Recent Winners

Alice James Books
Alice James Award
Mia Ayumi Malhotra of San Mateo, California, won the 2017 Alice James Award for her poetry collection Isako, Isako. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Alice James Books in April 2019. Andrés Cerpa of New York City received the Editor’s Choice Award for his collection Elegy With a Bicycle in a Ransacked City. He received $1,000, and his book will be published in January 2019. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071. Alyssa Neptune, Managing Editor.
info@alicejamesbooks.org
www.alicejamesbooks.org/alice-james-award

American Academy in Berlin
Berlin Prize Fellowships
Fiction writers V. V. Ganeshananthan of Minneapolis, Paul La Farge of Red Hook, New York, Thomas Chatterton Williams of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, and Carole Maso of Providence received Berlin Prize Fellowships. They each received a semester-long residency at the Hans Arnhold Center at the American Academy in Berlin, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare. The annual fellowships are given to fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and scholars. (See Deadlines.)
American Academy in Berlin, Berlin Prize Fellowships, Am Sandwerder 17-19, 14109 Berlin, Germany. Johana Gallup, Fellows Selection Manager.
jg@americanacademy.de
www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Joanna Klink of Williamstown, Massachusetts, won the 2017–2018 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. She received $54,000. The annual scholarship is typically given to a U.S. poet to spend one year outside North America in a country the recipient feels will most advance his or her work. (See Deadlines.)
Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Thomas H. P. Whitney Jr. and William A. Lowell, Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.
amylowell@choate.com
www.amylowell.org

Asheville Poetry Review
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Jared Harel of New York City won the 2017 William Matthews Poetry Prize for "You Want It Darker." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 24, Issue 27 of Asheville Poetry Review. He also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Cornelius Eady judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 15, 2018.
Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.
www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Naomi Alderman
of London won the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel The Power (Viking). She received £30,000 (approximately $39,000). Sam Baker, Katie Derham, Aminatta Forna, Sara Pascoe, and Tessa Ross judged. Formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction, the annual award is given for a novel by a woman from anywhere in the world published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, c/o Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB. Paula Johnson, Contact.
pjohnson@societyofauthors.org
www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk

Balcones Center for Creative Writing
Balcones Prizes
Jacqueline Allen Trimble of Montgomery, Alabama, won the 20th annual Balcones Poetry Prize for her collection, American Happiness (NewSouth Books). Prudence Arceneaux, John Herndon, and Richard Price judged. Tara Laskowski of Washington, D.C. won the seventh annual Balcones Fiction Prize for her short story collection Bystanders (Santa Fe Writers Project). Amanda Eyre Ward 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 January 31, 2018.
Balcones Center for Creative Writing, Balcones Prizes, Austin Community College, 1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, 78701. (512) 828-9368. John Herndon, Contact.
jherndon@austincc.edu
austincc.edu/crw

Bellingham Review
Literary Awards
John Blair of San Marcos, Texas, won the 2017 49th Parallel Poetry Award for his poem "The Art of Forgetting." Robert Cording judged. Janis Hubschman of Montclair, New Jersey, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for her story "Escape Artist." John Dufresne judged. Susan M. Stabile of College Station, Texas, won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for her essay "Mustard." Julie Marie Wade judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2018 issue of Bellingham Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 15, 2018.
Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Western Washington University, Mail Stop 9053, Bellingham, WA 98225. Dayna Patterson, Managing Editor.
bellingham.review@wwu.edu
www.bhreview.org

Binghamton University
Book Awards
Patricia Colleen Murphy of Phoenix won the 2017 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for her collection, Hemming Flames (Utah State University Press). Dante Di Stefano judged. Helen Phillips of New York City won the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for her story collection Some Possible Solutions (Henry Holt). Libby Tucker judged. They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a novel or collection of short fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is March 1, 2018.
Binghamton University, Book Awards, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. (607) 777-2713. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.
english.binghamton.edu/cwpro

BOA Editions
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo of Sacramento, California, won the 2017 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for his collection, Cenzóntle. He received $1,500, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in 2018. Brenda Shaughnessy judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. The next deadline is November 30.
BOA Editions, A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14603. (585) 546-3410. Ron Martin-Dent, Director of Publicity and Production.
martindent@boaditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker International Prize
Fiction writer David Grossman of Jerusalem and translator Jessica Cohen of Denver won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for Cohen’s translation from the Hebrew of Grossman’s novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape). They each received £25,000 (approximately $32,500). The finalists were Mathias Énard of Barcelona and Charlotte Mandell of Red Hook, New York, for Mandell’s translation from the French of Énard’s novel Compass (Fitzcarraldo Editions); Roy Jacobsen of Oslo, Don Bartlett of Norfolk, England, and Don Shaw of England for Bartlett and Shaw’s translation from the Norwegian of Jacobsen’s novel The Unseen (Maclehose); Dorthe Nors of Jutland, Denmark, and Misha Hoekstra of Aarhus, Denmark, for Hoekstra’s translation from the Danish of Nors’s novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Pushkin Press); Amos Oz of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Nicholas de Lange of Nottingham, England, for de Lange’s translation from the Hebrew of Oz’s novel Judas (Chatto & Windus); and Samanta Schweblin of Berlin and Megan McDowell of Santiago, Chile, for McDowell’s translation from the Spanish of Schweblin’s novel Fever Dream (Oneworld). They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). Nick Barley, Daniel Hahn, Helen Mort, Elif Shafak, and Chika Unigwe judged. The annual award is given for a story collection or novel translated into English and published in the United Kingdom 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, Man Booker International Prize, 28 St. James's Walk, London, England EC1R 0AP.
themanbookerprize.com/international

Brick Road Poetry Press
Book Contest
Erin Murphy of Altoona, Pennsylvania, won the 2016 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest for Assisted Living. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Brick Road Poetry Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Brick Road Poetry Press, Book Contest, 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.
www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Dana Salvador of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the 2016 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem "After the Accident." She received $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, Carlow University's literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University. Allison Hedge Coke judged. The annual award is given to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. (See Deadlines.)
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, c/o Jan Beatty, Director of Creative Writing, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Jan Beatty and Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contacts.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
www.carlow.edu/Dobler_Poetry_Award.aspx

Cave Canem Foundation
Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize
Nick Makoha of London won the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for Resurrection Man. He received $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and a weeklong residency at the Writer's Room at the Betsy Hotel, and will give a reading at the O, Miami Festival in Miami, Florida. Robin Coste Lewis judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook by a black poet. (See Deadlines.)
Cave Canem Foundation, Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.
cavecanempoets.org/prizes/toi-derricotte-cornelius-eady-chapbook-prize

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
Poetry Fellowship
Rickey Laurentiis
of New York City won the 2017–2019 Center for African American Poetry & Poetics Poetry (CAAPP) Fellowship. He will receive $48,000 each year of a two-year residency at CAAPP at the University of Pittsburgh. The biennial fellowship is given to a poet with an MFA or PhD in creative writing who has not published more than one book and has knowledge of African American or African diasporic poetry and poetics. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, Poetry Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts and Sciences, English Department, 526 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Lauren Russell, Assistant Director.
caapp@pitt.edu
www.caapp.pitt.edu

Center for Book Arts
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Kimberly Kruge of Guadalajara, Mexico, won the 22nd annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for High-Land Sub-Tropic. She received $500, and her chapbook will be published by the Center for Book Arts. She will also receive a $500 honorarium to participate in a reading at the center in October. Juan Felipe Herrera judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is December 15.
Center for Book Arts, Poetry Chapbook Competition, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
www.centerforbookarts.org

Center for Fiction
NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships
Nine fiction writers, all of New York City, won 2017 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships. They are Amna Ahmad, Charlotte Crowe, Dana Czapnik, Erik Hoel, Andrew Mangan, Crystal Powell, Maud Streep, Alexandra Tanner, and Hubert Vigilla. They each received $5,000, yearlong studio space at the Center for Fiction in New York City, the opportunity to meet with agents and editors, and will give two public readings. Manuel Gonzales, Alexandra Kleeman, and Téa Obreht judged. The annual fellowships are given to emerging writers living in the five boroughs of New York City. The next deadline is February 15, 2018.
Center for Fiction, NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org

Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Prize
Peter Ho Davies of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the sixth annual Chautauqua Prize for his novel The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). He received $7,500 and a weeklong residency at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is December 15.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Prize, P.O. Box 28, 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722. (716) 357-6376. Sara Toth, Contact.
www.ciweb.org/prize

Cloudbank Books
Vern Rutsala Book Prize
Holly Karapetkova of Arlington, Virginia, won the 2016 Vern Rutsala Book Prize for her poetry collection Towline. She received $1,000, and her collection was published by Cloudbank Books. Dennis Schmitz judged. The annual award is given for a collection of poetry, flash fiction, micro essays, or short experimental work. (See Deadlines)
Cloudbank Books, Vern Rutsala Book Prize, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339. (877) 768-6762. Roberta Sperling, Contact.
roberta@cloudbankbooks.com
www.cloudbankbooks.com

Colorado Review
Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Katie M. Flynn of San Francisco won the 14th annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction for her story "Island Rule." She received $2,000, and her story will be published in the Fall 2017 issue of Colorado Review. Richard Bausch judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 14, 2018.
Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, Colorado State University, 9105 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Director.
nelliganprize.colostate.edu

Comstock Review
Poetry Chapbook Contest
Ted Kooser of Garland, Nebraska, won the 2016 Poetry Chapbook Contest for At Home. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies. Michael Sickler judged. The biennial award is given for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Comstock Review, Poetry Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215.
poetry@comstockreview.org
www.comstockreview.org

Crazyhorse
Bruce Bond of Denton, Texas, won the 2017 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for his poem “Elegy for the Last Man to Walk the Moon.” Ada Limón judged. Eric Schlich of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2017 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for his story “Quantum Convention.” Justin Torres judged. Andrew Blevins of New York City won the 2017 Crazyhorse Nonfiction Prize for his essay “The Egg Men.” Robin Hemley judged. Each winner received $2,000 and publication in Issue 92 of Crazyhorse. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 31, 2018.
Crazyhorse, Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry, College of Charleston, English Department, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Managing Editor.
crazyhorse@cofc.edu
crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes

Cutthroat
Writing Awards
Shangyang Fang of Champaign, Illinois, won the 2016 Joy Harjo Poetry Award for his poem "If You Talk About Sadness, Fugue." Marilyn Nelson judged. Ruth Knafo Setton of Allentown, Pennsylvania, won the 2016 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award for her story "Sophie's Recipe for Love." Michael Martone judged. Natasha Singh of Oakland won the 2016 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award for her essay "Edmonton Uncles." Rick Bass judged. Each winner received $1,250 and publication in Cutthroat. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Cutthroat, Writing Awards, P.O. Box 2414, Durango, CO 81302. (970) 903-7914. Pamela Uschuk, Editor in Chief.
cutthroatmag@gmail.com  
www.cutthroatmag.com

Dana Awards
Mark Wagenaar of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2016 Poetry Award for "How Does a Man Become a Hashtag" and other poems. Allison Alsup of New Orleans won the Short Fiction Award for her story "Egyptian Deities." Misha Rai of Salt Lake City won the Novel Award for an excerpt from her novel "Blood We Did Not Spill." They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for works of poetry and fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Dana Awards, 200 Fosseway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair.
danaawards@gmail.com
www.danaawards.com

Dungannon Foundation
Rea Award for the Short Story
Jim Shepard of Williamstown, Massachusetts, won the 2016 Rea Award for the Short Story. Shepard, whose most recent collection is The World to Come (Random House, 2017), received $30,000. Deborah Eisenberg, Amy Hempel, and Joy Williams judged. The annual award is given to honor a U.S. or Canadian writer who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of the short story as an art form. There is no application process.
Dungannon Foundation, 53 West Church Hill Road, Washington, Connecticut 06794.
www.reaaward.org

Elixir Press
Poetry Award and editor's prize
Kathleen Winter of San Francisco won the 17th annual Elixir Press Poetry Award for her collection I will not kick my friends. She received $2,000 and publication of her book by Elixir Press. Jane Satterfield judged. Bruce Bond of Denton, Texas, won the Editor's Prize for his collection Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Elixir Press. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press Poetry Award and Editor's Prize, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Ellen Meloy Fund
Desert Writers Award
Michael Branch of Reno, Nevada, won the 2017 Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award. He received $5,000 to work on his creative nonfiction manuscript "Jackalope! The Complete Natural and Cultural History." Established to honor the memory of Ellen Meloy, the annual award provides support to creative nonfiction writers "whose work reflects the spirit and passion for the desert embodied in Meloy's writing" to spend time in a desert environment. The next deadline is January 15, 2018.
Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award, D. A. Davidson and Co., P.O. Box 1677, Helena, MT 59624. Mark Meloy, Executive Director.
fund@ellenmeloy.com
www.ellenmeloy.com

Fiction Collective Two
Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
Jennifer Natalya Fink of Washington, D.C. won the 2017 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her novel Bhopal Dance. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Mary Caponegro judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel by a writer who has published at least three books of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize
George Choundas of New York City won the 2017 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for his novel The Making Sense of Things. He received $1,500, and his novel will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Elisabeth Sheffield judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Fiction Collective Two, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.
www.fc2.org/prizes.html

Fine Arts Work Center
Writing Fellowships
Ten emerging poets and fiction writers have received writing fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center. The First-Year Fellows in poetry are Hannah Beresford of Voorheesville, New York; David Hutcheson of Carrboro, North Carolina; Candace Gayle Wiley of York, South Carolina; and H. R. Webster of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Leslie Marie Aguilar of Abilene, Texas, received the Second-Year Fellowship in poetry. The First-Year Fellows in fiction are Brendan Bowles of Amherst, Massachusetts; David Hoon Kim of Costa Mesa, California; Gabriel Louis of Washington, D.C.; and Christa Romanosky of Pittsburgh. Frances Hwang of El Cerrito, California, received the Second-Year Fellowship in fiction. A panel of writers judged the First-Year Fellowship competition; Kimiko Hahn selected the Second-Year Fellow in poetry, and Nam Le selected the Second-Year Fellow in fiction. Each fellow will receive a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from October 1 to April 30 and a monthly stipend of $750. The annual awards are given to 10 poets and fiction writers. The next deadline is December 1.
Fine Arts Work Center, Writing Fellowships, 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. (508) 487-9960.
www.fawc.org

Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition
Jeanine Stevens of Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, California, won the 2016 Open Chapbook Competition for Brief Immensity. She received $1,000 and publication of her chapbook by Finishing Line Press. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Finishing Line Press, Open Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. (859) 514-8966. Chris Kincaid, Editor.  
finishingbooks@aol.com  
www.finishinglinepress.com

Fish Publishing
Poetry Prize
Róisín Kelly
of Cork, Ireland, won the Poetry Prize for her poem “Paris, 13 November 2015.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the 2017 Fish anthology. Jo Shapcott judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2018.
Flash Fiction Prize
Lindsay Fisher
of England won the Flash Fiction Prize for her story “Lost.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,100), and her story will be published in the 2017 Fish anthology. Chris Stewart judged. The annual award is given for a work of flash fiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2018.
Short Story Prize
Sean Lusk
of Dorset, England, won the Short Story Prize for his story “Dead Souls.” He received €3,000 (approximately $3,300), publication in the 2017 Fish anthology, and tuition to attend a short story workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival in July. Neel Mukherjee judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is November 30.
Short Memoir Prize
Paul McGranaghan
of Dublin won the Memoir Prize for his short memoir “Pay Attention.” He received €3,000 (approximately $3,300), and his piece will be published in the 2017 Fish anthology. Vanessa Gebbie judged. The annual award is given for a personal essay or short memoir. The next deadline is January 31, 2018.
Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.
info@fishpublishing.com
www.fishpublishing.com

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Poets Out Loud Prizes
Julia Bouwsma
of New Portland, Maine, won the 2016–2017 Poets Out Loud Prize for her collection Midden. Henk Rossouw of Houston, Texas, won the Editor’s Prize for his collection Xamissa. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Fordham University Press in Fall 2018. Each winner will also be invited to read in the Poets Out Loud series at Fordham University in Fall 2018. Elisabeth Frost and Afaa Michael Weaver judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. The prize is on hiatus this year; the next deadline is in November 2018.
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street, Room 924i, New York, NY 10023. (212) 636-6792. Elisabeth Frost, Series Editor.
pol@fordham.edu
www.fordham.edu/pol

Fourteen Hills Press
Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award
Sylvia Chan of Tucson won the 2017 Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award for her poem "The Push and Pull of the Monk Angle Isn't Safe." She received $500, and her poem will be published in Issue 23.2 of Fourteen Hills. Chet Wiener judged. The annual award is given for a poem written with an inventive spirit. The next deadline is January 15, 2018.
Fourteen Hills Press, Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, San Francisco State University, Creative Writing Department, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.
14hills.net

German Publishers and Booksellers Association
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
Margaret Atwood
of Toronto received the 2017 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She received €25,000 (approximately $284,000). The annual award is given to an individual who has “contributed to the ideals of peace, humanity, and understanding among all peoples and nations of the world through their exceptional activities, especially in the fields of literature, science, and art.” The board of trustees judged. As of this writing, the next deadline for nominations has not been set.
German Publishers and Booksellers Association, z. Hd. Martin Schult, Schiffbauerdamm 5, Berlin, Germany 10117.
mschult@boev.de
www.friedenspreis-des-deutschen-buchhandels.de

Ghost Story
Supernatural Fiction Award
Lisa Taddeo of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, won the Summer 2017 Supernatural Fiction Award for her story "The Donegal Suite." She received $1,000, and her story was published on the Ghost Story website. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story with a supernatural or magic realism theme. (See Deadlines.)
Ghost Story, Supernatural Fiction Award, P.O. Box 601, Union, ME 04862. Paul Guernsey, Editor.
www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award

Gival Press
Poetry Award
Linwood D. Rumney of Cincinnati won the 17th annual Gival Press Poetry Award for his collection, Abandoned Earth. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Gival Press. Eric Nelson judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 15.
Gival Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Courtney Knowlton of New York City won the Short Story Award for New Writers for her story "Mean Blonde Ponytail Girl." She received $2,500, and her story will be published 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 of more than 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

Griffin Trust
Griffin Poetry Prize
Alice Oswald
of Devon, England, won the 2017 International Griffin Poetry Prize for Falling Awake (Norton). Jordan Abel of Vancouver won the Canadian Prize for Injun (Talonbooks). They each received $65,000 Canadian (approximately $49,200). The finalists for the International Prize were Jane Mead of Napa, California, for World of Made and Unmade (Alice James Books); Donald Nicholson-Smith of New York City for his translation from the French of In Praise of Defeat (Archipelago Books) by Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi; and Denise Riley of London for Say Something Back (Picador). The finalists for the Canadian Prize were Hoa Nguyen of Toronto for Violet Energy Ingots (Wave Books) and Sandra Ridley of Ottawa for Silvija (BookThug). They each received $10,000 Canadian (approximately $7,570) and participated in a reading in Toronto. Sue Goyette, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and George Szirtes judged. The annual awards are given for a book of poetry published in the previous year by a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada, and for a book of poetry by a living Canadian poet or translator. The next deadline is December 31.
Griffin Trust, Griffin Poetry Prize, 363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville, Ontario L6M 1A8, Canada. Ruth Smith, Executive Director. (905) 618-0420.
info@griffinpoetryprize.com
www.griffinpoetryprize.com

Hackney Literary Awards
Novel Contest
Annabel Thomas of Ashley, Ohio, won the 2016 Novel Contest for her novel manuscript "Theona of the Bees." She received $5,000. The annual award is given for an unpublished novel. (See Deadlines.)
Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 4650 Old Looney Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.
www.hackneyliteraryawards.org

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Poet Jana Prikryl of New York City; fiction writer Zia Haider Rahman of London; and fiction and nonfiction writer Marilynne Robinson of Iowa City received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. They each received $75,000, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with substantial publications or a current contract for the publication of a book. (See Deadlines.)
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute Fellowships, Fellowship Office, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 496-1324.
fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowships

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Award for College Writers
Cheswayo Gabriel Mphanza of Newark, New Jersey, and Shakarean Hutchinson of Ithaca, New York, both won the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers. Mphanza won in poetry for a group of poems; Brian G. Gilmore judged. Hutchinson won in fiction for her story "How to Kill Pigs;" H. G. Carrillo judged. They each received $1,000 and an invitation to the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October. The annual awards, cosponsored by Amistad Press, are given for a poem and a short story by black students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. The next deadline is February 1, 2018.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Award for College Writers, 840 First Street N.E., Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002. (202) 248-5051.
info@hurstonwright.org   
www.hurstonwright.org

Indiana Review
Poetry Prize
Kristen Steenbeeke of Iowa City won the 2017 Poetry Prize for her poem "Apocalypse Dream Again." She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2017 issue of Indiana Review. Ross Gay judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Indiana Review, Poetry Prize, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
inreview@indiana.edu
indianareview.org/contests

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
Catherine Cafferty of New York City won the 2017 Iowa Review Award in poetry for "How Sweet." Joyelle McSweeney judged. Laura Kolbe of Boston won the award in fiction for her short story "Crimes of Paris." Amelia Gray judged. Terrance Manning Jr. of Pittsburgh won the award in creative nonfiction for his essay "Defending the Pit." Charles D'Ambrosio judged. The winners each received $1,500 and publication in the December 2017 issue of Iowa Review. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2018.
Iowa Review, Iowa Review Awards, University of Iowa, 308 English-Philosophy Building, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-0462. Harry Stecopoulos, Editor in Chief. 
iowa-review@uiowa.edu
www.iowareview.org

Loft Literary Center
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Four Minnesota prose writers received McKnight Artist Fellowships. They are Heid E. Erdrich and Erin Kate Ryan of Minneapolis; Susan Follett of Rosemont, Minnesota; and Taiyon J. Coleman of Saint Paul. They each received $25,000. Kiese Laymon judged. The annual fellowships are given to Minnesota writers who have published at least one book or work in several journals. The fellowships alternate between poetry/spoken word and prose; as of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Loft Literary Center, McKnight Artist Fellowships, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55414. (612) 215-2575.
www.loft.org

Mad Creek Books
Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize
B. K. Fischer of Sleepy Hollow, New York, won the 2016 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize for her collection Radioapocrypha. She received $2,500, and her book will be published by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Mad Creek Books, Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, c/o Journal, Ohio State University, English Department, 421 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.
thejournalmag.org/book-prizes/wheeler-prize

Mid-American Review
Poetry and Fiction Contests
Josie Sigler
of Portland, Oregon, won the 2016–2017 James Wright Poetry Award for her poem “O tree with a hundred mouths.” Amelia Hawkins of Urbana, Illinois won the 2016–2017 Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award for her story “Butter Yellow.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in Issue 37.2 of Mid-American Review. Jeannine Hall Gailey judged in poetry, and Charles Yu judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mid-American Review, Poetry and Fiction Contests, Bowling Green State University, English Department, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
mar@bgsu.edu    
casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/fallcontests

Milkweed Editions
Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Caitlin Bailey of Saint Paul won the sixth annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry for her collection Solve for Desire. She will receive $10,000, and her collection will be published by Milkweed Editions in December. Srikanth Reddy judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a resident of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Milkweed Editions, Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
www.milkweed.org

Narrative
Winter Story Contest
Janet Burroway of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, won the 2017 Winter Story Contest for her short story "Home Help." She received $2,500, and her story was published in Narrative. Jon Hauss of Ventura, California, won the second-place prize for his short story "Plagiarism." He received $1,000, and his story was published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 31, 2018.
Narrative, Winter Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
Nina Puro of New York City won the 2017 New Issues Poetry Prize for Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House. Puro received $2,000 and publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose in Spring 2018. David Rivard judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry by a poet who has not published a full-length collection. The next deadline is December 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Poetry Prize, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 387-8185. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu
www.newissuespress.com

New York Public Library
Cullman Center Fellowships
Poet Lynn Melnick of New York City; fiction writers Georgi Gospodinov of Sofia, Bulgaria; Nellie Hermann of New York City; Melinda Moustakis of Fairbanks, Alaska; and Lorrie Moore of Nashville; and creative nonfiction writer Ava Chin of New York City received 2017–2018 Cullman Center Fellowships. They each received $70,000, an office in the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, and full access to the library’s physical and electronic resources from September 2017 to May 2018. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the New York Public Library. (See Deadlines.)
New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellowships, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018.
www.nypl.org/csw

North American Review
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Jordan Franklin of New York City won the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize for her poem "Black Boy." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Spring 2017 issue of North American Review. Major Jackson judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
North American Review, James Hearst Poetry Prize, University of Northern Iowa, 1222 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. (319) 273-6455.
nar@uni.edu
www.northamericanreview.org

North Carolina Writers' Network
Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Virginia Ewing Hudson of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the 2017 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short story "Mother." She received $1,000 and her story will be published in the Thomas Wolfe Review. Wiley Cash judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is January 30, 2018.
North Carolina Writers' Network, Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. Ed Southern, Contact.
ed@ncwriters.org
www.ncwriters.org

Northern California Book Reviewers
Fred Cody Award
Judy Grahn of San Francisco received the 2017 Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service. Grahn, whose most recent book is Hanging on Our Own Bones (Red Hen Press, 2017), received $1,000. The annual award is given to honor a writer based in Northern California for "a lifetime of achievements and distinguished service to the literary community." There is no application process.
Northern California Book Reviewers, 1450 Fourth Street #4, Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 525-5476.
ncbr@poetryflash.org
poetryflash.org/programs/?p=ncba

Omnidawn Publishing
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
J. D. Moyer of Oakland won the 2016 Fabulist Fiction Chapbook prize for his manuscript The Icelandic Cure. He received $1,000 and publication by Omnidawn. Bradford Morrow judged. The annual award is given for a fabulist fiction chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Open Book Contest
Diana Khoi Nguyen of Denver won the 2016 Open Book Contest for her poetry collection Ghost Of. She received $3,000 and publication by Omnidawn. Terrance Hayes judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Omnidawn Publishing, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com

Passaic County Community College
Paterson Prizes
Kim Addonizio of San Francisco won the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize for Mortal Trash (Norton). Stephanie Han of Honolulu won the 2017 Paterson Fiction Prize for her story collection, Swimming in Hong Kong (Willow Springs Books). They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2018.
Passaic County Community College, Paterson Prizes, The Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.
mgillan@pccc.edu
www.poetrycenterpccc.com

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Joy Harjo of Tulsa won the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Harjo, whose most recent collection is Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (Norton, 2015), received $100,000. The annual award is given to a U.S. poet in recognition of lifetime achievement. There is no application process.
Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654.
www.poetryfoundation.org

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
Stephen Sexton
of Belfast won the 2016 National Poetry Competition for his poem “The Curfew.” He received £5,000 (approximately $6,500). Caleb Parkin of Bristol, England, won the second-place prize for “The Desktop Metaphor.” He received £2,000 (approximately $2,600). T. L. Evans of Hertfordshire, England, won the third-place prize for “Detuned Radio.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). The winning poems were published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Poetry Review and on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom’s website. Moniza Alvi, Gerry Cambridge, and Jack Underwood judged. The annual award is given for a poem written in English. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, England.
marketing@poetrysociety.org.uk
www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Prairie Schooner
Writing Prizes
Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade, both of Hollywood, Florida, won the 2016 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for their collaborative essay "13 Superstitions." They received $1,500. Genevieve Williams of Omaha won the 2016 Edward Stanley Award for a group of poems; David Crouse of Seattle won the 2016 Lawrence Foundation Award for his short story "I'm Here"; and Alireza Taheri Araghi of Saint Louis won the 2016 Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his story "Snow." They each received $1,000. David Campos of Clovis, California, won the 2016 Prairie Schooner Strousse Award for a group of poems; and Kaitlyn Teer of Bellingham, Washington, won the 2016 Bernice Slote Award for her essay "Drawing a Breath." They each received $500. Kwame Dawes judged. The annual awards are given for poems, short stories, and essays published in Prairie Schooner in the previous year. There is no application process.
Sillerman First Book Prize
Bernard Matambo of Oberlin, Ohio, won the 2017 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for his poetry collection, Stray. He received $1,000, and his book will be published in 2018 by University of Nebraska Press. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board judged. The annual award, sponsored and administered by the African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with Prairie Schooner, is given for a debut poetry collection by an African poet. The next deadline is December 1.
Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska, 110 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Ashley Strosnider, Managing Editor.
prairieschooner@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Press 53
Award for Short Fiction
Stephanie Carpenter of Hancock, Michigan, won the 2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction for her story collection Missing Persons. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Press 53. Kevin Morgan Watson judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Press 53, Award for Short Fiction, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
www.press53.com/award_for_short_fiction.html

Publishing Triangle
Literary Awards

Joe Okonkwo of New York City won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction for his novel, Jazz Moon (Kensington). Cathleen Schine of Venice, California, won the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction for her novel They May Not Mean to, But They Do (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Sarah Schulman of New York City won the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community, Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair (Arsenal Pulp Press). David France of New York City won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for his memoir How to Survive a Plague (Knopf). Vivek Shraya of Toronto won the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature for her poetry collection, even this page is white (Arsenal Pulp Press). Each winner received $1,000. Chinelo Okparanta of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, won the inaugural Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, given to a LGBTQ writer who has published one to two books. She received $1,500. The annual awards honor books of fiction and creative nonfiction by LGBTQ authors, or with LGBTQ themes, published in the United States or Canada during the previous year. The next deadline is December 5.
Publishing Triangle, Literary Awards, 332 Bleecker Street, #D36, New York, NY 10014.
publishingtriangle@gmail.com
www.publishingtriangle.org

Reed Magazine
Edwin Markham Prize For Poetry
Liz Lampman of Portland, Oregon, won the 2016 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry for her poem "For E." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
Holly Pekowsky of New York City won the 2016 John Steinbeck Short Story Award for her story "In Another World, They'd be Dandelion Petals." She received $1,000 and publication of her story in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
Shanee Stepakoff of Farmington, Maine, won the 2016 Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge for her essay "Three Witnesses and One Silence: From the Special Court for Sierra Leone." She received $1,333 and publication of her essay in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Reed Magazine, San José State University, English Department, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.
mail@reedmag.org
www.reedmag.org

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
Poetry Prize
Donald Levering of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2017 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Prize for his poem "The Notebook." He received $1,000. Eavan Boland judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 15, 2018.
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223240, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.
www.torhouse.org

Rosebud
Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize
Hannah Jane Weber of Prairie Village, Kansas, won the 2017 Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize for her poem "Scenic Rail Tour." She received $1,000. Molly Peacock, Peter Thabit Jones, and John Smelcer judged. The biennial award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Rosebud, Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, N3310 Asje Road, Cambridge, WI 53523.
www.rsbd.net

San Francisco State University
Gina Berriault Award
Cristina García
of San Francisco won the 2017 Gina Berriault Award. García, whose most recent book is the forthcoming novel Here in Berlin (Counterpoint, 2017), received $500 and will be interviewed and have a short story published in Fourteen Hills, San Francisco State University’s literary journal. The annual award is given to a fiction writer “with a love of storytelling and a commitment to helping young writers.” There is no application process.
San Francisco State University, Creative Writing Department, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.
cwriting@sfsu.edu   
creativewriting.sfsu.edu

San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing
Fiction writers Dinika Amaral of San José, California; Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark of San Francisco; Sunisa Manning of Berkeley, California; Dominica Phetteplace of Berkeley, California; C. Kevin Smith of Iowa City; and Shruti Swamy of San Francisco won 2017–2018 Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing. They each received a $10,000 stipend and a yearlong residency at San José State University. The annual awards are given to fiction writers or creative nonfiction writers. The next deadline is January 2, 2018.
San José State University, Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San José, CA 95192. (408) 808-2067. Nicholas P. Taylor, Director.
nicholas.taylor@sjsu.edu
www.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/fellows

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
Aaron Brown of Sterling, Kansas, won the 2016 Gerald Cable Book Award for his poetry collection, Acacia Road. He received $1,000, and his book will be published in February 2018 by Silverfish Review Press. Rodger Moody judged. The annual award is given for a first poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Silverfish Review Press, Gerald Cable Book Award, P.O. Box 3541, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 344-5060. Rodger Moody, Series Editor.
sfrpress@earthlink.net     
www.silverfishreviewpress.com

Southern Indiana Review
Mary C. Mohr Awards
Richard Thompson of Houston, Texas, won the 2016 poetry award for his poem "manhood." Bradford Kammin of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the fiction award for his story "The One Good Thing About Las Vegas, Nevada." They each received $2,000 and publication in Southern Indiana Review. Jericho Brown judged in poetry; Adam Johnson judged in fiction. The award, which was formerly given in alternating years for a poem or a short story, will now be given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Mary C. Mohr Awards, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.southernindianareview.org

Southwest Review
McGinnis–Ritchie Awards

Thomas Barnes of Boston; Amber Caron of Cambridge, England; Gary Joshua Garrison of Tempe, Arizona; and Doug Ramspeck of Lima, Ohio, each won 2016 McGinnis–Ritchie Awards in fiction. Barnes won for his story “The Skydiver,” Caron won for her story “The Handler,” Garrison won for his story “Aberrations,” and Ramspeck won for his story “Messenger.” Irina A. Dumitrescu of Bonn, Germany, and Floyd Skloot of Portland, Oregon, both won the award in creative nonfiction. Dumitrescu won for her essay “The Things We Take, the Things We Leave Behind,” and Skloot won for his essay “La Serenata.” They each received $500. The annual awards are given for short stories and works of creative nonfiction published in Southwest Review during the previous year. There is no application process.
Southwest Review, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Preston Hutcherson, Managing Editor.
swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Bret Anthony Johnston of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for his story “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses.” He received £30,000 (approximately $39,000). The finalists were Kathleen Alcott of New York City for “Reputation Management;” Richard Lambert of Norwich, England, for “The Hazel Twig and the Olive Tree;” Victor Lodato of Ashland, Oregon, and Tucson for “The Tenant;” Celeste Ng of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for “Every Little Thing;” and Sally Rooney of Dublin for “Mr Salary.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). Anne Enright, Andrew Holgate, Mark Lawson, Neel Mukherjee, and Rose Tremain judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer from anywhere in the world who has been previously published in the United Kingdom. (See Deadlines.)
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, c/o Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, England, SW10 9SB.
shortstoryaward.co.uk

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Writing Awards
Poet William Evans of Columbus, Ohio; fiction writer Rose-Anne Clermont of Berlin; and nonfiction writer Dionne Ford of Montclair, New Jersey, received Sustainable Arts Foundation Fall 2016 awards. They each received $6,000. Poets Chanda Feldman of Rehovot, Israel, and Rachel Zucker of New York City; fiction writers Kathleen Founds of Watsonville, California, Ladee Hubbard of New Orleans, and Christina Soontornvat of Austin, Texas; and graphic memoirist Arwen Donahue of Nicholas County, Kentucky, received Fall 2016 Promise Awards. They each received $2,000. The annual awards are given to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers with children. The next deadline is August 31.
Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.
www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Travelers’ Tales
Solas Awards
James Michael Dorsey of Culver City, California, won the 2017 Solas Awards Grand Prize for his story "Jordan's Bull." He received $1,000 and publication in Volume 12 of The Best Travel Writing and on the Travelers' Tales website. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a travel essay. (See Deadlines.)
Travelers' Tales, Solas Awards, 2320 Bowdoin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
info@besttravelwriting.com
www.besttravelwriting.com

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
Caitlin Doyle of Cincinnati won the seventh annual Frost Farm Prize for her poem "Wish." She received $1,000, publication in Evansville Review, and an invitation to read at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, in June. Deborah Warren judged. The annual award is given for a poem written in a metrical form. The next deadline is April 1, 2018.
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm, Frost Farm Prize, c/o Robert Crawford, 280 Candia Road, Chester, NH 03036.
hylabrookpoets@gmail.com
www.frostfarmpoetry.org/prize-1

Tucson Festival of Books
Literary Awards
Lynne Thompson of Los Angeles won the poetry award for "Genesis and Other Poems." Dana Levin judged. Carrie Bindschadler of Oxford, Ohio, won the fiction award for her short story "Tortoise." Mark Beauregard judged. Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell of Tucson won the nonfiction award for her essay "Good Lands of Mercy." Donna Steiner judged. The winners each received $1,000 and were invited to attend the ninth annual Tucson Festival of Books in March 2018. The annual awards are given for a group of five poems, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a novel or memoir. (See Deadlines.)
Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 855, Cortaro, AZ 85652. Meg Files, Director.
masters@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Chelsea Jennings of Seattle and Timothy O'Keefe of Athens, Georgia, won the 2017 Juniper Prizes in Poetry. Jennings won for her collection, Transmission Loss, and O'Keefe won for his collection, You Are the Phenomenology. Yang Huang of San Francisco and Malinda McCollum of Charleston, South Carolina, won prizes in fiction. Huang won for her story collection, My Old Faithful, and McCollum won for her story collection The Surprising Place. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. The annual awards are given for two poetry collections and two books of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Mary Dougherty, Director.
mvd@umpress.umass.edu
www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html

University of Texas
Dobie Paisano Fellowships
Fiction writer Ricardo Nuila of Houston and nonfiction writer Domingo Martinez of Seattle each won a 2017 Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Nuila received the Ralph A. Johnston Memorial Fellowship, which includes a monthly stipend of $6,250 and a four-month stay at Dobie Paisano's ranch, located fourteen miles southwest of Austin, Texas. Martinez received the Jesse H. Jones Writing Fellowship, which includes a monthly stipend of $3,000 and a six-month stay at Paisano's ranch. The annual fellowships, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, are given to writers who are native Texans, who have lived in Texas for at least three years, or who have published significant work with a Texas subject. The next deadline is January 15, 2018.
University of Texas, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, Graduate School, 110 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G0400, Austin, TX 78712.
gradschool.utexas.edu/services-and-resources/paisano-fellowship-program

University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Prize in poetry
Philip Schaefer of Missoula, Montana, won the 2016 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Bad Summon. He received $1,000, publication of his book by University of Utah Press, and $500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. David Baker judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 15, 2018.
University of Utah Press, Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Hannah New, Contact.
hannah.new@utah.edu
www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry-prize.php

Washington Writers Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Nicole Tong of Fairfax, Virginia, won the 2017 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for her collection How to Prove a Theory. Jacob R. Weber of Laurel, Maryland, won the 2017 Washington Writers Fiction Prize for his story collection Don't Wait to be Called. They each received $1,000 and publication by Washington Writers Publishing House. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel by writers who live in Washington, D.C. or in Maryland or Virginia within a 75-mile radius of the U.S. Capitol. (See Deadlines.)
Washington Writers Publishing House, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, c/o Kathleen Wheaton, 7127 Fairfax Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.
wwphpress@gmail.com
www.washingtonwriters.org

Waterston Desert Writing Prize
Naseem Rakha of Silverton, Oregon, won the 2017 Waterston Desert Writing Prize for an excerpt of her nonfiction work-in-progress, "Searching for the Soul of Creation." She received $2,000 and a four-week fellowship at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. She was also invited to give a reading at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. The annual award is given for a nonfiction work-in-progress that "recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative." The next deadline is April 1, 2018.
Waterston Desert Writing Prize, P.O. Box 640, Bend, OR 97709. (541) 480-3933.
info@writingranch.com
www.writingranch.com/waterston-prize-for-desert-writers

Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction
Kim Wright of Charlotte, North Carolina, won the 2016 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction for her novel Last Ride to Graceland (Gallery Books, 2016). She received $10,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City. The annual award is given for a novel set in the South and published in the current year. The next deadline is March 31, 2018.
Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, 654 Madison Avenue, Suite 703, New York, NY 10065. (212) 752-5480. Elisabeth Norton, Executive Administrator.
enorton@white-williams.com
williemorrisaward.org

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Jeff Shearer of Nashville won the 14th annual Tom Howard Prize for his poem "The Fitting." Trent Busch of Lake Park, Georgia, won the Margaret Reid Prize for her poem "Edges of Roads." They each received $1,500 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and Jim DuBois judged. The annual awards are given for a poem of any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional style. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-margaret-reid-poetry-contest

Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Duy Doan of Boston won the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for his collection, We Play a Game. His book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2018, and he will receive a residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given to an early-career poet who has not published a book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Yale University Press, Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520. 
youngerpoets.org