Recent Winners

American Literary Translators Association
National Translation Awards
Pierre Joris of New York City won the 2015 National Translation Award in Poetry for his translation from the German of Paul Celan's collected later poetry, Breathturn Into Timestead (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Lisa Rose Bradford, Stephen Kessler, and Diana Thow judged. William M. Hutchins of Todd, North Carolina, won the 2015 National Translation Award in Prose for his translation from the Arabic of Ibrahim al-Koni's novel New Waw, Saharan Oasis (University of Texas Press). Pamela Carmell, Jason Grunebaum, and Anne Magnan-Park judged. They each received $5,000. The annual awards are given for a book of poetry and a book of prose translated from any language into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize
Eleanor Goodman of Somerville, Massachusetts, won the 2015 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize for her translation from the Chinese of Wang Xiaoni's poetry collection Something Crosses My Mind (Zephyr Press). She received $5,000. Lucas Klein, Janet Poole, and Stephen Snyder judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry translated from any Asian language into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Italian Prose in Translation Award
Anne Milano Appel of Alamo, California, won the 2015 Italian Prose in Translation Award for her translation from the Italian of Claudio Magris's novel Blindly (Yale University Press). She received $5,000. Susan Harris, Diana Thow, and Paul Vangelisti judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or nonfiction translated from Italian into English and published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
American Literary Translators Association, 900 East 7th Street, PMB 266, Bloomington, IN 47405. (415) 735-4546. Erica Mena, Executive Director.
erica@literarytranslators.org
www.literarytranslators.org

A Room of Her Own Foundation
Book Prizes
t'ai freedom ford of New York City won the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize for her poetry collection how to get over. Kathline Carr of North Adams, Massachusetts, won the Clarissa Dalloway "Everything but Poetry" Prize for her illustrated novella Miraculum Monstrum. They each received $1,000, publication of their books by Red Hen Press, and promotional and travel expenses valued at an additional $1,000. A. E. Stallings judged in poetry; Kate Gale judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of prose by women writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
A Room of Her Own Foundation, Book Prizes, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director. tracey@aroho.org
www.aroomofherownfoundation.org

Arts & Letters
Arts & Letters Prizes

Jeanne Wagner
of Kensington, California, won the Arts & Letters Prize for poetry for a group of poems. Michele Ruby of Louisville, Kentucky, won in fiction for her story "Alterations." Kristin Kostick of Humble, Texas, won in creative nonfiction for her essay "Hostage Situation." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Fall 2015 issue of Arts & Letters. Stephen Dunn judged in poetry, Kyle Minor judged in fiction, and Barbara Hurd judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Arts & Letters, Arts & Letters Prizes, Georgia College, Campus Box 89, Milledgeville, GA 31061. (478) 445-1289. Laura Newbern, Editor.
artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Ashland Creek Press
Siskiyou Prize
Jennifer Boyden of Friday Harbor, Washington, won the 2015 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature for her novel The Chief of Rally Tree. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Ashland Creek Press, and a residency at the PLAYA writers and artists retreat in Lake County, Oregon. Ann Pancake judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or nonfiction that focuses on the environment, animal protection, ecology, or wildlife. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Ashland Creek Press, Siskiyou Prize, 2305 Ashland Street, Suite C417, Ashland, OR 97520.
siskiyouprize.com

Ashland Poetry Press
Richard Snyder Publication Prize
Daneen Wardrop of Kalamazoo, Michigan, won the 2015 Richard Snyder Publication Prize for her poetry collection Life As It. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ashland Poetry Press in Fall 2016. David St. John judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ashland Poetry Press, Richard Snyder Publication Prize, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Cassandra Brown, Managing Editor.
www.ashlandpoetrypress.com/guidelines/snyder-prize

Autumn House Press
Literary Prizes
Brian Swann of New York City won the 13th annual Autumn House Press Poetry Prize for his collection St. Francis and the Flies. Kathy Anderson of Philadelphia won the eighth annual fiction prize for her short story collection Bull and Other Stories. Harrison Candelaria Fletcher of Richmond, Virginia, won the fourth annual nonfiction prize for his memoir Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams. They each received $1,000, and their books were published by Autumn House Press. Each winner also received a $1,500 travel grant for promotion of his or her published book. Dorianne Laux judged in poetry, Sharon Dilworth judged in fiction, and Dinty W. Moore judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection, a short story collection or novel, and a book of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is June 30.
Autumn House Press, Literary Prizes, P.O. Box 60100, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
www.autumnhouse.org

Bard College
Fiction Prize
Alexandra Kleeman of New York City won the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize for her novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine (Harper, 2015). She received $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College. The annual award is given to an emerging U.S. writer under the age of 40. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bard College, Fiction Prize, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504. (845) 758-7087.
bfp@bard.edu
www.bard.edu/bfp

Before Columbus Foundation
American Book Awards
Two poets, three fiction writers, and nine nonfiction writers won 2015 American Book Awards. The winners in poetry are Arlene Biala of Sunnyvale, California, for her beckoning hands (Word Poetry) and Craig Santos Perez of Honolulu for from unincorporated territory [guma’] (Omnidawn Publishing). The winners in fiction are Marlon James of Minneapolis for A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books), Laila Lalami of Los Angeles for The Moor’s Account (Pantheon), and Manuel Luis Martinez of Columbus, Ohio, for Los Duros (Floricanto Press). The winners in nonfiction are Hisham Aidi of New York City for Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture (Vintage), Arthur Dong of Los Angeles for Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936–1970 (DeepFocus Productions), Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz of San Francisco for An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Beacon Press), Peter J. Harris of Los Angeles for The Black Man of Happiness (Black Man of Happiness Project), Martin Kilson of Boston for Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia, 1880–2012 (Harvard University Press), Naomi Klein of Toronto for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (Simon & Schuster), Carlos Santana of Las Vegas, Nevada, with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller for The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light (Little, Brown), Ira Sukrungruang of Tampa for Southside Buddhist (University of Tampa Press), and Astra Taylor of New York City for The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age (Henry Holt). The annual awards are given for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature. The next deadline is December 31.
Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House, 655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 268-9775.
beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com
www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com

Beloit Poetry Journal
Chad Walsh Poetry Award
Graham Barnhart of Columbus, Ohio, won the 23rd annual Chad Walsh Poetry Prize for a group of poems published in the Spring 2015 issue of Beloit Poetry Journal. He received $3,000. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems published in Beloit Poetry Journal during the previous year. There is no application process.
Beloit Poetry Journal, P.O. Box 1450, Windham, ME 04062. Rachel Contreni Flynn, Contact.
www.bpj.org

Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge
Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award
Iralee Barnard of Salina, Kansas, and Ian Michael Spurgeon of Alexandria, Virginia, won 2015 Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Awards. Barnard won for Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska (University of Kansas Press); Spurgeon won for Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit (University of Oklahoma Press). They each received $1,000. The annual award is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction published in the previous year that "illuminates the heritage of America's mid-continental prairies." (See Deadlines.)
Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge, Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award, 11003 Lower McDowell Road, Junction City, KS 66441. (785) 539-5592. Margy Stewart, Contact.
margystewart785@gmail.com
prairieheritage.org

Bitter Oleander Press
Library of Poetry Book Award
Christien Gholson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2015 Library of Poetry Book Award for All the Beautiful Dead. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Bitter Oleander Press in Spring 2016. Anthony Seidman judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is June 15.
Bitter Oleander Press, Library of Poetry Book Award, 4983 Tall Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Paul B. Roth, Editor.
info@bitteroleander.com
www.bitteroleander.com

Black Lawrence Press
Hudson Prize
Gillian Cummings of Westchester, New York, won the 2015 Hudson Prize for her poetry collection My Dim Aviary. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Black Lawrence Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a collection of poetry or short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Black Lawrence Press, Hudson Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
editors@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com

Black Warrior Review
Writing Contests
Mark Baumer of Providence, Rhode Island; Jill Rosenberg of Montclair, New Jersey; and Will McGrath of Minneapolis won the 11th annual Black Warrior Review Writing Contests. Baumer won in poetry for his poem "b careful"; Heather Christle judged. Rosenberg won in fiction for her story "The Twins"; Alissa Nutting judged. McGrath won in nonfiction for his essay "Huron River Drive"; Mary Roach judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Issue 42.2 of Black Warrior Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is September 1.
Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Bronwyn Valentine, Editor.
www.bwr.ua.edu

Carlow University Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Amanda Newell of Henderson, Maryland, won the 2015 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem "A Woman From the Infant Mortality Review Board Calls." She received $1,000, publication of her poem in Voices From the Attic, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Carlow University in Pittsburgh to give a reading. Lynn Emanuel judged. The annual award is given to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. The next deadline is October 1.
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contact.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
www.carlow.edu/dobler_poetry_award.aspx

Carve Magazine
Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
Charlie Watts of Providence, Rhode Island, won the 2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for "Arrangements." He received $1,000, and his story was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Carve Magazine. Andre Dubus III judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set. (See Deadlines.)
Carve Magazine, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 701510, Dallas, TX 75370. Matthew Limpede, Editor.
editor@carvezine.com
www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest

Center for Fiction
First Novel Prize
Viet Thanh Nguyen of Los Angeles won the 2015 First Novel Prize for The Sympathizer (Grove Press, 2015). He received $10,000. Siri Hustvedt, Ann Packer, Akhil Sharma, and Tiphanie Yanique judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel published in the United States during the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Center for Fiction, First Novel Prize, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017. (212) 755-6710.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org/awards

Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Poetry Book Competitions
Leora Fridman of San Francisco won the 2015 First Book Prize for her poetry collection, My Fault. Eileen Myles judged. Lo Kwa Mei-en of Cincinnati won the 2015 Open Book Competition for her poetry collection The Bees Make Money in the Lion. Lesle Lewis, Shane McCrae, and Wendy Xu judged. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by the CSU Poetry Center. The annual awards are given for poetry collections by an unpublished and a published writer. (See Deadlines.)
Essay Collection Competition
Lily Hoang of Las Cruces, New Mexico, won the 2015 Essay Collection Competition for her collection A Bestiary. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Wayne Koestenbaum judged. The annual award is given for an essay collection. (See Deadlines.)
Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, Room 1841, Cleveland, OH 44115. Caryl Pagel, Director.
poetrycenter@csuohio.edu
www.csupoetrycenter.com

Crab Orchard Review
Literary Prizes
T. J. McLemore of Fort Worth, Texas, won the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize for his poem "The Bees, or Bringing Back Eurydice." Olivia Kate Cerrone of Peabody, Massachusetts, won the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize for her story "A Member of the Tribe." Jocelyn Bartkevicius of Winter Park, Florida, won the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Mother Tongue." They each received $2,000, and their winning works were published in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Crab Orchard Review. Allison Joseph judged in poetry and Carolyn Alessio judged in fiction and nonfiction. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu/dyer.html

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation
Literary Awards
Josh Weil of Nevada City, California, won the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for his novel The Great Glass Sea (Grove Press). Bryan Stevenson of Montgomery, Alabama, won in nonfiction for his memoir Just Mercy (Penguin). They each received $10,000. Anthony Doerr of Boise, Idaho, won the runner-up prize in fiction for his novel All The Light We Cannot See (Simon & Schuster), and Jeff Hobbs of Los Angeles won the runner-up prize in nonfiction for his book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League (Scribner). They each received $2,500. Ron Carlson and Christine Schutt judged in fiction; Faith Adiele and Evelyn McDonnell judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given to honor books published in the previous year that "foster peace, social justice, and global understanding." (See Deadlines.)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 461, Wright Brothers Branch, Dayton, OH 45409. (937) 298-5072. Sharon Rab, Contact.
sharon.rab@daytonliterarypeaceprize.org
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Dungannon Foundation
Rea Award for the Short Story

T. C. Boyle of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2014 Rea Award for the Short Story. Boyle, whose most recent story collection is T. C. Boyle Stories II (Penguin, 2014), received $30,000. Richard Bausch, Robert Olen Butler, and Elizabeth Strout judged. The annual award is given to a U.S. or Canadian writer who has made "a significant contribution to the discipline of the short story form." There is no application process.
Dungannon Foundation, 53 West Church Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794.
www.reaaward.org

Elixir Press
Antivenom Poetry Award
John Estes of Canton, Ohio, won the 2015 Antivenom Poetry Award for his collection Sure Extinction. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Elixir Press. Nicholas Samaras judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Antivenom Poetry Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Finishing Line Press
New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition
Alysia Nicole Harris of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 2015 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition for How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars. She received $1,000, and her chapbook will be published by Finishing Line Press. Leah Maines judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook written by a woman who has not yet published a full-length collection.
Finishing Line Press, New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. Chris Kincaid, Editor.
finishingbooks@aol.com
www.finishinglinepress.com

Florida Review
Editors' Awards
Christine Poreba of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2015 Editors' Award in poetry for "Negative Miracle." Matthew Lansburgh of New York City won the fiction award for his story "The Lure." Melanie Thorne of Los Angeles won the creative nonfiction award for her essay "What We Keep." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in Issue 40.1 of Florida Review. The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Florida Review
, Editors' Awards, University of Central Florida, English Department, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816. Lisa Roney, Editor.
flreview@ucf.edu
floridareview.cah.ucf.edu

Four Way Books
Levis Prize in Poetry
Christopher Kempf of Chicago won the 2015 Levis Prize in Poetry for his collection, Late In the Empire of Men. He received $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books, and will be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. Martha Collins judged. The biennial award is given to a U.S. poet for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.
Four Way Books, Levis Prize in Poetry, P.O. Box 535, Village Station, New York, NY 10014. (212) 334-5430.
editors@fourwaybooks.com
www.fourwaybooks.com

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier of San Diego won the 2015 Flash Fiction Contest for "When the Bees Come Back." She received $1,000, and her story was published in the November 2015 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short short story. The next deadline is August 31.
Gemini Magazine, Flash Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Georgia Review
Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
Emily Van Kley of Olympia, Washington, won the third annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize for her poem "Dear Skull." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Georgia Review. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Georgia Review, Loraine Williams Poetry Prize, University of Georgia, 706A Main Library, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602. Jenny Gropp, Managing Editor.
garev.uga.edu

Ghost Story
supernatural Fiction Award
Maura Stanton of Bloomington, Indiana, won the Fall 2015 Supernatural Fiction Award for "House Ghosts." She received $1,000, and her piece was published on the Ghost Story website. 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
Fiction Open
Caleb Leisure of Martinez, California, won the Fiction Open for his story "Atlantic on Sunday." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in Issue 97 of Glimmer Train Stories. Steven Polansky of Appleton, Wisconsin, won the $1,000 second-place prize for his story "Obsequies." The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Very Short Fiction Award
David James Poissant of Oviedo, Florida, won the Very Short Fiction Award for "Tornado." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Issue 98 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story of up to 3,000 words. (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.com

Gulf Coast
Writing Contests
Emily Skaja of Cincinnati won the 2015 Gulf Coast Prize in poetry for "My History As." Sultana Banulescu of New York City and Columbia, South Carolina, won in fiction for her story "The Last Dragoman." Aurvi Sharma of New York City won in creative nonfiction for her essay "Apricots." They each received $1,500, and their winning works were published in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Gulf Coast. Carl Phillips judged in poetry, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum judged in fiction, and Maggie Nelson judged in creative nonfiction. The awards are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
Hugh Behm-Steinberg of Berkeley, California, won the 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose for his story "Taylor Swift." He received $1,000, and his story will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Gulf Coast. Steve Almond judged. The annual award is given for a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro essay of up to 500 words. The next deadline is August 31.
Gulf Coast, University of Houston, English Department, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.
gulfcoastme@gmail.com
www.gulfcoastmag.org

Kore Press
First Book Award
Zayne Turner of Minneapolis won the 2015 First Book Award for her poetry collection, Body Burden. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Kore Press. Tracie Morris judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection by a female-identified poet. (See Deadlines.)
Kore Press, First Book Award, 240 North Court, Tucson, AZ 85701. (520) 327-2127.
www.korepress.org

Late Night Library
Debut-litzer Prizes
Eugenia Leigh of New York City won the 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry for Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books, 2014); Arisa White judged. Catherine Lacey of New York City won the 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Fiction for her novel, Nobody Is Ever Missing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014); Daniel Orozco judged. They each received $1,000, and were featured on the Late Night Library podcast series. The annual awards are given for first books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Late Night Library, Debut-litzer Prizes, 7503 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206. Paul Martone, Contact.
LNL@latenightlibrary.org
www.latenightlibrary.org

Leapfrog Press
Fiction Award
Laurie Blauner of Seattle won the 2015 Leapfrog Press Fiction Award for her novel The Solace of Monsters. She received $1,150, and her book will be published by Leapfrog Press in October. Mark Brazaitis and the editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, a novella, or a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Leapfrog Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Lisa Graziano, Managing Editor.
fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com
www.leapfrogpress.com

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Riba Taylor of Palm Springs, California, won the 2015 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition for "Between My Ribs." She received $1,500, and her story was published in Cutthroat. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation over 5,000. (See Deadlines.)
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 993, Key West, FL 33041.
shortstorykeywest@hushmail.com
www.shortstorycompetition.com

Munster Literature Centre
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Evelyn Walsh of Atlanta, Georgia, won the 2015 Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition for “White Rabbit.” She received €2,000 (approximately $2,180), a weeklong residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, accommodations to attend the Cork International Short Story Festival, and publication of her story in Southword. Danielle McLaughlin judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is July 31.
Munster Literature Centre, Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition, Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.
munsterlit@eircom.net
www.munsterlit.ie

Narrative
30 Below Contest
Jenny Xie of Baltimore won the 2015 30 Below Contest for her story "Villa Palms." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a group of poems, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer between the ages of 18 and 30. The next deadline is November 15.
Narrative, 30 Below Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
narrativemagazine.com

National Book Foundation
National Book Awards
Robin Coste Lewis of Los Angeles won the 2015 National Book Award in poetry for Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Knopf). The finalists in poetry were Ross Gay of Bloomington, Indiana, for Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press); Terrance Hayes of Pittsburgh for How To Be Drawn (Penguin); Ada Limón of Lexington, Kentucky, for Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions); and Patrick Phillips of New York City for Elegy for a Broken Machine (Knopf). Adam Johnson of San Francisco won the National Book Award in fiction for his short story collection Fortune Smiles (Random House). The finalists in fiction were Karen E. Bender of Wilmington, North Carolina, for her short story collection Refund (Counterpoint Press); Angela Flournoy of Los Angeles for her novel, The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Lauren Groff of Gainesville, Florida, for her novel Fates and Furies (Riverhead Books); and Hanya Yanagihara of New York City for her novel A Little Life (Doubleday). Ta-Nehisi Coates of Washington, D.C., won the National Book Award in nonfiction for Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau). The finalists were Sally Mann of Lexington, Virginia, for Hold Still (Little, Brown); Sy Montgomery of Hancock, New Hampshire, for The Soul of an Octopus (Atria Books); Carla Power of London for If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Henry Holt); and Tracy K. Smith of Princeton, New Jersey, for Ordinary Light (Knopf). The winner in each category received $10,000; each finalist received $1,000. The poetry judges were Sherman Alexie, Willie Perdomo, Katha Pollitt, Tim Seibles, and Jan Weissmiller; the fiction judges were Daniel Alarcón, Jeffery Renard Allen, Sarah Bagby, Laura Lippman, and David L. Ulin; and the nonfiction judges were Diane Ackerman, Patricia Hill Collins, John D’Agata, Paul Holdengräber, and Adrienne Mayor. The annual awards honor books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by U.S. writers published during the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Book Foundation, National Book Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261. nationalbook@nationalbook.org
www.nationalbook.org

National Endowment for the Arts
Creative Writing Fellowships
Thirty-seven prose writers each received a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are Elisabeth Tova Bailey of Maine; Dean Bakopoulos of Grinnell, Iowa; Bill Cheng, Meghan Daum, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Nellie Hermann, Dina Nayeri, and Téa Obreht, all of New York City; Diane Cook and Anthony Marra, both of Oakland, California; Lucy Corin and R. O. Kwon, both of San Francisco; Michael Croley of Granville, Ohio; Peter Ho Davies of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Jack Driscoll of Interlochen, Michigan; Jerry Gabriel of St. Inigoes, Maryland; Rav Grewal-Kök of Saint Louis; Paul Harding of Topsfield, Massachusetts; Jamey Hatley of Memphis; Kevin Haworth of Pittsburgh; Vedran Husić of Columbia, Missouri; Laleh Khadivi of Berkeley, California; Joy Ladin of Hadley, Massachusetts; Éireann Lorsung of Minneapolis; Monica McFawn of Marquette, Michigan; David Philip Mullins of Omaha; Lenore Myka of St. Petersburg, Florida; Celeste Ng of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Leslie Parry of Chicago; Joseph Rathgeber of Clifton, New Jersey; Amy Rowland of Princeton, New Jersey; Alison Stine of Athens, Ohio; Aaron Thier of Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Samrat Upadhyay of Bloomington, Indiana; Melissa Yancy of Los Angeles; and Mario Alberto Zambrano of Houston, Texas. The annual creative writing fellowships alternate between poetry and prose. The deadline for poetry is March 9; as of this writing, the next deadline for prose has not been set.
National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Writing Fellowships, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20506.
www.arts.gov

Naugatuck River Review
Narrative Poetry Contest
Cheryl Buchanan of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the seventh annual Narrative Poetry Contest for her poem "Teaching Persuasion Under Surveillance." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Patricia Fargnoli judged. The annual award is given for a narrative poem. The next deadline is March 1.
Naugatuck River Review, Narrative Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 368, Westfield, MA 01085. Lori Desrosiers, Publisher.
naugatuckriverreview.com

The Pinch
Literary Awards
Jennifer Givhan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the 2015 Pinch Poetry Award for “Why Birds.” Molly Reid of Portland, Oregon, won the 2015 Pinch Fiction Award for “Happy You’re Here.” Nina Yun of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2015 Pinch Creative Nonfiction Award for “The Great Middle.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Pinch. Ada Limón judged in poetry, David James Poissant judged in fiction, and Lia Purpura judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
The Pinch, Literary Awards, University of Memphis, English Department, Memphis, TN 38152. Tim Johnston, Editor in Chief. editor@pinchjournal.com
www.pinchjournal.com

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
Five poets each received a $25,800 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. They are Nate Marshall, Erika L. Sánchez, and Jamila Woods, all of Chicago; Danniel Schoonebeek of New York City; and Safiya Sinclair of Los Angeles. In addition to the fellowship, the winners each had their work published in Poetry. The editors of Poetry judged. The annual awards are given to poets between the ages of 21 and 31 to support their continued study and writing of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Foundation, Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Holly Amos, Contact.
hamos@poetrymagazine.org
www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship

Poetry International
Poetry International Prize
Sally J. Johnson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, won the 2015 Poetry International Prize for "There Is No Denying the Naturalness." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Poetry International. Carol Frost judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry International, Poetry International Prize, San Diego State University, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Mail Code 6020, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.
poetryinternational.sdsu.edu

Press 53
Award for Poetry
Richard Garcia of Charleston, South Carolina, won the 2016 Press 53 Award for Poetry for his collection Porridge. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Press 53. Tom Lombardo judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is July 31.
Press 53, Award for Poetry, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher. kevin@press53.com
www.press53.com/award_for_poetry.html

Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize
Irena Praitis of Fullerton, California, won the 2015 Poetry Prize for her collection The Last Stone in the Circle. She received $1,000, and her collection was published by Red Mountain Press in Summer 2015. Denise Low judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 15.
Red Mountain Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 32205, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Devon Ross, Publisher.
redmtnpress@gmail.com
www.redmountainpress.us

Slippery Elm
Poetry and Prose Prizes
Francine Witte of New York City won the 2015 Poetry Prize for her poem “My Dead Florida Mother Meets Gandhi.” Renée Nicholson judged. Tammy Delatorre of Hermosa Beach, California, won the 2015 Prose Prize for her essay “Diving Lessons.” Brendan Kiely judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Slippery Elm. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story or essay. The next deadline is September 1.
Slippery Elm, Poetry and Prose Prizes, University of Findlay, 1000 North Main Street, Mail Box 1615, Findlay, OH 45840. David Essinger, Editor.
slipperyelm@findlay.edu
slipperyelm.findlay.edu

Slope Editions
Book Prize
Ben Mirov of Oakland, California, won the 14th annual Slope Editions Book Prize for his poetry collection ghost machines. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Slope Editions. Douglas Kearney judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Slope Editions, Book Prize, 847 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Christopher Janke, Senior Editor.
slope.editions@gmail.com
www.slopeeditions.org

Sonora Review
Annual Contests
Safiya Sinclair of Los Angeles won the 2015 Poetry Prize for her poem "Dreaming in Foreign"; Rusty Morrison judged. Angela Corbett of Fresno, California, won the 2015 Fiction Prize for her story "Grievers"; Stuart Dybek judged. Kimberly Burwick of Moscow, Idaho, won the 2015 Essay Prize for her micro essay "Wings of Gasoline"; Amy Leach judged. They each received $1,000 and publication in Sonora Review. The annual awards are given for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Sonora Review, Annual Contests, University of Arizona, English Department, 1423 East University Blouevard, Room 445, Modern Languages Building, Tucson, AZ 85721.
www.sonorareview.com

Southwest Review
David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize
V. H. Hernández of Austin, Texas, won the 2015 David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize for his short story “The Many Deaths of Zaragoza Matjeel.” He received $1,000, and his story was published in Volume 100, Number 4 of Southwest Review. Scott Blackwood judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has not published a book of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Southwest Review, David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor.
swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Spoon River Poetry Review
Editors' Prize
Julie Marie Wade of Dania Beach, Florida, won the 2015 Editors' Prize for her poem "Source Amnesia." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Spoon River Poetry Review. Rachel Zucker judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Spoon River Poetry Review, Editors' Prize, Illinois State University, English Department, 4241 Publications Unit, Normal, IL 61790. (309) 438-3025. Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor.
krhotel@ilstu.edu
www.srpr.org/contest.php

Stone Canoe
Writing Prizes
Richard Parisio of New Paltz, New York, won the 2016 Bea González Prize for Poetry for his poem “Father and Son Raking Leaves.” Anneliese Schultz of Richmond, Canada, won the 2016 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction for her short story “Rockaway.” K. C. Wolfe of Gulfport, Florida, won the 2016 Stone Canoe Prize for Nonfiction for his essay “Overcorrection.” Marc Levy of Salem, Massachusetts, won the 2016 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families Writing Prize for his essay “The Quiet Time.” They each received $500, and their winning works were published in Issue 10 of Stone Canoe. The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a group of poems, a short story, and work of nonfiction by a writer who is a former or current resident of upstate New York. One additional prize is awarded to a military veteran, regardless of location or genre, and is selected by a panel of experienced writers who are also military veterans. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Stone Canoe, Writing Prizes, YMCA Downtown Writers Center, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Philip Memmer, Executive Editor.
stonecanoe@syracuseymca.org
www.stonecanoejournal.org

Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
Kevin Durkin of Santa Monica, California, won the fifth annual Frost Farm Prize for his poem "Meteor Crater." He received $1,000, publication of his poem in Evansville Review, and a scholarship to attend and give a reading at the Frost Farm Poetry Conference at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. Joshua Mehigan judged. The annual award is given for a poem written in metrical verse. (See Deadlines.)
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm, Frost Farm Prize, c/o Robert Crawford, 280 Candia Road, Chester, NH 03036.
www.frostfarmpoetry.org/prize

University of Notre Dame
Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction
M. G. Stephens of London and Chicago won the 2016 Richard Sullivan Prize for his short story collection Come On, Eileen. He received $1,000, and his collection will be published by University of Notre Dame Press. The biennial award is given for a short story collection by a writer who has published at least one previous collection. The next deadline is September 1, 2019.
University of Notre Dame, Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, English Department, 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Coleen Hoover, Contact.
creativewriting@nd.edu
www.english.nd.edu/creative-writing

University of Pittsburgh Press
Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
Miriam Bird Greenberg of Berkeley, California, won the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for her collection, In the Volcano's Mouth. She will receive $5,000, and her book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall. Ed Ochester judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Pittsburgh Press, Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@upress.pitt.edu
www.upress.pitt.edu

Wick Poetry Center
Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
Leah Poole Osowski of Pittsburgh won the 2015 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize for her collection, Hover Over Her. She received $2,500, publication of her book by Kent State University Press, and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at Kent State University. Adrian Matejka judged. The annual award is given for a debut poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Wick Poetry Center, Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44240. (330) 672-2067. Jessica Jewell, Assistant Director.
jjewell2@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/wick

Zone 3 Press
Creative Nonfiction Book Award
Erik Anderson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won the 2015 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award for his essay collection, Flutter Point. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Zone 3 Press in the fall. Amy Fusselman judged. The biennial award is given for a memoir or essay collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2017.
Zone 3 Press, Creative Nonfiction Book Award, Austin Peay State University, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. (931) 221-7031. Amy Wright, Acquisitions Editor.
wrighta@apsu.edu
www.apsu.edu/zone3/press