Recent Winners

Alligator Juniper
National Literary Awards
Three writers won 2015 Alligator Juniper National Literary Awards. Christopher Buckley of Santa Barbara, California, won in poetry for his poem "On the Patio After Reading Democritus"; Justin Chrestman of Houston, Texas, won in fiction for his story "Astronaut House"; and Rosemary Jones of New Haven, Connecticut, won in creative nonfiction for her essay "The Particulars." They each received $1,000 and their winning pieces were published in Alligator Juniper. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is October 15.
Alligator Juniper, National Literary Awards, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301. Skye Anicca and Sheila Sanderson, Editors.
alligatorjuniper@prescott.edu
www.alligatorjuniper.org

American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Nicole Sealey of New York City won the 2014 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for her poem "Virginia Is for Lovers." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in American Poetry Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. (See Deadlines.)
American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 320 South Broad Street, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
www.aprweb.org

Backwaters Press
Backwaters Prize
Katharine Whitcomb of Ellensburg, Washington, won the 2014 Backwaters Prize for her poetry collection The Daughter's Almanac. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Backwaters Press. Patricia Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize, 3502 North 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104. (402) 451-4052. Greg Kosmicki, Editor Emeritus.
www.thebackwaterspress.org

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Sinan Antoon of New York City won the 2014 Saif Ghobash
Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation from the Arabic into English of his novel The Corpse Washer (Yale University Press, 2013). He received £3,000 (approximately $4,620). Paul Blezard, Lulu Norman, Samuel Shimon, and Jonathan Wright judged. The annual award is given for a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. The next deadline is March 31, 2016.
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, England. Margaret Obank, Administrator.
margaret@banipaltrust.org.uk

www.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press
Book Prize
Danielle Cadena Deulen of Cincinnati won the 2014 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for her poetry collection Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Denise Duhamel judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881.
infobarrow@gmail.com
www.barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence
Mitchell S. Jackson of New York City won the 2014 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his novel The Residue Years (Bloomsbury USA, 2013). He received $10,000 and travel expenses to attend an award ceremony and visit schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January. Thomas Beller, Anthony Grooms, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers judged. The annual award is given to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 402 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Jessica Boone, Senior Donor Services Officer.
www.ernestjgainesaward.org

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Hannah Baggott of Corvallis, Oregon, won the 2015 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for "Dysesthesia." Carla Hartenberger of Toronto, Ontario, won the 2015 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for "Autobiography." Adina Talve-Goodman of New York City won the 2015 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for "I Must Have Been That Man." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2015 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Major Jackson judged in poetry, Chang-rae Lee judged in fiction, and Anne Fadiman judged in creative nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction relating to issues of health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. (See Deadlines.)
Bellevue Literary Review, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.
stacy@blreview.org
www.blreview.org

Blue Mountain Center
Richard J. Margolis Award
Blaire Briody of San Francisco won the 2014 Richard J. Margolis Award. She received a stipend of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The annual award is given to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction with the exception of memoir) whose work "combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice." (See Deadlines.)
Blue Mountain Center, Richard J. Margolis Award, c/o Margolis & Bloom, 535 Boylston Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
award@margolis.com
award.margolis.com

Boston Review
Poetry Contest
francine j. harris of Traverse City, Michigan, won the 17th annual Boston Review Poetry Contest for a group of poems. She received $1,500, and her poems were published in the November/December 2014 issue of Boston Review and on the journal's website. Major Jackson judged. The annual prize is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
Boston Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142. (617) 324-1360.
review@bostonreview.net
bostonreview.net/contests

Briar Cliff Review
Writing Contests
Carine Topal of La Quinta, California, won the 19th annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for "Someone You Know." Lee Varon of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the Fiction Award for "Until the World Brought to Me Again Its Gold Its Vermillion." Lisa Nikolidakis of Newburgh, Indiana, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "Candy." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2015 issue of Briar Cliff Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is November 1.
Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.
tricia.currans-sheehan@briarcliff.edu
www.bcreview.org

Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Prize
Natalya Anderson of Cottenham, England, won the 2014 Bridport Prize in poetry for her poem “Clear Recent History.” Tracy Slaughter of Thames, New Zealand, won in fiction for her short story “Scenes of a Long Term Nature.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $7,700). Kit de Waal of Leamington Spa, England, won in flash fiction for “Romans Chapter 1 Verse 29.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,540). The winners of the second-place prizes were Tori Sharpe of Dallas for her poem “Sister” and Sean Lusk of Haywards Heath, England, for his story “Reimbursement.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,540). The winning works were published in the 2014 Bridport Prize anthology. Liz Lochhead judged in poetry, Andrew Miller judged in fiction, and Tania Hershman judged in flash fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a short short story. (See Deadlines.)
Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Prize Administrator.
kate@bridportprize.org.uk
www.bridportprize.org.uk

Bronx Council on the Arts
BRIO Awards
Poets Judith Baumel, Paul Bulman, Orlando Ferrand-Rodriguez, and Matthew Thorburn; fiction writers Mercedes Augusta, Gina Clark, and Bruce Tallerman; nonfiction writer Nahshon Ratcliff; and spoken word poets Erik Maldonado and Peggy Robles-Alvarado, all of New York City, received 2014 BRIO Awards. They each received $3,000. The annual grants are given to writers who reside in the Bronx in New York City. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bronx Council on the Arts, BRIO Awards, 1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. (718) 931-9500.
www.bronxarts.org/brio.asp

California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
Christine Poreba of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2014 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for Rough Knowledge. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press. Peter Everwine judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 30.
California State University in Fresno, Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, English Department, 5245 North Backer Avenue, MS PB-98, Fresno, CA 93740. Corrinne Clegg Hales, Award Coordinator.
connieh@csufresno.edu
fresnostate.edu/artshum/english/graduate/mfa/levine.html

Cider Press Review
Book award
Alison Prine of Burlington, Vermont, won the 2014 Cider Press Review Book Award for her poetry collection Rearview Mirror. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Cider Press Review in 2016. Jeffrey Harrison judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
Cider Press Review, Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. Caron Andregg, Publisher.
www.ciderpressreview.com

Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Dan O’Brien of Santa Monica, California, won the 2014 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for his poem “The War Reporter Paul Watson and the Barrel Bombs.” He received £5,000 (approximately $7,700) and an invitation to read at the annual Coffee-House Poetry reading at the Troubadour in London. Ross Cogan of Faringdon, England, won the second-place prize for his poem “Aurvandil’s Toe.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,540). Neil Astley and Amy Wack judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is October 19.
Coffee-House Poetry, Troubadour International Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 16210, London, W4 1ZP, England.
coffpoetry@aol.com
www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

Comstock Review
Muriel Craft Bailey Award
Brionne Janae of Medford, Massachusetts, won the 2014 Muriel Craft Bailey Award for her poem "Momma Blues." She received $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review. Kwame Dawes judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Award, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.
poetry@comstockreview.org

www.comstockreview.org/annual-contest

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
First Book Award
Gregory G. Kimbrell of Richmond, Virginia, won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for The Primitive Observatory. He received $2,500, publication of his book by Southern Illinois University Press, and an honorarium of $1,500 to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Brian Barker judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, First Book Award, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu/firstpo.html

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Kelly Fig Smith of Mount Vernon, Ohio, won the Creative Nonfiction Memoir Contest for her essay "Do No Harm." She received $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. The annual award is given for an essay on a theme. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. (412) 688-0304.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation
Book Prize
Kim Church of Raleigh, North Carolina, won the second annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for her novel, Byrd (Dzanc Books, 2014). She received $1,000 and is entitled to a free glass of wine every day for a year at Crook’s Corner Café and Bar in Chapel Hill. Randall Kenan judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel set in the American South. (See Deadlines.)
Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation, Book Prize, 313 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (919) 942-3713. Anna Hayes, President.
info@crookscornerbookprize.com
www.crookscornerbookprize.com

DIAGRAM
Essay Contest
Stephanie Pushaw of Malibu, California, won the 2014 Essay Contest for "Crickets." She received $1,000, and her essay was published in Volume 15, Issue 2 of DIAGRAM. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker judged. The annual award is given for an essay. The next deadline is December 31.
DIAGRAM, Essay Contest, ML 445, P.O. Box 210067, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.
editor@thediagram.com

thediagram.com

Elixir Press
Fiction Award
Amina Gautier of New York City won the 2014 Fiction Award for her short story collection The Loss of All Lost Things. She received $2,500, and her book was published by Elixir Press. Phong Nguyen judged. The annual prize is given for a short story collection or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Fairy Tale Review
Awards in Poetry and Prose
Claire Cronin of Los Angeles won the Award in Poetry for her poem “What Haunts.” Elise Winn of Woodland, California, won the Award in Prose for her story “Brother and Sister.” They each received $1,000, and their pieces were published in Fairy Tale Review. Ilya Kaminsky judged in poetry; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a group of poems and a work of prose influenced by fairy tales. (See Deadlines.)
Fairy Tale Review, Awards in Poetry and Prose, c/o Kate Bernheimer, English Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Kate Bernheimer, Editor.
ftreditorial@gmail.com
www.fairytalereview.com

Farmingdale State College
Paumanok Poetry Award
Sherry B. Hanson of Portland, Oregon, won the 24th annual Paumanok Poetry Award for a group of poems. She received $1,500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Farmingdale State College in the fall of 2015. The annual award, sponsored by the college's Visiting Writers Program, is given for a group of poems. The next deadline is September 15.
Farmingdale State College, Paumanok Poetry Award, English Department, Knapp Hall,
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735. (631) 420-2287. Margery Brown, Director.
margery.brown@farmingdale.edu
www.farmingdale.edu/academics/arts-sciences/english/paumanokpoetryaward.shtml

Gival Press
Short Story Award
Steven J. Cahill of East Burke, Vermont, won the 11th annual Short Story Award for "Progressive Linkage." He received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Lynn Stegner judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is August 8.
Gival Press, Short Story Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Fiction Open
Michael Varga of Norcross, Georgia, won the Fiction Open for "Chad Erupts in Strife." He received $2,500, and his story will be published in Issue 95 of Glimmer Train Stories. Dana Kroos of Houston, Texas, won the second-place prize for "These Things." She received $1,000. The editors judged. The awards are given twice yearly for short stories. (See Deadlines.)
Short Story Award for New Writers
John Thornton Williams of Laramie, Wyoming, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "Darling, Keith, the Subway Girl, and Jumping Joe Henry." He received $1,500, and his story will be published in Issue 95 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.com

Great Plains Writers' Conference
Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize
Michael Palmer of Lubbock, Texas, won the third annual Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize. He received $1,000 and lodging expenses to give a reading at the Great Plains Writers' Conference at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The annual award is given to a writer living in the Great Plains region who has not yet published a book. The next deadline is December 1.
Great Plains Writers' Conference, Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize, English Department, Scobey Hall 014, Box 504, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007. Steven Wingate, Coordinator.
steven.wingate@sdstate.edu
greatplainswritersconference.com

Hidden River Arts
William Van Wert Fiction Award
Mark Wagstaff of London won the 2014 William Van Wert Fiction Award for his short story "Some Secret Space." He received $1,000. The annual award is given for a work of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Hidden River Arts, William Van Wert Fiction Award, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
hiddenriverarts@gmail.com 

hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com

Hunger Mountain
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
Lee Ann Dalton of Exeter, New Hampshire, won the 2014 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize for her story "The Hierophant." She received $1,000, and her story was published in Hunger Mountain. Robin Black judged. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Hunger Mountain, 36 College Street, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT 05602. (802) 828-8517. Miciah Bay Gault, Editor. hungermtn@vcfa.edu
www.hungermtn.org

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Legacy Awards
Poet Amaud Jamaul Johnson of Madison, Wisconsin; fiction writer NoViolet Bulawayo of Oakland, California; and nonfiction writer Craig Steven Wilder of Boston won 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. Johnson won for his poetry collection Darktown Follies (Tupelo Press, 2013); Bulawayo won for her novel We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books, 2013); and Wilder won for his nonfiction book Ebony & Ivy (Bloomsbury Press, 2013). The poetry judges were Teri Cross Davis, Brian Gilmore, and Hoke Glover; the fiction judges were Tina McElroy Ansa, Dana Johnson, and A. J. Verdelle; and the nonfiction judges were Amy Alexander, Sheryll Cashin, and Frederick C. Harris. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by writers of African descent published in the previous year. The next deadline is November 13.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Legacy Awards, 840 First Street North East, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002. (202) 492-1256.
info@hurstonwright.org
hurstonwright.org

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Poetry Competition
Jonathan Edwards of Newport, Wales, won the 2014 Poetry Competition for his poem “Servant Minding a Seat for His Master Before a Performance of The Rivals, Covent Garden Theatre, 1775.” He received £1,000 (approximately $1,540), a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writers’ Centre of Wales, publication of his poem on the Ledbury Poetry Festival website, and an invitation to read at the festival in July 2015. Ian McMillan judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Poetry Competition, Town Council Offices, Church Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DH, England. Sandra Dudley, Finance Manager.
finance@poetry-festival.co.uk
www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition

Leeway Foundation
Transformation Awards
Spoken word poet Michelle Myers of Camden, New Jersey, and graphic novelist Annie Mok and nonfiction writer Ezra Berkley Nepon, both of Philadelphia, won 2014 Transformation Awards from the Leeway Foundation. They each received $15,000. The annual awards are given to women and trans poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. (See Deadlines.)
Art and Change Grants
Eight writers, all of Philadelphia, received 2015 Art and Change Grants. They are poets Bernadene Davis, Mai Schwartz, and Andrea Walls; fiction writers Maggie Eighteen, Leila Ghaznavi, and Kay Wood; and nonfiction writers G Ragovin and Voyager. They each received $2,500. The awards are given twice yearly to support women and trans poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to take advantage of an opportunity for art and change. The next deadline is August 1.
Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Program Director.
info@leeway.org
www.leeway.org

Library of Virginia
Literary Awards
Poet Margaret Mackinnon of Falls Church, Virginia, won the 2014 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry for The Invented Child (Silverfish Review Press). Lee Smith of Hillsborough, North Carolina, won the 2014 Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction for Guests on Earth (Workman Publishing). Elizabeth R. Varon of Charlottesville, Virginia, won the 2014 Literary Award for Nonfiction for Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War (Oxford University Press). They each received $2,500. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year by Virginia writers. The next deadline is February 12, 2016.
Library of Virginia, Literary Awards, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.
www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm

Literal Latté
Poetry Award

Donald Levering of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2014 Literal Latté Poetry Award for his poem “The World Recast by Flashcards.” He received $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is July 15. (See Deadlines.)
Literal Latté, Poetry Award, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003. (212) 260-5532. Jenine Gordon Bockman, Editor.
litlatte@aol.com
www.literal-latte.com

Literary Arts
Oregon Literary Fellowships
Eleven writers received 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowships of $3,000. They are poets Laura Christina Dunn, A. Molotkov, Hajara Quinn, and Ashley Toliver, all of Portland, and Trevino Brings Plenty of Milwaukie; fiction writers Colleen Burner, Justin Hocking, and Airin Miller, all of Portland; and nonfiction writers Otis Haschemeyer of Eugene, Cheston Knapp of Portland, and Elena Passarello of Corvallis. Tara Ison, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Matthew Vollmer judged. The annual fellowships are given to Oregon writers to help them initiate, develop, or complete a literary project. (See Deadlines.)
Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583. Susan Denning, Program Director.
susan@literary-arts.org


www.literary-arts.org

Moment
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Six writers received Individual Artist Grants for Women. They are poets Dana Blalock of Denver, Carol V. Davis of Los Angeles, and Staci R. Schoenfeld of Frankfort, Kentucky; and creative nonfiction writers Jasmin Darznik of Larkspur, California, Sonja Livingston of Memphis, and Lee Reilly of Chicago. They each received $1,000. The grants of up to $1,500 are given twice yearly to feminist writers. (See Deadlines.)
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086.
demingfund.org

Narrative
Fall Story Contest
CJ Hauser of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 2014 Fall Story Contest for her story "Bangana." She received $2,500. Nick Fuller Googins of New York City won the $1,000 second-place prize for his story "Who Are You With?" Their winning stories were published in Narrative. The annual awards are given for works of fiction or creative nonfiction. The next deadline is November 30.
Narrative, Fall Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
narrativemagazine.com

National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Stevens Manuscript Competition
Mara Adamitz Scrupe of Philadelphia won the 2014 Stevens Manuscript Competition for her poetry collection Beast. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. John Witte judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Manuscript Competition, 3520 State Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044.
Amy Jo Zook, Chair. 

www.nfsps.com

New American Press
Poetry Prize
Fiction Prize
David Armstrong of Spokane, Washington, won the 2014 New American Fiction Prize for his short story collection Reiterations. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by New American Press. Nicole Louise Reid judged. The annual award is given for a book of fiction. (See Deadlines.)
New American Press, 2606 East Locus Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211. David Bowen, Senior Editor.
david@newamericanpress.com
www.newamericanpress.com

New Criterion
Poetry Prize
Michael Spence of Seattle won the 2015 New Criterion Poetry Prize for Umbilical. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by St. Augustine's Press. Roger Kimball, Alan Shapiro, and David Yezzi judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. The next deadline is September 30.
New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003. (212) 247-6980. Rebecca Hecht, Assistant Editor.
hecht@newcriterion.com
www.newcriterion.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Green Rose Prize
Bruce Cohen of Coventry, Connecticut, won the 2015 Green Rose Prize for Imminent Disappearance, Impossible Numbers & Panoramic X-Rays. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in 2016. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least one full-length book of poetry. The next deadline is September 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Green Rose Prize, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu

www.wmich.edu/newissues

New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Awards
Rosa Lane of El Cerrito, California, won the 2014 New Millennium Poetry Prize for "Father." George Choundas of Pleasantville, New York, won the 2014 New Millennium Fiction Prize for "Troth." Marcia Peck of Minnetonka, Minnesota, won the 2014 New Millennium Short-Short Fiction Prize for "Sounding Memento Mori." Michael Caligaris of Oakland, California, won the 2014 New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for "An Unabridged Study of a Woman: A Love Story." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website. The awards are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay. The next deadline is July 31.
New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor.
www.newmillenniumwritings.com

Poetry Book Society
T. S. Eliot Prize
David Harsent of London won the 2014 T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection Fire Songs (Faber & Faber). He received £20,000 (approximately $30,800). The nine shortlisted finalists are Fiona Benson of Exeter, England, for Bright Travellers (Jonathan Cape); John Burnside of St. Andrews, Scotland, for All One Breath (Jonathan Cape); Louise Glück of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for Faithful and Virtuous Night (Carcanet Press); Michael Longley of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for The Stairwell (Jonathan Cape); Ruth Padel of London for Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth (Chatto & Windus); Pascale Petit of London for Fauverie (Seren Books); Kevin Powers of New York City for Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting (Sceptre Books); Arundhathi Subramaniam of Mumbai, India, for When God is a Traveller (Bloodaxe Books); and Hugo Williams of London for I Knew the Bride (Faber & Faber). The finalists each received £1,500 (approximately $2,310). Sean Borodale, Helen Dunmore, and Fiona Sampson judged. The annual award is given to honor a poetry collection published in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the award year. There is no application process.
Poetry Book Society, Dutch House, 307-308 High Holborn, London WC1V 7LL, England.
info@poetrybooks.co.uk
www.poetrybooks.co.uk

Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize
Gregory Lawless of Waltham, Massachusetts, won the 2014 Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize for Far Away. He received $1,000, and his collection will be published by Red Mountain Press in the fall. Red Mountain Press authors 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

Ruminate Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize
Tori Malcangio of San Diego won the 2015 William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize for "Nesting Doll." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Ruminate Magazine. Larry Woiwode judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 15.
Ruminate Magazine, William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize, 1041 North Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.
editor@ruminatemagazine.org
www.ruminatemagazine.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Anne Rankin-Kotchek of Rockville, Maryland, won the Sixfold Winter Poetry Award for a group of poems. Bill Pippin of Silver City, New Mexico, won the Sixfold Winter Short Story Award for "Century." They each received $1,000, and their winning pieces will be published in Sixfold. The contest entrants judged. The awards are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is July 24.
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

Southeast Missouri State University Press
Cowles Poetry Book Prize
Angie Macri of Hot Springs, Arkansas, won the 2014 Cowles Poetry Book Prize for her poetry collection Underwater Panther. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is April 1, 2016.
Southeast Missouri State University Press, Cowles Poetry Book Prize, One University Plaza, Mail Stop 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Susan Swartwout, Publisher.
upress@semo.edu
www6.semo.edu/universitypress/cowlesprize.htm

Southern Indiana Review
Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award
Terrance Flynn of Redlands, California, won the 2014 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award for his essay "Having Faith." He received $2,000, and his essay was published in the Fall 2014 issue of Southern Indiana Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a work of creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu

www.southernindianareview.org

StoryQuarterly
Fiction Contest
Anne Ray of New York City won the 2014 Fiction Contest for her short story "The Pool." She received $1,000, and her story was published in StoryQuarterly. Elizabeth McCracken judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
StoryQuarterly, Fiction Contest, English Department, 311 North 5th Street, Armitage Hall, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ 08102.
storyquarterlyeditors@gmail.com
storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu

St. Petersburg Review
Poetry Contest
George Drew of Poestenkill, New York, won the 2014 Poetry Contest for his poem “The Color Red: Mr. Émigré in Manhat-tan.” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Issue Eight of St. Petersburg Review. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 1, 2016.
St. Petersburg Review
, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 2888, Concord, NH 03302. Elizabeth Hodges, Editor.
ehodges@stpetersburgreview.com
www.stpetersburgreview.com

Towson University
Prize for LIterature
Joanna Pearson of Baltimore won the 2014 Towson University Prize for Literature for her poetry collection Oldest Mortal Myth (Story Line Press, 2012). She received $1,000. The annual award is given for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a writer who has lived in Maryland for at least three years and is a resident at the time of the award. (See Deadlines.)
Towson University, Prize for Literature, English Department, Towson, MD 21252. George Hahn, Department Chair.
www.towson.edu/english

Truman State University Press
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Laura Bylenok of Salt Lake City won the 2015 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Warp. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Truman State University Press in the fall. Arthur Sze judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is October 31.
Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501. (800) 916-6802.
tsup@truman.edu
tsup.truman.edu

University of Akron Press
Akron Poetry Prize
Philip Metres of Cleveland won the 20th annual Akron Poetry Prize for Pictures at an Exhibition: A Petersburg Album. He received $1,500, and his book was published by University of Akron Press. Maxine Chernoff judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize, 120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. 

www.uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

University of Iowa Press
Short Fiction Awards
Charles Haverty of Lexington, Massachusetts, won the 2015 John Simmons Short Fiction Award for Excommunicados. Edward Hamlin of Boulder, Colorado, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories. Both collections will be published by University of Iowa Press in October. Karen Russell judged. The annual awards are given for first collections of fiction. The next deadline is September 30.
University of Iowa Press, Short Fiction Awards, c/o Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 North Clinton Street, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-2000.
uipress@uiowa.edu

www.uiowapress.org

University of Louisville
Italo Calvino Prize
Micah Dean Hicks of Cincinnati won the 10th annual Italo Calvino Prize for his story "Flight of the Crow Boys." He received $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. His story will be published in Salt Hill Journal. Robert Coover judged. The annual award is given for a published or unpublished work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. The next deadline is October 14.
University of Louisville, Italo Calvino Prize, English Department, Room 315, Bingham Humanities Building, Louisville, KY 40292. Kiki Petrosino, Contact.
cmpetr04@louisville.edu
louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/contests

University of Mississippi
Summer Poet in Residence Award
Amy Sara Carroll of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the ninth annual Summer Poet in Residence Award. She received $3,000, travel expenses, and a monthlong residency at the University of Mississippi. Her work was also published as a limited edition broadside. The annual award is given to a poet who has published one or two books and is working on a manuscript. Beth Ann Fennelly and Ann Fisher-Wirth judged. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
John and Renee Grisham Residency
Fiction and nonfiction writer Kiese Laymon of Jackson, Mississippi, won the 2015–2016 John and Renee Grisham Residency at the University of Mississippi. He received a stipend of $75,000, a residency at the Grishams’ former home for the academic year, and will teach one course each semester at the University of Mississippi. The annual residency is given to an emerging writer. There is no application process.
University of Mississippi, English Department, Bondurant Hall C135, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Beth Ann Fennelly, Director.
mfaenglish.olemiss.edu

University of North Texas
Rilke Prize
Mark Wunderlich of Catskill, New York, won the 2015 Rilke Prize for The Earth Avails (Graywolf Press, 2014). He received $10,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a mid-career poet published in the previous year. The next deadline is November 30.
University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, 115 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203.
Lisa Vining, Contact.
english.unt.edu/creative-writing/poetryprize

University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
Matt Cashion of La Crosse, Wisconsin, won the 14th annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for Last Words of the Holy Ghost. He received $1,000, and his collection will be published by University of North Texas Press in November. Lee K. Abbott judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, English Department, 203 Carlisle Hall, P. O. Box 19035, University of Texas, Arlington, TX 76019. Laura Kopchick, General Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Notre Dame
Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry
Martin Ott of Los Angeles won the 2015 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry for his collection Underdays. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Notre Dame Press in Fall 2015. Joyelle McSweeney and Orlando Menes judged. The biennial award is given for a collection of poetry. The next deadline is September 1.
University of Notre Dame, Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, English Department, Notre Dame, IN 46556. (574) 631-4799. Joyelle McSweeney, Director of Creative Writing.
creativewriting@nd.edu
english.nd.edu/creative-writing/publications/sandeen-sullivan-prizes

University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz LIterature Prize
Leslie Pietrzyk of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for her short story collection This Angel On My Chest. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Jill McCorkle judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@pitt.edu

www.upress.pitt.edu

University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies
Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award
Paula Meehan of Dublin won the 19th annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Meehan, whose most recent collection is Painting Rain (Carcanet Press, 2009), received $5,000. The annual award is given to honor an Irish poet. There is no application process.
University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies, 2115 Summit Avenue, #5008, St. Paul, MN 55105. (651) 962-5662.
James Rogers, Director. 

www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies/poetryaward

White Pine Press
Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation
Hana Inbar of Kfar Saba, Israel, and Robert Manaster of Champaign, Illinois, won the third annual Cliff Becker Book Prize for their translation from the Hebrew into English of The Milk Underground by Ronny Someck. They each received $500, and their book will be published by White Pine Press in the fall of 2015. Aliki Barnstone judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry translated into English. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
White Pine Press, Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201.
wpine@whitepine.org
www.whitepine.org

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Contest
Dara Kell of New York City won the 2014 Short Fiction Contest for "Small Holding." She received $1,000 and publication of her story on the Zoetrope: All-Story website. Her story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Ben Fountain judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is October 1.
Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.
www.all-story.com