Recent Winners

Academy of American Poets
Wallace Stevens Award
Joy Harjo of Tulsa, Oklahoma, won the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award. She received $100,000. The Academy's Board of Chancellors judged. The annual award is given to a poet to "recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry." There is no application process.
Academy of American Poets Fellowship
Marie Howe of New York City won the 2015 Academy Fellowship. She received $25,000. The Academy's Board of Chancellors judged. The annual fellowship is given to an American poet for distinguished poetic achievement. There is no application process.
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
Kevin Young of Boston and Atlanta won the 2015 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his poetry collection Book of Hours (Knopf, 2014). He received $25,000. Marie Howe, A. Van Jordan, and Donald Revell judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry published in the United States in the previous year. The next deadline is May 15.
Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship
Todd Portnowitz of New York City won the 2015 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship for his translation from the Italian of Pierluigi Cappello's Go Tell It to the Emperor: Selected Poems. He received $25,000 and a five-week residency at the American Academy in Rome. Adria Bernardi, Luigi Fontanella, and Giuseppe Leporace judged. The biennial award is given to a U.S. translator for a work-in-progress of modern Italian poetry translated into English. The next deadline is February 15, 2017.
James Laughlin Award
Kathryn Nuernberger of Columbia, Missouri, won the 2015 James Laughlin Award for her poetry collection The End of Pink (BOA Editions, 2016). She received $5,000, a weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, and distribution of her book to members of the Academy of American Poets. Francisco X. Alarcón, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and D. Nurkse judged. The annual award is given for a second collection by a U.S. poet. The next deadline is May 15.
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Roger Greenwald of Toronto won the 2015 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his translation from the Swedish of Guarding the Air: Selected Poems by Gunnar Harding (Black Widow Press, 2014). He received $1,000. Bill Johnston judged. The annual award is given to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English, published in the United States during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Coordinator.
awards@poets.org
www.poets.org/awards

Anhinga Press
Robert Dana–Anhinga Prize for Poetry
Elizabeth Astrid Powell
of Burlington, Vermont, won the 2015 Robert Dana–Anhinga Prize for her poetry collection Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press in Spring 2016. Maureen Seaton judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is May 15.
Anhinga Press, Robert Dana–Anhinga Prize for Poetry, P.O. Box 3665, Tallahassee, FL 32315. (850) 577-0745. Kristine Snodgrass, Contact.
info@anhinga.org
www.anhingapress.org

A Room of Her Own Foundation
Orlando Prizes
Four writers received Spring 2015 Orlando Prizes. They are Linda Cooper of Seattle for her poem "The New Morrigan"; Anna Scotti of Burbank, California, for her short story "They Look Like Angels"; Judith Janeway of Larkspur, California, for her short short story "The Street Artist"; and Diana Spechler of New York City for her essay "Twelve Parables." Camille Dungy judged in poetry; Aimee Liu judged in short fiction; Joni B. Cole judged in short short fiction; and Pam Houston judged in nonfiction. The winners each received $1,000, and the winning works will be published in Los Angeles Review. The awards are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers. (See Deadlines.)
A Room of Her Own Foundation, Orlando Prizes, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.
tracey@aroho.org
www.aroho.org

Arcadia
Short Story Contest
Tom Howard of Arlington, Virginia, won the 2015 Short Story Contest for his story "The Dogs of Babel." He received $1,000, and his story was published in Arcadia. The annual award was given for a short story; it is no longer being administered.
Arcadia, 9616 Nichols Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.
arcadia@arcadiamagazine.org
www.arcadiamagazine.org

Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Award Series
Three writers won the 2015 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series prizes. Marci Calabretta of Miami, Florida, won the $5,500 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Her collection, Hour of the Ox, selected by Crystal Ann Williams, will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Eric Neuenfeldt of Reno, Nevada, won the $5,500 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. His collection, Wild Horse, selected by Nahid Rachlin, will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. Carol Zoref of New York City won the $2,500 Award Series for the Novel. Her novel, Barren Island, selected by Paul Harding, will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose. No winner was chosen for the $2,500 Award Series for Creative Nonfiction; Lia Purpura judged. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301.
www.awpwriter.org/contests

Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press
Poetry Award
Judith Waller Carroll of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, won the 2015 Poetry Award for The Consolation of Roses. She received $1,000, and her chapbook was published by Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press. The annual award was given for a poetry chapbook; the award is on hiatus for 2016.
Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press, 2155 Elk Creek Road, Stuart, VA 24171. Sherry Beasley, Editor.
astoundingbeautyruffianpress@yahoo.com
home.earthlink.net/~astoundingbeautyruffianpress

Atlanta Review
International Poetry Competition
Danusha Laméris of Santa Cruz, California, won the 2015 International Poetry Competition for her poem “The Bedouin Dress.” She received $1,000, and her poem was published in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Atlanta Review. Dan Veach judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Atlanta Review, International Poetry Competition, P.O. Box 8248, Atlanta, GA 31106. Dan Veach, Editor.
www.atlantareview.com

Black Lawrence Press
Big Moose Prize
Megan McNamer of Missoula, Montana, won the 2015 Big Moose Prize for her novel Children and Lunatics. She received $1,000, and her novel will be published by Black Lawrence Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a novel. (See Deadlines.)
Black Lawrence Press, Big Moose Prize, 326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. (412) 488-8833. Diane Goettel, Executive Editor.
diane@blacklawrencepress.com
www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-big-moose-prize

BOA Editions
Short Fiction Prize
Zach Powers of Savannah, Georgia, won the fifth annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for his collection Gravity Changes. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in Spring 2017. Peter Conners judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is May 31.
BOA Editions, Short Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14603. Jenna Fisher, Contact.
fisher@boaeditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booker Prize Foundation
Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Marlon James of Minneapolis won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books, 2014). He received £50,000 (approximately $77,000). The finalists, each of whom received £2,500 (approximately $3,850), were Tom McCarthy of London for Satin Island (Knopf, 2015); Chigozie Obioma of Lincoln, Nebraska, for The Fisherman (Little, Brown, 2015); Sunjeev Sahota of Sheffield, England, for The Year of the Runaways (Knopf, 2016); Anne Tyler of Baltimore for A Spool of Blue Thread (Knopf, 2015); and Hanya Yanagihara of New York City for A Little Life (Doubleday, 2015). Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith, Frances Osborne, and Michael Wood judged. Sponsored by the Man Group, a global investment management company, the annual award is given for a novel published in the previous year that is written in English and published in the United Kingdom. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booker Prize Foundation, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 28 St. James's Walk, London EC1R 0AP, England.
www.themanbookerprize.com

Boulevard
Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Courtney Sender of Baltimore won the 2014 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers for "The Disappearance of J. Frank Donaldson." She received $1,500, and her story was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Boulevard. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has not published a book with a nationally distributed press. The next deadline is December 31.
Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets
Richard Lloyd-Jones of Eastbourne, England, won the 2015 Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets for a group of poems. He received $1,000, and his poems will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Boulevard. Edward Nobles judged. The annual award is given for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press. The next deadline is June 1.
Boulevard, P.O. Box 325, 6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Jessica Rogen, Editor.
www.boulevardmagazine.org

Caine Prize for African Writing
Namwali Serpell of San Francisco won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “The Sack.” She received £10,000 (approximately $15,400) and a monthlong residency at Georgetown University as the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice’s Writer-in-Residence. Serpell was also invited to literary festivals in Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abeokuta, Nigeria. The finalists were Segun Afolabi of London for “The Folded Leaf”; Elnathan John of Abuja, Nigeria, for “Flying”; F. T. Kola of Austin, Texas, for “A Party for the Colonel”; and Masande Ntshanga of Johannesburg, South Africa, for “Space.” They each received £500 (approximately $770). Zeinab Badawi, Brian Chikwava, Neel Mukherjee, Cóilín Parsons, and Zoë Wicomb judged. The annual award is given for a published short story by an African writer. (See Deadlines.)
Caine Prize for African Writing, c/o Lizzy Attree, Menier Gallery, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, England.
info@caineprize.com
www.caineprize.com

Chicago Tribune
Nelson Algren Awards
Brenda Peynado of Cincinnati won the 2015 Nelson Algren Award for her short story "The Great Escape." She received $3,500, and her story was published in the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal. The finalists, who each received $1,000, were John Matthew Fox of Los Angeles for "The Descent of Punch the Frog"; Joshua Idaszak of Fayetteville, Arkansas, for "In a New Country"; Dominic Russ-Combs of Lubbock, Texas, for "The Tow"; and Anne Valente of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for "A Call to Memory." The runners-up, who each received $500, were K. Brattin of Carbondale, Illinois, for "To Dismantle a Cake"; Brandon French of Chicago for "Ragged Point"; Scott Gloden of New York City for "Tennessee"; and Maxim Loskutoff of Missoula, Montana, for "Ways to Kill a Tree." The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Chicago Tribune, Nelson Algren Awards, 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
www.chicagotribune.com

Cider Press Review
Editors' Prize Book Award
Susan Azar Porterfield of DeKalb, Illinois, won the 2015 Editors' Prize Book Award for her poetry collection Dirt, Root, Silk. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Cider Press in August, 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.
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
Fred Moten of Los Angeles won the 84th annual California Book Awards gold medal in poetry for his collection The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions). Rabih Alameddine of San Francisco won the gold medal in fiction for his novel An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press). Christina Nichol of Sebastopol won the gold medal in first fiction for her novel, Waiting for the Electricity (Overlook Press). Miriam Pawel of Los Angeles won the gold medal in nonfiction for her book The Crusades of Cesar Chavez (Bloomsbury 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. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards, 555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Poetry Competition
Gregory Hischak of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, won the national Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Competition for his poem "The Topographer's Instructions." He received $1,000. Sascha Feinstein judged. The annual award is given for a poem that has not won a national competition. The next deadline is June 17.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Poetry Competition, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Lauren Wolk, Associate Director.
www.cultural-center.org

Dayton Literary Peace Foundation
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Nonfiction writer Gloria Steinem of New York City won the 2015 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, Cochair.
sharon.rab@daytonliterarypeaceprize.org
www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org

Fourteen Hills
Bambi Holmes Award for Emerging Writers
Ashley K. Nelson Levy of Oakland, California, won the 2015 Bambi Holmes Award for Emerging Writers for her story "Terrorphobia." She received $500. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story by an emerging writer published in Fourteen Hills during the previous year. There is no application process.
Fourteen Hills, San Francisco State University, Creative Writing Department, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. (415) 338-3083. Esther Patterson, Editor in Chief.
hills@sfsu.edu
14hills.net

Fourth Genre
Steinberg Essay Prize
Kaitlyn Teer of Bellingham, Washington, won the 2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize for "Ossification." She received $1,000, and her essay will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Fourth Genre. Kate Carroll de Gutes judged. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Fourth Genre, Steinberg Essay Prize, Michigan State University, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, 434 Farm Lane, Room 235, East Lansing, MI 48824.
genre4@msu.edu
fourthgenre.msu.edu

French-American Foundation
Translation Prizes
Donald Nicholson-Smith of New York City won the 28th annual Translation Prize in fiction for his translation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Mad and the Bad (New York Review Books). David Ball of Northampton, Massachusetts, won in nonfiction for his translation of Diary of the Dark Years, 1940–1944 (Oxford University Press) by Jean Guéhenno. They each received $10,000. The annual awards are given for books of fiction and nonfiction translated from French into English and published during the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
French-American Foundation, Translation Prizes, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 1420, New York, NY 10036. (212) 829-8800.
info@frenchamerican.org
www.frenchamerican.org

Gival Press
Novel Award
Robert Schirmer of New York City won the 2015 Gival Press Novel Award for Barrow's Point. He received $3,000, and his novel will be published in the fall. Thad Rutkowski judged. The annual award is given for a novel. The next deadline is May 30.
Gival Press, Novel Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0078. Robert Giron, Editor.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
Lauren Green of New York City won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "When We Hear Yellow." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 97 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times a year for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (See Deadlines.)
Very Short Fiction Award
Spencer Hyde of Franktown, Colorado, won the Very Short Fiction Award for "Light as Wings." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Issue 97 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given annually for a short short story. The next deadline is August 31.
Glimmer Train Press, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Hunger Mountain
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
Hope Chernov of Maplewood, New Jersey, won the 2015 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize for her story "Things I Think About While Swimming." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in Hunger Mountain. Daniel Torday judged. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Hunger Mountain, Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. (802) 828-8517. Samantha Kolber, Managing Editor.
hungermtn@vcfa.edu
www.hungermtn.org

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Award for College Writers
Renia White of Ithaca, New York, won the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers in poetry, cosponsored by Amistad/HarperCollins, for "Synecdoche." Lillian-Yvonne Bertram judged. She received $1,000 and an invitation to the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., in October. (The poet originally named the winner of the poetry prize was found ineligible.) The annual award is given for a poem by a student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Award for College Writers, 840 First Street N.E., Third Floor, Washington D.C. 20002. (202) 492-1256. info@hurstonwright.org
www.hurstonwright.org

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Milton Postgraduate Fellowship
Camellia Freeman of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2015–2016 Milton Postgraduate Fellowship. She received a nine-month fellowship, valued at $25,000, to live and work on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. The annual fellowship is given to a Christian writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to complete a first book. (See Deadlines.)
Image, Milton Postgraduate Fellowship, 3307 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119. (206) 281-2988.
programs@imagejournal.org
www.imagejournal.org/fellowship-opportunities

James Jones Literary Society
First Novel Fellowship
Josie Sigler of Portland, Oregon, won the 24th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship for her novel manuscript "The Flying Sampietrini." She received $10,000, publication of an excerpt of her novel in Provincetown Arts, and some travel expenses to attend the 2015 James Jones Literary Society Conference in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The two runners-up were Reed Johnson of Takoma Park, Maryland, for his manuscript "Love in the Afterlife"; and Crystal Hana Kim of Chicago for her manuscript "If You Leave Me." They each received $1,000. Kaylie Jones, Taylor Polites, and Barbara Taylor judged. The annual award is given for a novel-in-progress that "honors the spirit of unblinking honesty, determination, and insight into modern culture exemplified by the late James Jones." (See Deadlines.)
James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Wilkes University, Creative Writing Program, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.
jamesjonesfirstnovel@wilkes.edu
www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp

Kenyon Review
Short Fiction Contest
Shasta Grant of Indianapolis and Singapore won the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest for "Most Likely To." She received a scholarship valued at approximately $2,200 to attend the 2015 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio, and her story was published in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of the Kenyon Review. Ann Patchett judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has not published a book of fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Kenyon Review, Short Fiction Contest, Kenyon College, Finn House, 102 West Wiggin Street, Gambier, Ohio 43022. (740) 427-5208.
kenyonreview@kenyon.edu
www.kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction

Kundiman/Tupelo Press
Kundiman Poetry Prize
Rajiv Mohabir of Honolulu, Hawaii, won the 2015 Kundiman Poetry Prize for his collection The Cowherd's Son. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Tupelo Press. The board members of Kundiman and Tupelo Press editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by an Asian American poet. (See Deadlines.)
Kundiman/Tupelo Press, Kundiman Poetry Prize, 229 West 109th Street, Suite 22, New York, NY 10025.
www.kundiman.org/prize

Little Tokyo Historical Society
Short Story Contest
Nathaniel Campbell of Fairfield, Iowa, won the 2015 Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest for "Fish Market in Little Tokyo." He received $600 and publication in Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei website. Chris Komai, Todd Shimoda, and Tritia Toyota judged. The annual award is given for a short story that takes place in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles. (See Deadlines.)
Little Tokyo Historical Society, Short Story Contest, 319 East Second Street #203, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
www.littletokyohs.org

MacArthur Foundation
MacArthur Fellowships
Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt of Cabot, Vermont; poet and fiction writer Ben Lerner of New York City; and nonfiction writer Ta-Nehisi Coates of Washington, D.C., won 2015 MacArthur Fellowships. Voigt, whose latest book is the poetry collection Headwaters (Norton, 2013); Lerner, whose most recent book is the novel 10:04 (Faber & Faber, 2014); and Coates, whose most recent book is the epistolary essay Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), will each receive $625,000 over five years. The annual fellowships are given in a variety of fields to "enable recipients to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society." There is no application process.
MacArthur Foundation, Office of Grants Management, 140 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 726-8000.
answers@macfound.org
www.macfound.org

Mississippi Arts Commission
Literary Artist Fellowships

Nonfiction writers Beth Ann Fennelly, Vanessa Gregory, and Tom Franklin, all of Oxford; and Steven Yates of Flowood each received a $4,500 Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. The fellowships are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets and fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. (See Deadlines.)
Mississippi Arts Commission, Literary Artist Fellowships, 501 North West Street, Woolfolk Building, Suite 1101A, Jackson, MS 39201. (601) 359-6035. Connie Souto Learman, Contact.
csoutolearman@arts.ms.gov
www.arts.state.ms.us/grants/artist-fellowship.php

Narrative
Narrative Prize
Ocean Vuong of New York City won the 2015 Narrative Prize for his poem "Trojan." He received $4,000. The annual award is given for a poem, a short story, a novel excerpt, or a work of creative nonfiction published in Narrative during the previous year. The next deadline is June 15.
Poetry Contest
Christopher Kempf of Chicago won the seventh annual Poetry Contest for "Clearing the History and Other Poems." He received $1,500, and his poems were published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. The next deadline is July 20.
Narrative, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

National Book Foundation
5 under 35
Five fiction writers were selected as the tenth annual 5 Under 35 honorees. They are Colin Barrett of Dublin for Young Skins (Grove Atlantic, 2015), selected by Paul Yoon; Angela Flournoy of New York City for The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), selected by ZZ Packer; Megan Kruse of Seattle for Call Me Home (Hawthorne Books, 2015), selected by Phil Klay; Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for Fra Keeler (Dorothy, 2012), selected by Dinaw Mengestu; and Tracy O'Neill of New York City for The Hopeful (Ig Publishing, 2015), selected by Fiona Maazel. They each received $1,000 and an invitation to appear at an event in Miami in Spring 2016. The annual awards are given to writers under 35 who have published a book of fiction in the previous five years. There is no application process.
National Book Foundation, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. Benjamin Samuel, Contact.
bsamuel@nationalbook.org
www.nationalbook.org

National Poetry Series
Open Competition
Five poets won the 2015 National Poetry Series Open Competition. They are Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, New York, for The Sobbing School, selected by Eugene Gloria and to be published by Penguin Books; Justin Boening of Iowa City for Not on the Last Day, But on the Very Last, selected by Wayne Miller and to be published by Milkweed Editions; Jennifer Kronovet of New York City for The Wug Test, selected by Eliza Griswold and to be published by Ecco; Melissa Range of Appleton, Wisconsin, for Scriptorium, selected by Tracy K. Smith and to be published by Beacon Press; and Danniel Schoonebeek of New York City for Trébuchet, selected by Kevin Prufer and to be published by University of Georgia Press. They each received $10,000. The National Poetry Series annually publishes poetry manuscripts by U.S. poets through participating trade, university, and small press publishers. (See Deadlines.)
National Poetry Series, Open Competition, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540.
www.nationalpoetryseries.org

Nobel Foundation
Nobel Prize in Literature
Nonfiction writer Svetlana Alexievich of Minsk, Belarus, won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Alexievich, whose most recent book is Vremja second chènd (2013), received eight million Swedish kronor (approximately $940,000). A committee of the Swedish Academy judged. The annual award is given to a writer who, according to the terms of Alfred Nobel’s will, “shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.” There is no application process.
Nobel Foundation, Sturegatan 14, P.O. Box 5232, SE-102 45, Stockholm, Sweden.
info@nobelmedia.se
nobelprize.org

Noemi Press
Book Awards
Muriel Leung of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry for her collection Bone Confetti. Yanara Friedland of Tucson, Arizona, won the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction for her novel Uncountry: A Mythology. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Noemi Press. The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a book of fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Noemi Press, Book Awards, P.O. Box 3489, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Carmen Giménez Smith, Publisher.
noemipressbooks@gmail.com
www.noemipress.org/contest

Notre Dame Review
Book Prize
Thomas McGonigle of New York City won the third annual Notre Dame Review Book Prize for his novel St. Patrick’s Day. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Notre Dame Press in the fall. William O’Rourke judged. The annual award is given for a novel or a debut poetry collection or short story collection written by a writer who has published in Notre Dame Review. The next deadline is June 1.
Notre Dame Review, Book Prize, University of Notre Dame, B009C McKenna Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Steve Tomasula and Orlando Menes, Editors. (574) 631-6952.
ndreview.nd.edu/book-prizes

Ohioana Library Association
Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant
Negesti Kaudo of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2015 Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. She received $1,000, and an excerpt from her memoir manuscript "What Will Follow" was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Ohioana Quarterly. The annual award is given to a fiction or creative nonfiction writer age 30 or under who has not published a book and is an Ohio native or resident of at least five years. (See Deadlines.)
Ohioana Library Association, Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant, 274 East First Avenue, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43201. (614) 466-3831. David Weaver, Executive Director.
ohioana@ohioana.org
www.ohioana.org/awards

Omnidawn Publishing
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
Jackie Craven of Schenectady, New York, won the 2014 Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize for her short story "Our Lives Became Unmanageable." She received $1,000, and her story will be published as a chapbook by Omnidawn Publishing in October. She will also receive 100 author copies. Kate Bernheimer judged. The annual award is given for a short story or collection of stories. The next deadline is October 17.
Omnidawn Publishing, Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
omnidawn.com/contest/fiction

Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Pew Fellowships
Poets Brian Teare and Yolanda Wisher, both of Philadelphia, won 2015 Pew Fellowships. They each received $75,000, a workshop intensive at Creative Capital, financial counseling, and opportunities to work with other Pew Fellows and staff. 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) 350-4920.
pewfellowships@pcah.us
pcah.us

Playboy
College Fiction Contest
Donnie Watson of Augusta, Georgia, won the 2015 Playboy College Fiction Contest for his story "My Feet Are Fire." He received $3,000, and his story was published in Playboy. The annual award is given for a short story by a fiction writer currently enrolled in college. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Playboy, College Fiction Contest, 5616 North Kolmar Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.
www.playboy.com/2015collegefiction

Ploughshares
Zacharis First Book Award
Carole Burns of Cardiff, Wales, won the 2015 Zacharis First Book Award for her short story collection, The Missing Woman and Other Stories (Parthian, 2015). She received $1,500. Ladette Randolph judged. The annual award is given in alternating years for a first poetry collection or first book of fiction by a writer whose work has been published in Ploughshares. There is no application process.
Ploughshares, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Managing Editor.
pshares@pshares.org
www.pshares.org

Poetry Society of America
Chapbook Fellowships
Adriana Cloud of Boston and Amanda Turner of Portland, Oregon, won the 2015 Chapbook Fellowships. Cloud won for her poetry collection Instructions for Building a Wind Chime, chosen by Jane Hirshfield; Turner won for her poetry collection Of Nectar, chosen by A. Van Jordan. Monica Sok of New York City and Sarah Trudgeon of Key Biscayne, Florida, won the 2015 Chapbook Fellowships 30 and Under. Sok won for her poetry collection Year Zero, chosen by Marilyn Chin; Trudgeon won for her poetry collection Dreams of Unhappiness, chosen by Don Paterson. The winners each received $1,000, and their winning collections will be published by the Poetry Society of America in 2016. The Chapbook Fellowships are given annually to two poets for chapbook-length poetry collections; the Chapbook Fellowships 30 and Under are given annually to two poets ages 30 and under for chapbook-length poetry collections. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Poetry Society of America, Chapbook Fellowships, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 254-9628.
www.poetrysociety.org

Princess of Asturias Foundation
Award for Literature
Fiction writer Leonardo Padura of Havana, Cuba, won the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. Padura, whose most recent book is the novel Herejes (Editorial Tusquets, 2013), received €50,000 (approximately $55,000). A jury appointed by the Princess 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.
Princess of Asturias Foundation, c/o General Yagüe, 2, 33004 Oviedo, Principality of Asturias, Spain.
www.fpa.es/en/prince-of-asturias-awards

Rattle
Poetry Prize
Tiana Clark of Brentwood, Tennessee, won the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize for "Equilibrium." She received $10,000, and her poem was published in Issue 50 of Rattle. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is July 15.
Rattle, Poetry Prize, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. (818) 505-6777. Timothy Green, Editor.
tim@rattle.com
www.rattle.com

River Styx
International Poetry Contest
Peter Kline of San Francisco won the 2015 River Styx International Poetry Contest for "Mirrorform Psalms." He received $1,500, and his poem was published in River Styx. Andrew Hudgins judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. The next deadline is May 31.
River Styx, International Poetry Contest, 3139A Grand Boulevard, Suite 203, St. Louis, MO 63118. Richard Newman, Editor.
bigriver@riverstyx.org
www.riverstyx.org/contests

Ruminate
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
Jody Rambo of Springfield, Ohio, won the 2015 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize for her poem "The Book of Never Saw." She received $1,500 and publication of her poem in Issue 36 of Ruminate. Dan Beachy-Quick judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 15.
Vandermey Nonfiction Prize
D. L. Mayfield of Damascus, Oregon, won the 2015 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize for her essay “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart.” She received $1,500 and publication of her essay in Issue 35 of Ruminate. Scott Russell Sanders judged. The annual award is given for a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is December 15.
Ruminate, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.org

Salamander
Fiction Prize
Mary LaChapelle of Bronxville, New York, won the 2015 Salamander Fiction Prize for her short story "Floating Garden." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Salamander. Andre Dubus III judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is June 1.
Salamander, Fiction Prize, Suffolk University, English Department, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108. Katie Sticca, Managing Editor.
www.salamandermag.org/contests

Southern Humanities Review
Auburn Witness Poetry Prize
Mark Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, of won the 2015 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize for his poems "Southern Drought Blues," "Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining," and "Southern Update." He received $1,000, publication in Southern Humanities Review, and travel expenses to read at the Auburn Writers' Conference in October. Richard Tillinghast judged. The annual award is given for a group of poems of witness in honor of the late poet Jake Adam York. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Southern Humanities Review, Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, Auburn University, 9088 Haley Center, Auburn, AL 36849. (334) 844-9088. shr@auburn.edu
www.southernhumanitiesreview.com

Southern Illinois University
Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards
David Tomas Martinez of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in poetry for his collection Hustle (Sarabande Books, 2014). Megan Milks of Madison, Wisconsin, won the award in fiction for her short story collection Kill Marguerite (Emergency Press, 2014). Ben Tanzer of Chicago won the award in nonfiction for his essay collection Lost in Space: A Father’s Journey There and Back Again (Curbside Splendor, 2014). They each received $1,000 and an invitation to read at the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection, a novel or a collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Illinois University, Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Award Coordinator.
www.grassroots.siuc.edu/dkawards.html

Southern Indiana Review
Michael Waters Poetry Prize
Annie Kim of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2015 Michael Waters Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Cyclorama. She received $2,000, and her collection will be published in Fall 2016 by Southern Indiana Review Press. Michael Waters judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Michael Waters Poetry Prize, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.usi.edu/sir

Stadler Center for Poetry
Philip Roth Residencies
Fiction writer Christina Nichol of Sebastopol, California, and fiction and nonfiction writer Martha Park of Roanoke, Virginia, won the 2015–2016 Philip Roth Residencies in Creative Writing. They each received $5,000 and a four-month residency at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. The annual residencies are given to poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers. (See Deadlines.)
Stadler Center for Poetry, Philip Roth Residencies, Bucknell University, Bucknell Hall, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager.
ciotola@bucknell.edu
www.bucknell.edu/centers-institutes-and-resources/stadler-center-for-poetry/programs-and-residencies/philip-roth-residences-in-creative-writing.html

Tampa Review
Poetry Prize
Michelle Boisseau of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 2015 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Among the Gorgons. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by University of Tampa Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Tampa Review, Poetry Prize, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. (813) 253-6266.
www.ut.edu/tampareview

University of Rochester
Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
Jacinda Townsend of Bloomington, Indiana, won the 39th annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for her novel Saint Monkey (Norton, 2014). She received $7,500. The annual award is given for a book of fiction published during the previous year by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. (See Deadlines.)
University of Rochester, Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, 538 Lattimore Hall, RC Box 270434, Rochester, NY 14627.
www.rochester.edu/college/wst/kafka_prize

University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships
Five writers received Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction. Karyna McGlynn of Houston, Texas, received the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship; Mark Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, received the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship; and Josh Kalscheur of Madison, Wisconsin, received the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship in Poetry. Jordan Jacks of Washington, D.C., received the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellowship; and Mika Taylor of Willimantic, Connecticut, received the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship. Each fellow received a prize of $3,000 and a stipend of $27,000 plus benefits, and will 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 poets and fiction 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. (See Deadlines.)
University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships, English Department, 6195C Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Sean Bishop, Contact.
institutemail@english.wisc.edu
www.creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowships.html

Virginia Commonwealth University
Levis Reading Prize
Sandra Lim of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the 18th annual Levis Reading Prize for her poetry collection The Wilderness (Norton, 2014). She received $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Richmond, Virginia. Students and faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University judged. The annual award is given to honor a first or second book of poetry published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Levis Reading Prize, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. (804) 828-1329. John-Michael Bloomquist, Contact.
bloomquistjmp@mymail.vcu.edu
english.vcu.edu/mfa/levis

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest
Laura Fanning of Alameda, California, and Madeline Baars of Portland, Oregon, won the 23rd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest. Fanning won in fiction for her story "The Brick"; Baars won in nonfiction for her essay "Trayvon." They each received $1,500 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Arthur Powers judged. The annual awards are given for a short story and an essay. The next deadline is April 30.
Winning Writers, Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, Contest Administrator.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com/tomstory