Recent Winners

American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Jane Wong of Seattle won the 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "I Put on My Fur Coat." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in American Poetry Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. (See Deadlines.)
American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 320 South Broad Street, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
www.aprweb.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Translation Prizes
Barbara Sjoholm of Port Townsend, Washington, won the 2016 Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Norwegian into English of an excerpt from Helene Uri’s novel Rydde ut. She received $2,500 and publication in the Scandinavian Review. Kara Billey Thordarson of Alberta, Canada, won the 2016 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize for her translation from the Icelandic into English of Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir’s poetry collection Stormviðvörun. She received $2,000 and publication in Scandinavian Review. The American-Scandinavian Foundation Prize Jury judged. The annual awards are given to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. (See Deadlines.)
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.
info@amscan.org
www.amscan.org

Backwaters Press
Backwaters Prize
Mary Jo Thompson of Minneapolis won the 2016 Backwaters Press Prize for her collection Stunt Heart. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Backwaters Press in September. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 1124 Pacific Street No. 8392, Omaha, NE 68108. (402) 451-4052. Michael Catherwood, Editor.
www.thebackwaterspress.org

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Jonathan Wright
of London won the 2016 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation from the Arabic into English of Saud Alsanousi’s novel The Bamboo Stalk (Bloomsbury). He received £3,000 (approximately $3,740). Lucy Popescu, Zahia Smail Salhi, Paul Starkey, and Bill Swainson judged. The annual award is given for a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. The deadline for 2017 has passed; the next deadline is March 31, 2018.
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, England. Margaret Obank, Administrator.
margaret@banipal.org.uk
www.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press
Book Prize
Sarah Ann Winn of Manassas, Virginia, won the 2016 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for her poetry collection, Alma Almanac. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Elaine Equi judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881.
infobarrow@gmail.com
www.barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Crystal Wilkinson of Louisville, Kentucky, won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel Birds of Opulence (University Press of Kentucky, 2016). She received $10,000 and travel expenses to attend an award ceremony and visit schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January. Anthony Grooms, Edward P. Jones, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers judged. The annual award is given to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is August 15.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 100 North Street, Suite 900, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Lois Smyth, Donor Services Program Officer.
www.ernestjgainesaward.org

Bauhan Publishing
May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize
Zeina Hashem Beck of Dubai won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize for her poetry collection Louder Than Hearts. She received $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing in Spring 2017, and 100 author copies. Betsy Sholl judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Bauhan Publishing, May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize, P.O. Box 117, Peterborough, NH 03458. (603) 567-4430.
www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Abe Louise Young of Austin, Texas, won the 2017 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for "Poem for a Friend Growing Lighter and Lighter." C. J. Hribal of Shorewood, Wisconsin, won the 2017 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for "Do I Look Sick to You? (How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient)." Caitlin Kuehn of New York City won the 2017 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for "Of Mothers and Monkeys." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2017 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Kazim Ali judged in poetry, Ha Jin judged in fiction, and Ariel Levy judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction relating to issues of health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. (See Deadlines.)
Bellevue Literary Review, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.
stacy@blreview.org
www.blreview.org

Blue Mountain Center
Richard J. Margolis Award
Denver David Robinson of Portland, Oregon, won the 2016 Richard J. Margolis Award. He received $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The annual award is given to an essayist or journalist whose work "combines warmth, humor, wisdom, and concern with social justice." (See Deadlines.)
Blue Mountain Center, Richard J. Margolis Award, c/o Margolis & Bloom, 535 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
award@margolis.com
award.margolis.com

Boston Review
Poetry Contest
Cori A. Winrock of Salt Lake City won the 19th annual Boston Review Poetry Contest for a group of poems. She received $1,500, and her poems were published in the November/December 2016 issue of Boston Review and on the journal's website. Shane McCrae judged. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Boston Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142. (617) 324-1360.
review@bostonreview.net
bostonreview.net/contests

Briar Cliff Review
Writing Contests
Jude Nutter of Minneapolis won the 21st annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for "Ianua: 19 September, 2016." Daniel Paul of Cincinnati won the Fiction Award for "The Last Sun of Kansas." Lisa Lanser Rose of Palm Harbor, Florida, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "Christmas in the Bitch's Dollhouse." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2017 issue of Briar Cliff Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is November 1.
Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.
tricia.currans-sheehan@briarcliff.edu
www.bcreview.org

Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Prize
Mark Pajak
of Edinburgh won the 2016 Bridport Prize in poetry for his poem “Spitting Distance.” Wendy Brandmark of London won in fiction for her short story “Cut Loose.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $6,250). David Swann of Brighton, England, won in flash fiction for “Drought.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,250). The winners of the second-place prizes were Laura Watson of Pine, Colorado, for her poem “Chickens” and Kathleen Donkin of Gardiner, Maine, for her story “Open House.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,250). The winning works were published in the 2016 Bridport Prize anthology. Patience Agbabi judged in poetry, Tessa Hadley judged in fiction, and Tim Stevenson judged in flash fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a short short story. (See Deadlines.) 
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Prize Administrator.
kate@bridportprize.org.uk
www.bridportprize.org.uk

California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
Rachel Rinehart of Barboursville, West Virginia, won the 2016 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for her collection, The Church in the Plains. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press. Peter Everwine judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30.
California State University in Fresno, Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, English Department, M/S PB98, 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740. Corrinne Clegg Hales, Contest Coordinator.
connieh@csufresno.edu
www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize

Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Abigail Parry
of London won the 2016 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for her poem “Pasodoble With Lizards.” She received £5,000 (approximately $6,230) and an invitation to read at the annual Coffee-House Poetry reading at the Troubadour in London. Dennis L. M. Lewis of Qatar won the second-place prize for his poem “Father.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,250). Glyn Maxwell and Jane Yeh judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is October 16. 
Coffee-House Poetry, Troubadour International Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 16210, London, W4 1ZP, England.
coffpoetry@aol.com
www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

Comstock Review
Muriel Craft Bailey Award
Peter Ludwin of Kent, Washington, won the 2016 Muriel Craft Bailey Award for his poem "Wolf Concerto." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Comstock Review. Marge Piercy judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Award, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.
www.comstockreview.org

Crab Orchard
First Book Award
Kara van de Graaf of Salt Lake City won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for Spitting Image. She received $2,500, publication of her book by Southern Illinois University Press, and an honorarium of $1,500 to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Jennifer Richter judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Literary Prizes
Jude Nutter of Saint Paul won the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize for her poem "Ianua: My Father's Rhythm Strip." Rob Howell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize for his story "The Spillway." Tenley Lozano of Oceanside, California, won the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Submerged." They each received $2,000, and their winning works were published in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Crab Orchard Review. Allison Joseph judged in poetry and fiction; Jon Tribble judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Margaret Sullivan of Copenhagen, Denmark, won the Spring 2017 essay contest, whose theme was "How We Teach," for her essay "The Month That I Taught English, We Had Prisoners Running Through Our Backyards." She received $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. The quarterly award is given for an essay on a theme. As of this writing the deadline has not been set.
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. (412) 404-2975.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation
Book Prize
Matthew Griffin
of New Orleans won the fourth annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for his novel, Hide (Bloomsbury, 2016). He received $5,000 and is entitled to a free glass of wine every day for a year at Crook’s Corner Café and Bar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Tom Franklin judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel set in the American South and published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation, Book Prize, 313 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (919) 942-3713. Anna Hayes, President.
info@crookscornerbookprize.com
www.crookscornerbookprize.com

Elixir Press
Fiction Award
Anthony Varallo of Charleston, South Carolina, won the 2016 Fiction Award for his short story collection Everyone Was There. He received $2,000, and his book was published by Elixir Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Engine Books
Fiction Prize
Amy P. Knight of Tucson, Arizona, won the 2016 Fiction Prize for her novel-in-stories, Lost, Almost. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Engine Books in November. Rebecca Makkai judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Engine Books, Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 44167, Indianapolis, IN 46244. Victoria Barrett, Publisher.
victoria@enginebooks.org
www.enginebooks.org

Fairy Tale Review
Awards in Poetry and Prose
Marie Marandola of Chestertown, Maryland, won the Award in Poetry for her poem “Call Me Moira, Call Me Angela.” Adam Soto of Austin, Texas, won the Award in Prose for his story “Animal Fires.” They each received $1,000, and their pieces were published in Fairy Tale Review. Traci Brimhall judged in poetry and Kelly Link judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems and a work of prose influenced by fairy tales. (See Deadlines.)
Fairy Tale Review, Awards in Poetry and Prose, c/o Kate Bernheimer, University of Arizona, English Department, Tucson, AZ 85721. Kate Bernheimer, Editor. ftreditorial@gmail.com
www.fairytalereview.com

Farmingdale State College
Paumanok Poetry Award
Alice Friman of Milledgeville, Georgia, won the 26th annual Paumanok Poetry Award for a group of poems. She received $1,500. The annual award, sponsored by Farmingdale State College's Visiting Writers Program, is given for a group of poems. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Farmingdale State College, Paumanok Poetry Award, English Department, Knapp Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Margery Brown, Director. brownml@farmingdale.edu
www.farmingdale.edu/arts-sciences/english/paumanokpoetryaward.shtml

Gival Press
Short Story Award
Elaine Ray of Stanford, California, won the 2016 Short Story Award for "Pidgin." She received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Thomas H. McNeely judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is August 8.
Gival Press, Short Story Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor in Chief.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Toby Wallis of Haverhill, England, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "The Sudden End of Everything." He received $2,500 and publication in Issue 100 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times yearly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (See Deadlines.)
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

Holy Cow! Press
First Fiction Award
Miriam Karmel of Minneapolis won the inaugural Holy Cow! Press First Fiction Award for her story collection, Subtle Variations and Other Stories. She received $5,000, and her book will be published by Holy Cow! Press in October. Linda LeGarde Grover judged. The annual award is given for a debut story collection or novella written by a writer from the Midwest. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Holy Cow! Press, First Fiction Award, P.O. Box 3170, Mount Royal Station, Duluth, MN 55803. (218) 724-1653.
holycow@holycowpress.org
www.holycowpress.org

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Poetry Competition
Miller Oberman
of New York City won the 2016 Poetry Competition for his poem “On Fishing.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,250); a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writers’ Centre of Wales; publication of his poem on the Ledbury Poetry Festival website; and an invitation to read at the festival in July. Imtiaz Dharker judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Poetry Competition, Master's House, Bye Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1EA. Sandra Dudley, Finance Manager.
finance@poetry-festival.co.uk
www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition

Leeway Foundation
Transformation Awards
Nonfiction writers Indah Nuritasari and Misty Sol, both of Philadelphia, won 2016 Transformation Awards from the Leeway Foundation. They each received $15,000. The annual awards are given to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. (See Deadlines.)
Leeway Foundation, Transformation Awards, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078.
info@leeway.org
www.leeway.org

Library of Virginia
Literary Awards
Poet Jon Pineda of Fredericksburg, Virginia, won the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry for Little Anodynes (University of South Carolina Press). Robert Goolrick of Virginia won the 2016 Literary Award for Fiction for Fall of Princes (Algonquin Books). Kristen Green of Richmond, Virginia, won the 2016 Literary Award for Nonfiction for Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County (HarperCollins). They each received $2,500. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year by Virginia writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Library of Virginia, Literary Awards, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.
www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm

Literal Latté  
Poetry Award
Catherine French
of Sacramento, California, won the 2016 Literal Latté Poetry Award for her poems “Smoke” and “Seabrite.” She received $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Literal Latté, Poetry Award, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003. (212) 260-5532. Jenine Gordon Bockman, Editor.
litlatte@aol.com
www.literal-latte.com

Literary Arts
Oregon Literary Fellowships
Seven writers received 2017 Oregon Literary Fellowships of $3,500. They are poets Stephanie Adams-Santos and Shayla Lawson, both of Portland; fiction writers Aja Gabel, Amber Keller, and Josha Jay Nathan, all of Portland; and nonfiction writers Santi Elijah Holley of Portland and Rebecca Owen of Silverton. Andrea Hairston, Maggie Knudsen, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Maggie Messitt, and Matthew Salesses judged. The annual fellowships are given to Oregon writers to help them initiate, develop, or complete a literary project. (See Deadlines.)
Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583. Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers.
susan@literary-arts.org
www.literary-arts.org

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 
Toby McCasker of Sydney, Australia, won the 2016 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for "All Gone." He received $1,500, and his story was published in Cutthroat. 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. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 2011, Key West, FL 33045.
shortstorykeywest@hushmail.com
www.shortstorycompetition.com

Los Angeles Review
Literary Awards
Rebecca Brown of Chicago won the 2016 Los Angeles Review Poetry Award for "On Being Asked What Question I Don't Want to Answer;" Aram Kim of Santa Clara, California, won the Short Fiction Award for "Heun-jeok;" Barbara Fried of Stanford, California, won the Flash Fiction Award for "After Henry;" and Kimberly Meyer of Houston won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "Rupture." They each received $1,000, and their works will be published in Issue 22 of Los Angeles Review. Brynn Saito judged in poetry; Tom Janikowski judged in short fiction; Ron Koertge judged in flash fiction; and Seema Reza judged in creative nonfiction. The awards are given twice yearly for works of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Los Angeles Review, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760.
assteditor@losangelesreview.org
www.losangelesreview.org

Mudfish
Poetry Prize
Myra Malkin of New York City won the 12th annual Mudfish Poetry Prize for her poem "Wallis-Wallace." She received $1,200 and her poem was published in Issue 19 of Mudfish. Edward Hirsch judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is July 15. (See Deadlines.)
Mudfish, Poetry Prize, 184 Franklin Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10013. Jill Hoffman, Editor.
www.mudfish.org

National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Stevens Manuscript Competition
Laura Hansen of Little Falls, Minnesota, won the 2016 Stevens Manuscript Competition for her poetry collection Midnight River. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Bruce Dethlefsen judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Manuscript Competition, P.O. Box 1669, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Wilda Morris, Chair. 

www.nfsps.com

New Criterion
Poetry Prize
Moira Egan of Rome, Italy, won the 2017 New Criterion Poetry Prize for Synaesthesium. She received $3,000 and publication of her book by Criterion Books. Erica Dawson, Roger Kimball, and David Yezzi judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. The next deadline is September 30.
New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003. (212) 247-6980. Rebecca Hecht, Associate Editor.
hecht@newcriterion.com
www.newcriterion.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Green Rose Prize
Doreen Gildroy of Irvine, California, won the 2017 Green Rose Prize for her poetry collection Trilogy. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in Spring 2018. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least one full-length book of poetry. The next deadline is September 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Green Rose Prize, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu
newissuespress.com

New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Awards
Kerry Tepperman Campbell of San Anselmo, California, won the 2016 New Millennium Poetry Prize for "Bougainvillea." Elizabeth Amon of Seattle won the Fiction Prize for "Hair of the Dog." William Polsgrove of Frederick, Maryland, won the Flash Fiction Prize for "Highway 61." Kirk Wilson of Austin, Texas, won the Nonfiction Prize for "A Brief and Necessary Madness." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website. The awards are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay. The next deadline is July 31.
New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.
www.newmillenniumwritings.org

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
of Portland, Oregon, won the 2016 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award for her poem “Fishbone Hair.” She received $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website. The award is given annually for a poem that explores “positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” (See Deadlines.)
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
www.peacecontests.org

Omnidawn Publishing
First/Second Poetry Book Prize
Henry Wei Leung of Honolulu won the 2016 First/Second Poetry Book Prize for Goddess of Democracy. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by Omnidawn Publishing. Cathy Park Hong judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Single Poem Broadside Poetry Contest
Anca Roncea of Iowa City won the inaugural Single Poem Broadside Poetry Prize for "Turns." She received $1,000, publication of her poem by Omnidawn Publishing as an original broadside, 50 author copies, and publication in Omniverse, Omnidawn's online literary journal. Norma Cole judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Omnidawn Publishing, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com

Red Hen Press
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Mark Wagenaar of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2016 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining. Wagenaar received $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Afaa Michael Weaver judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is October 31.
Fiction Award
Bradley Bazzle of Athens, Georgia, won the 2016 Fiction Award for his novel, Trash Mountain. Bazzle received $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Steve Almond judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction. The next deadline is August 31.
Quill Queer Prose Award
Martha K. Davis of San Diego won the 2016 Red Hen Press Quill Queer Prose Award for Scissors, Paper, Stone. Davis received $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Celeste Gainey judged. The annual award is given for a work of prose by a queer writer. The next deadline is August 15.
Red Hen Press, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Associate Editor.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Robert Creeley Foundation
Robert Creeley Prize
Marie Howe of New York City won the 2017 Robert Creeley Award. She received $3,000 and travel and lodging expenses to give readings in Acton, Massachusetts, in March. Jeremy Blaustein, Jean D'Amico, Terry House, Julia Lisella, Leanne Quinn, and Tracy K. Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poet to honor "excellence in poetry and presentation." There is no application process.
Robert Creeley Foundation, c/o Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720. Marcia Rich, Contact.  (978) 929-6655.
mrich@acton-ma.gov
www.robertcreeleyfoundation.org

Rosebud
William Stafford Prize for Poetry
Andrea Potos of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2016 William Stafford Prize for Poetry for "I Have No Poems From My Ireland Trip But This One." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Rosebud. Lyn Lifshin and John Smelcer judged. The biennial award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Rosebud, William Stafford Prize for Poetry, P.O. Box 459, Cambridge, WI 53523.
www.rsbd.net

Ruminate Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize
Amy Pechukas of New York City won the 2016 William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize for "Evisa's Cascades." She received $1,500, and her story was published in Issue 41 of Ruminate Magazine. Shann Ray judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The 2017 deadline has passed; as of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ruminate Magazine, William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.com

San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize
Molly Larson Cook of San Diego won the 2016 Steve Kowit Poetry Prize for "Love Song With Flip Chart and Pointer." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in San Diego Poetry Annual. Jon Wesick and Al Zolynas judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is October 15.
San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild, Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, c/o Garden Oak Press, 1953 Huffstatler Street, Suite A, Rainbow, CA 92028.
www.sdeag.org

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Alexander McCoy of Boston won the Sixfold Winter Poetry Award for a group of poems. Casey Whitworth of Tallahassee, Florida, won the Winter Short Story Award for "Detours." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in Sixfold. The contest entrants judged. The awards are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is July 24.
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

Southern Indiana Review
Thomas A. Wilhelmus Short Prose Award
Julie Marie Wade of Hollywood, Florida, won the 2016 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Short Prose Award for her essay "Meditation 36." She received $2,000, and her essay was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Southern Indiana Review. Michael Martone judged. The annual award, previously given for a work on nonfiction, will now be given for a chapbook-length work of prose. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Thomas A. Wilhelmus Short Prose Award, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.usi.edu/sir

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Poetry Prize
T. J. Sellari
of Stanardsville, Virginia, won the 2016 Poetry Contest for his poem “Elegy for Thomas Robert Riecker (1964–1987).” He received $1,000 and publication in Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. Ellen Bass judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is November 1.
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Poetry Prize, 1748 Cave Ridge Road, Mount Jackson, VA 22842. Sarah Kohrs, Managing Editor.
sepoetryreview@gmail.com
sowsearpoetry.org

StoryQuarterly
Fiction Contest
Ah-reum Han of Centreville, Virginia, won the 2016 Fiction Contest for her short story "The Ninki-Nanka." She received $1,000, and her story was published in StoryQuarterly 50. Alexander Chee judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
StoryQuarterly, Fiction Contest, Rutgers University, English Department, 311 North 5th Street, Armitage Hall, Camden, NJ 08102.
storyquarterlyeditors@gmail.com
storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu

Towson University
Prize for Literature
Linda Pastan of Potomac, Maryland, won the 2016 Towson University Prize for Literature for her poetry collection Insomnia (Norton, 2015). She received $1,000. The annual award is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a writer who has lived in Maryland for at least three years and is a resident at the time of the award. (See Deadlines.)
Towson University, Prize for Literature, English Department, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Chris Cain, Department Chair.
www.towson.edu/english

Truman State University Press
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Alison D. Moncrief Bromage of Stony Creek, Connecticut, won the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Daughter, Daedalus. She received $2,000, and her book was published by Truman State University Press. Jennifer Clement judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is October 31.
Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501. (800) 916-6802.
tsup@truman.edu
tsup.truman.edu/prize-information

T. S. Eliot Foundation
T. S. Eliot Prize
Jacob Polley of Saint Andrews, Scotland, won the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, Jackself (Picador). He received £20,000 (approximately $24,900). The nine shortlisted finalists are Rachael Boast of Bristol, England, for Void Studies (Picador); Vahni Capildeo of Cambridge, England for Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet); Ian Duhig of Leeds, England, for The Blind Road-Maker (Picador); J. O. Morgan of Stow, Scotland, for Interference Pattern (Cape Poetry); Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford, England, for The Seasons of Cullen Church (Faber & Faber); Alice Oswald of Devon, England, for Falling Awake (Cape Poetry); Denise Riley of London for Say Something Back (Picador); Ruby Robinson of Sheffield, England, for Every Little Sound (Liverpool University Press); and Katharine Towers of the Peak District, England, for The Remedies (Picador). The finalists each received £1,500 (approximately $1,900). Julia Copus, Alan Gillis, and Ruth Padel judged. The annual award is given to honor a poetry collection published in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
T. S. Eliot Foundation, T. S. Eliot Prize, 50 Penn Road, London N7 9RE.
tseliot.com/foundation/prize

University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
Aimée Baker
of Plattsburgh, New York, won the 22nd annual Akron Poetry Prize for Doe. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by University of Akron Press. Allison Joseph judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize, 120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. 

www.uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

University of Canberra
Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Michael Lavers of Salt Lake City won the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize for his poem "Your Father at Fourteen." He received $15,000 AUD (approximately $11,500). PQR Anderson of South Africa won the runner-up prize for his poem "Heinz Guderian at Yasnaya Polyana." He received $5,000 AUD (approximately $3,840). Both poems were published in the university's 2016 e-book prize anthology, Tremble. Simon Armitage judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
University of Canberra, Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, Faculty of Arts & Design, Building 20, Canberra ACT 2610, Australia.
vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au
www.canberra.edu.au/vcpoetryprize

University of Georgia Press
Poetry Prize
Christopher Collins of Independence, Kentucky, won the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize for his collection, My American Night. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Georgia Press in February 2018. He also received invitations to give readings at Georgia Tech, George State University, and the University of Georgia. David Bottoms judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
University of Georgia Press, Poetry Prize, University of Georgia, Main Library, Third Floor, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602.
press@uga.edu
www.ugapress.org/index.php/series/gpp

University of Iowa Press
Short Fiction Awards
Marian Crotty of Baltimore won the 2017 John Simmons Short Fiction Award for her collection, What Counts as Love. Matthew Lansburgh of New York City won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for his collection, Outside Is the Ocean. Both books will be published by University of Iowa Press in October. Andre Dubus III judged. The annual awards are given for debut story collections. The next deadline is September 30.
University of Iowa Press, Short Fiction Awards, c/o Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 North Clinton Street, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-2000.
uipress@uiowa.edu
uipress.uiowa.edu

University of Louisville
Italo Calvino Prize
Ryan Ridge of Salt Lake City won the 2016 Italo Calvino Prize for his story "Echo Park." He received $1,500, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Jonathan Lethem judged. The annual award is given for a published or unpublished work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. The next deadline is October 13.
University of Louisville, Italo Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, Louisville, KY 40292. Kiki Petrosino, Contact. cmpetr04@louisville.edu
louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/contests

University of Mississippi
Summer poet in residence award
Rose McLarney of Auburn, Alabama, won the 2017 Summer Poet in Residence Award. She received $3,000, travel expenses, and a monthlong residency at the University of Mississippi. The annual award is given to a poet who has published one or two books and is working on a manuscript. Beth Ann Fennelly and Ann Fisher-Wirth judged. The next deadline is January 15, 2018.
University of Mississippi, Summer Poet in Residence Award, English Department, Bondurant Hall C135, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677
mfaenglish.olemiss.edu

University of North Texas
Rilke Prize
Wayne Miller of Denver won the 2016 Rilke Prize for Post- (Milkweed Editions, 2016). He received $10,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a mid-career poet published in the previous year. The next deadline is November 30.
University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203. Lisa Vining, Contact.
english.unt.edu/creative-writing/unt-rilke-prize

University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
Meagan Cass of Saint Louis won the 16th annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for her collection, ActivAmerica. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of North Texas Press in November. Claire Vaye Watkins judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203. Lisa Vining, Contact.
english.unt.edu/creative-writing/unt-rilke-prize

University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
William Wall of Cork, Ireland, won the 2017 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his short story collection The Islands. He received $15,000, and his book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. David Gates judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@pitt.edu
www.upress.pitt.edu

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for poetry
Katie Donovan of Dublin won the 21st annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Donovan, whose most recent collection is Off Duty (Bloodaxe Books, 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. (651) 962-5662. James Rogers, Director.
jrogers@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies/poetryaward

Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Reginald Dwayne Betts of New Haven, Connecticut; M. O. Walsh of New Orleans; and Brandon Brown of San Francisco won the 2016 Housatonic Book Awards. Betts won in poetry for his collection Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015); Walsh won in fiction for his novel My Sunshine Away (Putnam, 2015); and Brown won in nonfiction for his biography, Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War (Oxford University Press, 2015). They each received $1,000, and will give a reading and teach a master class at Western Connecticut State University's low-residency MFA Program. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year; the fiction prize alternates between genre fiction and literary fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Western Connecticut State University, Housatonic Book Awards, Writing Department, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com

White Pine Press
Poetry Prize
Janlori Goldman of New York City won the 22nd annual White Pine Press Poetry Prize for Bread From a Stranger's Oven. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by White Pine Press in the fall. Laure-Anne Bosselaar judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry. The next deadline is November 30.
White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201.
wpine@whitepine.org
www.whitepine.org

Winning Writers
North Street Book Prize
Winfred Cook of Oakland; L. S. Johnson of San Leandro, California; and Linda L. T. Baer of Charleston, South Carolina, won the second annual North Street Book Prizes. Cook won in literary fiction for his novel Uncle Otto; Johnson won in genre fiction for her story collection, Vacui Magia; and Baer won in creative nonfiction for her memoir, Red Blood, Yellow Skin. They each received $1,500; publication of an excerpt on the Winning Writers website; a marketing consultation with author and publishing consultant Carolyn Howard-Johnson; $300 in credit at BookBaby, a distributor for self-published authors; and three free ads in the Winning Writers e-mail newsletter. Ellen LaFleche and Jendi Reiter judged. The annual awards are given for self-published books of literary fiction, genre fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, North Street Book Prize, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (866) 946-9748. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Contest
Lindsay Zibach of Los Angeles won the 2016 Short Fiction Contest for "Seeing Diane Arbus." She received $1,000 and publication of her story on the Zoetrope: All-Story website. Her story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Anthony Marra judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1.
Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.
www.all-story.com/contests.cgi