November/December 2022 - Recent Winners

Austin Community College
Balcones Prizes
Michael Kleber-Diggs of St. Paul won the 25th annual Balcones Poetry Prize for his poetry collection, Worldly Things (Milkweed Editions). Edward Vidaurre judged. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 12th annual Balcones Fiction Prize for her story collection, My Monticello (Holt). Dalia Azim judged. The winners each received $1,500. The annual awards honor a book of poetry and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is February 28, 2023.
Austin Community College, Balcones Prizes, Creative Writing Department, 6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78752.
balcones@austincc.edu
sites.austincc.edu/crw

Booker Prize Foundation
International Booker Prize
Fiction writer Geetanjali Shree of New Delhi and translator Daisy Rockwell of North Bennington, Vermont, won the 2022 International Booker Prize for Rockwell’s translation from the Hindi of Shree’s novel Tomb of Sand (Tilted Axis Press). They each received £25,000 (approximately $30,190). The finalists were Bora Chung of Seoul and Anton Hur of Seoul and Songdo for Hur’s translation from the Korean of Chung’s story collection Cursed Bunny (Honford Star); Jon Fosse of Bergen and Oslo, Norway, and Hainburg an der Donau, Austria, and Damion Searls of Minneapolis for Searls’s translation from the Norwegian of Fosse’s novel A New Name: Septology VI-VII (Fitzcarraldo Editions); Mieko Kawakami of Tokyo, Sam Bett of Portland, Maine, and David Boyd of Charlotte, North Carolina, for Bett and Boyd’s translation from the Japanese of Kawakami’s novel Heaven (Picador); Claudia Piñeiro of Del Viso, Argentina, and Frances Riddle of Buenos Aires for Riddle’s translation from the Spanish of Piñeiro’s novel Elena Knows (Charco Press); and Olga Tokarczuk of Wrocław, Poland, and Jennifer Croft of Los Angeles and Tulsa for Croft’s translation from the Polish of Tokarczuk’s novel The Books of Jacob (Fitzcarraldo Editions). They each received £2,500 (approximately $3,020). Merve Emre, Petina Gappah, Viv Groskop, Jeremy Tiang, and Frank Wynne 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, 10 Queen Street Place, First Floor, London, England EC4R 1BE.
bookerprize@fourcommunications.com
thebookerprizes.com/the-international-booker-prize

Commonwealth Club of California
California Book Awards
Will Alexander of Los Angeles won the 91st annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for his collection Refractive Africa (New Directions). Shruti Swamy of San Francisco won the gold medal in fiction for her novel, The Archer (Algonquin Books). Yoon Choi of Anaheim won the gold medal in first fiction for her story collection, Skinship (Knopf). Lizzie Johnson of Washington, D.C., won the gold medal in nonfiction for her book, Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire (Crown). Rosecrans Baldwin of Los Angeles won the gold medal in Californiana for his book Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles (MCD). Viet Thanh Nguyen of Los Angeles won the silver medal in fiction for his novel The Committed (Grove Atlantic). Rebecca Sacks of Los Angeles won the silver medal in first fiction for their novel, City of a Thousand Gates (Harper). Gabrielle Selz of Oakland won the silver medal in nonfiction for her biography, Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis (University of California Press). The gold medal winners each received $5,000 and the silver medal winners each received $2,500. 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 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105.
bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
commonwealthclub.org/events/california-book-awards

Community of Literary Magazines & Presses
Firecracker Awards

Truong Tran of San Francisco won the 8th annual Firecracker Awards in poetry for his collection book of the other: small in comparison (Kaya Press). Celeste Mohammed of Trinidad and Tobago won in fiction for her novel in stories, Pleasantview (Ig Publishing). Allison Cobb of Portland, Oregon, won in creative nonfiction for her autobiography, Plastic (Nightboat Books). The winners received $2,000 each, to be split equally between the author and their respective press. Xan Phillips, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Jillian Weise judged in poetry; Donna Hemans, Carley Moore, and Cristina Rivera Garza judged in fiction; and Ander Monson, Joni Tevis, and Melissa Valentine judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a book of poetry, a book of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published by an independent press in the previous year.
(See Deadlines.)
Lord Nose Award
Bradford Morrow of New York City and Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, won the 2022 Lord Nose Award for his work as editor of Conjunctions. The annual award is given to an editor or publisher “in recognition of a lifetime of superlative work in literary publishing.” There is no application process.
Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, 154 Christopher Street, Suite 3C, New York, NY, 10014.
info@clmp.org
clmp.org/programs-opportunities/firecracker

Crosswinds
Poetry Contest
David Allen Sullivan of Santa Cruz, California, won the 2022 Crosswinds Poetry Contest for “Every Broken Thing.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Crosswinds. Chard deNiord judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Crosswinds, Poetry Contest, 10 Algonquin Drive, Middletown, RI 02842. (401) 239-6430.
crosswindspoetry.com

DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press
Chapbook Contest
Jed Munson
of New York City won the 2022 DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest for his poetry collection Minesweeper. He received $1,000, and his chapbook will be published by New Michigan Press in February 2023. Ander Monson judged. The annual award is given for a chapbook of poetry or prose. The next deadline is April 28, 2023.
DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, Chapbook Contest, University of Arizona, English Department, P.O. Box 210067, Tucson, AZ 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.
editor@thediagram.com
thediagram.com/contest.html

Five Points
James Dickey Prize
Susan Browne
of Chico, California, won the 2021–2022 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems will be published in Volume 22, 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, Editor.
fivepoints@gsu.edu
fivepoints.gsu.edu/james-dickey-prize-poetry

Florida Review
Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest

Jill Talbot of Denton, Texas, won the 2021 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest for her story collection, A Distant Town. She received $1,000, and her chapbook was published by Florida Review. Coyote Shook judged. The annual award is given for a chapbook of short fiction, short nonfiction, or graphic narrative. (See Deadlines.)
Florida Review, Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest, University of Central Florida, English Department, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816. Peter Kispert, Editor.
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

High Desert Museum
Waterston Desert Writing Prize
Caroline Tracey
of Tucson and Mexico City won the 2022 Waterston Desert Writing Prize for her essay collection, “SALT LAKES.”  She received $3,000 and a residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. She was also invited to give a reading at an award ceremony given by the High Desert Museum in September in Bend, Oregon. Raquel Gutiérrez judged. The annual award is given for a nonfiction work-in-progress that illustrates “artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy.” The next deadline is May 1, 2023.
High Desert Museum, Waterston Desert Writing Prize, 59800 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702. (541) 382-4754.
waterston@highdesertmuseum.org
highdesertmuseum.org/waterston-prize

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
Bret Yamanaka of New York City won the 2022 Iowa Review Award in poetry for “Calling the Wind” and two other poems. Donika Kelly judged. Stephanie Ramlogan of New York City won the award in fiction for her story “To Kill a soucouyant.” Louisa Hall judged. Ruby Hansen Murray of Cathlamet, Washington, won the award in creative nonfiction for her essay “An Osage Looks at the Pioneer Woman.” Inara Verzemnieks judged. The winners each received $1,500 and publication in the Winter 2022 issue of Iowa Review. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2023.
Iowa Review, Iowa Review Awards, University of Iowa, 308 English-Philosophy Building, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-0462. Lynne Nugent, Editor in Chief.
iowa-review@uiowa.edu
iowareview.org

Leon Levy Center for Biography
Leon Levy Biography Fellowships
Nicholas Forster of New Haven, Connecticut, Jane Kamensky of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Avi Steinberg of Chicago, and Krithika Varagur of New York City received the 2022–2023 Leon Levy Biography Fellowships. Tatiana Brailovskaya of Newcastle, Maine, received the 2022 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

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Nick Henke of St. Louis won the 2021 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for “A Lot of Carrefours.” He received $1,500 and publication on the competition website. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation over 5,000. The next deadline is March 1, 2023.
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 1501 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.
shortstorykeywest@hushmail.com
shortstorycompetition.com

Masters Review
Novel Excerpt Contest
Glenn Lester of Kansas City, Missouri, won the inaugural Novel Excerpt Contest for a section of “Take Warning: The Ballad of Sammy Slug.” He received $3,000, online publication in Masters Review, and an hour-long consultation with Halley Dunne Parry of Drift(less) Literary and the Hamilburg Agency. Dan Chaon judged. The annual award will be given for an excerpt of an unpublished novel or novel-in-progress by an emerging writer. (See Deadlines.)
Winter Short Story Award for New Writers
Laura Farnsworth
of Denver won the 2021–2022 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers for “Russian Thistle.” She received $3,000, agency review, and upcoming publication in Masters Review. Ye Chun judged. The annual award is given for a story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Masters Review, 70 SW Century Drive, Suite 100442, Bend, OR 97702. Chelsea D’Errico, Marketing Director.
contact@mastersreview.com
mastersreview.com

Milkweed Editions
Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry
K. Iver of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2022 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry for Short Film Starring My Beloveds Red Bronco. They received $10,000, and their collection will be published by Milkweed Editions in January 2023. Tyehimba Jess judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a resident of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Milkweed Editions, Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 332-3192.
milkweed.org

Munster Literature Centre
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition
Timothy McBride
of Cary, North Carolina, won the 2022 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition for “The Last Kodak Moment.” He received €2,000 (approximately $2,043) and publication of his poem in Issue 42 of Southword. He also gave a featured reading at the Cork International Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland, in May. Thomas McCarthy judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Munster Literature Centre, Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition, Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland T12 X802.
info@munsterlit.ie
munsterlit.ie/odonoghue-competition

Nimrod International Journal
Neruda and Porter Prizes
Lory Bedikian of Tujunga, California, won the 44th annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for “Ode to Their Leaving” and other poems. She received $2,000. Angela Kirby of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the $1,000 second-place prize for “Pareidolia 175: Requiem | Rest.” Treena Thibodeau of New York City won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for “My Mother Says Our House Is Haunted.” She received $2,000. Ellen Rhudy of Columbus, Ohio, won the $1,000 second-place prize for “You Women in the Mountains.” 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, 2023.
Nimrod International Journal, Neruda and Porter Prizes, University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. (918) 631-3080. Eilis O’Neal, Editor in Chief.
nimrod@utulsa.edu
artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Nina Riggs Poetry Foundation
Nina Riggs Poetry Award
Jessica Cuello of Syracuse, New York, won the 2022 Nina Riggs Poetry Award for “At Five I Burned Down My Grandmother’s Bathroom,” which was originally published in Liar (Barrow Street Press, 2021). She received $1,000 and publication on the foundation’s website. Carrie Fountain judged. The annual award is given for a single poem that examines relationships, family, or domestic life that was published in a book or magazine in the last three years. The next deadline is November 15.
Nina Riggs Poetry Foundation, Nina Riggs Poetry Award, c/o Cave Wall Press, P.O. Box 29546, Greensboro, NC 27429. Rhett Iseman Trull, President.
editor@cavewallpress.com
cavewallpress.com/ninaaward.html

Omnidawn Publishing
First/Second Poetry Book Contest
Kelly Weber of Fort Collins, Colorado, won the 2022 First/Second Poetry Book Contest for You Bury the Birds in My Pelvis. They received $3,000, publication of their book by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies. Mary Jo Bang judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. The next deadline is February 13, 2023.
Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Poetry Book Contest, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Ken Keegan and Rusty Morrison, Senior Editors and Publishers.
submissions@omnidawn.com
omnidawn.com/contest

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
PEN/Malamud Award
Yiyun Li of Princeton, New Jersey, won the 2022 PEN/Malamud Award. Li, whose most recent story collection is Gold Boy, Emerald Girl (Random House, 2010), received $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December. The annual award “recognizes writers who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in the short story form.” There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, PEN/Malamud Award, 6218 Georgia Avenue NW, Unit #1062, Washington, D.C. 20011. Sarah Silberman, Awards and Literary Programs Director.
sarah@penfaulkner.org
penfaulkner.org

Poetry International
C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
Sylvie Baumgartel of Santa Fe won the 2021 C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize for “Stealth Bomber.” She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Issue 29 of Poetry International. Sandra Alcosser 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, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. Sandra Alcosser, Editor in Chief.
poetryintl@gmail.com
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Poets & Writers, Inc.
Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Poet Kate Gaskin and fiction writer Gene Kwak, both of Omaha, won the 2022 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. They each received $500, a monthlong residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming, and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with agents, editors, and prominent writers. They also gave a public reading in October. Sandra Lim judged in poetry and Ru Freeman judged in fiction. The annual award is given to a poet and fiction writer from a select state; the 2022 state was Nebraska. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. (212) 226-3586, ext. 222.
at.pw.org/wexaward

Press 53
Prime Number Magazine Awards
Laura Apol of Lyons, Michigan, won the 2022 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry for “Umbra.” Gary V. Powell of Cornelius, North Carolina, won the short fiction award for “Communist.” They each received $1,000 and publication in Prime Number Magazine. Faith Shearin judged in poetry and Jubal Tiner judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2023.
Press 53, Prime Number Magazine Awards, 560 N. Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
kevin@press53.com
press53.com

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Simon Shieh of Washington, D.C., won the 2022 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for Master. David Lawrence Morse of Hamden, Connecticut, won the 2022 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for The Book of Disbelieving. They each received $2,000, and their collections will be published by Sarabande Books. Terrance Hayes judged in poetry and Susan Minot judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2023.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 735 Lampton Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40203.
info@sarabandebooks.org
sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Andrea Jurjević
of Atlanta and Jared Stanley of Reno, Nevada, both won the 2022 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Jurjević won for In Another Country and Stanley won for So Tough. They each received $1,500, and their books will be published by Saturnalia Books in spring 2024. Roberto Tejada judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 5, 2023.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Timothy Liu, Editor and Publisher.
timothyliu65@gmail.com
saturnaliabooks.com

Slipstream Press
Poetry Chapbook Contest
Robert Okaji of Indianapolis won the 2022 Poetry Chapbook Contest for Buddha’s Not Talking. 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 Contest, Dept. W-1, P.O. Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
editors@slipstreampress.org
slipstreampress.org

Southern Poetry Review
Guy Owen Prize
Peter O’Donovan of Seattle won the 2022 Guy Owen Prize for “Imprint.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Volume 60, Issue 1 of Southern Poetry Review. Amy Glynn judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is May 31, 2023.
Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, English Department, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 344-3196. James Smith, Editor.
southernpoetryreview.org

Story
Story Foundation Prize

Laura Venita Green of New York City won the third annual Story Foundation Prize for “Stuck.” She received $1,500, and her story was published in the Summer 2022 issue of Story. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Story, Story Foundation Prize, 312 E Kelso Road, Columbus, OH 43202. Michael Nye, Editor in Chief.
mpnye@storymagazine.org
storymagazine.org

Thin Air Magazine
Bird in Your Hands Prize
Sylee Gore of Berlin and Oxford, England, won the second annual Bird in Your Hands Prize for her poem “I Don’t Make the Rules.” She received $1,000, publication in Thin Air Magazine, and an interview with Thin Air Online; she gave a virtual reading  at the Northern Arizona Book Festival in April. Raquel Gutiérrez judged. The annual award is given for a poem, a short story, or an essay written by a BIPOC writer. (See Deadlines.)
Thin Air Magazine, Bird in Your Hands Prize, Northern Arizona University, 1900 S. Knoles Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. (253) 389-5435. Katie Tonellato, Managing Editor.
thinairlitmag@gmail.com
thinairmagazine.org

Travelers’ Tales
Solas Award
Patrick Ritter of San Rafael, California, won the 2022 Solas Awards Grand Prize for “Boots Bilong Mi.” He received $1,000 and publication on the Travelers’ Tales website. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a travel essay. The next deadline is September 21, 2023.
Travelers’ Tales, Solas Award, 2320 Bowdoin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
info@besttravelwriting.com
besttravelwriting.com

University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Poetry Prize
Shaina Phenix of New York City won the 2023 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for To Be Named Something Else. She received $5,000, and her book will be published by University of Arkansas Press in March 2023. Patricia Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30, 2023.
University of Arkansas Press, Miller Williams Poetry Prize, Poetry Series, 105 North McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (479) 575-7258. 
uapress.com

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Laura Read
of Spokane and Austen Leah Rose of Los Angeles won the 2022 Juniper Prizes in Poetry. Read won for her collection But She Is Also Jane and Rose won for her collection, Once, This Forest Belonged to a Storm. Jesse Kohn of Santa Fe and Glenn Taylor of Morgantown, West Virginia, won the prizes in fiction. Kohn won for his novel, the book of webs, and Taylor won for his cross-genre work of fiction, The Songs of Betty Baach. S.L. Wisenberg of Chicago won the prize in creative nonfiction for her essay collection The Wandering Womb. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Massachusetts Press in spring 2023. Edie Meidav, David Toomey, and Ellen Doré Watson judged. 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, 2023.
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, 671 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. Courtney Andree, Contact.
juniperprize@umpress.umass.edu
umasspress.com/juniper-prizes

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry
Gerry Murphy of Cork, Ireland, won the 26th annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Murphy, whose most recent collection is The Humours of Nothingness (Dedalus Press, 2020), 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, Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, 2115 Summit Avenue, #5008, St. Paul, MN 55105. David Gardiner, Director.
gardiner@stthomas.edu
stthomas.edu/irishstudies

Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award
Dawnie Walton of New York City won the 21st annual Cabell First Novelist Award for The Final Revival of Opal & Nev (37 Ink). She received $5,000 and will participate in an award event in November. Previous winner Raven Leilani and a committee of VCU faculty and MFA candidates judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, c/o VCU English Department, Hibbs Building,
Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Brenna Camping, Contact.
cabellfn@vcu.edu
firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Winning Writers
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Leila Murton Poole
of Queenstown, New Zealand, won the 2022 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for her poem “Minnie and Dick’s Gender Reveal—Take Two.” She received $2,000, a gift certificate for two years of literary information services from Duotrope, and publication on the Winning Writers website. Hillary Smith of Washington won second prize for “Delilah, My Boss.” She received $500 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer judged. The annual award is given for a humorous poem. The next deadline is April 1, 2023.
Winning Writers, Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, Suite B PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (413) 320-1847. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
winningwriters.com

Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Mary-Alice Daniel
of Los Angeles won the 2022 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for Mass for Shut-Ins. Her book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2023. Rae Armantrout judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. The next deadline is November 15.
Yale University Press, Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520.
ysyp@yale.edu
youngerpoets.yupnet.org