers received 2018 Whiting Awards. They are poets Rickey Laurentiis of Pittsburgh and Tommy Pico of New York City; fiction writers Patty Yumi Cottrell and Weike Wang, both of New York City, and Brontez Purnell of Oakland; nonfiction writer Esmé Weijun Wang of San Francisco; and poet and nonfiction writer Anne Boyer of Kansas City, Missouri. 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

Willow Books
Literature Awards
Vernita Hall of Philadelphia won the 2017 Grand Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection, Where William Walked. Loreen Lilyn Lee of Seattle won the 2017 Grand Prize for Prose for her memoir, The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir. They each received $1,000 and publication by Willow Books. Remica Bingham-Risher judged in poetry and Reginald Dwayne Betts judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction or creative nonfiction by writers of color. (See Deadlines.)
Willow Books, Literature Awards, c/o Aquarius Press, P.O. Box 23096, Detroit, MI 48223. (877) 979-3639.
willowlit.net/willow-books-literature-awards

Winning Writers
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Madeleine Jackman of Boston won the 2018 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for her poem "The Swipe Sonnets." She received $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer Ledoux judged. The annual award is given for a humorous poem. The next deadline is April 1, 2019.
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
Brad Richard of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the fifth annual Tenth Gate Prize for his poetry collection Parasite Kingdom. He will receive $1,000, and his collection will be published by the Word Works in 2019. 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, 2019.
Washington Prize
Nils Michals of Santa Cruz, California, won the 2018 Washington Prize for his poetry collection Gembox. He will receive $1,500, and his collection will be published by the Word Works in 2019. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. or Canadian poet. The next deadline is March 15, 2019.
The Word Works, P.O. Box 42164, Washington, D.C., 20015.
editor@wordworksbooks.org
www.wordworksbooks.org