November/December 2019 - Recent Winners

42 Miles Press
Poetry Award
Bryce Berkowitz of Butte, Montana, won the 2019 Poetry Award for Bermuda Ferris Wheel. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by 42 Miles Press in October 2020. 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 15, 2020.
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
Rosie Stockton of Los Angeles won the 2019 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for Permanent Volta. They received $1,500, and their book will be published by Ahsahta Press in January 2020. Brian Teare judged. The annual award was given for a poetry collection. This was the final year the award was offered by the press.
Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, English Department, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. (208) 866-8017. Janet Holmes, Director.
ahsahta@boisestate.edu
ahsahtapress.org

Before Columbus Foundation
American Book Awards
Nine writers and translators received 2019 American Book Awards. They are poet Ángel García of Lincoln, Nebraska, for Teeth Never Sleep (University of Arkansas Press); fiction writers May-lee Chai of San Francisco for Useful Phrases for Immigrants (Blair), Tommy Orange of Angels Camp, California, for There There (Knopf), and Mark Sarvas of Santa Monica, California, for Memento Park (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux); nonfiction writers Halifu Osumare of Sacramento, California, for Dancing in Blackness (University Press of Florida), Jeffrey C. Stewart of Santa Barbara, California for The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press), William T. Vollmann of Sacramento, California, for Carbon Ideologies, Volume I: No Immediate Danger and Volume II: No Good Alternative (Viking), and the late Louise DeSalvo for The House of Early Sorrows (Fordham University Press); and translator Christopher Patton of Bellingham, Washington, for his translation from the Old English of Unlikeness Is Us: Fourteen From the Exeter Book (Gaspereau 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 Chapbook Series
Christine Gosnay of Greenbelt, Maryland, won the 2019 Chad Walsh Chapbook Series for The Wanderer. She received $1,000, 50 author copies, and publication of her chapbook by Beloit Poetry Journal. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Beloit Poetry Journal, Chad Walsh Chapbook Series, P.O. Box 1450, Windham, ME 04062. Rachel Contreni Flynn, Coeditor.
bpj@bpj.org
www.bpj.org/about/walsh-prize

BkMk Press
Ciardi/Chandra Prizes
Dara Yen Elerath of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the 2019 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for The Dark Braid. Scott Nadelson of Salem, Oregon, won the 2019 G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction for One of Us. They each received $1,000 and their manuscripts will be published by BkMK Press in fall 2020. Doug Ramspeck judged in poetry, and Amina Gautier judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and short story collection. (See Deadlines.)
BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes, University of Missouri, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558.
bkmk@umkc.edu
www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/bkmk-writing-contests

BOA Editions
Short Fiction Prize
E. C. Osondu of Providence won the 2019 BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for Alien Stories. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in spring 2021. Peter Conners judged. The annual award is given for a story collection. The next deadline is May 31, 2020.
BOA Editions, Short Fiction Prize, 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607.
contact@boaeditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Bosque Press
Bosque Fiction Prize
Peter Gooch of Corrales, New Mexico, won the 2019 Bosque Fiction Prize for “Impostor.” He received $1,000 and publication in bosque 9. Julie Williams judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2020.
Bosque Press, Bosque Fiction Prize, 508 Chamiso Lane NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Lynn C. Miller, Editor.
lynn@bosquepress.com
www.bosquepress.com

Bright Hill Press
Poetry Book Competition
Rainie Oet of Syracuse, New York, won the Poetry Book Competition for Porcupine’s Freefall. They received $1,000, and their book was published by Bright Hill Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The prize is on hiatus for 2019; as of this writing, the deadline for the 2020 contest has not yet been set.
Bright Hill Press, Poetry Book Competition, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846. (607) 829-5055. Bertha Rogers, Editor.
wordthur@stny.rr.com
www.brighthillpress.org

Broadside Lotus Press
Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award
Jessica Lanay of Pittsburgh won the 2019 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for am-phib-ian. She received $500, and her book will be published by Broadside Lotus Press in February 2020. Toi Derricotte 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

Commonwealth Club of California
California Book Awards
Samantha Giles of Oakland won the 88th annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for her collection Total Recall (Krupskaya). Rachel Kushner of Los Angeles won the gold medal in fiction for her novel The Mars Room (Scribner). Tommy Orange of Angels Camp, California, won the gold medal in first fiction for his novel, There There (Knopf). Susan Orlean of Los Angeles won the gold medal in nonfiction for her book The Library Book (Simon & Schuster). Miriam Pawel of Pasadena, California, won the gold medal in Californiana for her book The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation (Bloomsbury Publishing). The annual awards are given to honor California writers for books of poetry, fiction, and 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

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Open Competition Awards
Luisa A. Igloria of Norfolk, Virginia, and Molly Spencer of Plymouth, Michigan, won the 2019 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. Igloria won for Maps for Migrants and Ghosts, and Spencer won for Relic and the Plum. They each received $2,500, and their books will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. They will also be invited to read at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October. Allison Joseph 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

Crosswinds
Poetry Contest
Joannie Stangeland of Seattle won the 2019 Crosswinds Poetry Contest for “Air on Air.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Crosswinds. Tina Cane judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Crosswinds, Poetry Contest, 10 Algonquin Drive, Middletown, RI 02842.
www.crosswindspoetry.com/poetry-contest-submissions

Five Points
James Dickey Prize
Kathy Nelson of Fairview, North Carolina won the 2019 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Volume 20, No. 1 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
Michael Chin of Oxford, Georgia, won the 2018 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award for Autopsy and Everything After. He received $1,000, and his chapbook was published by Florida Review. Juan Martinez judged. 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, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816. Lisa Roney, Editor
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Hidden River Arts
Blue Mountain Novel Award
Angie Pelekidis of Port Crane, New York, won the 2019 Blue Mountain Novel Award for Unlucky Mel. She received $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Hidden River Arts, Blue Mountain Novel Award, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Debra Leigh Scott, Founding Director.
hiddenriverarts@gmail.com
hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com

Hub City Press
New Southern Voices Poetry Prize
Megan Denton Ray of Rossville, Georgia, won the 2019 New Southern Voices Poetry Prize for Mustard, Milk, & Gin. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Hub City Press in spring 2020. G. C. Waldrep judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a Southern writer with no more than one previously published full-length collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Hub City Press, New Southern Voices Poetry Prize, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
hubcity.org/press/new-southern-voices-poetry-prize

Kresge Arts in Detroit

Kresge Artist Fellowships

Poets Alise Alousi and Nandi Comer, fiction writer Jack Cheng, and nonfiction writers Bill McGraw, Cherise Morris, and Madelyn Porter, all of Detroit, won 2019 Kresge Artist Fellowships. They each received $25,000 and a year of professional support, including a professional development retreat presented by Creative Capital. Terry Blackhawk, Desiree Cooper, Rob Halpern, Casey Rocheteau, and Tyrone Williams judged. The annual awards are given to writers of all career stages residing in metropolitan Detroit, who have “a demonstrated track record of artistic achievement and high-quality work, the potential to grow and advance in their artistic career, and the potential to reflect, enhance, or impact communities within metropolitan Detroit.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.

Gilda Award

Fiction writer Aiko Fukuchi of Detroit won the 2019 Gilda Award in Literary Arts. They received $5,000. Terry Blackhawk, Desiree Cooper, Rob Halpern, Casey Rocheteau, and Tyrone Williams judged. The annual award is given to an emerging artist in metropolitan Detroit who demonstrates “exceptional potential through creative risk-taking and pushing the boundaries of their chosen art form.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Kresge Arts in Detroit, 201 East Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202. (313) 664-1153.
kresgeartsindetroit@collegeforcreativestudies.edu
www.kresgeartsindetroit.org

Livingston Press
Tartt Fiction Award
Robert McKean of Newton, Massachusetts, won the 2019 Tartt Fiction Award for I’ll Be Here for You: Diary of a Town. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Livingston Press in July 2020. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a first 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
Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose
Kiese Laymon of Oxford, Mississippi, won the 2018 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose for Heavy: An American Memoir (Scribner). He received $10,000. Debby Applegate, Alex Espinoza, Victoria Redel, Diana Wagman, and Rick Whitaker judged. The annual award is given for a book of autobiographical prose. There is no application process.
Robert Kirsch Award
Terry Tempest Williams of Castle Valley, Utah, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Williams, whose most recent book is Erosion: Essays of Undoing (Sarah Crichton Books, 2019), 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
Carl Phillips of Saint Louis won the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for Wild Is the Wind (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). Rebecca Makkai of Chicago won the prize in fiction for her novel The Great Believers (Viking). Nafissa Thompson-Spires of Champaign, Illinois, won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for her story collection, Heads of the Colored People (Atria/37 INK). Francisco Cantú of Tucson won the prize in current interest for his book, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border (Riverhead Books). They each received $500. David Baker, Cyrus Cassells, and Victoria Chang judged in poetry; Natashia Deon, Douglas Dutton, and Amy Wilentz judged in fiction; and Frances Dinkelspiel, Marcus Anthony Hunter, and Erin Aubry Kaplan judged in current interest. 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
events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/bookprizes-2018/

Main Street Rag
Poetry Book Award
Cathryn Cofell of Neenah, Wisconsin, won the 2019 Poetry Book Award for Stick Figure With Skirt. She received $1,200, publication of her book by Main Street Rag Publishing, and 50 author copies. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is February 1, 2020.
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
Joe Bond of Boyd County, Kentucky, won the 2018 Winter Short Story Award for “Damico.” He received $3,000, agency review, and publication in Masters Review. Aimee Bender judged. The annual award is given for a story. The next deadline is January 31, 2020.
Masters Review, Winter Short Story Award, 70 SW Century Drive, Suite 100442, Bend, OR 97702.
contact@mastersreview.com
mastersreview.com

Munster Literature Center
Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship
Sara Maitland of Galloway, Scotland received the 2019 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship. She received a three-month residency in Cork, Ireland, which includes a €2,500 (approximately $2,775) monthly stipend, lodging, and travel expenses. Maitland 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. The next deadline is February 29, 2020.
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize
Shangyang Fang of Austin, Texas, won the 2019 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for “Argument of Situations.” He received €1,000 (approximately $1,110), 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 International Poetry Festival. Brian Turner 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

Neukom Institute for Computational Science
Literary Arts Awards
Audrey Schulman of Boston and Peng Shepherd of New York City won the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards. Schulman won the open book category for her novel Theory of Bastards (Europa Editions), and Shepherd won the debut book category for her novel, The Book of M (William Morrow). They each received $5,000. Alexander Chee, Tarek El-Ariss, Sue Halpern, Peter Orner, and Dan Rockmore selected the shortlist; Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer were the final judges. The annual awards are given for a debut book of speculative fiction and a book of speculative fiction published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Literary Arts Awards, Dartmouth College, 27 North Main Street, Halderman Center, Room 252, Hanover, NH 03755. (603) 646-8737. Dan Rockmore, Director.
daniel.n.rockmore@dartmouth.edu
sites.dartmouth.edu/neukominstitutelitawards

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
Daniel M. Becker of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2019 New Issues Poetry Prize for 2nd Chance. He will receive $1,000 and publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose. Jericho Brown judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry by a poet who has not published a full-length collection. (See Deadlines.)
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
Robert Thomas of Oakland won the 41st annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for “Negligee and Hatchet: A Sonnet Crown.” He received $2,000. Matt W. Miller of Exeter, New Hampshire, won the $1,000 second-place prize for “The Adorned Fathomless Dark Creation” and other poems. Kim Addonizio judged. Jonathan Wei of Austin, Texas, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for “Capybara.” He received $2,000. John Tait of Flower Mound, Texas, won the $1,000 second-place prize for “This Might Hurt Some.” Margot Livesey judged. The winning works appeared in Nimrod International Journal, and the winners received a trip to Tulsa to attend the annual awards dinner. The annual awards are given for a single long poem or group of poems and a story. The next deadline is April 1, 2020.
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

Oberon
Poetry Prize
Ariel Smart of Saratoga, California, won the 2019 Oberon Poetry Prize for “Cutting Io Out: From Brueghel’s ‘Return of the Herd.’” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Issue 17 of Oberon. Bertha Rogers judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is April 10, 2020.
Oberon, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 713, Stony Brook, NY 11790. (631) 862-0555. Mindy Kronenberg, Editor.
oberonag@optonline.net
www.oberonpoetry.com

Omnidawn Publishing
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
David Rothman of New York City won the 2018 Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize for The Lower East Side Tenement Reclamation Association. He received $1,000, and his chapbook will be published by Omnidawn Publishing in October 2020. He will also receive 100 author copies. Meg Elison judged. The annual award is given for a novelette, short story, or collection of stories. The next deadline is October 15.
Omnidawn Publishing, Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Ken Keegan and Rusty Morrison, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction

Passager
Poetry Prize
Gilbert Arzola of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2019 Passager Poetry Prize for a group of poems. He received $1,000 and his poems were published in Issue 67 of Passager. The annual award is given for five poems by a writer over 50. The next deadline is April 15, 2020.
Passager, Poetry Prize, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.
editors@passagerbooks.com
www.passagerbooks.com

Pen Parentis
Writing Fellowship for New Parents
Anjali Vaidya of San Diego won the 2019–2020 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents for “The Storyteller.” She received $1,000, publication of her story in Dreamers Creative Writing, a year of mentorship, and registration for the 2020 AWP conference in San Antonio. She was invited to give 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, 2020.
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
Shena McAuliffe of Schenectady, New York, won the 2018 Permafrost Book Prize for her essay collection Glass, Light, & Electricity. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of Alaska Press. Elena Passarello judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Angela Voras-Hills of Milwaukee won the 2019 Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize for Louder Birds. 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. Traci Brimhall judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose
Penelope Cray of Burlington, Vermont, won the 2019 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose for Miracles Come on Mondays. 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. Kazim Ali 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
C. W. Emerson of Palm Springs, California, won the 2018 C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize for “The Gardener.” He received $1,000 and his poem was published 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. Sandra Alcosser and Ilya Kaminsky, Editors.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Prairie Schooner
Book Prizes
Jihyun Yun of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2019 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for Some Are Always Hungry. Megan Cummins of New York City won the 2019 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for If the Body Allows It. They each received $3,000, and their books will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ed Madden, and Hilda Raz selected the finalists for the poetry contest; Xu Xi and Timothy Schaffert 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, 2020.
Prairie Schooner, Book Prizes, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Jamaica Baldwin, Book Prize Coordinator.
psbookprize@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Press 53
Prime Number Magazine Awards
Caroline White of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the 2019 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry for “peaches.” Robyn Carter of San Francisco won the short fiction award for “Wild Kingdom.” They each received $1,000 and publication in Prime Number Magazine. Ginger Murchison judged in poetry and Pinckney Benedict judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2020.
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

Red Hen Press
Novella Award
Tracy Daugherty of Corvallis, Oregon, won the inaugural Red Hen Press Novella Award for High Skies. He received $1,000, and his novella will be published by Red Hen Press in fall 2020. Kate Gale judged. The annual award is given for a novella. The next deadline is July 31, 2020.
Quill Prose Award
Chelsea Catherine of St. Petersburg, Florida, won the 2018 Quill Award for Summer of the Cicadas. She received $1,000, and her novel will be published by Red Hen Press in fall 2020. David Francis judged. The annual award is given for a story collection, novel, or essay collection by a queer writer. The next deadline is August 31, 2020.
Red Hen Press, 1540 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. (626) 356-4760.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Restless Books
Prize for New Immigrant Writing
Rajiv Mohabir of Malden, Massachusetts, won the 2019 Prize for New Immigrant Writing for his memoir, Antiman. He received $10,000 and publication by Restless Books. Terry Hong, Ilan Stavans, and Héctor Tobar judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a debut book of fiction or nonfiction by an immigrant. The 2020 award will be given in fiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2020.
Restless Books, Prize for New Immigrant Writing, 232 3rd Street Suite A101, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Ilan Stavans, Publisher.
publisher@restlessbooks.com
restlessbooks.org

Rona Jaffe Foundation
Writers’ Awards
Six writers won a $40,000 Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. They are poet Sarah Passino of New York City; fiction writers Selena Anderson of San José, California, Magogodi oaMphela Makhene of Pawling, New York, and Nicolette Polek of College Park, Maryland; fiction and nonfiction writer Debbie Urbanski of Syracuse, New York; and nonfiction writer Elizabeth Schambelan 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
Threa Almontaser of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the 2019 Claire Keyes Poetry Award for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Soundings East. Sean Thomas Dougherty judged. The annual award is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is February 15, 2020.
Salem State University, Claire Keyes Poetry Award, Soundings East, English Department, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. Kevin Carey, Advisory Editor.
kgahagan@salemstate.edu
www.salemstate.edu/campus-life/arts/creative-writing/soundings-east

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Adam O. Davis of San Diego and Emma Hine of New York City won the 2019 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. Davis won for Index of Haunted Houses and Hine won for Stay Safe. Whitney Collins of Lexington, Kentucky, won the 2019 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for Big Bad. They each received $2,000, and their collections will be published by Sarabande Books. Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner judged. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2020.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.
info@sarabandebooks.org
www.sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Diamond Forde of Atlantic City won the 2019 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for Mother Body. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Saturnalia Books in spring 2021. Patricia Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2020.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Henry Israeli, Publisher.
www.saturnaliabooks.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Laura Apol of Lyons, Michigan, won the Sixfold Summer Poetry Award for a group of poems. Gregory Jeffers of Keene Valley, New York, won the Sixfold Summer Short Story Award for “Preservation.” 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, 2020.
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
Pam Davenport of Chandler, Arizona, won the 2019 Poetry Chapbook Competition for A Midwest Girl Thanks Patti Smith. She received $1,000, publication of her 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, Dept. W-1, P.O. Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
editors@slipstreampress.org
www.slipstreampress.org

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Nilsen Literary Prize
Robert Long Foreman of Kansas City, Missouri, won the eighth annual Nilsen Literary Prize for his novel, Weird Pig. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in fall 2020. 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
Alice B. Fogel of Walpole, New Hampshire, won the 2019 Guy Owen Prize for “Saturn.” She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Volume 57, Issue 1 of Southern Poetry Review. Henry Taylor judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is May 31, 2020.
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

Tupelo Press
Berkshire Prize
Iliana Rocha of Edmond, Oklahoma, won the 2019 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry for The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez. She received $3,000 and publication of her book by Tupelo Press. Oliver de la Paz judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. The next deadline is April 30, 2020.
Dorset Prize
Lisa Hiton of Deerfield, Illinois, won the 2019 Dorset Prize for Afterfeast. 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. Mary Jo Bang judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Snowbound Chapbook Award
Tyler Mills of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award for The City Scattered. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Tupelo Press. Cole Swensen judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is February 28, 2020.
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
Kristin George Bagdanov of Sacramento, California, won the 2019 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for Diurne. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Tupelo Press. She was also invited to give a reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington, Connecticut, in July. Timothy Donnelly 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

University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize
Jayson Iwen of Superior, Wisconsin, won the 2020 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for Roze & Blud. He received $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Arkansas Press in March 2020. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry
Patrick Deeley of Dublin won the 23rd annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Deeley, whose most recent collection is Groundswell: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2013), received $5,000. The annual award is given to honor an Irish poet. There is no application process.
University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, 2115 Summit Avenue, #5008, St. Paul, MN 55105. David Gardiner, Director. nhr@stthomas.edu 
www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies

Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award
Ling Ma of Chicago won the 18th annual Cabell First Novelist Award for Severance (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2018). She received $5,000 and travel expenses and lodging to give a reading in Richmond, Virginia. A committee including critics and previous winner Hernan Diaz judged. The annual award is given for 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. April Sopkin, Contact.
cabellfn@vcu.edu
www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Whiting Foundation
Literature Awards
Poets Kayleb Rae Candrilli of Philadelphia, Tyree Daye of Youngsville, North Carolina, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal of Los Angeles; fiction writers Hernan Diaz of New York City, Merritt Tierce of Los Angeles, and Nafissa Thompson-Spires of Champaign, Illinois; and nonfiction writers Terese Marie Mailhot of Lafayette, Indiana, and Nadia Owusu of New York City are among the winners of the 2019 Whiting Awards. 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
Jody Mason of Boulder, Colorado, won the 2019 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for her poem “Failure to Triangulate.” She received $1,000, a gift certificate for one year of literary information services from Duotrope, 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, 2020.
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
Washington Prize
Annie Kim of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2019 Washington Prize for Eros, Unbroken. She received $1,500, and her collection will be published by the Word Works in 2020. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. or Canadian poet. The next deadline is March 15, 2020.
The Word Works, Washington Prize P.O. Box 42164, Washington, D.C. 20015.
editor@wordworksbooks.org
www.wordworksbooks.org