September/October 2018 - Recent Winners

Alice James Books
Alice James Award
Amy Woolard of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2018 Alice James Award for her poetry collection, Neck of the Woods. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Alice James Books in April 2020. Cori Winrock of Salt Lake City received the Editor's Choice Award for her collection Little Envelope of Earth Conditions. She received $1,000, and her book will be published in January 2020. 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 Jesse Ball of Chicago, Yaa Gyasi of New York City, and Paul La Farge of Red Hook, New York; and nonfiction writers P. Carl of Boston and Joshua Yaffa of Moscow 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. Emma Lo, Fellows Selection Manager.
el@americanacademy.de
www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Molly McCully Brown
of Little Rock, Arkansas, won the 2018–2019 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. She received $58,000. 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
Rosa Lane of El Cerrito, California, won the 2018 William Matthews Poetry Prize for "Lane, the Long Meadow." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Volume 25, Issue 28 of Asheville Poetry Review. She also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Alfred Corn judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 15, 2019.
Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.
www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Balcones Center for Creative Writing
Balcones Prizes
Alessandra Lynch of Indianapolis won the 21st annual Balcones Poetry Prize for her collection Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment (Alice James Books). Cyrus Cassells, Jenny Keto, and David Thornberry judged. Brian Van Reet of Austin, Texas, won the eighth annual Balcones Fiction Prize for his novel, Spoils (Lee Boudreaux Books). Donna Walker-Nixon 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, 2019.
Balcones Center for Creative Writing, Balcones Prizes, Austin Community College, 1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, 78701. (512) 223-3355.
austincc.edu/crw

Bellingham Review
Literary Awards
Greg Rappleye of Holland, Michigan, won the 2018 49th Parallel Poetry Award for his poem "To Tell the Hornets." Oliver de la Paz judged. Ed Allen of Vermillion, South Dakota, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for his story "Anorak." Debra Dean judged. Courtney Kersten of Santa Cruz, California, won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for her essay "Women of the Sky." Jenny Boully judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2019 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, 2019.
Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Western Washington University, Mail Stop 9053, Bellingham, WA 98225. Bailey Cunningham, Managing Editor.
bellingham.review@wwu.edu
www.bhreview.org

Binghamton University
Book Awards
Raena Shirali of Philadelphia won the 2018 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for her collection, Gilt (YesYes Books). Maria Mazziotti Gillan judged. Angela Jackson of Chicago won the 2018 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for her novel Roads, Where There Are No Roads (Northwestern University Press). Leslie Heywood 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 February 1, 2019.
Binghamton University, Book Awards, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. (607) 777-2713. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.
www.binghamton.edu/english/creative-writing/binghamton-center-for-writers/book-awards.html

BOA Editions
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize
Jan-Henry Gray of Chicago won the 2018 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for his collection, Documents. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in 2019. D. A. Powell 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, Marketing Director.
contact@boaditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker International Prize
Fiction writer Olga Tokarczuk of Wałbrzych, Poland, and translator Jennifer Croft of Los Angeles won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for Croft’s translation from the Polish of Tokarczuk’s novel Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions). They each received £25,000 (approximately $32,500). The finalists were Virginie Despentes of Paris and Frank Wynne of London for Wynne’s translation from the French of Despentes’s novel Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press); Han Kang of Seoul, South Korea, and Deborah Smith of Sheffield, England, for Smith’s translation from the Korean of Kang’s novel The White Book (Portobello Books); László Krasznahorkai of Szentlászló, Hungary, John Batki of Syracuse, New York, Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes of Wymondham, England, for Batki, Mulzet, and Szirtes’s translation from the Hungarian of Krasznahorkai’s story collection The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press); Antonio Muñoz Molina of Madrid and Camilo A. Ramirez of New York City for Ramirez’s translation from the Spanish of Molina’s novel Like a Fading Shadow (Tuskar Rock Press); and Ahmed Saadawi of Baghdad, Iraq, and Jonathan Wright of London for Wright’s translation from the Arabic of Saadawi’s novel Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld). They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). Lisa Appignanesi, Michael Hofmann, Hari Kunzru, Tim Martin, and Helen Oyeyemi 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
Poetry Book Contest
Gary Stein of Silver Spring, Maryland, won the 2017 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest for Touring the Shadow Factory. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Brick Road Poetry Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Brick Road Poetry Press, Poetry Book Contest, 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.
www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Deborah Allbritain of San Diego won the 2017 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem "Sorrow I Will Lead You Out Somewhere." She received $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University. Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon 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
Layla Benitez-James of Alicante, Spain, won the 2017 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode But He Had to Make Sure. She received $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and a weeklong residency at the Writer's Room at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Florida, and will give readings in New York City and at the O, Miami Festival. Major Jackson 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 Book Arts
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Luisa A. Igloria of Norfolk, Virginia, won the 23rd annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for What Is Left of Wings. 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. Natasha Trethewey 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.
centerforbookarts.org

Center for Fiction
NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships
Nine fiction writers, all of New York City, won 2018 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships. They are Cara Blue Adams, Mariam Bazeed, Diane Chang, Sidik Fofana, Kim Coleman Foote, Chantal Johnson, Jeremy J. Kamps, Katherine Augusta Mayfield, and Kimarlee Nguyen. They each received $5,000, yearlong mentorship with an editor to work on a project, the opportunity to meet with agents and editors, and will give two public readings. Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jaroslav Kalfar, and Weike Wang judged. The annual fellowships are given to emerging writers living in the five boroughs of New York City. The next deadline is February 15, 2019.
Center for Fiction, NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships, 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1201, New York, NY 10011.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org

Cloudbank Books
Vern Rutsala Book Prize
Amorak Huey of Allendale, Michigan, won the 2018 Vern Rutsala Book Prize for his poetry collection Seducing the Asparagus Queen. He received $1,000, and his collection was published by Cloudbank Books. Gary Young judged. The annual award is given for a collection of poetry, flash fiction, or a combination of the two. (See Deadlines.)
Cloudbank Books, Vern Rutsala Book Prize, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339. (877) 782-6762. Michael Malan, Editor.
michael@cloudbankbooks.com
www.cloudbankbooks.com

Colorado Review
Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Shannon Sweetnam of Lake Forest, Illinois, won the 15th annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction for her story "Aisha and the Good for Nothing Cat." She received $2,000, and her story will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of Colorado Review. Margot Livesey judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 14, 2019.
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
Jessie Bryce Niles Poetry Chapbook Contest
Paul Martin of Allentown, Pennsylvania, won the 2017 Jessie Bryce Niles Poetry Chapbook Contest for Mourning Dove. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies. Kathleen Bryce Niles-Overton judged. The biennial award is given for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Comstock Review, Jessie Bryce Niles Poetry Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215.
poetry@comstockreview.org
www.comstockreview.org

Crazyhorse
Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
Kai Carlson-Wee of San Francisco won the 2018 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for his poem "The Book." Vijay Seshadri judged. Josie Sigler Sibara of Rome, Maine, won the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for her story "The Feral." Kelly Link judged. Elizabeth Becker of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, won the Crazyhorse Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Report." Jo Ann Beard judged. Each winner received $2,000 and publication in Issue 94 of Crazyhorse. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 31, 2019.
Crazyhorse, Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, 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
Isaac Black of New York City won the 2017 Joy Harjo Poetry Award for his poem "The Hanging Man." Cornelius Eady judged. Jerry Budwig of McLean, Virginia, won the 2017 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award for his story "Purgatory." Lidia Yuknavitch judged. Tess Hall of New York City won the 2017 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award for her essay "The Boy Who Didn't Know Shit About Shit." Brenda Peterson judged. Each winner received $1,300 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

Elixir Press
Poetry Award
Candice Reffe of Northampton, Massachusetts, won the 18th annual Elixir Press Poetry Award for her collection Live From the Mood Board. She received $2,000 and publication of her book by Elixir Press. Kathleen Winter judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Ellen Meloy Fund
Desert Writers Award
Deborah Taffa of Saint Louis won the 2018 Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award. She received $5,000 to work on her creative nonfiction manuscript "Kiva Song." 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, 2019.
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
Aurelie Sheehan of Tucson, Arizona, won the 2018 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her story collection Once Into the Night. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Laird Hunt 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
Evelyn Hampton of Denver won the 2018 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for her story collection Famous Children and Famished Adults. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Noy Holland 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 fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center. The First-Year Fellows in poetry are Gabriel Kruis of New York City, Sara J. Martin of New Orleans, Laura Neal of Fort Washington, Maryland, and Austin Segrest of Appleton, Wisconsin. Philip Matthews of Wilson, North Carolina, received the Second-Year Fellowship in poetry. The First-Year Fellows in fiction are Praveen Krishna of Birmingham, Alabama, Kannan Mahadevan and J. Preston Witt, both of New York City, and J. Stillwell Powers of Eugene, Oregon. Cecily Scutt of Perth, Australia, received the Second-Year Fellowship in fiction. A panel of writers judged the First-Year Fellowship competition; Robert Pinsky selected the Second-Year Fellow in poetry, and Nicholas Delbanco selected the Second-Year Fellow in fiction. The fellows each received a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and a monthly stipend of $750. The annual awards are given to emerging 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. Michael Roberts, Executive Director.
www.fawc.org

Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition
Joan Naviyuk Kane of Anchorage, Alaska, won the 2017 Open Chapbook Competition for Sublingual. 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. Chris Kincaid, Editor.
finishingbooks@aol.com
www.finishinglinepress.com

Fish Publishing
Poetry Prize
Janet Murray of Sheffield, England, won the Poetry Prize for her poem “Vernacular Green.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the 2018 Fish anthology. Ellen Bass judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2019. 
Short Story Prize
Helen Chambers of Essex, England, won the Short Story Prize for her story “Clippings.” She received €3,000 (approximately $3,300), publication in the 2018 Fish anthology, and tuition to attend a short story workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. Billy O’Callaghan judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is November 30. 
Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.
info@fishpublishing.com
www.fishpublishing.com

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Grants to Artists
Poets Anne Boyer of Kansas City, Missouri, Fred Moten of New York City, and Lisa Robertson of Nalliers, France, received inaugural artist grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Boyer received the Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, given annually to a poet; Moten received the Roy Lichtenstein Award, given annually to an artist in any discipline "contributing to the creative arts in the wide-ranging and investigative spirit of Roy Lichtenstein;" and Robertson received the C. D. Wright Award for Poetry, given to a poet over the age of 50 whose work "exemplifies Wright's vibrant lyricism, seriousness, and striking originality." They each received $40,000. The annual grants are given to artist and poets. There is no application process.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 820 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10014. (212) 807-7077. 

info@contemporaryarts.org
www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants

Furious Flower Poetry Center
Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers
Heather Treseler of Newton, Massachusetts, won the inaugural Poetry Prize for Emerging Poets for her poem "Beaux Arts." She received $1,000 and was invited to give a reading at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with prize judge Marilyn Nelson. The annual award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Furious Flower Poetry Center, Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers, 500 Cardinal Drive, MSC 3802, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807.
(540) 568-8883.
furiousflower@jmu.edu
www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/poetryprize/index.shtml

Gemini Magazine
Poetry Open
Anne Bower of Pomfret, Vermont, won the 2018 Poetry Open for her poem "The Internet of Everything." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the April 2018 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 2, 2019.
Gemini Magazine, Poetry Open, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Ghost Story
Supernatural Fiction Award
Rowan Bowman
of Consett, England, won the Summer 2018 Supernatural Fiction Award for her story “The Beast of Blanchland.” She received $1,000, and her story was published on the Ghost Story website and in the print anthology 21st Century Ghost Stories—Volume II. 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
C. M. Mayo of Basel, Switzerland, won the 18th annual Gival Press Poetry Award for her collection, Meteor. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Gival Press. Linwood D. Rumney 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.
givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Amy X. Wang of New York City won the Short Story Award for New Writers for her story "Gravity." She received $2,500, and her story will be published in Issue 104 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

Susan Howe of Guilford, Connecticut, won the 2018 International Griffin Poetry Prize for Debths (New Directions). Billy-Ray Belcourt of Edmonton, Canada, won the Canadian Prize for This Wound Is a World (Frontenac House). They each received CAD $65,000 (approximately $49,200). The finalists for the International Prize were Tongo Eisen-Martin of San Francisco for Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights); Layli Long Soldier of Tsaile, Arizona, for WHEREAS (Graywolf Press); and Natalie Shapero of Somerville, Massachusetts, for Hard Child (Copper Canyon Press). The finalists for the Canadian Prize were Aisha Sasha John of Montreal for I have to live (McClelland & Stewart) and Donato Mancini of Vancouver for Same Diff (Talonbooks). They each received CAD $10,000 (approximately $7,570) and participated in a reading in Toronto. Sarah Howe, Ben Lerner, and Ian Williams 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 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
Cary Groner of El Sobrante, California, won the 2017 Novel Contest for his novel manuscript "River of Forgetting." He 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
Poets Evie Shockley of Jersey City and Javier Zamora of San Rafael, California; fiction writers Francisco Goldman of Mexico City, Kaitlyn Greenidge and Min Jin Lee, both of New York City, and Lauren Groff of Gainesville, Florida; and nonfiction writer Hernan del Valle of Amsterdam received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. They each received $77,500, 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, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 496-1324.
fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowships

Hub City Press
C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize
Emily W. Pease of Williamsburg, Virginia, won the inaugural C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize for Submission. She received $10,000, and her book will be published by Hub City Press in 2019. Lee K. Abbott judged. The annual award is given for a debut story collection by a writer living in the American South. The next deadline is September 1, 2019.
Hub City Press, C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. (864) 577-9349.
hubcity.org

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Awards for College Writers
Christell Victoria Roach of Miami, Florida, and Desiree Evans of New Orleans won Hurston/Wright Founding Members Awards for College Writers. Roach won in poetry for her series of poems "Mango Season;" Nate Marshall judged. Evans won in fiction for her story "Belly;" David Anthony Durham 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. As of this writing, the deadline has not been set.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Awards for College Writers, 840 First Street N.E., Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002. (202) 248-5051.
info@hurstonwright.org
www.hurstonwright.org/programs/college-awards

Indiana Review
Poetry Prize
Jan Verberkmoes of Oxford, Mississippi, won the 2018 Poetry Prize for her poem "Elegy as Conditionality: Hornets Building." She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2018 issue of Indiana Review. Gabrielle Calvocoressi 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, Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
inreview@indiana.edu
indianareview.org/contests

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
Shaina Monet of New Orleans won the 2018 Iowa Review Award in poetry for "In Hamburg With The Negro Avenged" and other poems. Elizabeth Willis judged. Sandra Hong of New York City won the award in fiction for her short story "Kyunghee Pak, Realtor." Alexander Chee judged. Anita Gill of Los Angeles won the award in creative nonfiction for her essay "Hair." Kiese Laymon judged. The winners each received $1,500 and publication in the December 2018 issue of Iowa Review. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2019.
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

Journal of Experimental Fiction
Kenneth Patchen Award
Patrick Keller
of Los Angeles won the 2018 Kenneth Patchen Award for his novel Those Brave As the Skate Is. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Journal of Experimental Fiction. Jønathan E. Lyons judged. The annual award is given for an innovative novel. The next deadline is July 31, 2019.
Journal of Experimental Fiction, Kenneth Patchen Award, P.O. Box 6281, Aurora, IL 60598. Eckhard Gerdes, Contact.
egerdes@experimentalfiction.com
www.experimentalfiction.com

LitMag
Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction
Meghan O'Toole of Elmhurst, Illinois, won the 2018 Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction for "Abditory." She received $3,500, publication in LitMag, and an agency review by Sobel Weber Associates. H. E. Francis of Huntsville, Alabama, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Put Yourself in My Hands." The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
LitMag, Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction, Greeley Square Station, P.O. Box 20091, New York, NY 10001.
info@litmag.com
litmag.com

Loft Literary Center
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Three Minnesota poets and one spoken word poet received McKnight Artist Fellowships. They are poets Lara Mimosa Montes of Brooklyn Center, Hieu Minh Nguyen of Minneapolis, and Chris Santiago of Bloomington; and spoken word poet Donte Collins of Saint Paul. They each received $25,000. Solmaz Sharif judged in poetry, and Anis Mojgani judged in spoken word. 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 55415. (612) 215-2575.
www.loft.org

Mad Creek Books
Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize
Susannah Nevison of Salt Lake City won the 2017 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize for her collection Lethal Theater. 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

Milkweed Editions
Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Claire Wahmanholm of Minneapolis won the seventh annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry for her collection, Wilder. She will receive $10,000, and her collection will be published by Milkweed Editions in November. Rick Barot 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

Mississippi Review
Mississippi Review Prizes
Cody Smith of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2018 Mississippi Review Prize in poetry for his poem "Self-Portrait as a Liminal Space." Andrew Bales of Seattle won in fiction for his story "Pinkie." Elizabeth Logan Harris of New York City won in nonfiction for her essay "The Old Part of the House." They each received $1,000 and publication in the Summer 2018 issue of Mississippi Review. Adam Clay judged in poetry, Anne Sanow judged in fiction, and Justin Taylor judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 1, 2019.
Mississippi Review, Mississippi Review Prizes, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406.
sites.usm.edu/mississippi-review/index.html

Narrative
Winter Story Contest
Millicent Dillon of Palo Alto, California, won the 2018 Winter Story Contest for her story "Disbelief." She received $2,500, and her story was published in Narrative. Joel Gardner of Newton, Massachusetts, won the second-place prize for his story "After Music." 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, 2019.
Narrative, Winter Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

New York Public Library
Cullman Center Fellowships
Poets Vona Groarke of Manchester, England, and francine j. harris of Detroit; and fiction writers Karan Mahajan of Providence, Rhode Island, Marisa Silver of Los Angeles, and Kirmen Uribe of Ondarroa, Spain, received 2018–2019 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 2018 to May 2019. 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
Karen Harryman of Los Angeles won the 2018 James Hearst Poetry Prize for her poem "To the Butcher's Son." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Spring 2018 issue of North American Review. Eduardo C. Corral 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
Theresa Dowell Blackinton of Durham, North Carolina, won the 2018 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her story "Reunification." She received $1,000 and possible publication in Thomas Wolfe Review. Sarah Addison Allen judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is January 30, 2019.
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
Daniel Ellsberg of Kensington, California, received the 2018 Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service. Ellsberg, whose most recent book is The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (Bloomsbury USA, 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

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Joseph J. Capista of Baltimore won the 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for his collection, Intrusive Beauty. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Ohio University Press in Spring 2019. Beth Ann Fennelly judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 1.
Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, Ohio University, Alden Library 101, Athens, OH 45701. David Sanders, Editor.
www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Omnidawn Publishing
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
Jennifer Pullen of Findlay, Ohio, won the 2017 Fabulist Fiction Chapbook prize for A Bead of Amber on Her Tongue. She received $1,000 and publication by Omnidawn. Lily Hoang judged. The annual award is given for a fabulist fiction chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Omnidawn Publishing, Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com

Passaic County Community College
Paterson Poetry Prize
Jan Beatty of Pittsburgh won the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize for Jackknife: New and Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press). She received $1,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection published in the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2019.
Passaic County Community College, Paterson Poetry Prize, The Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555.
sdesai@pccc.edu
www.poetrycenterpccc.com

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story
Amina Gautier of Chicago and Miami, Florida, and Joan Silber of New York City won the 2018 PEN/Malamud Award. They each received $2,500. The annual award "recognizes excellence in the art of short fiction." There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, 641 South Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001.
(202) 898-9063.
www.penfaulkner.org

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Martín Espada
of Amherst, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Espada, whose most recent collection is Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (Norton, 2016), 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.
info@poetryfoundation.org
www.poetryfoundation.org

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
Dom Bury
of Devon, England, won the 2017 National Poetry Competition for his poem “The Opened Field.” He received £5,000 (approximately $6,500). Mary Jean Chan of London won the second-place prize for “The Window.” She received £2,000 (approximately $2,600). Momtaza Mehri of London won the third-place prize for “Oiled Legs Have Their Own Subtext.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). The winning poems were published in the Spring 2018 issue of Poetry Review and on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom’s website. Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan, and Pascale Petit 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.
info@poetrysociety.org.uk
www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Poets & Writers, Inc.
Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Awards
Poet Anushah Jiwani of Conway, Arkansas, and fiction writer Joshua Idaszak of Fayetteville, Arkansas, won the 2018 Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Awards. They each received $500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with agents, editors, publishers, and prominent writers. Cheryl Boyce-Taylor judged in poetry and Porochista Khakpour judged in fiction. The annual awards are given to a poet and fiction writer from a select state. The next deadline is January 7, 2019.
Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. (212) 226-3586.
www.pw.org

Prairie Schooner
Writing Prizes
Catherine Uroff of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, won the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for her story "Dolphins." She received $1,500. Rob Shapiro of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2017 Edward Stanley Award for a group of poems; Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark of San Francisco won the 2017 Lawrence Foundation Award for her story "Animal Rhetoric;" and Boyer Rickel of Tucson, Arizona, won the 2017 Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his essay "Morgan: A Lyric." They each received $1,000. Amanda Allen of Silver Spring, Maryland, won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Strousse Award for a group of poems, and Brynn Downing of Los Olivos, California, won the 2017 Bernice Slote Award for her essay "Rabbitdom." 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
Tjawangwa Dema of Gaborone, Botswana, won the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her poetry collection, The Careless Seamstress. She received $1,000, and her book will be published in 2019 by University of Nebraska Press. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board judged. The annual award, sponsored 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
Jen Julian of Meadville, Pennsylvania, won the 2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction for her story collection, Earthly Delights and Other Apocalypses. She received $1,500 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

Publishing Triangle
Literary Awards

SJ Sindu of Tallahassee, Florida, won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction for her novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press). Alistair McCartney of Los Angeles won the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction for his novel The Disintegrations (University of Wisconsin Press). Rosalind Rosenberg of New York City won the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her biography Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray (Oxford University Press). Eli Clare of Burlington, Vermont, won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for his book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling With Cure (Duke University Press). Gabrielle Calvocoressi of Carrboro, North Carolina, won the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry for her collection Rocket Fantastic (Persea Books). Chen Chen of Rochester, New York, won the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry for his collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions). Reina Gossett and Johanna Burton, both of New York City, and Eric A. Stanley of San Francisco shared the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature for their anthology, Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press). Each winner received $1,000. Sarah Perry of New York City won the 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 poetry, 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 4.
Publishing Triangle, Literary Awards, 511 Avenue of the Americas, #D36, New York, NY 10011.
publishingtriangle@gmail.com
www.publishingtriangle.org

Red Hen Press
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Matty Layne Glasgow of Sugar Land, Texas, won the 2017 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for his collection, deciduous qween. He received $3,000, publication by Red Hen Press, and a four-week residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. Richard Blanco judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Fiction Award
Landon Houle of Florence, South Carolina, won the 2017 Fiction Award for her novel, Living Things. She received $1,000. Charles Yu judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Red Hen Press, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760.
editorial@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Reed Magazine
Edwin Markham Prize For Poetry
James K. Zimmerman of New York City won the 2017 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry for his poem "Fog on the 180 (Kings Canyon)." He received $1,000 and publication of his poem in Reed Magazine. Ellen Bass judged. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
Meg Tinsley of Petaluma, California, won the 2017 John Steinbeck Short Story Award for her story "How to Lose a Husband." She received $1,000 and publication of her story in Reed Magazine. Keenan Norris judged. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
Peyton Harvey of Berry Creek, California, won the 2017 Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge for her essay "A Waxing Crescent." She received $1,333 and publication of her essay in Reed Magazine. Suzanne Rico judged. 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
Deborah Pope of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, won the 2018 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Prize for her poem "Take Nothing." She received $1,000. Richard Blanco judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 15, 2019.
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223240, Carmel, CA 9392226304 Ocean View Avenue, Carmel, CA 93923. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.
www.torhouse.org

San Francisco State University
Gina Berriault Award
NoViolet Bulawayo of Oakland won the 2018 Gina Berriault Award. Bulawayo, the author of a novel, We Need New Names (Little, Brown, 2013), received $1,000 and a reading at San Francisco State University. The annual award is given to a fiction writer "with a love of storytelling and a commitment to supporting emerging 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 Katie M. Flynn, Laura Goode, and Meng Jin, all of San Francisco; Kirin Khan of Oakland; Jill Logan of San José, California; and Christine Vines of Ithaca, New York, won 2018–2019 Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing. They each received a $15,000 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, 2019. 
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
Craig Beaven of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2017 Gerald Cable Book Award for his poetry collection, Natural History. He received $1,000, and his book will be published in February 2019 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
Mark Wagenaar
of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2017 poetry award for his poem “Ante Up.” Shubha Venugopal of Thousand Oaks, California, won the fiction award for her story “Playing at Parent.” Adriana Páramo of New York City won the nonfiction award for her essay “Love on the Iditarod Trail.” They each received $2,000 and publication in Southern Indiana Review. Maggie Smith judged in poetry, Susan Perabo judged in fiction, and Reginald Dwayne Betts judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given 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
Matt Baca of Denver and Alex Taylor of Morehead, Kentucky, each won 2017 McGinnis–Ritchie Awards in fiction. Baca won for his story “Rodrella, the Neighborhood Authenticity Associate,” and Taylor won for his story “The Gypsy Rib.” Beth Uznis Johnson of Canton, Michigan, and Robert W. Rea of Oxford, Mississippi, both won the award in creative nonfiction. Johnson won for her essay “Your Friend/My Friend, Ted,” and Rea won for his essay “Flannery O’Connor’s Murderous Imagination: Southern Ladyhood in ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find.’” 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, McGinnis-Ritchie Awards, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037.
swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Courtney Zoffness
of New York City won the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story “Peanuts Aren’t Nuts.” She received £30,000 (approximately $41,300). The finalists were Allegra Goodman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for “F.A.Q.s;” Miranda July of Los Angeles for “The Metal Bowl;” Victor Lodato of Ashland, Oregon, and Tucson, Arizona, for “Herman Melville, Volume 1;” Molly McCloskey of Washington, D.C., for “Life on Earth;” and Curtis Sittenfeld of Saint Louis for “Do-Over.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). Sebastian Faulks, Petina Gappah, Tessa Hadley, Andrew Holgate, and Mark Lawson 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

Travelers Tales
Solas Awards
Angelique Stevens of Rochester, New York, won the 2018 Solas Awards Grand Prize for her story "All the Grains of Sand." She received $1,000 and publication in Volume 13 of The Best Travel Writing: True Stories From Around the World 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
Susan de Sola of Amsterdam won the eighth annual Frost Farm Prize for her poem "Buddy." She received $1,000 and an invitation to read at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, in June. Melissa Balmain judged. The annual award is given for a poem written in a metrical form. The next deadline is March 30, 2019.
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

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Herve Comeau of Syracuse, New York, and Kent Shaw of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, won the 2018 Juniper Prizes in Poetry. Comeau won for his collection, Children of the Down-swing, and Shaw won for his collection Too Numerous. Janice Margolis of Boulder, Colorado, and Christina Milletti of Buffalo won prizes in fiction. Margolis won for her story collection, Termination Shocks, and Milletti won for her novel, Choke Box: a Fem-Noir. 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, and beginning this year will also be awarded in creative nonfiction. (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 North Texas Press
Vassar Miller Prize
Owen McLeod of Easton, Pennsylvania, won the 2018 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for his collection, Dream Kitchen. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of North Texas Press in April 2019. Rosanna Warren judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Vassar Miller Prize, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203. (940) 565-2142. Karen DeVinney, Assistant Director/Managing Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Texas
Dobie Paisano Fellowships
Fiction writer Brian Van Reet of Austin, Texas, and nonfiction writer Michelle García of New York City each won a 2018 Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Van Reet 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. García 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, 2019. 
University of Texas, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, Graduate School, 110 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G0400, Austin, TX 78712.
dobiepaisano.utexas.edu

University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry
Heather June Gibbons of San Francisco won the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Her Mouth as Souvenir. She received $1,000, publication of her 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. Jericho Brown judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 15, 2019.
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

Verse
Tomaz Salamun Prize
Sophia Terazawa
of Tucson, Arizona, won the 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize for her chapbook Correspondent Medley. She received $500, publication of her chapbook by Factory Hollow Press, and a monthlong residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Anaïs Duplan judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook by a poet at any stage of their career. The next deadline is March 15, 2019.
Verse, Tomaz Salamun Prize, University of Richmond, English Department, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173. (804) 287-6431. Brian Henry, Editor.
verse.submittable.com

Washington Writers Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Jona Colson of Washington, D.C. won the 2018 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for his collection, Said Through Glass. Caroline Bock of Potomac, Maryland, won the 2018 Washington Writers Fiction Prize for her story collection, Carry Her Home. 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
Patrick Mondaca of Montclair, New Jersey, won the 2018 Waterston Desert Writing Prize for an excerpt of his memoir-in-progress, "Adjustment Disorder." He received $2,000 and a four-week residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. He 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 demonstrates "literary excellence in writing about deserts and their importance in both the natural world and the human narrative." As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Waterston Desert Writing Prize, P.O. Box 640, Bend, OR 97709. (541) 480-3933.
info@writingranch.com
www.waterstondesertwritingprize.org

Women's Prize for Fiction
Kamila Shamsie
of London won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire (Bloomsbury). She received £30,000 (approximately $39,000). Anita Anand, Katy Brand, Catherine Mayer, Sarah Sands, and Imogen Stubbs judged. The annual award is given for a novel by a woman published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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

Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Yanyi of New York City won the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for his collection, The Year of Blue Water. His book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2019, 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