September/October 2019 - Recent Winners

Alice James Books
Alice James Award
Rosebud Ben-Oni of New York City won the 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Alice James Books in March 2021. Jacques Rancourt of Redwood City, California, and Jane Wong of Bellingham, Washington, received the Editor’s Choice Awards for Brocken Spectre and How Not to Be Afraid of Everything, respectively. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published in Fall 2021. 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 Angela Flournoy of New York City and Adam Ehrlich Sachs of Pittsburgh and nonfiction writer Suki Kim of New York City 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 Coordinator.
el@americanacademy.de
www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Anne Pierson Wiese
of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, won the 2019–2020 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. She received $59,000. 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 their work. (See Deadlines.)
Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Charles A. Cheever and William A. Lowell, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110. (617) 248-4729. Gina Coletti, Trust Advisor.
amylowell@choate.com
www.amylowell.org

A Public Space
A Public Space Fellowships
Fiction writers Mihret M. Sibhat of Minneapolis, Sylvan Thomson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Kyle Francis Williams of New York City and nonfiction writer Vicki Madden of New York City received the 2019 A Public Space Fellowships. They each received $1,000, a six-month mentorship with the editors to prepare a piece for publication in A Public Space, and the opportunity to meet with publishing professionals and participate in a public reading in New York City. The annual fellowships are given to emerging fiction writers and nonfiction writers who have not published a full-length book. (See Deadlines.)
A Public Space, A Public Space Fellowships, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 858-8067.
general@apublicspace.org
www.apublicspace.org

Asheville Poetry Review
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Jude Nutter of Minneapolis won the 2019 William Matthews Poetry Prize for “The Lions of Chauvet.” She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Volume 26, Issue 29 of Asheville Poetry Review. She also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Dorianne Laux judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is January 15, 2020.
Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.
www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Austin Community College
Balcones Prizes
Margaree Little of Tucson, Arizona, won the 22nd annual Balcones Poetry Prize for her collection, Rest (Four Way Books). Joseph Ahearn, Geoffrey Hall, and Sasha West judged. Shena McAuliffe of Schenectady, New York, won the ninth annual Balcones Fiction Prize for her novel, The Good Echo (Black Lawrence Press). Jim Sanderson 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, 2020.
Austin Community College, Balcones Prizes, Creative Writing Department, 6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin, TX, 78752.
www.austincc.edu/crw

Bellingham Review
Literary Awards
Gail Newman of San Francisco won the 2019 49th Parallel Poetry Award for her poem “Mishpacha.” Nickole Brown judged. Corey Flintoff of Cheverly, Maryland, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for his story “The Marchioness.” Robin Hemley judged. Toni Judnitch of Cincinnati won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for her essay “Don’t You See?” Ira Sukrungruang judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2020 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, 2020.
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
Bob Hicok of Blacksburg, Virginia, won the 2019 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for his poetry collection Hold (Copper Canyon Press). Maria Mazziotti Gillan judged. Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi of South Bend, Indiana, and Chicago won the 2019 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for her novel Call Me Zebra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Dante Di Stefano 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, 2020.
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
Matt Morton of Dallas won the 2019 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for Improvisation Without Accompaniment. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in 2019. Patricia Smith 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, 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607. (585) 546-3410. Ron Martin-Dent, Marketing Director.
contact@boaditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker International Prize
Fiction writer Jokha Alharthi of Muscat, Oman, and translator Marilyn Booth of Oxford, England, won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for Booth’s translation from the Arabic of Alharthi’s novel Celestial Bodies (Sandstone Press). They each received £25,000 (approximately $31,800). The finalists were Annie Ernaux and Alison L. Strayer, both of Paris, for Strayer’s translation from the French of Ernaux’s novel The Years (Fitzcarraldo Editions); Marion Poschmann of Berlin and Jen Calleja of London for Calleja’s translation from the German of Poschmann’s novel The Pine Islands (Profile Books); Olga Tokarczuk of Wrocław, Poland, and Antonia Lloyd-Jones of London for Lloyd-Jones’s translation from the Polish of Tokarczuk’s novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Fitzcarraldo Editions); Juan Gabriel Vásquez of Bogotá and Anne McLean of Toronto for McLean’s translation from the Spanish of Vásquez’s novel The Shape of the Ruins (MacLehose Press); and Alia Trabucco Zerán of London and Sophie Hughes of Birmingham, England, for Hughes’s translation from the Spanish of Zerán’s novel, The Remainder (And Other Stories). They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,270). Maureen Freely, Angie Hobbs, Bettany Hughes, Elnathan John, and Pankaj Mishra 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, c/o Four Culture, 20 St. Thomas Street, London, England SE1 9BF.
www.themanbookerprize.com/international

Boulevard
Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Gabrielle Montesanti of Saint Louis won the inaugural Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers for “The Worldwide Roller Derby Convention.” She received $1,000, and her essay was published in the April 2019 issue of Boulevard. The annual award is given for an essay by a writer who has not published a full-length book in any genre with a nationally distributed press. (See Deadlines.)
Boulevard, Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers, 4125 Juniata Street B, Saint Louis, MO 63116. Jessica Rogen, Editor.
www.boulevardmagazine.org

Brick Road Poetry Press
Poetry Book Contest
Beth Ruscio of Los Angeles won the 2018 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest for Speaking Parts. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2020. 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

Bronx Council on the Arts
BRIO Awards
Poets Helen Dano, Sandra Garcia Rivera, Renee Salandy, and Sydney Valerio; fiction writers Marcia Bradley, Richard Frias, and William Lung; nonfiction writers Vanessa Mártir and Elaine Musiwa; and illustrated text writer Derrick Charles, all of New York City, received 2019 BRIO Awards. They each received $5,000. The annual grants are given to writers who reside in the Bronx in New York City. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bronx Council on the Arts, BRIO Awards, 2700 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. (718) 931-9500.
www.bronxarts.org

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Donna M. Glass of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, won the 2018 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem “The Grocery Store.” She received $1,000, publication in Voices From the Attic, and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University. Judith Vollmer 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
Mia S. Willis of Charlotte, North Carolina, won the 2018 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for monster house. They 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 a reading at the O, Miami Festival. Dawn Lundy Martin 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.
www.cavecanempoets.org/prizes/toi-derricotte-cornelius-eady-chapbook-prize

Center for Book Arts
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Miriam Bird Greenberg of Berkeley, California, won the 24th annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for The Sixth Extinction. She received $500, publication of her chapbook by the Center for Book Arts, and a weeklong residency at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York. She will also receive a $500 honorarium to participate in a reading at the Center for Book Arts in October. Edwin Torres 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, Third Floor, New York, NY 10001.
www.centerforbookarts.org

Center for Fiction
NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships
Nine fiction writers, all of New York City, won 2019 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships. They are Coryn Brown, Bryna Cofrin-Shaw, Jonathan Durbin, Cally Fiedorek, Caroline K. Fulford, Nusrat Hossain, Alanna Schubach, Sarah Wang, and Jeri Ziegler. They each received $5,000, a yearlong mentorship with an editor to work on a project, and the opportunity to meet with agents and editors; the fellows will also give two public readings. Sara Batkie, Tadzio Koelb, and Jordy Rosenberg judged. The annual fellowships are given to emerging writers living in the five boroughs of New York City. The next deadline is February 15, 2020.
Center for Fiction, NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org

Cider Press Review
Book Award
Camasin Pedroja of Portland, Oregon, won the 2018 Cider Press Review Book Award for Notes on Vanishing. She received $1,500, publication of her book by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies. Leona Sevick judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
Cider Press Review, Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. (717) 417-8596. Caron Andregg, Editor in Chief.
editor@ciderpressreview.com
www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward

Cloudbank Books
Vern Rutsala Book Prize
Timothy Geiger of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, won the 2019 Vern Rutsala Book Prize for his poetry collection Weatherbox. He received $1,000, and his book was published by Cloudbank Books. Christopher Buckley judged. The annual award is given for a collection of poetry or flash fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Cloudbank Books, Vern Rutsala Book Prize, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339. Michael Malan, Editor.
www.cloudbankbooks.com

Colorado Review
Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Bryna Cofrin-Shaw of New York City won the 16th annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction for “Loss and Damage.” She received $2,000, and her story will be published in the Fall 2019 issue of Colorado Review. Joan Silber judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 14, 2020.
Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, Colorado State University, 9105 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G’Schwind, Director.
www.nelliganprize.colostate.edu

Comstock Review
Poetry Chapbook Contest
Lauren K. Carlson of Dawson, Minnesota, won the 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest for Animals I Have Killed. She received $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies. Peggy Miller 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
Writing Prizes
Sarah Burke of Pittsburgh won the 2019 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for her poem “Almost Never.” Erika Meitner judged. Sam Stover of New York City won the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for his story “Good Girl.” Rick Bass judged. Mary Birnbaum of Vista, California, won the Crazyhorse Nonfiction Prize for her essay “Owosso.” Lily Hoang judged. Each winner received $2,000 and publication in Issue 96 of Crazyhorse. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 31, 2020.
Crazyhorse, Writing Prizes, College of Charleston, English Department, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Managing Editor.
crazyhorse@cofc.edu
www.crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes

Cutthroat
Writing Awards
Meredith Stricker of Big Sur, California, won the 2018 Joy Harjo Poetry Award for her poem “Human Words.” Patricia Spears Jones judged. John Tait of Flower Mound, Texas, won the 2018 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award for his story “Women With Large Dogs.” Mona Susan Power judged. Julia Mary Gibson of Los Angeles won the 2018 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award for her essay “After Lennon.” David Quammen 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
Laurin Becker Macios of New York City won the 19th annual Elixir Press Poetry Award for Somewhere to Go. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Elixir Press. Liz Robbins 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
Leath Tonino
of Crested Butte, Colorado, won the 2019 Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers Award. He received $5,000 to work on his creative nonfiction manuscript “Strange Immersions: Five Deep Dives Into Lands Cut From the Grand Staircase–Escalante Map.” 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, 2020.
Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award, D. A. Davidson and Co., P.O. Box 1677, Helena, MT 59624. Mark Meloy, Executive Director.
info@ellenmeloy.com
www.ellenmeloy.com

Fiction Collective Two
Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
Susan Neville of Indianapolis won the 2019 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her story collection The Town of Whispering Dolls. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Shelley Jackson 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
Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi of San Diego won the 2019 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for his novel, The Book of Kane and Margaret. He received $1,500, and his book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Aimee Parkison 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 Kevin Fitchett of Marblemount, Washington, Esther Lin of Sunnyvale, California, Francisco Marquez of New York City, and Joy Priest of Columbia, South Carolina. Atar Hadari of London received the Second-Year Fellowship in poetry. The First-Year Fellows in fiction are Gbolahan Adeola of Newark, Delaware, Callie Collins of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nora Canty Corrigan of Boston, and John Ptacek of Bayport, New York. Hanna Pylväinen of Richmond, Virginia, received the Second-Year Fellowship in fiction. A panel of writers judged the First-Year Fellowship competition; Carl Phillips selected the Second-Year Fellow in poetry, and Victor LaValle 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.
www.fawc.org

Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition
Jody Winer of New York City won the 2018 Open Chapbook Competition for Welcome to the Guardian Angel School. She received $1,000, and her chapbook will be published 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
Anne Cousins
of Wexford, Ireland, won the Poetry Prize for “Not My Michael Furey.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,140) and publication in the 2019 Fish anthology. Billy Collins judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2020. 
Short Story Prize
Richard Lambert
of Norwich, England, won the Short Story Prize for his story “Wakkanai Station.” He received €3,000 (approximately $3,420), publication in the 2019 Fish anthology, and tuition to attend a short story workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival in July. Mia Gallagher 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

Fordham University at Lincoln Center 
Poets Out Loud Prizes
S. Brook Corfman of Pittsburgh won the 2018–2019 Poets Out Loud Prize for My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites. José Alvergue of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, won the Editors’ Prize for scenery. They each received $1,000, publication by Fordham University Press in Fall 2020, and an invitation to read at Fordham University in Fall 2020. Elisabeth Frost and Cathy Park Hong judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Poets Out Loud Prizes, 113 West 60th Street, Room 924i, New York, NY 10023. (212) 636-6792. Elisabeth Frost, Series Editor. 
pol@fordham.edu
www.fordham.edu/pol

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Grants to Artists
Poets Amy Gerstler of Los Angeles and Douglas Kearney of Maple Grove, Minnesota, received 2019 artist grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Gerstler 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,” and Kearney received the Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, given to a poet. 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
Rachelle Parker of New York City won the 2019 Poetry Prize for Emerging Poets for a group of poems. She received $1,000 and publication in Obsidian: Literature and Art in the African Diaspora. She was also invited to give a reading with prize judge A. Van Jordan in April 2019 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The annual award is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is February 9, 2020.
Furious Flower Poetry Center, Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers, Cardinal House, 500 Cardinal Drive, MSC 3802, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. (540) 568-8883.
furiousflower@jmu.edu
www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/poetryprize/index.shtml

Gemini Magazine
Poetry Open
Partridge Boswell of Woodstock, Vermont, won the 2019 Poetry Open for his poem “Ode to the Umbrella.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in the May 2019 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is January 2, 2020.
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
A. C. Koch
of Denver won the Summer 2019 Supernatural Fiction Award for “Cloudscape.” He received $1,000, and his 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

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Rachael Uwada Clifford of Baltimore won the Short Story Award for New Writers for “What the Year Will Swallow.” She received $2,500, and her story will be published in the final issue of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award was given for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation of more than 5,000; the prize has been discontinued.
Family Matters
Robin Halevy of Big Pine Key, Florida, won the Family Matters Contest for “Bright Ideas for Residential Lighting.” She received $2,500, and her story will be published in the final issue of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award was given for a short story about families of all configurations; the prize has been discontinued.
Glimmer Train Press, 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
Kim Hyesoon of Seoul and Don Mee Choi of Seattle won the 2019 International Griffin Poetry Prize for Choi’s translation from the Korean of Hyesoon’s Autobiography of Death (New Directions). Eve Joseph of Victoria, Canada, won the Canadian Prize for Quarrels (Anvil Press). Hyesoon received CAD $26,000 (approximately $19,800), Choi received CAD $39,000 (approximately $29,600), and Joseph received CAD $65,000 (approximately $49,400). The finalists for the International Prize were Raymond Antrobus of London for The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins); Daniel Borzutzky of Chicago for Lake Michigan (University of Pittsburgh Press); and Luljeta Lleshanaku of Elbasan, Albania, and Ani Gjika of Framingham, Massachusetts, for Gjika’s translation from the Albanian of Lleshanaku’s Negative Space (Bloodaxe Books). The finalists for the Canadian Prize were Dionne Brand of Toronto for The Blue Clerk (McClelland & Stewart) and Sarah Tolmie of Waterloo, Canada, for The Art of Dying (McGill-Queen’s University Press). The winners and finalists each received CAD $10,000 (approximately $7,600) for participating in a reading in Toronto. Ulrikka Gernes, Kim Maltman, and Srikanth Reddy judged. The annual awards are given for a book of poetry published in English during the previous year by a living poet or translator from any country and for a book of poetry in English 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. (905) 618-0420. Ruth Smith, Executive Director.
info@griffinpoetryprize.com
www.griffinpoetryprize.com

Hackney Literary Awards
Novel Contest
Rae Meadows of New York City won the 2018 Novel Contest for her novel manuscript “No Man’s Land.” 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
Poets Angie Estes of Urbana, Illinois, and Joan Naviyuk Kane of Anchorage, Alaska, fiction writers Nina McConigley of Laramie, Wyoming, and Neal Hovelmeier of Harare, Zimbabwe, and nonfiction writer Chanan Tigay of Oakland received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. They each received $77,500, an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses, 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/fellowship-program/become-fellow

Hidden River Arts
Sandy Run Novella Award
Beatriz Seelaender
of São Paulo, Brazil, won the inaugural Sandy Run Novella Award for The Only Unessential. She received $1,000, and her novella will be published by Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a novella. (See Deadlines.)
Tamaqua Award
Cameron Walker of Santa Barbara, California, won the inaugural Tamaqua Award for Points of Light. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Hidden River Publishing. The editors judged. The annual award is given for an essay collection. (See Deadlines.)
Hidden River Arts, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Debra Leigh Scott, Founding Director.
hiddenriverarts@gmail.com
www.hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Awards for College Writers
Bernard Ferguson of New York City and Trevor Lanuzza of Philadelphia won the 2019 Hurston/Wright Awards for College Writers. Ferguson won in poetry for his series of poems “Notes on Migration.” Alan King judged. Lanuzza won in fiction for his story “nobody's a real mystic anymore.” Lauren Francis-Sharma 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, 10 G Street, NE, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20002.
info@hurstonwright.org
www.hurstonwright.org/programs/college-awards

Indiana Review
Blue Light Books Prize
Jennie Maria Malboeuf of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the 2019 Blue Lights Book Prize for her poetry collection, God Had a Body. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Indiana University Press in 2020. Adrian Matejka judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a collection of poetry or a collection of short fiction; the 2020 award will be given in short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Prize
Bridget O’Bernstein of New York City won the 2019 Poetry Prize for “∆.” She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2019 issue of Indiana Review. Nuar Alsadir judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2020.
Fiction Prize
Caroline K. Fulford of New York City won the 2019 Fiction Prize for “Revival.” She received $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2019 issue of Indiana Review. R. O. Kwon judged. The annual award is given for a story. The next deadline is March 31, 2020.
Indiana Review, Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
inreview@indiana.edu
www.indianareview.org/contests

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
Brian Sneeden of Mansfield Center, Connecticut, won the 2019 Iowa Review Award in poetry for his poems “Origins” and “Seasons of Echoes.” Kiki Petrosino judged. Chloe Wilson of Melbourne, Australia, won the award in fiction for her story “Tongue-Tied.” Rebecca Makkai judged. Derby Maxwell of Los Angeles won the award in creative nonfiction for his essay “Tiny Firecrackers.” Roxane Gay judged. The winners each received $1,500 and publication in the Winter 2019 issue of Iowa Review. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2020.
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

John Pollard Foundation
International Poetry Prize
Hannah Sullivan of Oxford, England, won the inaugural John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize for Three Poems (Faber & Faber, 2018). She received €10,000 (approximately $11,400). Harry Clifton, Tim Dooley, Aileen Douglas, and Tom Walker judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
John Pollard Foundation, International Poetry Prize, Trinity Oscar Wilde Center, 21 Westland Row, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland. Sophia Ní Sheoin, Centre Senior Executive Officer.
wilde@tcd.ie
www.tcd.ie/english/news-events/news-john-pollard-foundation2020.php

Journal of Experimental Fiction
Kenneth Patchen Award
Genelle Chaconas of Rancho Cordova, California, won the 2019 Kenneth Patchen Award for their novel, Plague City. They received $1,000, and their book will be published by Journal of Experimental Fiction. Jane L. Carman judged. The annual award is given for an innovative novel. The next deadline is July 31, 2020.
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
Celeste Mohammed of Petit Valley, Trinidad, won the 2019 Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction for “Santimanitay.” She received $3,500, and her story was published by LitMag. Rachel Holbrook of Knoxville, Tennessee, won the second-place prize for “The Girl From the Trailer Park.” She received $1,000, and her story was reviewed by the literary agency Sobel Weber Associates. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is December 15.
LitMag, Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction, Greeley Square Station, P.O. Box 20091, New York, NY 10001.
info@litmag.com
www.litmag.com

Loft Literary Center
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Prose writers John Jodzio, Emily Strasser, and T. E. Wilderson, all of Minneapolis, and Bronson Lemer of Saint Paul received 2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships. They each received $25,000. Cristina García 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 55415. (612) 215-2575.
www.loft.org

Mad Creek Books
Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize
Katie Condon of Knoxville, Tennessee, won the 2018 Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize for Praying Naked. She received $2,500, and her book will be published by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press. Marcus Jackson judged. 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.
www.thejournalmag.org/book-prizes/wheeler-prize

Milkweed Editions
Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry
Patrick Johnson of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2019 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry for Gatekeeper. He received $10,000, and his collection will be published by Milkweed Editions in the fall. Khaled Mattawa judged. Previously known as the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, the annual award is given for a poetry collection by a resident of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. The next deadline is January 31, 2020.
Milkweed Editions, Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
www.milkweed.org

Mississippi Review
Mississippi Review Prizes
Jehanne Dubrow of Denton, Texas, won the 2019 Mississippi Review Prize in poetry for her poem “A Human Scale.” Yu-Mei Balasingamchow of Boston won in fiction for her story “The Prisoner.” Mary O. Parker of Smithville, Texas, won in nonfiction for her essay “Cache & Consequences.” They each received $1,000 and publication in the Mississippi Review. Angela Ball judged in poetry, Olivia Clare judged in fiction, and Joshua Bernstein judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 1, 2020.
Mississippi Review, Mississippi Review Prizes, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. (601) 266-4321. Adam Clay, Editor in Chief.
msreview@usm.edu
www.usm.edu/mississippi-review

New York Public Library
Cullman Center Fellowships
Poet Ken Chen of New York City and fiction writers Mitchell S. Jackson and Ben Marcus, both of New York City, Sana Krasikov of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and Sally Rooney of Dublin received 2019–2020 Cullman Center Fellowships. They will each receive $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 2019 to May 2020. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and scholars 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
Alan Elyshevitz of East Norriton, Pennsylvania, won the 2019 James Hearst Poetry Prize for “Bread.” He received $1,000, and his poem was published in the Spring 2019 issue of North American Review. Dana Levin judged. The annual award is given for a single 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

Northern California Book Reviewers
Fred Cody Award
Sandra M. Gilbert of Berkeley, California, received the 2019 Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service. Gilbert, whose most recent book is the poetry collection Judgment Day (Norton, 2019), 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
www.poetryflash.org/programs/?p=ncba_2019

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Julie Hanson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won the 2019 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for The Audible and the Evident. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ohio University Press in Spring 2020. Maggie Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 1.
Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, 30 Park Place, Alden Library, Suite 101, Athens, OH 45701.
www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Omnidawn Publishing
Open Poetry Book Prize
Anthony Cody of Fresno, California, won the 2019 Open Poetry Book Prize for Borderland Apocrypha. He received $3,000, publication by Omnidawn, and 100 author copies. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is August 19.
Omnidawn Publishing, Open Poetry Book 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
Daniel Donaghy of Willington, Connecticut, and Sean Thomas Dougherty of Erie, Pennsylvania, both won the 2019 Paterson Poetry Prize. Donaghy won for Somerset (NYQ Books) and Dougherty won for The Second O of Sorrow (BOA Editions). They each received $500. The annual award is given for a poetry collection published in the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2020.
Passaic County Community College, Paterson Poetry Prize, the Poetry Center, One College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555.
sdesai@pccc.edu
www.poetrycenterpccc.com

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
PEN/Malamud Award
John Edgar Wideman of New York City and Brittany, France, won the 2019 PEN/Malamud Award. Wideman, whose most recent book is the story collection American Histories (Scribner, 2018), received $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December. The annual award “recognizes excellence in the art of short fiction.” There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 641 South Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001. Shahenda Helmy, Programs & Logistics Director.
shahenda@penfaulkner.org
www.penfaulkner.org

Ploughshares
Ashley Leigh Bourne Prize for Fiction
Belle Boggs of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the inaugural Ashley Leigh Bourne Prize for Fiction for “In the Shadow of Man,” which appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Ploughshares. She received $2,500. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story published in Ploughshares in the previous year. There is no application process.
Ploughshares, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
www.pshares.org

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Marilyn Nelson of East Haddam, Connecticut, won the 2019 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Nelson, whose most recent book is the novel-in-verse American Ace (Dial Books, 2016), received $100,000. The annual award is given to a U.S. poet in recognition of lifetime achievement. There is no application process.
Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism
Terrance Hayes of New York City won the 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism for To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation With the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Wave Books, 2018). He received $7,500. The annual award is given for a book of poetry criticism published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654.
www.poetryfoundation.org

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
Wayne Holloway-Smith of London won the 2018 National Poetry Competition for “The posh mums are boxing in the square.” He received £5,000 (approximately $6,350). Katie Griffiths of Surrey, England, won the second-place prize for “Do not indulge indigo.” She received £2,000 (approximately $2,540). Mark Fiddes of London, Dubai, and Barcelona won the third-place prize for “Polite Safety Notice.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,270). The winning poems were published in the Spring 2019 issue of Poetry Review and on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom’s website. Kei Miller, Kim Moore, and Mark Waldron judged. The annual award is given for a single 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 Egen Writers Exchange Awards
Poet Jonathan Bolt of Princeton, West Virginia, and fiction writer Lydia A. Cyrus of Huntington, West Virginia, won the 2019 Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Awards. They each received $500, a monthlong residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in the Lower Piney Creek Valley of Wyoming, and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with agents, editors, publishers, and prominent writers. Patricia Spears Jones judged in poetry and Bryn Chancellor judged in fiction. The annual awards are given to a poet and fiction writer from a select state. The next deadline is January 6, 2020.
Poets & Writers, Inc., Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004. (212) 226-3586, ext. 225.
www.pw.org

Prairie Schooner
Writing Prizes
Valzhyna Mort of Ithaca, New York, won the 2018 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for a group of poems. She received $1,500. Omar Sakr of Sydney, Australia, won the 2018 Edward Stanley Award for a group of poems; Avee Chaudhuri of Wichita, Kansas, won the 2018 Lawrence Foundation Award for his story “A New Introduction to Vineet Tiruvadi’s Book of Monsters;” and May-lee Chai of San Francisco won the 2018 Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for her essay “Lilacs.” They each received $1,000. Myronn Hardy of New York City won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Strousse Award for a group of poems, and Latifa Ayad of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2018 Bernice Slote Award for her story “Her Gorgeous Ribs.” 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
‘Gbenga Adeoba
of Iowa City won the 2019 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for Exodus. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Nebraska Press in 2020. 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
www.prairieschooner.unl.edu

Press 53
Award for Short Fiction
Rhonda Browning White of Port Orange, Florida, won the 2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction for The Lightness of Water. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Press 53, and 50 author copies. 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
Joseph Cassara of Fresno, California, won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction for his novel, The House of Impossible Beauties (Ecco). John R. Gordon of London won the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction for his novel Drapetomania (Team Angelica). Imani Perry of Philadelphia won the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her biography, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon Press). Alexander Chee of New York City and Bradford, Vermont, won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for his essay collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Margaree Little of Tucson, Arizona, won the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry for her collection, Rest (Four Way Books). Hieu Minh Nguyen of Minneapolis won the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry for his collection Not Here (Coffee House Press). Ely Shipley of Bellingham, Washington, won the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature for his poetry collection Some Animal (Nightboat Books). Each winner received $1,000. Julian Randall of Oxford, Mississippi, won the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, given to a LGBTQ writer who has published one to two books. He 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 2.
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
Felicia Zamora of Phoenix won the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for Body of Render. She received $3,000, publication by Red Hen Press, and a four-week residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. Marilyn Nelson judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Fiction Award
Lara Ehrlich of Medford, Massachusetts, won the 2018 Fiction Award for her story collection, Animal Wife. She received $1,000. Ann Hood 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
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
Ryan McFadden of Berkeley, California, won the 2018 Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge for “What Is Left.” He received $1,333, and his essay will be published in Reed Magazine. Victoria Toney-Robinson judged. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Edwin Markham Prize For Poetry
Joseph Sigurdson of Buffalo, New York, won the 2018 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry for “Letter 2.” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Reed Magazine. Beatrix Gates judged. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
Larry Malchow of Ripon, Wisconsin, won the 2018 John Steinbeck Short Story Award for “Wash the Crying River.” He received $1,000, and his story will be published in Reed Magazine. Shanthi Sekaran judged. The annual award is given for a short story. (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
Sarah Matthes of Austin, Texas, won the 2019 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Prize for her poems “Wet Body Hot Stone” and “The Seventeen Year Cicadas.” She received $1,500. Brenda Hillman judged. The annual award is given for a single poem; this year the prize was awarded for two poems. The next deadline is March 15, 2020.
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223240, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.
thf@torhouse.org
www.torhouse.org

San Jose State University
Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing
Fiction writers Gabriela Garcia of Lafayette, Indiana, Meron Hadero and Laura A. Zink, both of Oakland, Carrie R. Moore of Milpitas, California, and Shabnam Nadiya of El Cerrito, California; and translator Mushfig Babayev of Fairfield, California, won 2019–2020 Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing. They each received a $15,000 stipend and a yearlong residency at San Jose State University. The annual awards are given to fiction writers or creative nonfiction writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set. 
San Jose State University, Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, Room 590, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose, CA 95192. (408) 808-2067. Nicholas P. Taylor, Director.
nicholas.taylor@sjsu.edu
www.sjsu.edu/steinbeck

Schaffner Press
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
James Gallant of Atlanta won the sixth annual Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature for his story collection, La Leona and Other Guitar Stories. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Schaffner Press in 2020. The annual award is given for a poetry collection, novel, short story collection, essay collection, or memoir that “deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence.” The next deadline is January 31, 2020.
Schaffner Press, Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, P.O. Box 41567, Tucson, AZ 85717.
www.schaffnerpress.com

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
Julie Danho of Providence, Rhode Island, won the 2018 Gerald Cable Book Award for Those Who Keep Arriving. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Silverfish Review Press in February 2020. 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) 228-0422.
www.silverfishreviewpress.com

Southern Indiana Review
Mary C. Mohr Awards
C. C. Reid of Washington, D.C., won the 2018 poetry award for her poem “Casida of the Branches.” Elise Burke of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, won the fiction award for her story “Beam On.” Chelsea Catherine of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Sean W. Murphy of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, both won the nonfiction award. Catherine won for her essay “Quiet With the Hurt”; Murphy won for his essay “Church of Jeff.” They each received $2,000 and publication in Southern Indiana Review. Aimee Nezhukumatathil judged in poetry, Rebecca Makkai judged in fiction, and the editors 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

Travelers’ Tales
Solas Award
David Robinson of Sausalito, California, won the 2019 Solas Awards Grand Prize for “The Mystery of the Sahara.” He received $1,000 and publication in Volume 12 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 Award, 2320 Bowdoin Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
info@besttravelwriting.com
www.besttravelwriting.com

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
David Southward of Milwaukee won the ninth annual Frost Farm Prize for “Mary’s Visit.” He received $1,000 and an invitation to read at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, in June. Bruce Bennett judged. The annual award is given for a single poem written in a metrical form. The next deadline is March 30, 2020.
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 Georgia Press
Georgia Poetry Prize
Chelsea Dingman of Tampa won the 2018 Georgia Poetry Prize for Through a Small Ghost. She received $1,000, publication of her book by University of Georgia Press in February 2020, and invitations to read at three universities in Georgia. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
University of Georgia Press, Georgia Poetry Prize, Main Library, Third Floor, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602.
www.ugapress.org

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Susan Leslie Moore of Portland, Oregon, and Christina Pugh of Evanston, Illinois, won the 2019 Juniper Prizes in Poetry. Moore won for her collection, That Place Where You Opened Your Hands, and Pugh won for her collection Stardust Media. Wayne Karlin of Saint Mary’s County, Maryland, and Sarah Harris Wallman of New Haven, Connecticut, won prizes in fiction. Karlin won for his novel A Wolf by the Ears, and Wallman won for her story collection, Senseless Women. Elizabeth Kadetsky of State College, Pennsylvania, won the inaugural prize in nonfiction for her memoir-in-essays, The Memory Eaters. 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, two books of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, 180 Infirmary Way, Fourth Floor, Amherst, MA 01003. Courtney Andree, Contact.
juniperprize@umpress.umass.edu
www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html

University of North Texas Press
Vassar Miller Prize
Steven Bellin-Oka of Tulsa won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for Instructions for Seeing a Ghost. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of North Texas Press in April 2020. Peter Balakian 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.
www.untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Texas
Dobie Paisano Fellowships
Poet Miriam Bird Greenberg of Berkeley, California, and fiction writer Mary Terrier of Madison, Wisconsin, each won a 2019 Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Greenberg 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. Terrier 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, 2020.
University of Texas, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, Graduate School, 110 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G0400, Austin, TX 78712.
www.dobiepaisano.utexas.edu

University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry
Lindsay Lusby of Chestertown, Maryland, won the 2018 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for Catechesis: a postpastoral. She received $1,000, publication of her book by University of Utah Press, and $500 in travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Kimiko Hahn judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 15, 2020.
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
Tomaž Šalamun Prize
Jennifer Liberts
of Portland, Oregon, won the 2019 Tomaž Šalamun Prize for Tender Organs. 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. Emily Pettit judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is March 15, 2020.
Verse, Tomaž Šalamun Prize, University of Richmond, English Department, 106 UR Drive, Richmond, VA 23173. (804) 287-6431. Brian Henry, Editor.
www.versemag.blogspot.com

Washington Writers Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Elizabeth Knapp of Frederick, Maryland, won the 2019 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for her poetry collection Requiem With an Amulet in Its Beak. Nathan Leslie of Fairfax, Virginia, won the 2019 Washington Writers Fiction Prize for his story collection Hurry Up and Relax. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published 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
Nathaniel Brodie of Reno, Nevada, won the 2019 Waterston Desert Writing Prize for “Borderlands,” an essay from his book-in-progress. He received $2,500 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 illustrates “artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy.” 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

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
Prize in Southern Poetry
Heather Elouej of Johnson City, Tennessee, won the White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Prize in Southern Poetry for “Hindsight.” She received $1,500, and her poem was published on the Valentine’s Day menu at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails in Atlanta. Lindsay Turner judged. The annual award is given for a single poem on a theme by a writer from the South. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, Prize in Southern Poetry, 270 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. (404) 524-7200.
www.whiteoakkitchen.com

Women’s Prize for Fiction
Tayari Jones
of Atlanta won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel An American Marriage (Oneworld Publications). She received £30,000 (approximately $38,100). Arifa Akbar, Dolly Alderton, Leyla Hussein, Kate Williams, and Sarah Wood judged. The annual award is given for a novel by a woman published in the United Kingdom during 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
Jill Osier of Fairbanks, Alaska, won the 2019 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for The Solace Is Not the Lullaby. Her book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2020, and she will receive a residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Yale University Press, Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520.
ysyp@yale.edu
www.youngerpoets.org

Zócalo Public Square
Book Prize
Omer Bartov
of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the ninth annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize for Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (Simon & Schuster). He received $5,000 and was invited to give a lecture at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles. Michael Ignatieff, Krit Novoselic, and Megan Smith judged. The annual award is given for a book of nonfiction published in the United States in the previous year that “most enhances our understanding of community, human connectedness, and social cohesion.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set. 
Poetry Prize
Erica Goss of Eugene, Oregon, won the eighth annual Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize for “The State of Jefferson.” She received $500 and was invited to give a reading at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles. Colette LaBouff and the editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem that “best evokes a connection to place.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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