Recent Winners

42 Miles Press
Poetry Award
Tracey Knapp of San Francisco won the 2014 Poetry Award for her poetry collection Mouth. She received $1,000, publication of her book by 42 Miles Press, and a reading at Indiana University in South Bend. David Dodd Lee judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 1, 2015.
42 Miles Press, Poetry Award, English Department, Indiana University, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46634. (574) 520-4165. David Dodd Lee, Editor in Chief.
davdlee@iusb.edu
www.42milespress.com

ABQ Writers Co-op
Bosque Fiction Prize
Colin Brezicki of Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario, won the 2014 bosque Fiction Prize for his story “Defiled.” He received $1,000 and publication in bosque. Manuel Muñoz judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2015.
ABQ Writers Co-op, bosque Fiction Prize, 508 Chamiso Lane NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Lisa Lenard-Cook and Lynn Miller, Coeditors.
admin@abqwriterscoop.com
www.abqwriterscoop.com

Ahsahta Press
Sawtooth Poetry Prize
Aaron Apps of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, won the 2014 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for Dear Herculine. He received $1,500, and his poetry collection will be published by Ahsahta Press in January 2015. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, English Department, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. (208) 426-3134. Janet Holmes, Director.
ahsahta@boisestate.edu
ahsahtapress.org

A Public Space
Emerging Writer Fellowships
Vanessa Hutchinson of New York City, Mahreen Sohail of Islamabad, Pakistan, and April Wolfe of Los Angeles received the inaugural APS Emerging Writer Fellowships. They each received $1,000, publication in A Public Space, and a six-month mentorship from September 2014 to March 2015 with an established author who has contributed to A Public Space. Hutchinson will also be writer-in-residence at the Brooklyn office of A Public Space. The annual fellowships are given to emerging fiction and nonfiction writers who have not yet published a book. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
A Public Space, Emerging Writer Fellowships, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 858-8067.
general@apublicspace.org
apublicspace.org

Bear Star Press
Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize
Melissa Mylchreest of Missoula, Montana, won the 2014 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize for Waking the Bones. She received $1,000, and her collection was published by Bear Star Press. The editors judged. The prize is given annually for a poetry collection by a writer who lives in a state west of the central time zone. (See Deadlines.)
Bear Star Press, Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, 185 Hollow Oak Drive, Cohasset, CA 95973. (530) 891-0360. Beth Spencer, Editor.
beth@bearstarpress.com
www.bearstarpress.com

BkMk Press
Ciardi/Chandra Prizes
Wendy Barker of San Antonio, Texas, won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for The Teaching Poems. Alice Friman judged. Lenore Myka of Somerville, Massachusetts, won the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction for The King of the Gypsies. Lorraine M. López judged. The winners each received $1,000, and their books will be published by BkMk Press. The annual prizes are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes, 5100 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558. Ben Furnish, Managing Editor.
bkmk@umkc.edu
www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/BkMk-writing-contests

Black Lawrence Press
St. Lawrence Book Award
KMA Sullivan of Portland, Oregon, won the 2013 St. Lawrence Book Award for her poetry collection, Necessary Fire. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2015. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. The next deadline is August 31, 2015.
Black Lawrence Press, St. Lawrence Book Award, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
editors@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com

Cave Canem
Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize
Jonathan Moody of Fresno, Texas, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Olympic Butter Gold. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Northwestern University Press in 2015. Parneshia Jones and Frank X Walker judged. The biennial award is given for a second poetry collection by an African American poet. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Poetry Prize
Rickey Laurentiis of New York City won the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his poetry collection, Boy With Thorn. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2015. Terrance Hayes judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection by an African American poet. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Cave Canem, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.
www.cavecanempoets.org

Centenary College of Louisiana
John William Corrington Award
B. H. Fairchild of Claremont, California, won the 2013–2014 John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. Fairchild, whose most recent poetry collection is The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems (Norton, 2014), received $2,000 and a bronze medal. The annual award is given to recognize a career of dedication to literary excellence. There is no application process.
Centenary College of Louisiana, English Department, Shreveport, LA 71134. (318) 869-5085. David Havird, Coordinator.
www.centenary.edu/english/events/corrington

Chicago Tribune
Nelson Algren Awards
Ben Hoffman of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2014 Nelson Algren Award for his short story "This Will All Be Over Soon." He received $3,500, and his story was published in the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal. Yiyun Li, Peter Orner, and Roxana Robinson judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Chicago Tribune, Nelson Algren Awards, 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 222-3232. Lauren Krause, Contact.
www.chicagotribune.com

Cider Press Review
Editors' Prize Book Award
Sarah Estes of Los Angeles won the 2014 Editors' Prize Book Award for her poetry collection Field Work. She received $1,000, publication by Cider Press in August 2015, and 25 author copies. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. The next deadline is June 30, 2015.
Cider Press Review, Editors' Prize 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

Commonwealth Club of California
California Book Awards
Brenda Hillman of Berkeley won the 83rd annual California Book Awards Gold Medal in poetry for her collection Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire (Wesleyan University Press). Karen Joy Fowler of Santa Cruz won the Gold Medal in fiction for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Putnam/Marian Wood). Anthony Marra of Oakland won the Gold Medal in first fiction for his novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth). Eric Schlosser of Carmel-by-the-Sea won the Gold Medal in nonfiction for his book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (Penguin Press). The annual awards are given to honor California writers for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 597-6700.
bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards

Converse College
Julia Peterkin Award
Adrian Matejka of Bloomington, Indiana, won the 2014 Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry. He will receive $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The annual award is given in alternating years for a group of poems or a work of fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Converse College, Julia Peterkin Award, Creative Writing Department, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. (864) 596-9000.
www.converse.edu/academics/school-humanities-and-sciences/englishcreative-and-professional-writing/creative-writing/j

Crab Orchard Review
Open Competition
Sass Brown of Alexandria, Virginia, and Lisa Fay Coutley of Spring City, Utah, won the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. Brown won for her collection USA–1000, and Coutley won for her collection Errata. They each received $4,000, and their books will be published by Southern Illinois University Press. They will also be invited to read at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Adrienne Su judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Special Issue Feature Awards
Terry Lucas of Mill Valley, California, won the 2014 Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry for his poem "Contra Costa." Russell Working of Oak Park, Illinois, won the 2014 Special Issue Feature Award in Fiction for his story "The Day Job." Debra Gwartney of Finn Rock, Oregon, won the 2014 Special Issue Feature Award in Literary Nonfiction for her essay "Her Hair." They each received $2,000 and publication in the Summer/Fall 2014 special issue of Crab Orchard Review, whose theme was "The West Coast & Beyond." The editors judged. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on a theme. The next deadline is November 1, 2014.
Crab Orchard Review, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.
craborchardreview.siu.edu

Dayton Literary Peace Foundation
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Louise Erdrich of Minneapolis won the 2014 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. The annual award honors an author whose complete body of work reflects the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's mission to "foster peace, social justice, and global understanding." There is no application process.
Dayton Literary Peace Foundation, P.O. Box 461, Wright Brothers Branch, Dayton, OH 45409. (937) 298-5072. Sharon Rab, Chair.
sharon.rab@daytonliterarypeaceprize.org
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

DIAGRAM
Chapbook Contest
Jessica Johnson of Portland, Oregon, won the DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest for In Absolutes We Seek Each Other. She received $1,000 and publication by New Michigan Press. Ander Monson judged. The annual award is given for a chapbook. The next deadline is April 27, 2015.
DIAGRAM, Chapbook Contest, P.O. Box 210067, English Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Ander Monson, Editor. editor@thediagram.com
www.thediagram.com/contest.html

Five Points
James Dickey Prize
Susan Ludvigson of Rock Hill, South Carolina, won the 2014 James Dickey Prize for a group of poems. She received $1,000, and her poems were published in Five Points. The annual prize is given for up to three poems. (See Deadlines.)
Five Points, James Dickey Prize, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3999, Atlanta, GA 30302. Megan Sexton, Coeditor.
fivepoints@gsu.edu
www.fivepoints.gsu.edu

French-American Foundation
Translation Prizes
Adriana Hunter of Norfolk, England, won the 27th annual Translation Prize in fiction for her translation of Hervé Le Tellier’s novel Eléctrico W (Other Press). Alison Dundy and Nicholas Elliott, both of New York City, won in nonfiction for their translation of The Falling Sky (Harvard University Press) by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert. Hunter received $10,000; Dundy and Elliott together received $10,000. The annual awards, typically given to one translator in each genre, honor translations from French into English published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
French-American Foundation, Translation Prizes, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 1420, New York, NY 10036. (212) 829-8800.
www.frenchamerican.org

Gemini Magazine
Short Story Contest
John Kachuba of Cincinnati won the 2014 Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest for "Patron Saint of the Confederacy." He received $1,000, and his story was published in Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 31, 2015.
Gemini Magazine, Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Glimmer Train Press
Fiction Open
Courtney Sender of Baltimore won the Fiction Open for "Even Angels Are Astonished." She received $2,500, and her story will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. Celeste Ng of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Every Little Thing." The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Short Story Award for New Writers
Melanie Lefkowitz of Ithaca, New York, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "The Mango." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (See Deadlines.)
Glimmer Train Press, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.org

Hub City Press
First Novel Prize
James Edwin McTeer II of Lexington, South Carolina, won the First Novel Prize for his novel, Minnow. He received $1,000, and his novel will be published by Hub City Press in May 2015. Ben Fountain judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel by a South Carolina writer. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Hub City Press, First Novel Prize, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. (864) 577-9349. Betsy Teter, Contact.
betsy@hubcity.org
www.hubcity.org/press/sc-first-novel-contest

Kenyon Review
Short Fiction Contest
Amy Blakemore of Ashland, Massachusetts, won the 2014 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest for "Previously, Sparrows." She received a scholarship valued at approximately $2,000 to attend the 2014 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, and her story will be published in the Winter 2015 issue of the Kenyon Review. Katharine Weber judged. The next deadline is February 28, 2015.
Kenyon Review, Short Fiction Contest, Finn House, 102 West Wiggin Street, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 43022. (740) 427-5208.
kenyonreview@kenyon.edu
www.kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction

Literal Latté
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award

Colin Brezicki of St. Catharines, Ontario, won the 2014 K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award for his story “An Original Sin.” He received $1,000, and his story will be published in Literal Latté. The editors judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Literal Latté, K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003. (212) 260-5532. Jenine Gordon Bockman, Editor. 

www.literal-latte.com

Livingston Press
Tartt Fiction Award
Pat Mayer of Mobile, Alabama, won the 2014 Tartt Fiction Award for her short story collection, Two Legs, Bad. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Livingston Press in June 2015, and 100 author copies. The editors judged. The annual prize is given for a first collection of short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Livingston Press, Tartt Fiction Award, University of West Alabama, Station 22, Livingston, AL 35470. Joe Taylor, Director.
jwt@uwa.edu
www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

Loft Literary Center
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants
Six writers received 2014 Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants. They are poets Amir Hussain and Gretchen Marquette, both of Minneapolis, and Hieu Minh Nguyen of Saint Paul; and fiction writers Romelle Adkins of Stillwater, and John Jodzio and Mary Stein, both of Minneapolis. They each received grants of up to $8,000. Karen Finneyfrock, Peter Mountford, Ed Skoog, Elissa Washuta, and Jane Wong judged. The annual grants are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in Minnesota for at least one year and have published no more than two books in any genre. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 215-2575.
loft@loft.org
www.loft.org

Lost Horse Press
Idaho Prize for Poetry
Jeff Baker of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2014 Idaho Prize for Poetry for Whoop and Shush. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Lost Horse Press. Dorianne Laux judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 15, 2015.
Lost Horse Press, Idaho Prize for Poetry, 105 Lost Horse Lane, Sandpoint, ID 83864. (208) 255-4410. Christine Holbert, Publisher.
www.losthorsepress.org

Main Street Rag
Poetry Book Award
Brian Heston of Atlanta won the 2014 Poetry Book Award for If You Find Yourself. He received $1,200, publication of his book by Main Street Rag Publishing, and 50 author copies. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is January 31, 2015.
Main Street Rag, Poetry Book Award, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227. (704) 573-2516. M. Scott Douglass, Publisher. editor@mainstreetrag.com
www.mainstreetrag.com

Memphis Magazine
Fiction Contest
William Boyle of Oxford, Mississippi, won the 2014 Fiction Contest for his story "Shoveling Out." He received $1,000, and his story was published in the June 2014 issue of Memphis Magazine. The annual prize is given for a story by a writer who lives within 150 miles of Memphis. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Memphis Magazine, Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 1738, Memphis, TN 38101. (901) 521-9000, ext. 451. Marilyn Sadler, Contact. sadler@memphismagazine.com
www.memphismagazine.com

Mississippi Review
Mississippi Review Prize
Harold Whit Williams of Austin, Texas, won the 2014 prize in poetry for his poem "Blues Dreams." Kirstin Valdez Quade of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2014 prize in fiction for her story "Kidline." They each received $1,000 and publication in Mississippi Review. Rebecca Morgan Frank judged in poetry and Andrew Malan Milward judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mississippi Review, Mississippi Review Prize, 118 College Drive, #5144, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. (601) 266-4321. Andrew Malan Milward, Editor in Chief.
msreview@usm.edu
www.usm.edu/mississippi-review

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Five fiction writers received $1,000 Individual Artist Grants from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. They are Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn of New York City for her novel Here Comes the Sun; Barb Johnson of New Orleans for her novel Turn it Up; Tsering Lama of New York City for her novel Transference; Annie Liontas of Philadelphia for her novel BadEye; and Jude Whelchel of Asheville, North Carolina, for her novel Ofekinoke. The grants are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. (See Deadlines.)
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.
demingfund.org

Morehead State University
Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing
George Ella Lyon of Lexington, Kentucky, and Scott McClanahan of Beckley, West Virginia, both won the 2014 Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing. Lyon won for her poetry collection Many-Storied House (University Press of Kentucky, 2013); McClanahan won for both his novel Hill William (Tyrant Books, 2013) and his memoir Crapalachia: A Biography of a Place (Two Dollar Radio, 2013). They each received $500, and will give a reading at the Morehead State University campus. The annual award is given to honor a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by an Appalachian writer. (See Deadlines.)
Morehead State University, Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, UPO 630, English Department, Morehead, KY 40351. (606) 783-2185. Tom Williams, Contact.
www.moreheadstate.edu/english

Munster Literature Center
Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
Colin Barrett of Dublin won the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for his short story collection Young Skins (Grove Atlantic). He received €25,000 (approximately $33,475) and was invited to read at the Cork International Short Story Festival in September. Manuel Gonzales, Alison MacLeod, and Matthew Sweeney judged. The annual award is given for short story collection published in the previous year. As of this writing the next deadline has not been set.
Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize
Maya Catherine Popa of New York City won the 2014 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for “Hummingbird.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,339), publication of her poem in Southword, a weeklong residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center, and up to €600 (approximately $803) to attend the Cork Spring Poetry Festival. Patrick Cotter judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Munster Literature Center, Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.
info@munsterlit.ie
www.munsterlit.ie

National Endowment for the Arts
Translation Fellowships
Twenty translators each received a fellowship of either $25,000 or $12,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The recipients of a $25,000 fellowship include Jawid Mojaddedi of Hoboken, New Jersey; Philip Pardi of Phoenicia, New York; Jacquelyn Pope of Oak Park, Illinois; and Jeffrey Yang of Beacon, New York. The recipients of a $12,500 fellowship include Rosa Alcalá of El Paso, Texas; Douglas Basford of Buffalo, New York; Wendy Call and Bruce Fulton, both of Seattle; Enriqueta Carrington of Highland Park, New Jersey; Alexander Cigale, Sarah Ponichtera, and Yvette Siegert, all of New York City; Jennifer Croft of Tiffin, Iowa; Katherine M. Hedeen of Mount Vernon, Ohio; Cynthia Hogue of Phoenix; Barbara Romaine of Paoli, Pennsylvania; Adam P. Siegel of Davis, California; Steven J. Stewart of Rexburg, Idaho; Niloufar Talebi of San Francisco; and Andrew Zawacki of Athens, Georgia. The annual fellowships are given to translators of poetry and prose. (See Deadlines.)
National Endowment for the Arts, Translation Fellowships, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506. (202) 682-5034.
litfellowships@arts.gov
arts.gov

Nimrod International Journal
Neruda and Porter Prizes
Mary-Alice Daniel of Los Angeles won the 36th annual Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for "Disease Map" and other poems. She received $2,000. Christopher Buckley of Santa Barbara, California, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Reincarnation by the Sea" and other poems. W. S. Di Piero judged. The prizes are given for single long poems or groups of short poems. Shobha Rao of San Francisco won the $2,000 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction for her story "Kavitha and Mustafa." Jill Logan of Gilroy, California, won the $1,000 second-place prize for "Little House." Chris Abani judged. The prizes are given for short stories. The winning works appeared in Nimrod International Journal, and the winners were flown to Tulsa for the annual awards dinner. The next deadline is April 30, 2015.
Nimrod International Journal, Neruda and Porter Prizes, University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. (918) 631-3080. Eilis O'Neal, Editor in Chief.
nimrod@utulsa.edu
www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Oberlin College Press
FIELD Poetry Prize
Carol Potter of Corinth, Vermont, won the 2014 FIELD Poetry Prize for Some Slow Bees. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Oberlin College Press in Spring 2015. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 31, 2015.
Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize, 50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. Marco Wilkinson, Managing Editor.
oc.press@oberlin.edu
www.oberlin.edu/ocpress

Omnidawn Publishing
Poetry Chapbook Contest
Dan Rosenberg of King Ferry, New York, won the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest for Thigh's Hollow. He received $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies. Kazim Ali judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is March 31, 2015.
Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Contest, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest

Pen Parentis
Writing Fellowship for New Parents
Jess deCourcy Hinds of New York City won the 2014–2015 Writing Fellowship for New Parents for her story “Dear All.” She received $1,000, publication of her story in Brain, Child, and a reading at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in New York City. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer with at least one child under the age of 10. The next deadline is in April 2015.
Pen Parentis, Writing Fellowship for New Parents, 176 Broadway, 14F, New York, NY 10038. (212) 501-2031.
info@penparentis.org
www.penparentis.org

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Pew Fellowships in the Arts
Poets Laynie Browne, Thomas Devaney, Travis Macdonald, and J. C. Todd, all of Philadelphia, won 2014 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. They each received $60,000. The annual awards are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers living in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Writers must be nominated in order to apply.
Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 1608 Walnut Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (267) 350-4903.
pewfellowships@pcah.us
pcah.us/fellowships

Ploughshares
Emerging Writer's contest
Rosalie Moffett of Oakland, California, won the 2014 Emerging Writer's Contest in poetry for a group of poems. Tomiko Breland of Monterey, California, won the 2014 Emerging Writer's Contest in fiction for her story "Rosalee Carrasco." Eliese Goldbach of Akron, Ohio, won the 2014 Emerging Writer's Contest in nonfiction for her essay "In the Memory of the Living." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Winter 2014 issue of Ploughshares. John Skoyles judged in poetry, Margot Livesey judged in fiction, and Ladette Randolph judged in nonfiction. The awards are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is May 15, 2015.
Ploughshares, Emerging Writer's Contest, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Managing Editor. pshares@pshares.org
www.pshares.org

Prairie Schooner
Book Prizes
Jennifer Perrine of Des Moines, Iowa, won the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for her poetry collection No Confession, No Mass. Bryn Chancellor of Montevallo, Alabama, won the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her short story collection When Are You Coming Home? They will each receive $3,000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. Hilda Raz, Peggy Shumaker, and Patricia Smith selected the finalists for the poetry contest; Pam Houston and Mat Johnson selected the finalists for the fiction contest. Kwame Dawes was the final judge for both poetry and fiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and short story collection. The next deadline is March 15, 2015.
Sillerman First Book Prize
Ladan Osman of Chicago won the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her poetry collection, The Kitchen Dweller's Testimony. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board judged. The annual award, sponsored and administered by the African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with Prairie Schooner, is given for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or resident, or whose parents are African. (See Deadlines.)
Prairie Schooner, 123 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Ashley Strosnider, Managing Editor.
prairieschooner@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Prince of Asturias Foundation
Award for Literature
Fiction writer John Banville of Dublin won the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. Banville, whose most recent book is the novel The Black-Eyed Blonde (Holt, 2014), written under his pseudonym, Benjamin Black, received €50,000 (approximately $66,950). A jury appointed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation judged. The annual award is given to a writer “whose literary work represents an outstanding contribution to universal literature.” There is no application process.
Prince of Asturias Foundation, c/o General Yagüe, 2, 33004 Oviedo, Principality of Asturias, Spain. 

www.fpa.es/en/prince-of-asturias-awards

Rona Jaffe Foundation
Writers' Awards
Six women writers each won a $30,000 Writers' Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. They are poets Danielle Jones-Pruett of Salem, Massachusetts, and Solmaz Sharif of Oakland, California; fiction writers Olivia Clare of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and T. L. Khleif of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and creative nonfiction writers Karen Hays of Minneapolis and Mara Naselli of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Established by writer Rona Jaffe to "identify and support women writers of exceptional talent in the early stages of their careers," the foundation gives grants annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. There is no application process.
Rona Jaffe Foundation, P.O. Box 83, Barnet, VT 05821.
www.ronajaffefoundation.org

Rosebud
William Stafford Prize for Poetry
Mary Winegarden of San Francisco won the 2014 William Stafford Award for her poem "Baking During Drought." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Rosebud. John Smelcer and Diane Wakoski judged. The biennial prize is given for a poem. As of this writing the next deadline has not been set.
Rosebud, William Stafford Prize for Poetry, N3310 Asje Road, Cambridge, WI 53523.
www.rsbd.net

Ruminate
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
Emily Rose Cole of Carbondale, Illinois, won the 2014 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize for her poem "Allegheny County, 1888: Ava Remembers Her Canaries." She received $1,500, and her poem will be published in the Winter 2014 issue of Ruminate. Jeanne Murray Walker judged. The annual prize is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 15, 2015.
Vandermey Nonfiction Prize
Jessie van Eerden of Buckhannon, West Virginia, won the 2014 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Work Ethic." She received $1,000 and publication of her essay in the Summer 2014 issue of Ruminate. John Wilson judged. The annual award is given for a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2015.
Ruminate, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.org

Ruth Hindman Foundation
Sandra Hunter of Simi Valley, California, won the 2014 H. E. Francis Short Story Competition for "Against the Stranger." She received $2,000. The annual award, cosponsored by the Ruth Hindman Foundation and the English department of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Ruth Hindman Foundation, H. E. Francis Short Story Competition, English Department, University of Alabama, Morton Hall Room 222, Huntsville, AL 35899. Anna Petroff, Contact.
www.hefranciscompetition.com

Sarabande Books
Morton and McCarthy Prizes
Jordan Zandi of Boston won the 2014 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry for his collection Solarium. Henri Cole judged. Matthew Neill Null of Provincetown, Massachusetts, won the 2014 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction for his collection Allegheny Front. Lydia Millet judged. They each received $2,000, and their collections will be published by Sarabande Books. The annual awards are given for collections of poetry and short fiction. The next deadline is February 15, 2015.
Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes, 2234 Dundee Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205.
info@sarabandebooks.org
www.sarabandebooks.org

Saturnalia Books
Poetry Prize
Jay Nebel of Portland, Oregon, won the 2014 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize for his collection Neighbors. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Saturnalia Books in 2015. Gerald Stern judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 31, 2015.
Saturnalia Books, Poetry Prize, 105 Woodside Road, Ardmore, PA 19003. Henry Israeli, Publisher.
www.saturnaliabooks.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Anne Rankin-Kotchek of Rockville, Maryland, won the Sixfold Summer Poetry Award for a group of poems. Bill Pippin of Silver City, New Mexico, won the Sixfold Summer Short Story Award for "Century." They each received $1,000 and publication in Sixfold. The contest entrants judged. The quarterly award is given for a group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is January 24, 2015.
Sixfold, Poetry and Short Story Awards, 28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.
sixfold@sixfold.org
www.sixfold.org

Slipstream Press
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Nicole Antonio of Oakland, California, won the 2014 Poetry Chapbook Competition for Another Mistake. She received $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Slipstream Press, and 50 author copies. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. (See Deadlines.)
Slipstream Press, Poetry Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.
editors@slipstreampress.org
www.slipstreampress.org

Southern Poetry Review
Guy Owen Prize
Traci Rae Letellier of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, won the 2014 Guy Owen Prize for her poem "Outlaw Country." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Volume 52, Issue 2 of Southern Poetry Review. Claudia Emerson judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is June 15, 2015.
Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy, Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419. (912) 344-3196. James Smith, Coeditor.
www.southernpoetryreview.org

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Chapbook Award
Danielle Cadena Deulen of Cincinnati won the 2014 Chapbook Award for American Libretto. She received $1,000, publication of her chapbook by Sow's Ear Press in Spring 2015, and 25 author copies. Sam Rasnake judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is May 1, 2015.
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Chapbook Award, P.O. Box 127, Millwood, VA 22646. Robert Lesman, Managing Editor.
rglesman@gmail.com
www.sows-ear.kitenet.net

Tupelo Press
Dorset Prize
Lauren Camp of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2013 Dorset Prize for her poetry collection One Hundred Hungers. She received $3,000, and her book will be published by Tupelo Press. David Wojahn judged. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Berkshire Prize
Jenny Molberg of Denton, Texas, won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her poetry collection Marvels of the Invisible. She received $3,000, and her book will be published by Tupelo Press. Jeffrey Harrison judged. The annual award is given for a first or second book of poetry. The next deadline is April 30, 2015.
Snowbound Chapbook Award
Allan Peterson of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Ashland, Oregon, won the 2013–2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award for Other Than They Seem. He received $1,000, and his chapbook will be published by Tupelo Press. Ruth Ellen Kocher judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is February 28, 2015.
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
Ted Lardner of Gate Mills, Ohio, won the 2014 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for his chapbook We Practice for It. He received $1,000 and publication of his chapbook by Tupelo Press. He also gave a reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in July. Mark Doty judged. The annual prize, sponsored in partnership with the Hill-Stead Museum, is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is October 31, 2015.
Tupelo Press, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.
www.tupelopress.org

Tusculum Review
Literary Prizes
Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow of Gilbert, Arizona, won the 2014 Poetry Prize for "The Timekeeper." John Blair of San Marcos, Texas, won the 2014 Fiction Prize for "Biggest Snake in the Woods." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in Tusculum Review. Jericho Brown judged in poetry, and Sara Pritchard judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is March 15, 2015.
Tusculum Review, Literary Prizes, 60 Shiloh Road, P.O. Box 5086, Greeneville, TN 37743. H. M. Patterson, Editor.
review@tusculum.edu
www.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview

University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize
George David Clark of Valparaiso, Indiana, won the 2015 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Reveille. He received $5,000, and his book will be published by University of Arkansas Press. Enid Shomer judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30, 2015.
University of Arkansas Press, Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize, Poetry Series, 105 North McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Billy Collins, Series Editor.
www.uapress.com

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Dylan Thomas International Poetry Award
Martin Willitts Jr. of Syracuse, New York, won the 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Award for his poem “Daffodils.” He received £2,000 (approximately $3,377), and was invited to an award ceremony in Swansea in July. Grahame Davies and Menna Elfyn judged. The annual prize is given for a single poem on a theme. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dylan Thomas International Poetry Award, Lampeter Campus, School of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Lampeter, SA48 7ED, United Kingdom.
dtpoetry@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk
www.uwtsd.ac.uk/dylanthomas

Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award
Helene Wecker of Pleasanton, California, won the 13th annual Cabell First Novelist Award for The Golem and the Jinni (HarperCollins, 2013). She received $5,000 and travel expenses and lodging to give a reading in Richmond, Virginia. Ramona Ausubel, Bryan D. Dietrich, and Robin Oliveira judged. The annual award is given to honor a first novel published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabell First Novelist Award, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. Matthew Phipps, Contact.
phippsm@vcu.edu
www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu

Willow Books
Literature Awards
Rachelle Linda Escamilla of Hollister, California, won the 2014 Grand Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Imaginary Animal. David Garvin of New York City won the 2014 Grand Prize for Prose for his short story collection White Sun: Stories from Hispanoamérica. They each received $1,000, publication by Willow Books, and a reading at the University of New Haven. Patrick Rosal judged in poetry, and Judith Ortiz Cofer judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction or creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Willow Books, Literature Awards, c/o Aquarius Press, P.O. Box 23096, Detroit, MI 48223. (877) 979-3639.
aquariuspress@gmail.com
www.willowlit.net

Winning Writers
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Simon Hendrie of Hong Kong won the 2014 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest for his poem “What Will You Say When Your Child Asks: ‘Why Didn’t You Invest in Eastern Poland?’” He received $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Jendi Reiter judged. The annual award is given for a humorous poem. The next deadline is April 1, 2015.
Winning Writers, Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (413) 320-1847. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing
Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction
Five writers received Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction. Meg Wade of Tucson, Arizona, received the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship, and Lauren Russell of Pittsburgh received the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship. Brian Booker of Iowa City received the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship; Ben Hoffman of Wilmington, North Carolina, received the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship; and Ben Thompson of Carrboro, North Carolina, received the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship. Each fellow will receive a grant of $30,000 plus benefits and is required to teach one creative writing workshop at the University of Wisconsin each semester and give one public reading. The nine-month fellowships provide time, space, and an intellectual community for writers working on a first or second book. Applicants must hold an MFA or PhD in creative writing and must have published no more than one book. The next deadline is February 28, 2015.
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction, University of Wisconsin, English Department, 6195 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Sean Bishop, Coordinator.

creativewriting.wisc.edu

The Word Works
Washington Prize
Jamison Crabtree of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the Word Works Washington Prize for his poetry collection Rel[AM]ent. He received $1,500 and publication by the Word Works. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection by a U.S. or Canadian poet. The next deadline is March 15, 2015.
The Word Works, Washington Prize, c/o Nancy White, Dearlove Hall, Adirondack Community College, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Nancy White, President.
editor@wordworksbooks.org
www.wordworksbooks.org

Writers & Books
Gell Poetry Prize
Michael Colonnese of Fayetteville, North Carolina, won the 2014 Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Double Feature. He received $1,000, publication of his book by Big Pencil Press, and a weeklong residency at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes in Bristol Valley, New York. Stephen Dunn judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Writers & Books, Gell Poetry Prize, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. (585) 473-2590.
www.wab.org/gell-poetry-prize

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