Recent Winners

American Poetry Review
Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize
Jared Harel of New York City won the 2015 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for his poem "Veterans Day, 2014." He received $1,000, and his 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

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Paul Starkey of Durham, England, won the 2015 Saif Ghobash 
Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation from the Arabic into English of Youssef Rakha’s novel The Book of the Sultan’s Seal: Strange Incidents From History in the City of Mars (Interlink Books, 2015). He received £3,000 (approximately $4,620). Samira Kawar, Alastair Niven, Robin Ostle, and Susannah Tarbush judged. The annual award is given for a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. The deadline for the 2016 prize has passed; the next deadline is March 31, 2017.
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
Rochelle Hurt of Cincinnati won the 2015 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for her poetry collection In Which I Play the Runaway. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Richard Blanco 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
T. Geronimo Johnson of Berkeley, California, won the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his novel Welcome to Braggsville (HarperCollins, 2015). 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. The next deadline is August 15.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 100 North Street, Suite 900, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Lois Smyth, Donor Services Program Officer.
www.ernestjgainesaward.org

Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose
Meridian Johnson of Española, New Mexico, won the 2016 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry for “The Problem With Anatomical Thinking.” Lauren Alwan of San Leandro, California, won the 2016 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for “The Foreign Cinema.” Esther K. Willison of Niskayuna, New York, won the 2016 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction for “Askew.” They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2016 issue of Bellevue Literary Review. Ada Limón judged in poetry, Paul Harding judged in fiction, and Mark Vonnegut 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
Daniel Hernandez of Las Vegas, Nevada, won the 2015 Richard J. Margolis Award. He received a stipend of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. The annual award is given to an essayist or journalist 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
Safiya Sinclair of Provincetown, Massachusetts, won the 18th annual Boston Review Poetry Contest for a group of poems. She received $1,500, and her poems were published in the November/December 2015 issue of Boston Review and on the journal's website. Cathy Park Hong judged. The annual award 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
Laura Apol of Lyons, Michigan, won the 20th annual Briar Cliff Review Poetry Award for "Midwinter, My Mother." S. J. MacLean of Danville, California, won the Fiction Award for "Thirty and Out." Laura Distelheim of Highland Park, Illinois, won the Creative Nonfiction Award for "On Kindness." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in the Spring 2016 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
Kathy Miles of Aberaeron, Wales, won the 2015 Bridport Prize in poetry for her poem “An Elegy for Lace.” Judith Edelman of La Jolla, California, won in fiction for her short story “Ping at the Zoo.” They each received £5,000 (approximately $7,700). Kit de Waal of Royal Leamington Spa, England, won in flash fiction for “Crushing Big.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,540). The winners of the second-place prizes were Mark Fiddes of London for his poem “The division of labour in pin manufacturing” and John Hobart of Newscastle-upon-Tyne, England, for his story “Mannington May Be Mad.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,540). The winning works were published in the 2015 Bridport Prize anthology. Roger McGough judged in poetry, Jane Rogers judged in fiction, and David Gaffney 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

California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
Andrea Jurjevi of Atlanta won the 2015 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for her collection, Small Crimes. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Anhinga Press. C. G. Hanzlicek 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, M/S PB98, 5245 North Backer Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740. Corrinne Clegg Hales, Contest Coordinator.
connieh@csufresno.edu
www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize

Cider Press Review
Book Award
Julia Bouwsma of New Portland, Maine, won the 2015 Cider Press Review Book Award for her poetry collection Work by Bloodlight. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Cider Press Review in 2017. Linda Pastan 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
Barbara Marsh of London won the 2015 Troubadour International Poetry Prize for her poem “The Farthest Way East.” She received £5,000 (approximately $7,150) and an invitation to read at the annual Coffee-House Poetry reading at the Troubadour in London. Ruth Valentine of London won the second-place prize for her poem “Calico.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,430). John McAuliffe and Jean Sprackland judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
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
Steve Lautermilch of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, won the 2015 Muriel Craft Bailey Award for his poem "Is a Fish." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Comstock Review. Allison Joseph 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.
www.comstockreview.org/annual-contest

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
First Book Award
Charif Shanahan of New York City won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award for Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing. 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. Allison Joseph judged. The annual award is given for a first book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, First Book Award, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.
craborchardreview.siuc.edu/firstpo.html

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Elane Johnson of Winter Garden, Florida, and Amaris Ketcham of Albuquerque, New Mexico, each won a Creative Nonfiction essay contest. Johnson won the Spring 2016 contest, on the theme of marriage, for her essay "The Math of Marriage"; Ketcham won the Winter 2016 contest, on the theme of weather, for her essay "Recorded Lightning." They each received $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction. The quarterly award is given for an essay on a theme. (See Deadlines.)
Creative Nonfiction, Essay Contest, 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. (412) 404-2975.
information@creativenonfiction.org
www.creativenonfiction.org

Crook's Corner Book Prize Foundation
Book Prize
Tom Cooper of New Orleans won the third annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for his novel, The Marauders (Crown, 2015). He 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. Lee Smith judged. The annual award is given for a debut novel set in the American South and published during the previous year. (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

Elixir Press
Fiction Award
Gary Fincke of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, won the 2015 Fiction Award for his short story collection The Killer's Dog. He received $2,000, and his book was published by Elixir Press. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection or a 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
Lindsay Lusby of Chestertown, Maryland, won the Award in Poetry for her group of poems “Forestry (Parts 1–3).” Courtney Bird of Portland, Oregon, won the Award in Prose for her story “The Diamond Girl.” They each received $1,000, and their pieces were published in Fairy Tale Review. Joyelle McSweeney judged in poetry, and Brian Evenson 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, University of Arizona, English Department, Tucson, AZ 85721. Kate Bernheimer, Editor.
ftreditorial@gmail.com
www.fairytalereview.com

Farmingdale State College
Paumanok Poetry Award
Christopher Collins of Independence, Kentucky, won the 25th annual Paumanok Poetry Award for a group of poems. He received $1,500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Farmingdale State College in November 2016. 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. Margery Brown, Director.
brownml@farmingdale.edu
www.farmingdale.edu/arts-sciences/english/paumanokpoetryaward.shtml

Gival Press
Short Story Award
Julyan Peard of San Francisco won the 2015 Short Story Award for "The Constellation of Scorpio." She received $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website. Steven J. Cahill 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 in Chief.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Short Story Award for New Writers
A. Campbell of New Haven, Connecticut, won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "On Fleek/Fleek On." Campbell received $1,500 and publication in Issue 98 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given three times yearly 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, Short Story Award for New Writers, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors. 

www.glimmertrain.com

Grayson Books
Poetry Prize
Patrick Moran of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, won the 2015 Grayson Books Poetry Prize for his poetry collection There Are Things We Live Among. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Grayson Books. Mekeel McBride judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is August 15.
Grayson Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. (860) 523-1196. Ginny Connors, Publisher.
gconnors@graysonbooks.com
www.graysonbooks.com

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Legacy Awards
Poet Claudia Rankine of Claremont, California; fiction writer Laila Lalami of Los Angeles; and nonfiction writer Elizabeth Nunez of New York City and Amityville, New York, won 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. Rankine won for her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014); Lalami won for her novel The Moor's Account (Pantheon, 2014); and Nunez won for her memoir Not for Everyday Use (Akashic Books, 2014). The poetry judges were Chris Abani, Monica Hand, and Allison Joseph; the fiction judges were Beverley East, David Haynes, and Martha Southgate; and the nonfiction judges were Sheri Booker, Keith S. Clark, and Ashraf H. A. Rushdy. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by black writers published in the previous year. The deadline for the 2016 awards has passed; as of this writing, the 2017 deadline has not been set.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Legacy Awards, 840 First Street North East, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002. (202) 248-5051. info@hurstonwright.org
hurstonwright.org

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Poetry Competition
Jane Satterfield of Baltimore won the 2015 Poetry Competition for her poem “Forfeit.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,430); a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writers’ Centre of Wales; publication of her poem on the Ledbury Poetry Festival website; and an invitation to read at the festival in July 2016. Deryn Rees-Jones judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Poetry Competition, Master's House, Bye Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1EA. Sandra Dudley, Finance Manager.
finance@poetry-festival.co.uk
www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition

Leeway Foundation
Transformation Awards
Fiction writer Maggie Eighteen and nonfiction writers Elaine T. Jones and Kerri Radley, all of Philadelphia, won 2015 Transformation Awards from the Leeway Foundation. They each received $15,000. The annual awards are given to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming 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.)
Leeway Foundation, Transformation Awards, Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078.
info@leeway.org
www.leeway.org

Library of Virginia
Literary Awards
Poet Steve Scafidi of Summit Point, West Virginia, won the 2015 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry for The Cabinetmaker's Window (Louisiana State University Press). Josh Weil of Nevada City, California, won the 2015 Literary Award for Fiction for The Great Glass Sea (Grove Press). Brigid Schulte of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 2015 Literary Award for Nonfiction for Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). 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. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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
Elizabeth Knapp of Frederick, Maryland, won the 2015 Literal Latté Poetry Award for her poem “Self Portrait as Kurt Cobain in Drag.” She received $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. The annual award is given for a poem. (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
Six writers received 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowships of $3,000. They are poets John Brehm of Portland and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez of Oregon City; fiction writers Leslie Barnard Booth and Matthew Robinson, both of Portland; and nonfiction writers Siobhan Ruby McConnell of Eugene and Denver David Robinson of Portland. Dana Johnson, Sherry Quan Lee, and Brynn Saito 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 Moore, Director of Programs for Writers.
susan@literary-arts.org

www.literary-arts.org

Los Angeles Review
Wild Light Poetry Award
Beth Filson of Williamsburg, Massachusetts, won the 2015 Los Angeles Review Wild Light Poetry Award for "Quiet the Dogs." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Los Angeles Review. Amy Uyematsu judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is May 1.
Los Angeles Review, Wild Light Poetry Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Assistant Managing Editor.
lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com
www.losangelesreview.org

Moment
Moment Magazine
Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest
Miriam Karmel
of Minneapolis won the 2015 Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest for “Summer Is For People.” She received $1,000, and her story was published in the November/December 2015 issue of Moment. Jami Attenberg judged. The annual award is given for a short story with Jewish content. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Moment, Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest, 4115 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite LL10, Washington, D.C. 20016. (202) 363-6422.
editor@momentmag.com
momentmag.com

Mudfish
Poetry Prize
Myra Malkin of New York City won the 12th annual Mudfish Poetry Prize for her poem "Wallis-Wallace." She received $1,200 and her poem was published in Issue 19 of Mudfish. Edward Hirsch judged. The annual award is given for a poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Mudfish, Poetry Prize, 184 Franklin Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10013. Jill Hoffman, Editor.
www.mudfish.org

Narrative
Fall Story Contest
Kay Eldredge of Bridgehampton, New York, won the 2015 Fall Story Contest for her story "Wednesdays." She received $2,500, and her story was published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a work 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
Laura Hansen of Little Falls, Minnesota, won the 2015 Stevens Manuscript Competition for her poetry collection Midnight River. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Bruce Dethlefsen 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, P.O. Box 1669, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Wilda Morris, Chair. 

www.nfsps.com

New Criterion
Poetry Prize
John Foy of New York City won the 2016 New Criterion Poetry Prize for Night Vision. He received $3,000 and publication of his book by St. Augustine's Press. Roger Kimball, Adam Kirsch, 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, Associate Editor.
hecht@newcriterion.com
www.newcriterion.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Green Rose Prize
Nadine Sabra Meyer of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, won the 2016 Green Rose Prize for Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in 2017. 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, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu

www.wmich.edu/newissues

New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Awards
Claire Bateman of Greenville, South Carolina, won the 2015 New Millennium Poetry Prize for "Meanwhile, We Called Ourselves Human." Nina Varela of Los Angeles won the 2015 New Millennium Fiction Prize for "The Things We Did in Texas." Alexander Weinstein of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2015 New Millennium Short-Short Fiction Prize for "The Prophet." Karen Hunt of Woodland Hills, California, won the 2015 New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for "Into the World." 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

Omnidawn Publishing
First/Second Poetry Book Prize
Jennifer S. Cheng of San Francisco won the 2015 First/Second Poetry Book Prize for House A. She received $3,000, and her book will be published by Omnidawn Publishing. Claudia Rankine judged. The annual award is given for a first or second poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Poetry Book Prize, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com

Poetry Book Society
T. S. Eliot Prize
Sarah Howe of London won the 2015 T. S. Eliot Prize for her poetry collection, Loop of Jade (Faber & Faber). She received £20,000 (approximately $28,600). The nine shortlisted finalists are Mark Doty of New York City for Deep Lane (Jonathan Cape); Tracey Herd of Dundee, Scotland, for Not in This World (Bloodaxe Books); Selima Hill of Lyme Regis, England, for Jutland (Bloodaxe Books); Tim Liardet of Bath, England, for The World Before Snow (Carcanet Press); Les Murray of Bunyah, Australia, for Waiting for the Past (Carcanet Press); Sean O’Brien of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, for The Beautiful Librarians (Picador); Don Paterson of Dundee, Scotland, for 40 Sonnets (Faber & Faber); Rebecca Perry of London for Beauty/Beauty (Bloodaxe Books); and Claudia Rankine of Claremont, California, for Citizen: An American Lyric (Penguin). The finalists each received £1,500 (approximately $2,145). Kei Miller, Pascale Petit, and Ahren Warner judged. The annual award is given to honor a poetry collection published in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Poetry Book Society, T. S. Eliot Prize, Unit 607, Screenworks, 22 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EF.
info@poetrybooks.co.uk
www.poetrybooks.co.uk

Red Hen Press
Poetry and Short Story Awards
Dante Di Stefano of Endicott, New York, won the 2015 Poetry Award for "Dreaming of Hokusai at Sloan-Kettering." Ashley Shelby of Minneapolis won the 2015 Short Story Award for "Pearl." They each received $1,000, and their pieces will be published in Los Angeles Review. Camille Dungy judged in poetry, and Sean Bernard judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story. The next deadline is May 1.
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Gabriel Jesiolowski of Akron, Ohio, won the 2015 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for As Burning Leaves. Jesiolowski received $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is September 1.
Fiction and Nonfiction Awards
Siel Ju of Los Angeles won the 2015 Fiction Award for her novel-in-stories, Cake Time. Chelsey Clammer of Minneapolis won the 2015 Nonfiction Award for her essay collection Circadian. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Red Hen Press. Kate Gale judged. The annual awards are given for books of fiction and nonfiction. The next deadline is September 1.
Red Hen Press, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Keaton Maddox, Editorial Associate.
editassist@redhen.org
www.redhen.org

Robert Creeley Foundation
Robert Creeley Prize
Tracy K. Smith of Princeton, New Jersey, won the 2016 Robert Creeley Award. She received $3,000 and travel and lodging expenses to give readings in Acton, Massachusetts, in March. Maria Anthony, Jeremy Blaustein, Jean D'Amico, Terry House, Thomas Lux, and Leanne Quinn judged. The annual award is given for a poet to honor "excellence in poetry and presentation." There is no application process.
Robert Creeley Foundation, c/o Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720. Marcia Rich, Contact.
mrich@acton-ma.gov
www.robertcreeleyfoundation.org

Ruminate Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize
Doug Cornett of Portland, Oregon, won the 2015–2016 William Van Dyke Short Fiction Prize for “Maybelline in the Tower.” He received $1,500, and his story was published in Issue 37 of Ruminate Magazine. Amy Lowe judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The 2016 deadline has passed; as of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
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

Santa Fe Writers Project
Literary Awards
A. A. Balaskovits of Clemson, South Carolina, won the 2015 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award for her story collection Magic for Unlucky Girls. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by the Santa Fe Writers Project. Elizabeth Horneber of Mankato, Minnesota, and Lisa Reisman of Branford, Connecticut, received runner-up prizes of $1,000 each. Emily St. John Mandel judged. The annual awards are given for a collection of stories or essays, a novel, or a memoir. The next deadline is September 30, 2017.
Santa Fe Writers Project, Literary Awards, 369 Montezuma Avenue, #350, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Andrew Gifford, Director.
sfwpinfo@gmail.com
www.sfwp.com

Sixfold
Poetry and Short Story Awards
J. H. Yun of Hayward, California, won the Sixfold Winter Poetry Award for a group of poems. Heather Erin Herbert of Cumming, Georgia, won the Sixfold Winter Short Story Award for "Hood." They each received $1,000, and their winning works 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
Brad Aaron Modlin of Athens, Ohio, won the 2016 Cowles Poetry Book Prize for his poetry collection Everyone at This Party Has Two Names. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The 2016 deadline has passed; the next deadline is April 1, 2017.
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
www.semopress.com/events/cowles-prize

Southern Indiana Review
Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award
Melora Wolff of Saratoga Springs, New York, won the 2015 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Nonfiction Award for her essay "Mystery Girls." She received $2,000, and her essay was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Southern Indiana Review. Elena Passarello 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

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Poetry Prize
James McKee of New York City won the 2015 Poetry Contest for his poem "Advice to a Painter." He received $1,000 and publication in Sow's Ear Poetry Review. Ron Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is November 1.
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Poetry Prize, 1748 Cave Ridge Road, Mount Jackson, VA 22842. Sarah Kohrs, Managing Editor.
sepoetryreview@gmail.com
sowsearpoetry.org

StoryQuarterly
Fiction Contest
Nafissa Thompson-Spires of Champaign, Illinois, won the 2015 Fiction Contest for her short story "Heads of the Colored People: Four Fancy Sketches, Two Chalk Outlines, and No Apology." She received $1,000, and her story was published in StoryQuarterly. Mat Johnson judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
StoryQuarterly, Fiction Contest, Rutgers University, English Department, 311 North 5th Street, Armitage Hall, Camden, NJ 08102.
storyquarterlyeditors@gmail.com
storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu

Towson University
Prize for Literature
Hailey Leithauser of Silver Spring, Maryland, won the 2015 Towson University Prize for Literature for her poetry collection Swoop (Graywolf Press, 2013). 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
Alison D. Moncrief Bromage of Stony Creek, Connecticut, won the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Daughter, Daedalus. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Truman State University Press in the fall. Jennifer Clement 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
Sandra Simonds of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 21st annual Akron Poetry Prize for Further Problems With Pleasure. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by University of Akron Press. Carmen Giménez Smith 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 Canberra
Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Elisabeth Murawski of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 2015 Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize for her poem "Iconic Photo: Lee Miller in Munich, April, 1945." She received $15,000 AUD (approximately $10,800). Lisa Brockwell of Byron Bay, Australia, won the runner-up prize for her poem "Waiting on Imran Khan." She received $5,000 AUD (approximately $3,600). Both poems were published in the university's 2015 e-book prize anthology, Underneath. Elizabeth Smither judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
University of Canberra, Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, Faculty of Arts & Design, Building 20, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia.
vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au
www.canberra.edu.au/vcpoetryprize

University of Georgia Press
Poetry Prize
Christopher Salerno of Caldwell, New Jersey, won the inaugural Georgia Poetry Prize for Sun & Urn. He received $1,000 and his book will be published by University of Georgia Press in February 2017. He also received travel expenses and a $1,000 honorarium per event to give readings at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia. Katie Chaple, Travis Wayne Denton, and Thomas Lux judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
University of Georgia Press, Poetry Prize, Main Library, Third Floor, 320 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602.
press@uga.edu

www.ugapress.org/index.php/series/gpp

University of Iowa Press
Short Fiction Awards
Allegra Hyde of Peterborough, New Hampshire, won the 2016 John Simmons Short Fiction Award for her collection, Of This New World. Robert Oldshue of Boston won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for his collection, November Storm. Both books will be published by University of Iowa Press in October. Bennett Sims 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
Nick Greer of San Francisco won the 11th annual Italo Calvino Prize for his story "Glass City." He received $1,500, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Martin McLaughlin 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
Brandon Dean Lamson of Houston, Texas, won the 2016 Summer Poet in Residence Award. He received $3,000, travel expenses, and a monthlong residency at the University of Mississippi. The annual award is given to a poet who has published one or two books and is working on a manuscript. Ann Fisher-Wirth and Derrick Harriell judged. The next deadline is January 15, 2017.
John and Renee Grisham Residency
Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil of Fredonia, New York, won the 2016–2017 John and Renee Grisham Residency at the University of Mississippi. She 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
Rick Barot of Tacoma, Washington, won the 2015 Rilke Prize for Chord (Sarabande Books, 2015). 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/unt-rilke-prize

University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
Polly Buckingham of Cheney, Washington, won the 15th annual Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for her collection, The Expense of a View. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of North Texas Press in November. Chris Offutt judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Katherine Anne Porter Prize, University of Texas, English Department, 203 Carlisle Hall, P. O. Box 19035, Arlington, TX 76019. Laura Kopchick, General Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Melissa Yancy of Los Angeles won the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for her short story collection Dog Years. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Richard Russo 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
Tom French of Ministown, Ireland, won the 20th annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. French, whose forthcoming collection is The Way to Work (Gallery Press, 2016), 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.
jrogers@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/irishstudies/poetryaward

University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham/Pollak Prizes
Nick Lantz of Huntsville, Texas, won the 2016–2017 Brittingham Prize in Poetry for his collection You, Beast. Charles Hood of Palmdale, California, won the 2016–2017 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for his collection Partially Excited States. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in February 2017. Susan Mitchell judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. The next deadline is September 15.
University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham/Pollak Prizes, University of Wisconsin, English Department, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Ronald Wallace, Poetry Series Editor.
rwallace@wisc.edu
www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html

Western Connecticut State University
Housatonic Book Awards
Matthea Harvey and Leslie Jamison, both of New York City, and John Katzenbach of Amherst, Massachusetts, won the 2015 Housatonic Book Awards. Harvey won in poetry for her collection If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? (Graywolf Press, 2014); Katzenbach won in fiction for his novel Red 1-2-3 (Grove Press, 2014); and Jamison won in nonfiction for her essay collection, The Empathy Exams (Graywolf Press, 2014). They each received $1,500, and will give a reading and teach a master class at Western Connecticut State University's low-residency MFA Program. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year; the fiction prize alternates between genre fiction and literary fiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Western Connecticut State University, Housatonic Book Awards, Writing Department, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com

White Pine Press
Poetry Prize
Kim Garcia of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, won the 21st annual Cliff Becker Book Prize in poetry for The Brighter House. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by White Pine Press in the fall. Jericho Brown judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry. The next deadline is November 30.
Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation
Carolyn Tipton of Berkeley, California, won the fourth annual Cliff Becker Book Prize in translation for her translation from the Spanish into English of Returnings: Poems of Love and Distance by Rafael Alberti. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by White Pine Press in the fall. Christopher Merrill judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry translated into English. The prize will now be administered by the American Literary Translators Association; the deadline is July 1.
White Pine Press, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201.
wpine@whitepine.org
www.whitepine.org

Winning Writers
North Street Book Prize
Jenna Leigh Evans of New York City; Gloria Taylor Weinberg of Fort Pierce, Florida; and Elizabeth Kirschner of Kittery Point, Maine, won the inaugural North Street Book Prizes. Evans won in genre fiction for her novel, Prosperity; Weinberg won in literary fiction for her novel A Homicide in Hooker's Point; and Kirschner won in creative nonfiction for her memoir Waking the Bones. They each received $1,500; publication of an excerpt on the Winning Writers website; a marketing consultation with author and publishing consultant Carolyn Howard-Johnson; $300 in credit at BookBaby, a distributor for self-published authors; and three free ads in the Winning Writers e-mail newsletter. Ellen LaFleche and Jendi Reiter judged. The annual awards are given for self-published books of literary fiction, genre fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, North Street Book Prize, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. (866) 946-9748. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Contest
David Goguen of San Francisco won the 2015 Short Fiction Contest for "A Soft Projection for Q4." He received $1,000 and publication of his story on the Zoetrope: All-Story website. His story was also submitted for consideration to several participating literary agencies. Adam Johnson 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/contests.cgi