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42 Miles Press
Poetry Award
Nate Pritts of Victor, New York, won the 2016 Poetry Award for his poetry collection Decoherence. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by 42 Miles Press in September 2017. 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. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Jennifer Nelson of Chicago won the 2016 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for her collection Civilization Makes Me Lonely. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Ahsahta Press in January 2017. Anne Boyer judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 1, 2017.
Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Boise State University, English Department, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. (208) 426-3134. Janet Holmes, Director.
ahsahta@boisestate.edu
ahsahtapress.org

Bear Star Press
Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize
Megan Snyder-Camp of Seattle won the 2016 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize for her collection The Gunnywolf. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Bear Star Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a writer who lives in a state west of the central time zone. (See Deadlines.)
Bear Star Press, Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, 185 Hollow Oak Drive, Cohasset, CA 95973. (530) 891-0360. Beth Spencer, Editor.
beth@bearstarpress.com
www.bearstarpress.com

Black Lawrence Press
St. Lawrence Book Award
Alexandra Lytton Regalado of San Salvador, El Salvador, won the 2016 St. Lawrence Book Award for her poetry collection, Matria. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2017. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a debut collection of poetry or short stories. The next deadline is August 31, 2017.
Black Lawrence Press, St. Lawrence Book Award, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
editors@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com

Bosque Press
Bosque Fiction Prize
Dyanne Asimow of Los Angeles won the 2016 bosque Fiction Prize for her story "Into the Wall." She received $1,000 and publication in bosque. Lynn Stegner judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Bosque Press, bosque Fiction Prize, 508 Chamiso Lane NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Lynn C. Miller, Editor.
lynn@bosquepress.com
www.bosquepress.com

Cave Canem
Poetry Prize
Natalie J. Graham of Fullerton, California, won the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Begin With a Failed Body. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Graywolf Press in Fall 2017. Kwame Dawes judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection by an African American poet. The next deadline is March 17, 2017.
Cave Canem, Poetry Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.
www.cavecanempoets.org

Commonwealth Club of California
California Book Awards
The late Beth Murray won the 85th annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for her collection Cancer Angel (Belladonna*). The late Lucia Berlin won the gold medal in fiction for her story collection A Manual for Cleaning Women (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Viet Thanh Nguyen of Los Angeles won the gold medal in first fiction for his novel, The Sympathizer (Grove Press). Jill Leovy of Los Angeles won the gold medal in nonfiction for her book Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (Spiegel & Grau). The annual awards are given to honor California writers for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards, 555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 597-5939. bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Open Competition Awards
Jehanne Dubrow of Denton, Texas, and Brendan Galvin of Truro, Massachusetts, won the 2016 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards. Dubrow won for her collection Dots & Dashes, and Galvin won for his collection Egg Island Almanac. They each received $4,000, and their books will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. They were also invited to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Maura Stanton 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/conpo.html

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Judith Barrington of Portland, Oregon, won the "Childhood" Essay Contest for her essay "The Walk Home." She received $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. The editors judged. The quarterly award is given for an essay on a theme. (See Deadlines.)
ASU Outstanding Essay Contest
Yelizaveta Renfro of West Hartford, Connecticut, won the ASU Outstanding Essay Contest for her essay "The View Through the Crack." She received $5,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. The one-time award, cosponsored by the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University, was given for an essay on the theme of "Learning From Nature."
Creative Nonfiction, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. (412) 404-2975.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions

Crosswinds
Poetry Contest
Trinity Tibe of New York City won the 2015 Crosswinds Poetry Contest for her poem "Visiting Florida." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Crosswinds. Tom Chandler judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Crosswinds, Poetry Contest, 10 Algonquin Drive, Middletown, RI 02842.
www.crosswindspoetry.com

Five Points
James Dickey Prize
Gregory Fraser of Carrollton, Georgia, won the 2016 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. He received $1,000, and his poems were published in Five Points. The annual award is given for up to three 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
Alison Townsend of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2016 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award for The Name for Woman Is River: An Essay Sequence. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Florida Review. The annual award is given for a chapbook of fiction, nonfiction, or graphic narrative. (See Deadlines.)
Florida Review, Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award, University of Central Florida, English Department, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816. Lisa Roney, Editor.
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Poets Out Loud Prizes
Gary Keenan of New York City won the 2015 Poets Out Loud Prize for his poetry collection A Rotary Devotion. Michael Snediker of Houston, Texas, won the 2015 Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize for his poetry collection The New York Editions. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Fordham University Press in Fall 2017. Each winner will also be invited to read at the Poets Out Loud series at Fordham University in Fall 2017. Elisabeth Frost and Alice Fulton judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Poets Out Loud Prizes, 113 West 60th Street, Room 924i, New York, NY 10023. (212) 636-6792. Elisabeth Frost, Series Editor.
pol@fordham.edu
www.fordham.edu/pol

Gemini Magazine
Short Story Contest
Laura Lovic-Lindsay of Freeport, Pennsylvania, won the 2016 Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest for "Small Onya." She received $1,000 and publication of her story in Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Gemini Magazine, Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Alex Jaros of Kansas City, Missouri, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "The Southwest Chef." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times a year for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. The next deadline is February 28, 2017.
Glimmer Train Press, Short Story Award for New Writers, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Livingston Press
Tartt Fiction Award
John Shea of Philadelphia won the 2016 Tartt Fiction Award for his short story collection, The Verminous Resuscitator and the Monsignor in the Zoot Suit: Tales From Webster’s. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Livingston Press in August 2017. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a debut collection of short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Livingston Press, Tartt Fiction Award, University of West Alabama, Station 22, Livingston, AL 35470. Joe Taylor, Director.
jwt@uwa.edu
www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

Loft Literary Center
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants
Five writers received 2016 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants. They are poet Su Hwang, fiction writer Erin Kate Ryan, and multi-genre writer Amy Fladeboe, all of Minneapolis; and fiction and nonfiction writers Mike Kubista and Elly Zaragoza, both of Mankato. They each received grants of up to $8,000. Samuel Autman, Derrick Weston Brown, Andrew X. Pham, and Clare Ramsaran judged. The annual grants are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in Minnesota for at least one year and who have published no more than two books in any genre. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 215-2575.
loft@loft.org
www.loft.org

Los Angeles Times
Robert Kirsch Award
Juan Felipe Herrera of Fresno, California, won the 2015 Robert Kirsch Award. Herrera, whose most recent book is the poetry collection Notes on the Assemblage (City Lights Publishers, 2015), 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."
Book Prizes
Jorie Graham of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for From the New World: Poems 1976–2014 (Ecco). Valeria Luiselli of New York City won the prize in fiction for her novel The Story of My Teeth (Coffee House Press). Chigozie Obioma of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for his novel, The Fisherman (Little, Brown). They each received $500. David Biespiel, Elizabeth Robinson, and David St. John judged in poetry; Douglas Dutton, Darcey Steinke, and Amy Wallen judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. The winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers. There is no application process.
Los Angeles Times, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (800) 528-4637, ext. 75775. Ann Binney, Prize Administrator.
ann.binney@latimes.com
www.latimes.com/bookprizes

Lost Horse Press
Idaho Prize for Poetry
Essy Stone of Redwood City, California, won the 2016 Idaho Prize for Poetry for What It Done To Us. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Lost Horse Press. Gary Copeland Lilley judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 15, 2017.
Lost Horse Press, Idaho Prize for Poetry, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint, ID 83864. (208) 255-4410. Christine Holbert, Publisher.
www.losthorsepress.org

Main Street Rag
Poetry Book Award
Katie Manning of San Diego won the 2016 Poetry Book Award for her collection Tasty Other. 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 January 31, 2017.
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

Mississippi Review
Mississippi Review Prize
Hannah Craig of Pittsburgh won the 2016 prize in poetry for her poem "O It Rises." Courtney Sender of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2016 prize in fiction for her story "Marguerite." They each received $1,000 and publication in Mississippi Review. Angela Ball judged in poetry and Andrew Malan Milward judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mississippi Review, Mississippi Review Prize, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. (601) 266-4321. Steven Barthelme, Editor in Chief.
msreview@usm.edu
www.usm.edu/mississippi-review

Morehead State University
Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing
Rose McLarney of Auburn, Alabama, won the 2016 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing for her poetry collection Its Day Being Gone (Penguin, 2014). She received $1,000 and gave a reading at the Morehead State University in October. The annual award is given to honor a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by an Appalachian writer. (See Deadlines.)
Morehead State University, Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, UPO 630, English Department, Morehead, KY 40351. (606) 783-2185. Tom Williams, Contact.
www.moreheadstate.edu/content_template.aspx?id=4944

Munster Literature Center
Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship
Zsuzsi Gartner of Vancouver received the 2016 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship. She received a three-month residency in Cork, Ireland, which includes a €3,000 (approximately $3,360) monthly stipend, lodging, and travel expenses. Gartner will teach master classes and give readings at University College in Cork, and will mentor two emerging Cork writers. The annual fellowship, which replaces the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, is given to a short story writer from outside Ireland who has published at least two full-length books of fiction. The next deadline is April 1, 2017.
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize
Leila Chatti of West Bloomfield, Michigan, won the 2016 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for “After Another Attempt at Eighteen.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,120), publication of her poem in Southword, a weeklong residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, and an invitation to read at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival. Patrick Cotter judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Munster Literature Center, Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland T12 x802.
info@munsterlit.ie
www.munsterlit.ie

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

Nimrod International Journal
Neruda and Porter Prizes
Markham Johnson of Tulsa won the 38th annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for "Greenwood Burning, 1921." He received $2,000. Bryce Emley of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Thesis/Antithesis" and other poems. Robin Coste Lewis judged. The annual awards are given for single long poems or groups of short poems. Chad B. Anderson of Washington, D.C., won the $2,000 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for his story "Maidencane." Ruth Knafo Setton of Allentown, Pennsylvania, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Swamp Girl." Angela Flournoy judged. The annual awards are given for short stories. The winning works appeared in Nimrod International Journal, and the winners were flown to Tulsa for the annual awards dinner. The next deadline is April 30, 2017.
Nimrod International Journal, Neruda and Porter Prizes, University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. (918) 631-3080. Eilis O'Neal, Editor in Chief.
nimrod@utulsa.edu
www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Oberlin College Press
FIELD Poetry Prize
Jeffrey Skinner of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2016 FIELD Poetry Prize for his collection Chance Divine. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Oberlin College Press in Spring 2017. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 31, 2017.
Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize, 50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. Marco Wilkinson, Managing Editor.
oc.press@oberlin.edu
www.oberlin.edu/ocpress

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Michael Shewmaker of Menlo Park, California, won the 20th annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for his collection, Penumbra. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Ohio University Press in Spring 2017. Rodney Jones judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, 31 South Court Street, Suite 143, Athens, OH 45701.
(740) 593-1160.
www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Omnidawn Publishing
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
David Armstrong of San Antonio won the Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest for Missives From the Green Campaign. He received $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing in October 2017, and 100 author copies. Brian Evenson judged. The annual award is given for a short story or story collection. The next deadline is October 17.
Omnidawn Publishing, Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Malamud Award
Joy Williams of Laramie, Wyoming, and Tucson, Arizona, won the 2016 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Williams, whose most recent book is The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (Knopf, 2015), received $5,000, and was invited to read at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. The annual award honors a writer for "a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction." There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. (202) 898-9063.
awards@penfaulkner.org
www.penfaulkner.org

PEN New England
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
Ottessa Moshfegh of Boston won the 2016 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her novel, Eileen (Penguin Press, 2015). She received $25,000; a weeklong residency in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at the University of Idaho's MFA program in creative writing, which includes a $5,000 honorarium; and a residency at the Ucross Foundation's retreat for writers in Wyoming. Joshua Ferris, Alexandra Marshall, and Jay Parini judged. The annual award is given to honor a first book of fiction by a U.S. writer published during the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
PEN/New England Awards
Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts of New Haven, Connecticut; fiction writer Jim Shepard of Williamstown, Massachusetts; and nonfiction writer Rinker Buck of Cornwall, Connecticut, won 2016 PEN/New England Awards. Betts won for his poetry collection Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books), Shepard won for his novel The Book of Aron (Knopf), and Buck won for his nonfiction book The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey (Simon & Schuster). They each received $1,000. Mark Doty judged in poetry, Dana Spiotta judged in fiction, and Anthony Swofford judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with New England subjects or written by New England authors. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
PEN New England, MIT, 14N-221A, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. (617) 324-1729.
pen-newengland@mit.edu
www.pen-ne.org

Pen Parentis
Writing Fellowship for New Parents
Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan of Pittsburgh won the 2016–2017 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents for her story “Cerrunnos and Me.” She received $1,000, publication of her story in Brain, Child, and a reading at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in New York City. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer with at least one child under the age of 10. The next deadline is April 17, 2017.
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
Anand Prahlad of Columbia, Missouri, won the 2016 Permafrost Book Prize for his memoir The Secret of a Black Aspie. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by University of Alaska Press. Scott Russell Sanders judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction; the 2017 award will be given in poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Permafrost, Book Prize, University of Alaska, English Department, P.O. Box 755720, Fairbanks, AK 99775. (907) 474-5074.
editor@permafrostmag.com
permafrostmag.com/contests

Pleiades Press
Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose
Robert Long Foreman of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 2016 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose for his essay collection Among Other Things. 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. John D'Agata judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short stories, flash fiction, or essays. (See Deadlines.)
Pleiades Press, University of Central Missouri, English Department, Martin 336, Warrensburg, MO 64093. (660) 543-8106. Kathryn Nuernberger, Director.
knuernberger@ucmo.edu
www.pleiadespress.org

Poetry International
C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
Sandra Beasley of Washington, D.C., won the 2015 C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize for her poem "Non-Commissioned (A Quartet)." She received $1,000 and publication in Poetry International. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry International, C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize, San Diego State University, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Mail Code 6020, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Prairie Schooner
Book Prizes
Susan Gubernat of Hayward, California, won the 2016 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for her poetry collection The Zoo at Night. Venita Blackburn of Phoenix won the 2016 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her story collection Black Jesus and Other Superheroes. They will each receive $3,000 and publication of their books by University of Nebraska Press. Valzhyna Mort and Hilda Raz selected the finalists for the poetry contest; Jennine Capó Crucet and Helon Habila 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, 2017.
Prairie Schooner, Book Prizes, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Katie Schmid, Book Prize Coordinator.
psbookprize@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Press 53
Prime Number Magazine Awards
Faith Shearin of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, won the 2016 Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry for her poem "Liminal States." Jocelyn Johnson of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the short fiction prize for her story "The King of Xandria." They each received $1,000 and publication in Prime Number Magazine. Kelly Cherry judged in poetry and Taylor Brown judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Press 53, Prime Number Magazine Awards, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
kevin@press53.com
www.primenumbermagazine.com

Rolex
Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative
Fiction writer Julián Fuks of São Paulo, Brazil, was selected for the 2016–2017 Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative in Literature. Fuks will receive 50,000 Swiss francs (approximately $51,000) and will work with mentor and judge Mia Couto for a year. The biennial awards pair emerging writers and artists with masters in their field for a mentorship and creative exchange program of up to a year. There is no application process.
Rolex, Rue François-Dussaud 3-5-7, 1211 Geneva 26, Geneva, Switzerland.
www.rolexmentorprotege.com

Rona Jaffe Foundation
Writers' Awards
Six women writers each won a $30,000 Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. They are poet Airea D. Matthews of Detroit; fiction writers Jamey Hatley of Memphis, Ladee Hubbard of New Orleans, and Asako Serizawa of Boston; and nonfiction writers Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas of Columbus, Ohio, and Danielle Geller of Tucson, Arizona. 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
Mark Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, won the third annual Claire Keyes Poetry Award for a group of three poems. He received $1,000, and his poems will be published in Soundings East. Ross Gay judged. The annual award is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is February 15, 2017.
Salem State University, Claire Keyes Poetry Award, Center for Arts, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970.
Karen Gahagan, Director.
kgahagan@salemstate.edu
www.salemstate.edu/arts/2366.php

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Peter Mishler of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 2016 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for his collection Fludde. Dean Young judged. Nona Caspers of San Francisco won the 2016 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for her collection Alley Stories. Stacey D'Erasmo judged. They each received $2,000, and their collections will be published by Sarabande Books. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2017.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 822 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.
info@sarabandebooks.org
www.sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Cortney Lamar Charleston of Jersey City won the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for his collection Telepathologies. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Saturnalia Books. D. A. Powell judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Henry Israeli, Publisher.
www.saturnaliabooks.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Sarah Sansolo of Washington, D.C., won the Sixfold Summer Poetry Award for a group of poems. Scott Tucker of Seattle won the Sixfold Summer Short Story Award for "Suicide Without Dying." 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, 2017.
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
Francine Witte of New York City won the 2016 Poetry Chapbook Competition for Not All Fires Burn the Same. 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, P.O. Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
editors@slipstreampress.org
www.slipstreampress.org

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Nilsen Literary Prize
John Surowiecki of Amston, Connecticut, won the fifth annual Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel for The Pie Man. He received $2,000, and his novel will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in Fall 2017. James Brubaker judged. 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.
Mighty River Short Story Prize
Elisabeth Doyle of Washington, D.C., won the 2016 Mighty River Short Story Prize for "Teacher." She received $1,000, and her story was published in Issue 16.1 of Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. James Brubaker judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1, 2017.
Southeast Missouri State University Press, 1 University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
upress@semo.edu
www.semopress.com

Southern Poetry Review
Guy Owen Prize
Alex Dupree of Los Angeles won the 2016 Guy Owen Prize for his poem "brother marcus." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 54, Issue 2 of Southern Poetry Review. Suzanne Cleary judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 31, 2017.
Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, Armstrong State University, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 344-3196. James Smith, Editor.
www.southernpoetryreview.org

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Chapbook Award
Jeanne Wagner of Kensington, California, won the 2016 Chapbook Award for The Genesis Machine. She received $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Sow's Ear Press in Spring 2017, and 25 author copies. Sam Rasnake judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is May 1, 2017.
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Chapbook Award, 1748 Cave Ridge Road, Mount Jackson, VA 22842. Sarah Kohrs, Managing Editor.
sepoetryreview@gmail.com
sowsearpoetry.org

Three Percent
Best Translated Book Awards
Angélica Freitas of Pelotas, Brazil, won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry for Rilke Shake (Phoneme Media, 2015), translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan of Los Angeles. Yuri Herrera of New Orleans won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Fiction for Signs Preceding the End of the World (And Other Stories, 2015), translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman of Atlanta. The winning authors and translators each received $5,000. Jarrod Annis, Katrine Øgaard Jensen, Tess Lewis, Becka McKay, and Deborah Smith judged in poetry; Amanda Bullock, Heather Cleary, Kevin Elliott, Kate Garber, Jason Grunebaum, Mark Haber, Stacey Knecht, Amanda Nelson, and P. T. Smith judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction translated from any language into English and published in the United States during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Three Percent, Best Translated Book Awards, Open Letter Books, University of Rochester, Lattimore Hall 411, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627. (585) 319-0823. Chad Post, Director.
chad.post@rochester.edu
www.besttranslatedbook.org

Tupelo Press
Dorset Prize
Mario Chard of Smyrna, Georgia, won the 2016 Dorset Prize for his poetry collection Land of Fire. He received $3,000, a weeklong residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art valued at $1,500, and publication of his book by Tupelo Press. Robert Pinsky judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Berkshire Prize
Elizabeth Acevedo of Washington, D.C., won the 2016 Berkshire Prize for her poetry collection Medusa Reads La Negra's Palm. She received $3,000, and her book will be published by Tupelo Press. Gabrielle Calvocoressi judged. The annual award is given for a first or second book of poetry. The next deadline is April 30, 2017.
Snowbound Chapbook Award
Eliza Rotterman of Portland, Oregon, won the 2016 Snowbound Chapbook Award for The Dirt Eaters. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Tupelo Press. Brenda Shaughnessy judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is February 28, 2017.
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
Suzanne Parker of New York City won the 2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for her chapbook Feed. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Tupelo Press. She also gave a reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in July. Jeffrey Levine and Cassandra Cleghorn judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is October 31.
Tupelo Press, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.
www.tupelopress.org

Tusculum Review
Poetry Chapbook Prize
Christine Starr Davis of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the 2016 Poetry Chapbook Prize for Skin, Bone, Feather. She received $1,000 and publication by Tusculum Review. Allison Joseph judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is March 1, 2017.
Tusculum Review, Poetry Chapbook Prize, 60 Shiloh Road, P.O. Box 5113, Greeneville, TN 37743. H. M. Patterson, Editor.
review@tusculum.edu
www.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview

University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize
Stephen Gibson of West Palm Beach, Florida, won the 2017 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. He received $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Arkansas Press. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30, 2017.
University of Arkansas Press, Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, Poetry Series, 105 North McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Billy Collins, Series Editor.
www.uapress.com

Verse
Tomaž Šalamun Prize

Vincent Zompa of New York City won the 2016 Tomaž Šalamun Prize for his chapbook Abandon Jungle. He received $1,000 and publication of his chapbook in Verse. Dara Wier judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook by a poet who has published no more than one full-length collection. The next deadline is July 15, 2017.
Verse, Tomaž Šalamun Prize, University of Richmond, English Department, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173. (804) 287-6431. Brian Henry, Editor.
editorversemag@gmail.com
versemag.blogspot.com

Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award
Angela Flournoy of New York City won the 15th annual Cabell First Novelist Award for The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). She received $5,000 and travel expenses and lodging to give a reading in Richmond, Virginia. Boris Fishman, Allison Titus, and Lidia Yuknavitch judged. The annual award is given to honor a first novel published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Cade Varnado, Contact.
firstnovelist@gmail.com
www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Whiting Foundation
Literature Awards
Nine writers received 2016 Whiting Awards. They are poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Ocean Vuong, both of New York City, Layli Long Soldier of Tsaile, Arizona, and Safiya Sinclair of Los Angeles; fiction writers Mitchell S. Jackson, Alice Sola Kim, and Catherine Lacey, all of New York City; and nonfiction writers Brian Blanchfield of Tucson, Arizona, and J. D. Daniels of Cambridge, Massachusetts. They each received $50,000 and publication of their work on the Paris Review website. The annual awards are given to emerging writers. There is no application process.
Whiting Foundation, 16 Court Street, Suite 2308, Brooklyn, NY 11241. (718) 701-5962.
info@whiting.org
www.whiting.org/awards/winners

Willow Books
Literature Awards
Gustavo Adolfo Aybar of Mission, Kansas, won the 2016 Grand Prize for Poetry for his poetry collection We Seek Asylum. Sahar Mustafah of Mokena, Illinois, won the 2016 Grand Prize for Prose for her short story collection, Life, Move Leisurely. They each received $1,000 and publication by Willow Books. Tyehimba Jess judged in poetry and Ravi Howard judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction or creative nonfiction by writers of color. (See Deadlines.)
Willow Books, Literature Awards, c/o Aquarius Press, P.O. Box 23096, Detroit, MI 48223. (877) 979-3639.
willowlit.net/willow-books-literature-awards

Winning Writers
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
S. Michael Wilson of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, won the 2016 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for his poem "Dick Candles.'" He received $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Jendi Reiter judged. The annual award is given for a humorous poem. The next deadline is April 1, 2017.
Winning Writers, Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (413) 320-1847. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

The Word Works
Tenth Gate Prize
Roger Sedarat of Montclair, New Jersey, won the third annual Tenth Gate Prize for his poetry collection Haji as Prophet: An Orientalist Burlesque. He will receive $1,000, and his collection will be published by the Word Works in 2017. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least two previous poetry collections. The next deadline is July 15, 2017.
Washington Prize
Jessica Cuello of Syracuse, New York, won the Washington Prize for her poetry collection Hunt. She will receive $1,500, and her collection will be published by the Word Works in 2017. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. or Canadian poet. The next deadline is March 15, 2017.
The Word Works, c/o Nancy White, Adirondack Community College, Dearlove Hall, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Nancy White, President.
editor@wordworksbooks.org
www.wordworksbooks.org

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