Recent Winners

Academy of American Poets
Walt Whitman Award
Hannah Sanghee Park of Los Angeles won the 2014 Walt Whitman Award for her poetry collection, The Same-Different. She received $5,000, a monthlong residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, and her book will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2015. Rae Armantrout judged. The annual award is given to a U.S. citizen who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. The next deadline is November 15.
Academy of American Poets, Walt Whitman Award, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.
awards@poets.org
www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award

American Academy of Arts and Letters
Literature Awards
Nineteen writers received awards in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Arts and Letters Awards in Literature, which honor writers of exceptional talent, were given to poets Emily Fragos, George Green, and Jean Valentine, all of New York City, and James Longenbach of Rochester, New York; fiction writer Eric Puchner of Los Angeles; creative nonfiction writer Brenda Wineapple of New York City; and translator Don Bartlett of Wymondham, England. Each received $7,500. Nonfiction writer Alexander Stille of Paris received the $25,000 Blake Dodd Prize, given triennially to a nonfiction writer. Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt of Cabot, Vermont, received the $20,000 Arthur Rense Poetry Prize, given triennially to an exceptional poet. Fiction writer Yiyun Li of Oakland, California, received the $20,000 Benjamin H. Danks Award, given triennially to an exceptional young writer. Fiction writer Sarah Hall of Norwich, England, received the $20,000 E. M. Forster Award, given annually to a young writer from the United Kingdom or Ireland for a stay in the United States. Fiction writer Sherman Alexie of Seattle received the $20,000 Katherine Anne Porter Award, given biennially to a prose writer. Nonfiction writer Daniel Mendelsohn of New York City received the $20,000 Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award, given annually to a writer whose work merits recognition for the quality of its prose style. Translator David Hinton of East Calais, Vermont, received the $20,000 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation, given to a practitioner, scholar, or patron who has made a significant contribution to the art of literary translation. Poet Claudia Rankine of Claremont, California, received the $10,000 Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, given biennially to a writer with progressive, original, and experimental tendencies. Laura van den Berg of Boston won the $10,000 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for her short story collection The Isle of Youth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). The annual award honors a book of fiction published in the previous year. Manuel Gonzales of Austin, Texas, received the $5,000 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction for his short story collection, The Miniature Wife (Riverhead Books, 2013). The award honors a first work of fiction published in the previous year. Fiction writers Krys Lee of Seoul, South Korea, and San Francisco, and Liz Moore of New York City each received a Rome Fellowship in Literature and will spend a year in residence at the American Academy in Rome. The annual awards are given by members of the Academy; there is no application process.
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032.
www.artsandletters.org

American Poetry Review
Honickman First Book Prize
Katherine Bode-Lang of State College, Pennsylvania, won the 17th annual APR /Honickman First Book Prize for her poetry collection, The Reformation. She received $3,000, and her collection will be published by American Poetry Review with distribution by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Stephen Dunn judged. The award is given for a poetry collection by a writer who has not published a book of poems. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, 1700 Sansom Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
www.aprweb.org

A Room of Her Own Foundation
Orlando Prizes
Four writers received the Fall 2013 Orlando Prizes. They are Jenifer Browne Lawrence of Poulsbo, Washington, for her poem "Shellacked"; Toni Martin of Berkeley, California, for her short story "Eye See You"; Marsha Mathews of Dalton, Georgia, for her short short story "Bus Ride to the City"; and Holly Sneeringer of Baltimore for her essay "Under Water." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in Los Angeles Review. The awards are given twice yearly for works of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction by women. (See Deadlines.)
To the Lighthouse Prize
Sarah Wetzel of New York City won the 2013 To the Lighthouse Prize for her poetry collection River Electric With Light. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Red Hen Press. Tracy K. Smith judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a woman. (See Deadlines.)
A Room of Her Own Foundation, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.
tracey@aroho.org
www.aroho.org

Barnes & Noble
Discover Awards
Anthony Marra of Oakland, California, won the 2013 Discover Award for Fiction for his novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth). He received $10,000. NoViolet Bulawayo of Oakland, California, won the $5,000 second-place prize for her novel, We Need New Names (Little, Brown), and Rebecca Lee of Wilmington, North Carolina, won the $2,500 third-place prize for her short story collection, Bobcat and Other Stories (Algonquin Books). The judges were A. Manette Ansay, Carrie Brown, and Charles Yu. Justin St. Germain of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the $10,000 Discover Award for Nonfiction for his memoir, Son of a Gun (Random House). Sonali Deraniyagala of New York City won the $5,000 second-place prize for her memoir, Wave (Knopf), and Domenica Ruta of New York City won the $2,500 third-place prize for her memoir, With or Without You (Spiegel & Grau). The judges were Gail Caldwell, Andre Dubus III, and Paul Elie. The annual awards are given for works of fiction and nonfiction featured in Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers program during the previous year. There is no application process.
Barnes & Noble, 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. (212) 633-4067. Miwa Messer, Director, Discover Great New Writers.
mmesser@bn.com
www.barnesandnoble.com/discover

Bauhan Publishing
May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize
David Koehn of Pleasanton, California, won the 2013 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize for his poetry collection Twine. He received $1,000, and his book was published by Bauhan Publishing. Jeff Friedman judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The 2014 deadline has passed; as of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bauhan Publishing, May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize, P.O. Box 117, Peterborough, NH 03458. (603) 567-4430.
www.bauhanpublishing.com/contest

Bear Deluxe Magazine
Doug Fir Fiction Award
Oliver Bendorf of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2013 Doug Fir Fiction Award for his short story "The Uncanny Valley." He received $1,000, publication of his story in Bear Deluxe Magazine, and a residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon. Lidia Yuknavitch judged. The annual award is given for a short story relating to the natural world or sense of place. (See Deadlines.)
Bear Deluxe Magazine, Doug Fir Fiction Award, 810 SE Belmont Street, #5, Portland, OR 97214. Susan DeFreitas, Associate Editor.
bear@orlo.org
orlo.org

BOA Editions
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize
Devin Becker of Moscow, Idaho, won the 2014 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for his collection, Shame | Shame. He received $1,500, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in 2015. David St. John judged. The annual prize is given for a first book of poetry. The next deadline is November 30.
BOA Editions, A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14604. (585) 546-3410. Jenna Fisher, Director of Marketing and Production.
fisher@boaditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Carlow University
Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
Chryss Yost of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2013 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award for her poem "Furious Bread." She received an all-expenses-paid trip to Carlow University in Pittsburgh to give a public reading and attend a ten-day session of the university's low-residency MFA program, and her poem will be published in Voices From the Attic. Patricia Smith judged. The prize, valued at $2,500, is given annually to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. The next deadline is in April 2015.
Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contact.
sewilliams412@carlow.edu
www.carlow.edu/Dobler_Poetry_Award.aspx

Claremont Graduate University
Tufts Poetry Awards
Afaa Michael Weaver of Somerville, Massachusetts, won the 22nd annual Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his collection The Government of Nature (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013). He received $100,000 and a weeklong appointment as poet-in-residence at Claremont Graduate University. The award is given annually for a book of poetry by a midcareer poet published in the previous year. Yona Harvey of Pittsburgh won the 21st annual Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books, 2013). She received $10,000. The award is given for a first book of poetry published in the previous year. The judges for both awards were David Barber, Stephen Burt, Kate Gale, Ted Genoways, Carl Phillips, and Chase Twichell. The next deadline is July 1, 2015.
Claremont Graduate University, Tufts Poetry Awards, 160 East Tenth Street, Harper East B7, Claremont, CA 91711. (909) 621-8974.
tufts@cgu.edu
www.cgu.edu/tufts

Cleveland Foundation
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Adrian Matejka of Bloomington, Indiana, won the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry for his collection The Big Smoke (Penguin, 2013). Anthony Marra of Oakland, California, won in fiction for his novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth). Ari Shavit of Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel, won in nonfiction for My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel (Spiegel & Grau). The judges were Rita Dove, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Joyce Carol Oates, Steven Pinker, and Simon Schama. The annual prizes are given to honor books of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction published in the previous year that "contribute to society's understanding of racism and foster an appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures." The next deadline is December 31.
Cleveland Foundation, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115. (216) 861-3810. Karen R. Long, Contact.
klong@clevefdn.org
www.anisfield-wolf.org

Codhill Press
Poetry Award
Karina Borowicz of Belchertown, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Codhill Poetry Award for Proof. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Codhill Press, and 50 author copies. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 10.
Codhill Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 280, Bloomington, NY 12411. Pauline Uchmanowicz, Contest Coordinator.
www.codhill.com

Colorado Review
Colorado Prize for Poetry
T. Zachary Cotler of Healdsburg, California, won the 20th annual Colorado Prize for Poetry for Supplice. He received $2,000, and his collection will be published in November by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. Claudia Keelan judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is January 14, 2015.
Colorado Review, Colorado Prize for Poetry, English Department, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Director.
coloradoprize.colostate.edu

Fish Publishing
Short Memoir Prize
Kirstin Zhang of Kilmacolm, Scotland, won the 2014 Short Memoir Prize for “In the Dark Garden.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,379) and publication in the 2014 Fish Anthology. Dermot Healy judged. The annual award is given for an essay. The next deadline is January 31.
Fish Publishing, Short Memoir Prize, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.
info@fishpublishing.com
www.fishpublishing.com

Fishtrap
Writing Fellowships
Three writers each received a fellowship valued at approximately $1,500 from Fishtrap. They are poet Chelsea Jennings of Seattle; fiction writer Eliot Treichel of Eugene, Oregon; and creative nonfiction writer Alex Carr Johnson of Yosemite, California. They each received an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in a featured reading at the 2014 Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers at Wallowa Lake near Joseph, Oregon, in July. Charles Finn judged. The fellowships are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Fishtrap, Writing Fellowships, P.O. Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828. Mike Midlo, Program Manager.
info@fishtrap.org
www.fishtrap.org

Friends of American Writers
Literary Awards
Abby Geni of Chicago and Ethan Rutherford of Akron, Ohio, shared the 2014 Friends of American Writers Literary Award for fiction. Geni won for her short story collection The Last Animal (Counterpoint Press), and Rutherford won for his short story collection The Peripatetic Coffin (Ecco). They each received $2,000. The annual awards are given for first, second, or third books of fiction or creative nonfiction published in the previous year by Midwest writers or books set in the Midwest. The next deadline for nominations is December 1.
Friends of American Writers, Literary Awards, 1179 Wenonah Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304. April Nauman, Contact.
www.fawchicago.org/awards.php

The Frost Place
Bull City Chapbook Contest
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet of Oakland, California, won the 2014 Bull City Chapbook Fellowship for The Greenhouse. She received a fellowship of approximately $1,500 to attend the Poetry Seminar at the Frost Place; a weeklong residency at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire; a $250 stipend; and publication of her chapbook by Bull City Press. David Baker judged. The prize is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is December 31.
Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award
Rebecca Foust of Kentfield, California, won the 2014 Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence award. She received $2,000; a six- to eight-week residency at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire; and an invitation to participate in poetry readings at the Frost Place and Dartmouth College. The prize is given annually for a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The next deadline is December 31.
The Frost Place, P.O. Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580. (603) 823-5510. Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director.
saudsley@frostplace.org
www.frostplace.org

Glimmer Train Press
Very Short Fiction Award
Lee Montgomery of Portland, Oregon, won the Very Short Fiction Award for "Window." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 93 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given quarterly for a short story of up to 3,000 words. (See Deadlines.)
Short Story Award for New Writers
Natasha Tamate Weiss of San Francisco won the Short Story Award for New Writers for "What It Means to Rush." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 93 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, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.org

Great Lakes Colleges Association
New Writers Awards
Natalie Shapero of Gambier, Ohio, won the 2014 New Writers Award in poetry for her collection, No Object (Saturnalia Books, 2013). E. J. Levy of Loveland, Colorado, won in fiction for her story collection, Love, in Theory (University of Georgia Press, 2012). Joe Wilkins of McMinnville, Oregon, won in creative nonfiction for his memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry (Counterpoint Press, 2012). The winners will give readings, meet with students, and lead classes at several of the Great Lakes Colleges Association's 13 member colleges, each of which pays an honorarium of at least $500. The judges in poetry were David Baker, Eugene Gloria, and Katherine Hedeen; the judges in fiction were Danit Brown, Eric Freeze, and Azita Osanloo; and the judges in creative nonfiction were Rhoda Janzen Burton, Matthew Ferrence, and Marin Heinritz. The annual awards are given for first books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (See Deadlines.)
Great Lakes Colleges Association, New Writers Awards, 535 West William Street, Suite 301, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Gregory Wegner, Director of Program Development.
wegner@glca.org
www.glca.org/programs/new-writers-award

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Writing Fellowships
Twenty-seven writers received 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships in creative writing. The ten fellows in poetry are Denise Duhamel of Hollywood, Florida; Emily Fragos and Marjorie Welish of New York City; Fady Joudah of Bellaire, Texas; Adrian Matejka of Bloomington, Indiana; Ange Mlinko of Houston, Texas; Paisley Rekdal of Salt Lake City; Jeffrey Skinner of Louisville, Kentucky; Patricia Smith of Howell, New Jersey; and Mary Szybist of Portland, Oregon. In fiction, the seven fellows are Chloe Aridjis of London; Christopher Castellani of Boston; Hari Kunzru and Victoria Redel of New York City; Julie Orringer of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Peter Rock of Portland, Oregon; and Claire Vaye Watkins of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. In creative nonfiction, the ten fellows are Deborah Baker and Meghan O'Rourke of New York City; Rachel Cohen of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Emily Fox Gordon of Houston, Texas; Joy Harjo of Glenpool, Oklahoma; Yunte Huang of Santa Barbara, California; Jamie James of Lombok, Indonesia; D. T. Max of Montclair, New Jersey; Susan Orlean of Studio City, California; and Victoria Sweet of Redwood City, California. The annual fellowships are approximately $50,000 each, and are awarded in recognition of "achievement and exceptional promise." (See Deadlines.)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Writing Fellowships, 90 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 687-4470.
fellowships@gf.org
www.gf.org

Kore Press
First Book Award
Monica Ong of Trumbull, Connecticut, won the 2014 Kore Press First Book Award for her poetry collection, Silent Anatomies. She received $1,000 and publication of her book by Kore Press. Joy Harjo judged. The annual award is given for a poetry manuscript by a woman who has not yet published a full-length book. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Kore Press, First Book Award, P.O. Box 42315, Tucson, AZ 85733. (520) 327-2127. Laura Van Epps, Editorial Assistant.
laura@korepress.org
www.korepress.org

Langum Charitable Trust
Prize for American Historical Fiction
Gary Schanbacher of Denver won the 2013 David J. Langum Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction for his novel Crossing Purgatory (Pegasus). He received $1,000. The annual award is given for a work of fiction published in the previous year that "helps to make the rich history of America accessible to the general reader." The next deadline is December 1.
Langum Charitable Trust, Prize for American Historical Fiction, 2809 Berkeley Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242.
langumtrust@gmail.com
www.langumtrust.org

Library of Congress
Witter Bynner Fellowships
Poets Honorée Fanonne Jeffers of Norman, Oklahoma, and the late Jake Adam York won 2014 Witter Bynner Fellowships. Jeffers received $10,000 and gave a reading at the Library of Congress. Natasha Trethewey judged. The annual awards are given to poets to support the writing of poetry. There is no application process.
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20540.
www.loc.gov

Literal Latté
Poetry Award
Jed Myers of Seattle won the 2013 Literal Latté Poetry Award for his poem “Going to Bed.” He received $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Ames Essay Award
Jean Guerrero
of Chula Vista, California, won the 2013 Ames Essay Award for “Juanita and the Beach of Fairies.” She received $1,000, and her essay was published in Literal Latté. The editors judged. The annual prize is given for an essay. The next deadline is September 30. Literal Latté, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003. (212) 260-5532. Jenine Gordon Bockman, Editor.
lit-latte@aol.com 

www.literal-latte.com

Lynx House Press
Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry
Suzanne Lummis of Los Angeles won the 2013 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry for her poetry collection Open 24 Hours. She received $2,000 and publication of her book by Lynx House Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Lynx House Press, Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210. (509) 624-4894. Christopher Howell, Editor.
lynxhousepress@gmail.com
www.lynxhousepress.org

Measure Press
Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award
Gail White of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, won the 2013 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award for "Tourist in India." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry. Dick Davis judged. The annual award is given for a sonnet. The next deadline is November 15.
Measure Press, Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, Creative Writing Department, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN 47722.
theformalist.evansville.edu/contest.html

Michigan Quarterly Review
Literary Prizes
Cody Peace Adams of Salem, Oregon, won the 36th annual Lawrence Foundation Prize for his short story "Victory Chimes," which appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Michigan Quarterly Review. He received $1,000. The journal's editorial board judged. Benjamin Busch of Reed City, Michigan, won the 12th annual Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize for his poem "Girls," which appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Michigan Quarterly Review. He received $500. Edward Hirsch judged. The annual awards are given for a short story and a poem published in Michigan Quarterly Review during the previous year. There is no application process.
Page Davidson Clayton Prize
Anne Barngrover of Columbia, Missouri, won the fifth annual Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets for a group of poems that appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Michigan Quarterly Review. She received $500. The editors judged. The prize is given for a poem or group of poems published in Michigan Quarterly Review by a poet who has not published a book at the time of publication in the journal. There is no application process.
Michigan Quarterly Review, 0576 Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (734) 764-9265. Vicki Lawrence, Managing Editor.
www.michiganquarterlyreview.com

Milkweed Editions
Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Michael Bazzett of Minneapolis won the third annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry for his collection You Must Remember This. He received $10,000, and his collection will be published by Milkweed Editions. Kevin Prufer judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a resident of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Milkweed Editions, Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
www.milkweed.org

National Book Critics Circle
Book Awards
Frank Bidart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, received the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry for his collection Metaphysical Dog (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The finalists were Lucie Brock-Broido of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City for Stay, Illusion (Knopf); Denise Duhamel of Hollywood, Florida, for Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press); Bob Hicok of Blacksburg, Virginia, for Elegy Owed (Copper Canyon Press); and Carmen Giménez Smith of Las Cruces, New Mexico, for Milk and Filth (University of Arizona Press). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of Baltimore and Lagos, Nigeria, received the fiction award for her novel Americanah (Knopf). The finalists were Alice McDermott of Bethesda, Maryland, for her novel Someone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); Javier Marías of Madrid for his novel The Infatuations (Knopf); Ruth Ozeki of Cortes Island, British Columbia, and New York City for her novel A Tale for the Time Being (Viking); and Donna Tartt of Pamplin City, Virginia, and New York City, for her novel The Goldfinch (Little, Brown). Amy Wilentz of Los Angeles received the autobiography award for Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti (Simon & Schuster). The finalists were Sonali Deraniyagala of New York City for Wave (Knopf); Aleksandar Hemon of Chicago for The Book of My Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); Rebecca Solnit of San Francisco for The Faraway Nearby (Viking); and Jesmyn Ward of DeLisle, Mississippi, for Men We Reaped (Bloomsbury). The NBCC, a professional organization composed of 600 book critics and reviewers from across the country, annually honors books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
John Leonard Prize
Anthony Marra of Oakland, California, won the inaugural John Leonard Award for his novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth). He received $500. The annual prize is given for a first book in any genre. There is no application process.
National Book Critics Circle, 160 Varick Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013.
info@bookcritics.org
bookcritics.org

PEN Center USA
Emerging Voices Fellowships
Six writers received 2014 Emerging Voices Fellowships from PEN Center USA. They are poets Brandon Jordan Brown and Victor Vazquez of Los Angeles; fiction writers Andrés Reconco, Margaret Spilman, and Hanne Steen, all of Los Angeles; and creative nonfiction writer Marci Carrillo of Chino Hills, California. They each received $1,000 and will participate in a mentorship with a professional writer, two public readings, and other programming in Los Angeles. The annual awards are given to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. (See Deadlines.)
PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships, 269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.
ev@penusa.org
www.penusa.org

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Award for Fiction
Karen Joy Fowler of Santa Cruz, California, won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Putnam). She received $15,000. Four finalists each received $5,000. They are Daniel Alarcón of San Francisco for his novel At Night We Walk in Circles (Riverhead Books); Percival Everett of Los Angeles for his novel Percival Everett by Virgil Russell (Graywolf Press); Joan Silber of New York City for her short story collection Fools (Norton); and Valerie Trueblood of Seattle for her short story collection Search Party: Stories of Rescue (Counterpoint Press). Madison Smartt Bell, Manuel Muñoz, and Achy Obejas judged. The annual award is given to honor a work of fiction by a U.S. writer published in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Award for Fiction, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. (202) 898-9063.
www.penfaulkner.org

Persea Books
Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry
Susannah Nevison of Salt Lake City won the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry for Teratology. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Persea Books. She also received an all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center, an artists retreat in Umbertide, Italy. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection by a woman who has not yet published a book. The next deadline is October 31.
Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry, 277 Broadway, Suite 708, New York, NY 10007. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.
info@perseabooks.com
www.perseabooks.com

phren-Z
Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest
Danusha Laméris of Santa Cruz, California, won the 2013 Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest for her poem “Riding Bareback.” She received $1,000, publication of her poem in phren-Z, and an invitation to read at the fourth annual Morton Marcus Memorial Reading at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Gary Young judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
phren-Z, Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest, 184 Kenny Court, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. (831) 476-6835. Jory Post, Cofounder.
phren-z.org

Poetry Society of America
Frost Medal
Gerald Stern of Lambertville, New Jersey, won the 2014 Frost Medal. Stern, whose most recent poetry collection is In Beauty Bright (Norton, 2012), received $5,000. The annual prize is given at the discretion of the PSA Board of Governors to recognize "distinguished lifetime achievement in American poetry." There is no application process.
Poetry Society of America, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 254-9628. Brett Fletcher Lauer, Deputy Director.
brett@poetrysociety.org
www.poetrysociety.org

Poets & Writers, Inc.
Jackson Poetry Prize
Claudia Rankine of Claremont, California, won the eighth annual Jackson Poetry Prize. Rankine, whose most recent poetry collection is Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2004), and whose forthcoming collection, Citizen: An American Lyric, will be published by Graywolf Press in October, received $50,000. The judges were Tracy K. Smith, David St. John, and Mark Strand. The award is given to "an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition." There is no application process.
Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Awards
Poet Harry Moore of Decatur, Alabama, and fiction writer Bryn Chancellor of Montevallo, Alabama, won the 2014 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Awards. They each received $500, a monthlong residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming, and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with writers, agents, editors, and publishers. Evie Shockley judged in poetry, and Victor LaValle judged in fiction. The annual awards are given to a poet and a fiction writer from a select state. The next deadline is December 1.
Poets & Writers, Inc., 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004.
(212) 226-3586.
www.pw.org

Prairie Schooner
Writing Prizes
Lee Martin of Columbus, Ohio, won the 2013 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his short story "Wrong Number." He received $1,500. Kevin Simmonds of San Francisco won the 2013 Edward Stanley Award for his poem "Scott, Supervisor of the Dispossessed"; Lauren Acampora of Katonoah, New York, won the 2013 Lawrence Foundation Award for her short story "Felt Life"; and Ellen O'Connell of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2013 Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for her essay "Only X-Rays are Black & White." They each received $1,000. Heather Sellers of Holland, Michigan, won the 2013 Prairie Schooner Strousse Award for a group of poems; and Sarah Valentine of Los Angeles won the 2013 Bernice Slote Award for her essay "The Divine Auditor." They each received $500. Kwame Dawes judged. The awards are given annually for poems, short stories, and essays published in the preceding year in Prairie Schooner. There is no application process.
Prairie Schooner, 123 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Marianne Kunkel, Managing Editor.
prairieschooner@unl.edu
prairieschooner.unl.edu

Pulitzer Prizes
Prizes in Letters
Vijay Seshadri of New York City won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for 3 Sections (Graywolf Press). The finalists were Morri Creech of Charlotte, North Carolina, for The Sleep of Reason (Waywiser Press) and Adrian Matejka of Bloomington, Indiana, for The Big Smoke (Penguin). Elizabeth Alexander, Adam Kirsch, and Campbell McGrath judged. Donna Tartt of Pamplin City, Virginia, and New York City won the prize in fiction for her novel The Goldfinch (Little, Brown). The finalists were Philipp Meyer of Austin, Texas, and New York City for his novel The Son (Ecco) and Bob Shacochis of Tallahassee, Florida, for his novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul (Atlantic Monthly Press). Ron Charles, Sabina Murray, and Art Winslow judged. Dan Fagin of Sea Cliff, New York, won the prize in nonfiction for Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (Bantam Books). The finalists were Gary J. Bass of Princeton, New Jersey, for The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf) and Fred Kaplan of New York City for The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster). Deborah Chasman, Alex Kotlowitz, and Robert Vare judged. Each winner received $10,000. The annual prizes honor books by U.S. writers published in the United States during the previous year. The annual deadlines are June 14 and October 1.
Pulitzer Prizes, Prizes in Letters, 709 Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. (212) 854-3841.
www.pulitzer.org

Rattle
Poetry Prize
Rebecca Gayle Howell of Lubbock, Texas, won the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers' Choice Award for "My Mother Told Us Not to Have Children." She received $1,000, and her poem was published in Issue 42 of Rattle. The editors selected finalists, and Rattle subscribers selected the winner. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Neil Postman Award for Metaphor
Francesca Bell of Novato, California, won the 2014 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor for her poem "Where We Are Most Tender." She received $500, and her poem was published in Issue 40 of Rattle. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem "exhibiting the best use of metaphor" among submissions to Rattle received during the previous year. There is no application process.
Rattle, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. (818) 505-6777. Timothy Green, Editor.
tim@rattle.com
www.rattle.com

Real Simple
Life Lessons Essay Contest
Meloney Dunning of Indianapolis won the 2014 Life Lessons Essay Contest for "Letting Go." She received $3,000, and her essay was published in Real Simple. Liz Gordon of Lexington, Virginia, received the $750 second-place prize for "The Trip Home." Katie Schroder Bond of Nashville received the $500 third-place prize for "On Choosing Our Life." The editors judged. The annual award is given for an essay. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Real Simple, Life Lessons Essay Contest, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
lifelessons@realsimple.com
www.realsimple.com/lifelessonscontest

Red Hen Press
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Dean Kostos of New York City won the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for his collection This Is Not a Skyscraper. He received $3,000, and his book will be published by Red Hen Press. Mark Doty judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Red Hen Press Poetry Award
Sam Witt of Framingham, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Red Hen Press Poetry Award for his poem "Little Doomsday Clock." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Los Angeles Review. Hilda Raz judged. The next deadline is September 30.
Wild LIght Poetry Contest
Philip Shaw of Seattle won the inaugural Wild Light Poetry Contest for his poem "What's She Doing Now." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Los Angeles Review. Kate Gale judged. The next deadline is October 15.
Red Hen Press, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Kate Gale, Managing Editor.
www.redhen.org

River Styx
Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest
Doug Crandell of Douglasville, Georgia, won the 2014 River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest for his short story "Dangerous to Inhale." He received $1,500, a case of Schlafly beer, and publication of his story in River Styx. The annual award is given for a work of micro-fiction of under 500 words. The next deadline is December 31.
River Styx, Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest, 3547 Olive Street, Suite 107, Saint Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor.
bigriver@riverstyx.org
www.riverstyx.org

Sheep Meadow Press
Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize
Stephanos Papadopoulos of Bend, Oregon, won the 2014 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize. He received $25,000. The annual award is given to an emerging writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sheep Meadow Press, Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize, P.O. Box 84, Rhineback, NY 12572.
poetry@sheepmeadowpress.com
sheepmeadowpress.com

Snake Nation Press
Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry
Kevin Brown of Cleveland won the 2013 Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry for his collection A Lexicon of Lost Words. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Snake Nation Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Serena Kennedy Fiction Award
John Zeugner of Worcester, Massachusetts, won the 2013 Serena Kennedy Fiction Award for his short story collection Under Hiroshima and Other Stories. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Snake Nation Press. The annual award is given for a novella or short story collection. (See Deadlines.)
Snake Nation Press, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.
haasrob@yahoo.com
www.snakenationpress.org

Southwest Review
Morton Marr Poetry Prize
Michael Shewmaker of Menlo Park, California, won the 2013 Morton Marr Poetry Prize for his poem "The Baptist." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Volume 99, Number 1, of Southwest Review. J. D. McClatchy judged. The annual prize is given for a poem or group of poems written in traditional verse by a writer who has not published a book of poetry. The next deadline is September 30.
Southwest Review, Morton Marr Poetry Prize, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, 6404 Robert Hyer Lane, Room 307, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor.
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

The Story Prize
George Saunders of Oneonta, New York, won the 2013 Story Prize for Tenth of December (Random House). He received $20,000. The finalists were Andrea Barrett of North Adams, Massachusetts, for Archangel (Norton) and Rebecca Lee of Wilmington, North Carolina, for Bobcat and Other Stories (Algonquin Books). Each received $5,000. Ben Stroud of Toledo, Ohio, won the 2013 Story Prize Spotlight Award for Byzantium (Graywolf Press). He received $1,000. Stephen Enniss, Antonya Nelson, and Rob Spillman judged. The annual award is given for a collection of short fiction published during the previous year. (See Deadlines.)
The Story Prize, 41 Watchung Plaza, #384, Montclair, NJ 07042. Larry Dark, Director.
info@thestoryprize.org
www.thestoryprize.org

St. Petersburg Review
Poetry Contest
Mary Rozmus-West of Bath, England, won the 2013 St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest for "At the Gap on Beechen Cliff." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in Issue 7 of St. Petersburg Review. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. The next deadline is March 1.
St. Petersburg Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 2888, Concord, NH 03302. Elizabeth Hodges, Editor.
ehodges@stpetersburgreview.com
www.stpetersburgreview.com

Summer Literary Seminars
Literary Contest
Poet Monica McClure and fiction writer Mark Labowskie, both of New York City, and creative nonfiction writer Jaquira Díaz of Miami, Florida, won the 2014 Summer Literary Seminars Literary Contest. They each received airfare, lodging, and tuition, an award valued at $3,950, to attend the Summer Literary Seminars program in either Lithuania or Kenya, and publication of their work in a participating journal. McClure and Labowskie will have their work published in Fence; Díaz will have her work published in Cosmonaut’s Avenue. Poet Sandra Simonds of Tallahassee, Florida; fiction writer Aram Kim of Seoul, South Korea; and creative nonfiction writer Kirstin Allio of Seattle won the second-place prizes; they each received full tuition. Poet Douglas Piccinnini of Lambertville, New Jersey; fiction writer Selena Anderson of Houston, Texas; and creative nonfiction writer Onnesha Roychoudhuri of New York City won the third-place prizes; they each received full tuition. The second- and third-place prize winners will have their work published in Cosmonaut’s Avenue. The judges were Dorothea Lasky in poetry, Aimee Bender in fiction, and Phillip Lopate in creative nonfiction. Kari Pilgrim of New York City won the Graywolf Prize for an excerpt from her novel Half of No. She received full tuition and publication of her excerpt on the Graywolf Press website. Robert Glick of Rochester, New York, won the Center for Fiction Prize for his story “Three Options for a Successful Lunar Landing.” He received full tuition and publication of his story on the Center for Fiction website. Maia Evrona of Boston won the Los Angeles Review of Books Prize for her essay “With What Words; With What Silence; the Correspondence of Nelly Sachs and Paul Celan.” She received full tuition and publication of her essay in Los Angeles Review of Books. Poets Katie Fowley of New York City; Bela Shayevich of Chicago; and Maw Shein Win of Berkeley, California, won the Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry. They each received full tuition. Nonfiction writers Lauren Sallinger of Washington, D.C.; Beatrice Smigasiewicz of Iowa City; and Julia Zarankin of Toronto won the Sutzkever Prize. They each received full tuition. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2015.
Summer Literary Seminars, Literary Contest, English Department, LB 683.03, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal QC H3G 1M8, Canada. Ann Ward, Program Director.
ann@sumlitsem.org
www.sumlitsem.org/contest.html

Tampa Review
Danahy Fiction Prize
Isabella David of Ridgefield, Connecticut, won the eighth annual Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story "If the Meek Inherit the Earth, They'll Have Sons-of-Bitches for Lawyers." She received $1,000, and her story will be published in Tampa Review. The annual prize is given for a work of short fiction. The next deadline is November 1.
Tampa Review, Danahy Fiction Prize, University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606. Richard Mathews, Editor.
utpress@ut.edu
www.ut.edu/tampareview

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Fiction contest
Christine Fadden of Sheridan, Wyoming, won the sixth annual Fiction Contest for her short story "Little League Girls." She received $1,500, publication of her story in Louisiana Cultural Vistas, and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Emily Raboteau and Victor LaValle judged. The annual award is given for a short story. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, Fiction Contest, 938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514, New Orleans, LA 70113.
info@tennesseewilliams.net 

www.tennesseewilliams.net

Truman State University Press
Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize
Mark Mayer of Mount Vernon, Iowa, won the 2014 Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize for "Encounter at the Edge of a Forest." He received $1,000, and his story was published in the Spring 2014 issue of Chariton Review. David Marshall Chan judged. The annual prize is given for a short story. The next deadline is September 30.
Truman State University Press, Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize, 100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501. (800) 916-6802. Barbara Smith-Mandell, Interim Director.
tsup@truman.edu

tsup.truman.edu

University of North Texas
Rilke Prize
Katie Peterson of Somerville, Massachusetts, won the 2014 Rilke Prize for The Accounts (University of Chicago Press, 2013). She received $10,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by a midcareer 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. (940) 369-5981. Lisa Vining, Contact.
lisa.vining@unt.edu
english.unt.edu/creative-writing/poetryprize

University of Notre Dame
Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction
Peter LaSalle of Austin, Texas, won the 2014 Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction for his short story collection What I Found Out About Her. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Notre Dame Press. The biennial prize is given for a short story collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of Notre Dame, Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, English Department, 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Coleen Hoover, Contact.
creativewriting@nd.edu
www.english.nd.edu/creative-writing

University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
Kara Candito of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2013 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for her poetry collection Spectator. She received $1,000, and her book was published by University of Utah Press. The annual prize is given for a poetry collection. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
University of Utah Press, Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry-prize.php

Unterberg Poetry Center
"Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prizes
Four poets won 2014 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prizes. They are Justin Boening of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Meghan Maguire Dahn of New York City; Nava EtShalom of Philadelphia; and Jeremy Schmidt of Los Angeles. They each received $500, publication of their work in Boston Review, and an invitation to give a reading at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. John Ashbery, Eduardo C. Corral, Timothy Donnelly, Susan Mitchell, and Rosanna Warren judged. The annual awards are given to poets who have not published a book of poems. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Unterberg Poetry Center, "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prizes, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128. (212) 415-5760. Ricardo Maldonado, Contact.
unterberg@92y.org
www.92y.org/Discovery

Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Ansel Elkins of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for her collection, Blue Yodel. Her book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2015, and she will receive a residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given to a poet under the age of 40 who has not published a volume of poetry. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Yale University Press, Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520.
youngerpoets.yupnet.org/

Zócalo Public Square
Book Prize
Ethan Zuckerman of Lanesboro, Massachusetts, won the fourth annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize for Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection (Norton). He received $5,000 and an invitation to give a lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The annual award is given for a book published in the United States in the previous year that “best enhances our understanding of community, social cohesion, and human connectedness.” As of this writing, the next dead-line has not been set.
Zócalo Public Square, Book Prize, 725 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. (424) 229-9497. Sarah Rothbard, Editor.
sarah@zocalopublicsquare.org
zocalopublicsquare.org