November/December 2020 - Recent Winners

Asheville Poetry Review
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Denver Butson of New York City won the 2020 William Matthews Poetry Prize for “Study Guide.” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 26-27, Issue 30, of Asheville Poetry Review. He also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Ilya Kaminsky judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.
www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Beloit Poetry Journal
Chad Walsh Chapbook Series
Victoria C. Flanagan of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2020 Chad Walsh Chapbook Series for Glossary of Unsaid Terms. They received $1,000, 50 author copies, and publication of their chapbook by Beloit Poetry Journal. The editors judged. 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, Associate Editor.
bpj@bpj.org
www.bpj.org/about/walsh-prize

Booker Prize Foundation
International Booker Prize
Fiction writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and translator Michele Hutchison of Amsterdam won the 2020 International Booker Prize for Hutchison’s translation from the Dutch of Rijneveld’s novel, The Discomfort of Evening (Faber & Faber). They each received £25,000 (approximately $30,375). The finalists were Shokoofeh Azar of Geelong, Australia, and an anonymous translator, for translation from the Farsi of Azar’s novel, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (Europa Editions); Gabriela Cabezón Cámara of Buenos Aires and Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh, both of Edinburgh, for Macintyre and Mackintosh’s translation from the Spanish of Cabezón Cámara’s novel The Adventures of China Iron (Charco Press); Daniel Kehlmann of Vienna, Berlin, and New York City, and Ross Benjamin of Nyack, New York, for Benjamin’s translation from the German of Kehlmann’s novel Tyll (Quercus); Fernanda Melchor of Puebla, Mexico, and Sophie Hughes of Birmingham, England, for Hughes’s translation from the Spanish of Melchor’s novel Hurricane Season (Fitzcarraldo Editions); and Yoko Ogawa of Ashiya, Japan, and Stephen Snyder of Middlebury, Vermont, for Snyder’s translation from the Japanese of Ogawa’s novel The Memory Police (Harvill Secker). They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,270). Lucie Campos, Jennifer Croft, Ted Hodgkinson, Valeria Luiselli, and Jeet Thayil judged. The annual award is given for a story collection or novel translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland between May 1 of the previous year and April 30 of the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booker Prize Foundation, International Booker Prize, 28 St. James’s Walk, London, England EC1R 0AP.
thebookerprizes.com/international-booker/2020

Commonwealth Club of California
California Book Awards
Morgan Parker of Los Angeles won the 89th annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for her collection Magical Negro (Tin House). Steph Cha of Los Angeles won the gold medal in fiction for her novel Your House Will Pay (Ecco). Xuan Juliana Wang of Los Angeles won the gold medal in first fiction for her novel, Home Remedies (Hogarth). David Treuer of Los Angeles won the gold medal in nonfiction for his book The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present (Riverhead Books). Mark Arax of Fresno, California, won the gold medal in Californiana for his book The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California (Knopf). The annual awards are given to honor California writers for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published during the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards, 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.
info@commonwealthclub.org
commonwealthclub.org/bookawards

Crosswinds
Poetry Contest
Laura Apol of Lyons, Michigan, won the 2020 Crosswinds Poetry Contest for “Twenty Years On.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Crosswinds. Richard Blanco 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

DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press
Chapbook Contest
Lytton Smith of Rochester, New York, won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest for his collection The Square. He received $1,000, and his chapbook will be published by New Michigan Press in 2021. Ander Monson judged. The annual award is given for a chapbook of poetry or prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, Chapbook Contest, University of Arizona, English Department, P.O. Box 210067, Tucson, AZ 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.
editor@thediagram.com
www.thediagram.com/contest.html

Five Points
James Dickey Prize
Laure-Anne Bosselaar of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2020 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Volume 20, 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, Editor.
fivepoints@gsu.edu
www.fivepoints.gsu.edu

Florida Review
Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award
Lynne Nugent of Iowa City won the 2019 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award for her chapbook of essays Nest. She received $1,000, and her chapbook was published by Florida Review. Phong Nguyen 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. Jake Wolff, Editor.
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Indiana Review
Blue Lights Book Prize
Julian Mortimer Smith of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, won the 2020 Blue Light Books Prize for his story collection, The World of Dew. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Indiana University Press in 2021. Michelle Pretorius judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a collection of poetry or a collection of short fiction; the 2021 award will be given in poetry. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set. 
Poetry Prize
Wo Chan of New York City won the 2020 Poetry Prize for “I Looked at You and I Said Yes.” They received $1,000 and publication in the winter 2020 issue of Indiana Review. Javier Zamora judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2021.
Fiction Prize
María José Candela of Stuttgart, Germany, won the 2020 Fiction Prize for “Air Hunger.” She received $1,000 and publication in the winter 2020 issue of Indiana Review. Angela Flournoy judged. The annual award is given for a story. The next deadline is March 31, 2021.
Creative Nonfiction Prize
Keith S. Wilson of Chicago won the 2019 Creative Nonfiction Prize for “Lobster Shy.” He received $1,000 and publication in the summer 2020 issue of Indiana Review. Hanif Abdurraqib judged. The annual award is given for an essay. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Indiana Review, Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 554, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
inreview@indiana.edu
www.indianareview.org/contests

Journal of Experimental Fiction
Kenneth Patchen Award
Cal Massey of Flagler Beach, Florida, won the 2020 Kenneth Patchen Award for his novel, (own little worlds). He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Journal of Experimental Fiction. Jason E. Rolfe judged. The annual award is given for an innovative novel. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Journal of Experimental Fiction, Kenneth Patchen Award, P.O. Box 6281, Aurora, IL 60598. Eckhard Gerdes, Contact.
egerdes@experimentalfiction.com
www.experimentalfiction.com

Leon Levy Center for Biography
Leon Levy Biography Fellowships
Nicholas Boggs and Susan Morrison, both of New York City; Lance Richardson of Austin, Texas; and Francesca Wade of London received the 2020 Leon Levy Biography Fellowships. Miriam Horn of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and New York City received the 2020 Sloan Fellowship. They each received $72,000, writing space at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, access to research facilities, and research assistance from a graduate student. The four annual fellowships are given to writers working on a biography. The annual Sloan Fellowship is given to a writer working on a biography of a figure in the field of science or technology. (See Deadlines)
Leon Levy Center for Biography, Leon Levy Biography Fellowships, Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6200, New York, NY 10016. Thad Ziolkowski, Associate Director.
tziolkowski@gc.cuny.edu
llcb.ws.gc.cuny.edu/fellowships/biography-fellowships

Livingston Press
Tartt Fiction Award
James Braziel of Remlap, Alabama, won the 2020 Tartt Fiction Award for This Ditch Walking Love. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Livingston Press in summer 2021. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a first collection of short stories. The next deadline is March 15, 2021.
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
Emily Bernard of Burlington, Vermont, won the 2019 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose for Black Is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine (Knopf). She received $10,000. Debby Applegate, Domingo Martinez, Victoria Redel, Oscar Villalon, and Diana Wagman judged. The annual award is given for a book of autobiographical prose. There is no application process.
Robert Kirsch Award
Walter Mosley of New York City won the 2019 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Mosley, whose most recent book is the story collection The Awkward Black Man (Grove Press, 2020), 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
Ilya Kaminsky of Atlanta won the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for his poetry collection Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press). Ben Lerner of New York City won the prize in fiction for his novel The Topeka School (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Namwali Serpell of San Francisco won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for her novel, The Old Drift (Hogarth). Marlon James of Minneapolis and New York City won the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction for his novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Riverhead Books). Emily Bazelon of New Haven, Connecticut, won the prize in current interest for her book Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Random House). They each received $500. Cyrus Cassells, Victoria Chang, and Adriana Ramirez judged in poetry; Natashia Deon, Rick Whitaker, and Amy Wilentz judged in fiction and first fiction; Tananarive Due, Kelly Link, and Tim Pratt judged the Ray Bradbury Prize; and Sandy Banks, Bill Boyarsky, and Celeste Fremon judged in current interest. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year. 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-2019/

Masters Review
Winter Short Story Award
Samantha Xiao Cody of Iowa City won the 2019 Winter Short Story Award for “The Driver.” She received $3,000, agency review, and publication in Masters Review. Kimberly King Parsons judged. The annual award is given for a story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Masters Review, Winter Short Story Award, 70 SW Century Drive, Suite 100442, Bend, OR 97702.
contact@mastersreview.com
mastersreview.com

Munster Literature Center
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize
Jennifer Saunders of Bern, Switzerland, won the 2020 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for “Crosswalk.” She received €2,000 (approximately $2,378), publication of her poem in Southword, and a weeklong residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. Kim Addonizio judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Munster Literature Center, Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland T12 x802.
godcomp@munsterlit.ie
www.munsterlit.ie

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
James Henry Knippen of Clinton, New York, won the 2020 New Issues Poetry Prize for Would We Still Be. He will receive $2,000 and publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose. Traci Brimhall 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.
new-issues@wmich.edu
www.newissuespress.com

Nimrod International Journal
Neruda and Porter Prizes
Rebecca Foust of Kentfield, California, won the 42nd annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for “Blackout” and other poems. She received $2,000. Janine Certo of East Lansing, Michigan, won the $1,000 second-place prize for “Home Altar in the Year of a Pandemic” and other poems. Kaveh Akbar judged. Mohit Manohar of Princeton, New Jersey, and Bihar, India, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for “This Has Not Been Enough.” He received $2,000. Gage Saylor of Stillwater, Oklahoma, won the $1,000 second-place prize for “Jailbird.” Joy Castro judged. The winning works appeared in Nimrod International Journal. The annual awards are given for a single long poem or group of poems and a story. The next deadline is April 1, 2021.
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
artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod

North American Review
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Katy Aisenberg of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2020 James Hearst Poetry Prize for “The Invention of Ether.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Spring 2020 issue of North American Review. Ilya Kaminsky judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
North American Review, James Hearst Poetry Prize, University of Northern Iowa, 1222 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. (319) 273-6455.
nar@uni.edu
www.northamericanreview.org

Oberon
Poetry Prize
Orel Protopopescu of Miller Place, New York, won the 2020 Oberon Poetry Prize for “Boxes.’” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Oberon. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is April 10, 2021.
Oberon, Poetry Prize, P.O. 2236, Saint James, NY 11780. Mindy Kronenberg, Editor.
oberonmag@optonline.net
www.oberonpoetry.com

Omnidawn Publishing
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
Kristin Keane of San Francisco won the 2019 Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize for Luminaries. She received $1,000, and her chapbook will be published by Omnidawn Publishing in spring 2021. She will also receive 100 author copies. Kellie Wells judged. The annual award is given for a novelette, short story, or collection of stories. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Open Poetry Book Prize
Katie Peterson of Berkeley, California, won the 2019 Open Poetry Book Prize for Life in a Field. She received $3,000, publication by Omnidawn, and 100 author copies. Rachel Zucker judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Omnidawn Publishing, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Ken Keegan and Rusty Morrison, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction

Passager Books
Poetry Prize
Liz Abrams-Morley of Philadelphia won the 2020 Passager Poetry Prize for a group of poems. She received $1,000 and her poems were published in Issue 69 of Passager. The annual award is given for five poems by a writer over 50. The next deadline is April 15, 2021.
Henry Morgenthau III First Book Poetry Prize
Dennis H. Lee of Hillsborough, New Jersey, won the inaugural Henry Morgenthau lll First Book Poetry Prize for Tidal Wave. He received $3,000 and his book will be published by Passager Books in fall 2020. David Keplinger judged. The biennial prize is given for a first book of poems by a writer 70 or older. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Passager Books, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.
editors@passagerbooks.com
www.passagerbooks.com

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
PEN/Malamud Award
Lydia Davis of Albany, New York, won the 2020 PEN/Malamud Award. Davis, whose most recent story collection is Can’t and Won’t (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), received $5,000 and will be honored at a virtual ceremony in December. The annual award “recognizes excellence in the art of short fiction.” There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 641 S Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001. Shahenda Helmy, Programs & Logistics Director.
shahenda@penfaulkner.org
www.penfaulkner.org

Pen Parentis
Writing Fellowship for New Parents
Dawn Ryan of New York City won the 2020–2021 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents for “The Cats.” She received $1,000, publication of her story in Dreamers Creative Writing, and a year of mentorship. 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, 2021.
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
Sara Ryan of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2019 Permafrost Book Prize for her poetry collection I Thought There Would Be More Wolves. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of Alaska Press. Elizabeth Bradfield judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The 2020 prize will be given for a work of fiction. The next deadline is March 15, 2021.
Permafrost, Book Prize, University of Alaska, English Department, P.O. Box 755720, Fairbanks, AK 99775. (907) 474-7193.
editor@permafrostmag.com
permafrostmag.uaf.edu/contests

Pleiades Press
Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
Paige Quiñones of Houston won the 2020 Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize for The Best Prey. She received $3,000, publication of her book by Pleiades Press with distribution by Louisiana State University Press, and an invitation to give a reading at the University of Central Missouri. Tiana Clark judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The prize is on hiatus in 2021.
Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose
Jeffrey Higa of Honolulu won the 2020 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose for Calabash Stories. 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. CJ Hauser judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short stories, flash fiction, or essays. The prize is on hiatus in 2021.
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

Poets & Writers, Inc.
Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Awards
Poet Brent Newsom of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and fiction writer Simon Han of Tulsa won the 2020 Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Awards. They each received $4,000, a monthlong residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in the Lower Piney Creek Valley of Wyoming, and a virtual “trip” to New York City to meet with agents, editors, publishers, and prominent writers. DéLana R. A. Dameron judged in poetry and Eugene Lim judged in fiction. The annual awards are given to a poet and fiction writer from a select state. As of this writing, the next state and deadline have not been set.
Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. (212) 226-3586, ext. 225.
www.pw.org

Poetry International
C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
Heather Derr-Smith of West Des Moines, Iowa, won the 2019 C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize for a selection from “Disaster Series.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Poetry International. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a single 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, Editor.
poetryintl@gmail.com
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Press 53
Prime Number Magazine Awards
Aaron Fischer of Fort Lee, New Jersey, won the 2020 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry for “Crazy Eights.” Suzanne Samples of Harrisville, West Virginia, won the short fiction award for “Mercury Is in Mayonnaise.” They each received $1,000 and publication in Prime Number Magazine. Adrian Rice judged in poetry and Wendy J. Fox judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2021.
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
Quill Prose Award
Carlos Allende of Santa Monica, California, won the 2019 Quill Award for Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love. He received $1,000, and his novel will be published by Red Hen Press in spring 2022. Uzodinma Iweala judged. The annual award is given for a story collection, novel, or essay collection by a queer writer. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Red Hen Press, Quill Prose Award, 1540 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. (626) 356-4760.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Rona Jaffe Foundation
Writers’ Awards
Six writers received a $30,000 Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. They are poets Elisa Gonzalez and Charleen McClure, both of New York City; fiction writers Mari Christmas of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Yalitza Ferreras of San Francisco, and Temim Fruchter of New York City; and nonfiction writer Hannah Bae 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

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Elizabeth Hughey of Birmingham, Alabama, won the 2020 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for White Bull. Leslie Kirk Campbell of San Francisco won the 2020 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for The Man With Eight Pairs of Legs. They each received $2,000, and their collections will be published by Sarabande Books. Alberto Ríos judged in poetry and Alice Sebold judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2021.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.
info@sarabandebooks.org
www.sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Moncho Alvarado of New York City won the 2020 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for Greyhound Americans. They received $1,500, and their book will be published by Saturnalia Books in spring 2022. Diane Seuss judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2021.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Henry Israeli, Publisher.
www.saturnaliabooks.com

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
Jianqing Zheng of Greenwood, Mississippi, won the 2019 Gerald Cable Book Award for A Way of Looking. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Silverfish Review Press in February 2021. Rodger Moody judged. The annual award is given for a first poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Silverfish Review Press, Gerald Cable Book Award, P.O. Box 3541, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 228-0422. 

www.silverfishreviewpress.com

Slipstream Press
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Max Stephan of Orchard Park, New York, won the 2020 Poetry Chapbook Competition for Poems for the American Brother. 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, 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
Elizabeth Engelman of St. Augustine, Florida, won the ninth annual Nilsen Literary Prize for her novel, The Way of the Saints. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in fall 2021. 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
Karen Holmberg of Corvallis, Oregon, won the 2020 Guy Owen Prize for “Weeding My Mother’s Garden.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Volume 58, Issue 1 of Southern Poetry Review. R. T. Smith judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is May 31, 2021.
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
Dorset Prize
Meredith Stricker of Carmel, California, won the 2020 Dorset Prize for re-wilding. She received $3,000, publication of her book by Tupelo Press, and a weeklong residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts. Maggie Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Snowbound Chapbook Award
Eric Pankey of Fairfax, Virginia, won the 2020 Snowbound Chapbook Award for The Future Perfect: A Fugue. He received $1,000 and publication of his chapbook by Tupelo Press. John Yau judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is February 28, 2021.
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
Dujie Tahat of Seattle won the 2020 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for Salat. They received $1,000 and publication of their chapbook by Tupelo Press. Cornelius Eady judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Michael McGriff of Moscow, Idaho, won the 2021 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for Eternal Sentences. He received $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Arkansas Press in March 2021. 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.
www.uapress.com

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Bruce Bond of Denton, Texas, and Laura Egger of Boston won the 2020 Juniper Prizes in Poetry. Bond won for his collection Patmos, and Egger won for her collection, How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away With It. Claire Cox of New York City and Pete Duval of Philadelphia won prizes in fiction. Cox won for her novel Silver Beach and Duval won for his story collection The Deposition. Jennifer De Leon of Boston won the second annual prize in nonfiction for her collection White Space: Essays on Culture, Race & Writing. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. The annual awards are given for two poetry collections, two books of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is September 30, 2021.
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, 180 Infirmary Way, Fourth Floor, Amherst, MA 01003. Courtney Andree, Contact.
juniperprize@umpress.umass.edu
www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh of Cork, Ireland, won the 24th annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Ghearbhuigh, whose most recent collection is The Coast Road (Gallery Press, 2016), 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
John Englehardt of Seattle won the 19th annual Cabell First Novelist Award for Bloomland (Dzanc Books, 2019). He received $5,000 and will participate in a virtual reading in October 2020. A committee including critics and previous winner Ling Ma judged. The annual award is given for a first novel published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, c/o VCU Libraries, 901 Park Avenue, Box 842033, Richmond, VA 23284. Michelle Goshen, Contact.
cabellfn@vcu.edu
www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Whiting Foundation
Literature Awards
Poets Aria Aber of Oakland, California, Diannely Antigua of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Jake Skeets of Chinle, Arizona, and Genya Turovskaya of New York City; fiction writers Andrea Lawlor of Northampton, Massachusetts, Ling Ma of Chicago, and Genevieve Sly Crane of Huntington, New York; and nonfiction writers Jaquira Díaz of Miami Beach, Florida, and Jia Tolentino of New York City are among the winners of the 2020 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.
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Winning Writers
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Justine Hudock of Cortlandt Manor, New York, won the 2020 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for her poem “LSD.” 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, 2021.
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