Recent Winners

Alice James Books
Alice James Award
Elizabeth Lyons of Houston, Texas, won the 2015 Alice James Award for her poetry collection The Blessing of Dark Water. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by Alice James Books in April 2017. Kristin Robertson of Redondo Beach, California, received an additional award of $1,000 for Surgical Wing. Her book will be published in May 2017. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071. Alyssa Neptune, Managing Editor.
info@alicejamesbooks.org
www.alicejamesbooks.org

Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
Meg Day of San Carlos, California, won the 2015–2016 Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. She received $54,000. The annual scholarship is typically given to a U.S. poet to spend one year outside North America in a country the recipient feels will most advance his or her work. (See Deadlines.)
Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart, 2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.
www.amylowell.org

Arizona State Library
Onebookaz Writing Contest
Marcia Fine of Scottsdale, Arizona, won the 2015 ONEBOOKAZ writing contest in the adult category for her novel The Blind Eye: A Sephardic Journey (L'Image Press, 2012). She received a prize valued at approximately $1,800 to participate in readings and events throughout Arizona. The annual award is given for a self-published or unpublished e-book by an Arizona author. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Arizona State Library, ONEBOOKAZ Writing Contest, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. (602) 926-4035.
www.onebookaz.org

Asheville Poetry Review
William Matthews Poetry Prize
Matthew Wimberley of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, won the 2015 William Matthews Poetry Prize for "All the Great Territories." He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 22, Issue 25 of Asheville Poetry Review. He also received an invitation to give a reading at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Garrett Hongo judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. (828) 450-0357. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.
editor@ashevillepoetryreview.com
www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

Balcones Center for Creative Writing
Balcones Prizes
Christian Wiman of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 18th annual Balcones Poetry Prize for his collection Once in the West (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Cyrus Cassells, Vive Griffith, and Chris Leche judged. William Giraldi of Boston won the fifth annual Balcones Fiction Prize for his novel Hold the Dark (Liveright). A. G. Mojtabai judged. They each received $1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Austin, Texas, to give a reading. The annual awards honor a book of poetry and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is January 31, 2016.
Balcones Center for Creative Writing, Balcones Prizes, Austin Community College, 1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, 78701. (512) 828-9368. John Herndon and Joe O'Connell, Contacts.
www.austincc.edu/crw/html/balconescenter.html

Bellingham Review
Literary Awards
Ming Holden of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2015 49th Parallel Poetry Award for her poem "For My Aspirated." Bruce Beasley judged. Eric Roe of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for his story "Notes from Lazarus." Kristiana Kahakauwila judged. Leigh Claire Schmidli of Berea, Kentucky, won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for her essay "This Sonata, into the third movement." Suzanne Paola Antonetta judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of Bellingham Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Mail Stop 9053, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225. Kaitlyn Teer, Managing Editor. bellingham.review@wwu.edu
www.bhreview.org

Binghamton University
Book Awards
Tarfia Faizullah of Detroit won the 2015 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for Seam (Southern Illinois University Press). José Antonio Rodríguez judged. Natalie S. Harnett of Long Island, New York, won the 2015 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for her novel The Hollow Ground (St. Martin’s Press). Leslie Heywood judged. They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and a novel or collection of short fiction published in the previous year. The next deadline for both awards is March 1, 2016.
Binghamton University, Book Awards, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. (607) 777-2713. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.
english.binghamton.edu/cwpro

BOA Editions
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize
Derrick Austin of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the 2015 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize for his collection, Trouble the Water. He received $1,500, and his book will be published by BOA Editions in 2016. Mary Szybist 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 14603. (585) 546-3410. Jenna Fisher, Director of Marketing and Production.
fisher@boaditions.org
www.boaeditions.org

Booktrust
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Ali Smith of Cambridge, England, won the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel How to Be Both (Pantheon). She received £30,000 (approximately $46,500). Laura Bates, Shami Chakrabarti, Grace Dent, Helen Dunmore, and Cathy Newman judged. The annual award (formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction) is given for a novel by a woman published in the United Kingdom between April 1 of the previous year and March 31 of the award year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Jenny Erpenbeck of Berlin won the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for her novel The End of Days (New Directions), translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky of New York City. Erpenbeck and Bernofsky each received £5,000 (approximately $7,750). Cristina Fuentes La Roche, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Richard Mansell, Helen Oyeyemi, and Boyd Tonkin judged. The annual award is given for a novel or short story collection by a living author translated into English and published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Yiyun Li of Oakland, California, won the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story “A Sheltered Woman.” She received £30,000 (approximately $46,500). The finalists were Rebecca F. John of Swansea, Wales, for “The Glove Mak-er’s Numbers”; Elizabeth McCracken of Austin, Texas, for “Hungry”; Paula Morris of Auckland, New Zealand, for “False River”; Scott O’Connor of Los Angeles for “Interstellar Space”; and Madeleine Thien of Singapore for “The Wedding Cake.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,550). Alex Clark, Matthew Evans, Richard Eyre, Aminatta Forna, Andrew Holgate, and Elif Safak judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer who has been previously published in the United Kingdom. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Booktrust, G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London, SW8 3HE.
query@booktrust.org.uk
www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes

Brick Road Poetry Press
Book Contest
Shannon Tate Jonas of Roanoke, Virginia, won the 2014 Brick Road Poetry Book Contest for Battle Sleep. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Brick Road Poetry Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Brick Road Poetry Press, Book Contest, 513 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.
www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

Broadside Lotus Press
Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award
Malaika Favorite of Augusta, Georgia, won the 2016 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for her collection Ascension. She received $500 and her book will be published by Broadside Lotus Press in 2016. Gwendolyn Mitchell judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection by an African American writer. The next deadline is March 1, 2016.
Broadside Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, P.O. Box 02011, Detroit, MI 48202. (313) 736-5338.
www.broadsidelotuspress.com

Catapult
Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize
Tegan Nia Swanson of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize for her novel, Things We Found When the Water Went Down. She received $5,000, and her novel will be published by Black Balloon, an imprint of Catapult. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection or a novel. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Catapult, Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, c/o Black Balloon, 1140 Broadway, Suite 704, New York, NY 10001.
contact@catapult.co
www.catapult.co

Center for Book Arts
Poetry Chapbook Competition
Diana Marie Delgado of New York City won the 20th annual Poetry Chapbook Competition for Late-Night Talks With Men I Think I Trust. She received $500, and her chapbook will be published by the Center for Book Arts. She will also receive a $500 honorarium for taking part in a reading at the center, as well as a weeklong stay in the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Sharon Dolin and Cornelius Eady judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is December 1.
Center for Book Arts, Poetry Chapbook Competition, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
www.centerforbookarts.org

Center for Fiction
NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships
Nine fiction writers, all of New York City, won 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships. They are Naomi Feigelson Chase, Lisa Chen, Nicola DeRobertis-Theye, t'ai freedom ford, Anu Jindal, Stephen Langlois, Melissa Rivero, Samantha Storey, and Ruchika Tomar. They each received $5,000, yearlong studio space at the Center for Fiction in New York City, the opportunity to meet with agents and editors, and will give two public readings. The judges were Rene Denfeld, Patricia Park, and Ted Thompson. The annual fellowships are given to emerging writers living in the five boroughs of New York City. The next deadline is January 31, 2016.
Center for Fiction, NYC Emerging Writers Fellowships, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017.
info@centerforfiction.org
www.centerforfiction.org

Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Prize
Phil Klay of New York City won the fourth annual Chautauqua Prize for his short story collection, Redeployment (Penguin Press, 2014). He received $7,500 and a weeklong residency at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The annual award is given for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published in the previous year. The next deadline is December 15.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Prize, P.O. Box 28, 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722. (716) 357-6376. Sara Toth, Contact.
www.ciweb.org/prize

Colorado Review
Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Luke Dani Blue of Oakland, California, won the 12th annual Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction for "Bad Things That Happen to Girls." She received $2,000, and her story will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of Colorado Review. Lauren Groff judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is March 14, 2016.
Colorado Review, Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Director.
nelliganprize.colostate.edu

Comstock Review
Chapbook Contest
Steve McDonald of Murrieta, California, won the 2014 Chapbook Contest for his chapbook Golden Fish/Dark Pond. He received $1,000, publication of his chapbook by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies. John M. Bellinger judged. The biennial prize is given for a poetry chapbook. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Comstock Review, Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215.
www.comstockreview.org

Crab Orchard Review
Special Issue Feature Awards
Liz Robbins of St. Augustine, Florida, won the 2015 Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry for her poem “Columbine Video.” Stephen Pett of Ames, Iowa, won in fiction for his story “The Elizabeth Smart Memorial Hike.” Spring Ulmer of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, won in nonfiction for her essay “Bubbles.” They each received $2,000 and publication in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of Crab Orchard Review, which was themed “20 Years: Writing About 1995–2015.” The editors judged. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay on a theme. (See Deadlines.)
Crab Orchard Review, Special Issue Feature Awards, Southern Illinois University, English Department, Mail Code 4503, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.
craborchardreview.siu.edu/sifa.html

Crazyhorse
Sara Henning of Vermillion, South Dakota, won the 2015 Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize for “How I Learned I Had the Shine.” Alberto Ríos judged. Shubha Sunder of Boston won the 2015 Fiction Prize for “Jungleman.” Adam Johnson judged. Terrance Manning Jr. of Pittsburgh won the 2015 Nonfiction Prize for “Leave Them Hurtin’ When You Leave.” Dinty W. Moore judged. Each winner received $2,000 and publication in Issue 88 of Crazyhorse. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is January 31, 2016.
Crazyhorse, Writing Prizes, College of Charleston, English Department, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Managing Editor.
crazyhorse@cofc.edu
crazyhorse.cofc.edu

Cutthroat
Writing Awards
Terri Kirby Erickson of Lewisville, North Carolina, won the 2014 Joy Harjo Poetry Award for her poem “After the Explosion.” Martín Espada judged. Aleksey Babayev of New York City won the 2014 Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award for “Top of the Morning.” Bobbie Ann Mason judged. Each winner received $1,250 and publication in Issue 18 of Cutthroat. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story; this year an award will also be given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Cutthroat, Writing Awards, P.O. Box 2414, Durango, CO 81302. (970) 903-7914. Pamela Uschuk, Editor in Chief.
cutthroatmag@gmail.com
www.cutthroatmag.com

Dana Awards
John Blair of San Marcos, Texas, won the 2014 Poetry Award for "Here Where We Are Terrible" and other poems. BD Feil of Belleville, Michigan, won the Short Fiction Award for his story "Brothers." Boman Desai of Chicago won the Novel Award for an excerpt from his novel "The Elephant Graveyard." They each received $1,000. The annual awards are given for works of poetry and fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Dana Awards, 200 Fosseway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair.
danaawards@gmail.com
www.danaawards.com

Dogwood
Literary Prize
Daisy Hernández of Oxford, Ohio, won the 2015 Dogwood Literary Prize for her essay “Los Ojos.” She received $1,000, and her essay was published in Dogwood. Rachel Basch, Jill Christman, and Mark Neely judged. The annual award is given for a poem, a short story, or an essay. The next deadline is September 5.
Dogwood, Literary Prize, Fairfield University, English Department, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. (203) 254-4000. Carol Ann Davis, Editor.
cdavis13@fairfield.edu
www.dogwoodliterary.com

Dublin City Council
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Jim Crace of Birmingham, England, won the 20th annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel Harvest (Doubleday, 2013). Crace received €100,000 (approximately $110,000). Valentine Cunningham, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Daniel Hahn, Kate Pullinger, Jordi Soler, and Eugene R. Sullivan judged. The annual award honors a novel written in English or translated into English and published in the previous year. Only selected libraries in major cities throughout the world may nominate books. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Dublin City Council, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Dublin City Public Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
literaryaward@dublincity.ie
www.impacdublinaward.ie

Elixir Press
Poetry Awards
Josephine Yu of Tallahassee, Florida, won the 15th annual Elixir Press Poetry Award for her collection Prayer Book of the Anxious. She received $2,500 and publication of her book by Elixir Press. Sarah Kennedy judged. Jacob Victorino of Chicago won the Editor's Prize for his collection Flammable Matter. He received $1,500 and publication of his book by Elixir Press. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Elixir Press, Poetry Awards, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.
info@elixirpress.com
www.elixirpress.com

Ellen Meloy Fund
Desert Writers Award
Melissa Sevigny of Flagstaff, Arizona, won the 10th annual Desert Writers Award. She received $3,000 to work on her creative nonfiction manuscript "Mythical River: Encounters With Water in the American Southwest." Established to honor the memory of Ellen Meloy, the annual award provides support to creative nonfiction writers "whose work reflects the spirit and passions for the desert embodied in Meloy's writing" to spend time in a desert environment. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
Ellen Meloy Fund, Desert Writers Award, P.O. Box 288, Helena, MT 59601. Mark Meloy, Executive Director.
fund@ellenmeloy.com
www.ellenmeloy.com

Fiction Collective Two
Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
Angela Woodward of Madison, Wisconsin, won the 2015 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her novel Natural Wonders. She received $15,000, and her book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Stacey Levine judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize
Marc Anthony Richardson of Philadelphia won the 2015 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize for his novel Year of the Rat. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Fiction Collective Two. Michael Mejia judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. (See Deadlines.)
Fiction Collective Two, University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. (773) 702-7000.
fc2.cmu@gmail.com
www.fc2.org

Fine Arts Work Center
Writing Fellowships
Ten emerging poets and fiction writers have received writing fellowships. The First-Year Fellows in poetry are Leslie Marie Aguilar of Bloomington, Indiana; A. H. Jerriod Avant of Longtown, Mississippi; Allison Davis of Oakland, California; and Safiya Sinclair of Los Angeles. Sara Eliza Johnson of Salt Lake City received the Second-Year Fellowship in poetry. The First-Year Fellows in fiction are Tia Clark of Bloomington, Indiana; Anushka Jasraj of Mumbai, India; Sophia Lin of Iowa City; and Asako Serizawa of Madison, Wisconsin. Christa Fraser of Santa Cruz, California, received the Second-Year Fellowship in fiction. A panel of writers judged the First-Year Fellowship competition; Edward Hirsch selected the Second-Year Fellow in poetry, and Francisco Goldman selected the Second-Year Fellow in fiction. Each fellow will receive a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from October 1 to April 30, and a monthly stipend of $750. The annual awards are given to 10 poets and fiction writers. The next deadline is December 1.
Fine Arts Work Center, Writing Fellowships, 24 Pearl Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. (508) 487-9960.
www.fawc.org

Fish Publishing
Poetry Prize
Tessa Maude of Caterham, England, won the Poetry Prize for her poem “St. John’s Primary School Nativity. Nineteen Years On.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,100) and publication in the 2015 Fish anthology. Nick Laird judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 31, 2016.
Flash Fiction Prize
Chloe Wilson of Williamstown, Australia, won the Flash Fiction Prize for her story “Trashfish.” She received €1,000 (approximately $1,100), and her story will be published in the 2015 Fish anthology. Bret Anthony Johnston judged. The annual award is given for a work of flash fiction. The next deadline is February 28, 2016.
Short Story Prize

Chris Weldon of Romsey, England, won the Short Story Prize for his story “The Pace of Change.” He received €3,000 (approximately $3,300), and his story will be published in the 2015 Fish anthology. Jennifer Johnston judged. The annual award is given for a short story. The next deadline is November 30.
Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.
info@fishpublishing.com
www.fishpublishing.com

Flipped Eye Publishing
Venture Award
Monika Cassel of Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the 2015 Venture Award for her chapbook Grammar of Passage. She received £1,000 (approximately $1,550) and publication by Flipped Eye Publishing. Tara Betts judged. The annual award is given for a poetry chapbook. The next deadline is July 29, 2016.
Flipped Eye Publishing, Venture Award, P.O. Box 43771, London W14 8ZY, United Kingdom.
venture@flippedeye.net
www.flippedeye.net/venture

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Poets Out Loud Prizes

Gregory Mahrer of Sebastopol, California, won the 2014 Poets Out Loud Prize for his collection A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent. Nancy K. Pearson of Frederick, Maryland, won the 2014 Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize for her collection The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone. They each received $1,000, and their books will be published by Fordham University Press in 2016. Each winner was also invited to read at the Poets Out Loud series at Fordham University in March 2015. Elisabeth Frost and John Yau judged. The annual awards are given for poetry collections. (See Deadlines.)
Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Poets Out Loud Prizes, 113 West 60th Street, Room 924i, New York, NY 10023. (212) 636-6792. Elisabeth Frost, Series Editor.
pol@fordham.edu
www.fordham.edu/pol

Gemini Magazine
Poetry Open
Gene Fendt of Evergreen Park, Illinois, won the 2015 Poetry Open for "Water." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in the June 2015 issue of Gemini Magazine. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is January 2, 2016.
Gemini Magazine, Poetry Open, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558. (339) 309-9757. David Bright, Editor.
editor@gemini-magazine.com
www.gemini-magazine.com

Ghost Story
Supernatural Fiction Award
Rachel Wyman of New York City won the 2015 Supernatural Fiction Award for her short story “Guédé.” She received $1,000, and her story was published on the Ghost Story website. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story with a supernatural or magic realism theme. (See Deadlines.)
Ghost Story, Supernatural Fiction Award, Lightning Tree Communications, P.O. Box 601, Union, ME 04862. Paul Guernsey, Editor.
www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award

Gival Press
Poetry Award
Eric Nelson of Asheville, North Carolina, won the 16th annual Gival Press Poetry Award for Some Wonder. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by Gival Press. Seth Brady Tucker judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 15.
Gival Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.
givalpress@yahoo.com
www.givalpress.com

Glimmer Train Press
Family Matters
Clare Thompson-Ostrander of Amesbury, Massachusetts, won the Family Matters contest for her story "The Manual for Waitresses Everywhere." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 97 of Glimmer Train Stories. The editors judged. The award is given twice yearly for a short story about families of all configurations. (See Deadlines.)
Very SHort Fiction Award
Eva Lomski of Melbourne, Australia, won the Very Short Fiction Award for "The Things We Build." She received $1,500, and her story will be published in Issue 96 of Glimmer Train Stories. The award is given quarterly for a short story of up to 3,000 words. (See Deadlines.)
Glimmer Train Press, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
www.glimmertrain.com

Griffin Trust
Griffin Poetry Prize
Michael Longley of Belfast won the 2015 International Griffin Poetry Prize for The Stairwell (Jonathan Cape). Jane Munro of Vancouver won the Canadian Prize for Blue Sonoma (Brick Books). They each received $65,000 Canadian (approximately $50,050). The finalists for the International Prize were Eleanor Goodman of Boston for her translation from the Chinese of Something Crosses My Mind (Zephyr Press) by Wang Xiaoni; Marek Kazmierski of London for his translation from the Polish of Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance (Arc Publications) by Wioletta Greg; and Spencer Reece of Madrid for The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); the finalists for the Canadian Prize were Shane Book of Ottawa, Ontario, for Congotronic (House of Anansi Press) and Russell Thornton of Vancouver for The Hundred Lives (Quattro Books). They each received $10,000 Canadian (approximately $7,700) and participated in a reading in Toronto. Timothy Bowling, Fanny Howe, and Piotr Sommer judged. The annual awards are given for books of poetry published in the previous year by a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada, and a living Canadian poet or translator. The next deadline is December 31.
Griffin Trust, Griffin Poetry Prize, 363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville, ON L6M 1A8, Canada. (905) 618-0420. Ruth Smith, Manager.
info@griffinpoetryprize.com
www.griffinpoetryprize.com

Gulf Coast
Writing Contests
Emily Skaja of Lafayette, Indiana, won the 2015 poetry prize for "My History As"; Sultana Banulescu of New York City won the fiction prize for "The Last Dragoman"; and Aurvi Sharma of New York City won the nonfiction prize for "Apricots." They each received $1,500, and their winning works will be published in Issue 28.1 of Gulf Coast. Carl Phillips judged in poetry, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum judged in fiction, and Maggie Nelson judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The next deadline is Apil 10, 2016.
Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, English Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223.
editors@gulfcoastmag.org
www.gulfcoastmag.org

Hackney Literary Awards
Novel Contest
Russell Working of Oak Park, Illinois, won the 2014 Novel Contest for Red Corner. He received $5,000. The annual award is given for an unpublished novel. (See Deadlines.)
Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 1305 Second Avenue North #103, Birmingham, AL 35203.
www.hackneyliteraryawards.org

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Poets Ross Gay of Bloomington, Indiana, Sarah Howe of Cambridge, England, and Alice Lyons of Sligo, Ireland; fiction writers Molly Antopol of San Francisco, Peter Behrens of Brooklin, Maine, and Kristiana Kahakauwila of Bellingham, Washington; and creative nonfiction writer Michael Pollan of Berkeley, California, received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. They each received $75,000, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with substantial publications or a current contract for the publication of a book. (See Deadlines.)
Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute Fellowships, Fellowship Office, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
(617) 496-1324.
fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu
www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowships

Hit & Run Press
William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest
Karen Schubert of Youngstown, Ohio, won the inaugural William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest for her poem "Autobiography." She received $1,000, and her poem was published by Littoral Press as a broadside. Tony Hoagland judged. The annual award is given for a poem. (See Deadlines.)
Hit & Run Press, William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest, 1563 Solano Avenue #379, Berkeley, CA 94707.
www.mrbebop.com/2nd-annual-william-dickey

Hurston/Wright Foundation
Award for College Writers
Bonita Penn of Pittsburgh and Grace Jean-Pierre of Tampa both won the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers. Penn won in poetry for her poem "Blame it on the Wooden Arks, blame it on those Boogeymen"; Lillian-Yvonne Bertram judged. Pierre won in fiction for her short story "Espwa"; A. J. Verdelle judged. They each received $1,000 and an invitation to the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., in October. The annual awards are given for a poem and a short story by students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
Hurston/Wright Foundation, Award for College Writers, 840 First Street N.E., Third Floor, Washington D.C. 20002. (202) 492-1256. info@hurstonwright.org
www.hurstonwright.org

Indiana Review
Poetry Prize
Caitlin Scarano of Milwaukee won the 2015 Poetry Prize for "Between the Bloodhounds and My Shrinking Mouth." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in the Winter 2015 issue of Indiana Review. Eduardo C. Corral judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Indiana Review, Poetry Prize, Ballantine Hall 529, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
inreview@indiana.edu
www.indianareview.org

Iowa Review
Iowa Review Awards
Christopher Kondrich of Denver won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in poetry for a group of poems. Srikanth Reddy judged. Terrance Manning Jr. of Pittsburgh won the award in fiction for his short story "Buffalosburgh." Kevin Brockmeier judged. Katherine E. Standefer of Tucson, Arizona, won the award in creative nonfiction for her essay "In Praise of Contempt." Wayne Koestenbaum judged. The winners each received $1,500 and publication in the December 2015 issue of Iowa Review. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The next deadline is January 31, 2016.
Iowa Review, Iowa Review Awards, University of Iowa, 308 English-Philosophy Building, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-0462. Harry Stecopoulos, Editor in Chief.
iowa-review@uiowa.edu
www.iowareview.org

Lambda Literary Foundation
Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award
Anne Balay of Haverford, Pennsylvania, and Daisy Hernández of Oxford, Ohio, each won a Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award. They each received $1,000. Eduardo C. Corral and Achy Obejas judged. The annual awards are given to emerging LBGT–identified writers who have published up to two books of fiction or nonfiction, or one book and additional substantial literary work such as short stories and essays. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Lambda Literary Foundation, Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, 5482 Wilshire Boulevard #1595, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 643-4281. Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director.
tvalenzuela@lambdaliterary.org
www.lambdaliterary.org

Library of Virginia
Mary Lynn Kotz Award
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda of Hardyville, Virginia, won the 2015 Mary Lynn Kotz Award for her poetry collection The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (San Francisco Bay Press, 2013). She received $2,500. The annual award, cosponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is given for a book published in the previous year that is "written primarily in response to a work (or works) of art while also showing the highest literary quality as a creative or scholarly work on its own merit." As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Library of Virginia, Mary Lynn Kotz Award, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (805) 692-3535.
www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/kotz.htm

Loft Literary Center
McKnight Artist Fellowships
Four writers received McKnight Artist Fellowships for Creative Prose. They are fiction writers Susanne Aspley of Excelsior, Minnesota, and Shannon Gibney and Susan Power, both of Minneapolis; and nonfiction writer Josh Ostergaard of Minneapolis. They each received $25,000. LeAnn Howe judged. The fellowships are given annually to Minnesota fiction and creative nonfiction writers who have published at least one book or work in several journals; the fellowships alternate between poetry/spoken word and prose. As of this writing, the next poetry deadline has not been set.
Loft Literary Center, McKnight Artist Fellowships, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55414. (612) 215-2575.
www.loft.org

Los Angeles Times
Robert Kirsch Award
T. C. Boyle of Santa Barbara, California, won the 2014 Robert Kirsch Award. Boyle, whose most recent work is the novel The Harder They Come (Ecco, 2015), received $1,000. The annual award is given to recognize an author whose work focuses on the West and "whose contributions to American letters deserve special recognition."
Book Prizes
Claudia Rankine of Claremont, California, won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press). Siri Hustvedt of New York City won the prize in fiction for her novel The Blazing World (Simon & Schuster). Valeria Luiselli of New York City won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction for her novel Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press). They each received $500. Bruce Smith, Cole Swensen, and David St. John judged in poetry; Elizabeth Crane, Chris Daley, and Laird Hunt judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry and fiction published in the previous year. The winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers. There is no application process.
Los Angeles Times, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (800) 528-4637, ext. 75775. Ann Binney, Contact.
ann.binney@latimes.com
www.latimes.com/bookprizes

Mid-American Review
Poetry and Fiction Contests
Geetha Iyer of Panama City, Panama, won the 2014 James Wright Poetry Award for her poem "Mapping the Tongue." Miles Harvey of Chicago won the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award for his story "Postcard from a Funeral, Cumberland, Maryland, October 16, 1975." They each received $1,000, and their winning works were published in Issue 35.2 of Mid-American Review. Oliver de la Paz judged in poetry, and Alissa Nutting judged in fiction. The annual awards are given for a single poem and a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Mid-American Review, Poetry and Fiction Contests, Bowling Green State University, English Department, Box W, Bowling Green, OH 43403. (419) 372-2725. Abigail Cloud, Editor in Chief.
clouda@bgsu.edu
casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/fallcontests

Milkweed Editions
Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Jennifer Willoughby of Minneapolis won the fourth annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry for her collection Beautiful Zero. She received $10,000, and her collection will be published by Milkweed Editions in December. Dana Levin 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

Narrative
Winter Story Contest
Terry Eicher of New Haven, Connecticut, won the 2015 Winter Story Contest for his short story "Nick Will Be Successful Influential & Will Marry the Pretty Girl and He Didn't Even Go to Yale." He received $2,500 and his story was published in Narrative. Hannah Timmins Reed of Washington, D.C., won the second-place prize for her short story "After the Fire, the Sound of a Low Whisper." She received $1,000 and her story was published in Narrative. The annual award is given for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 31, 2016.
Narrative, Winter Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.
www.narrativemagazine.com

New Issues Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize
Sawnie Morris of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, won the 2014 New Issues Poetry Prize for her collection, Her, Infinite. She received $2,000, and her book will be published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in Spring 2016. Major Jackson judged. The annual award is given to a poet who has not published a full-length poetry collection. The next deadline is November 30.
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Poetry Prize, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 387-8185. William Olsen, Editor.
new-issues@wmich.edu
www.wmich.edu/newissues

New Ohio Review
Prizes in Poetry and Fiction
Keith Kopka of Tallahassee, Florida, won the New Ohio Review Prize in poetry for a group of poems. Suzanne McConnell of New York City won in fiction for her short story "Neighbors." They each received $1,500, and their winning works will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of New Ohio Review. Robert Pinsky judged in poetry, and Maud Casey judged in fiction. The awards are given annually for a poem or group of poems and a short story. The next deadline is March 25, 2016.
New Ohio Review, Prizes in Poetry and Fiction, Ohio University, English Department, 360 Ellis Hall, Athens, OH 45701.
www.ohio.edu/nor

New South
Writing Contest
Alicia Wright of Rome, Georgia, won the 2015 New South Poetry Prize for her poem "We Are Always Both in the Field." Aria Curtis of Atlanta won the Prose Prize for her short story "Birds of Paradise." They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of New South. Roger Reeves judged in poetry, and Rebecca Makkai judged in prose. The annual awards are given for a single poem and a work of prose. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
New South, Writing Contest, Georgia State University, English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302. Stephanie Devine, Editor in Chief.
newsoutheditors@gmail.com
newsouthjournal.com

New York Public Library
Cullman Center Fellowships
Poet Vivek Narayanan of New Delhi and Fairfax, Virginia; fiction writers László Krasznahorkai of Szentlászló, Hungary, and Paul Yoon of New York City; and nonfiction writer Edward Ball of New Haven, Connecticut, all received 2015–2016 Cullman Center Fellowships. They each received $70,000, an office at the Cullman Center, and full access to the New York Public Library’s physical and electronic resources from September 2015 to May 2016. The annual fellowships are given to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the New York Public Library. (See Deadlines.)
New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellowships, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 225, New York, NY 10018.
csw@nypl.org
www.nypl.org/csw

Nightboat Books
Poetry Prize
Vi Khi Nao 
of Ames, Iowa, won the 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize for her collection The Old Philosopher. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Nightboat Books in Spring 2016. Kazim Ali judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Nightboat Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 10, Callicoon, NY 12723.
info@nightboat.org
www.nightboat.org

North American Review
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Michael Kriesel of Wausau, Wisconsin, won the 2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize for "Aleister Crowley Lipogram." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in the Spring 2015 issue of North American Review. D. A. Powell judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
North American Review, James Hearst Poetry Prize, University of Northern Iowa, 1222 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. (319) 273-6455.
nar@uni.edu
www.northamericanreview.org

Northern California Book Reviewers
Fred Cody Award
Willis Barnstone of Oakland, California, received the 2015 Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service. Barnstone, whose most recent book is the poetry collection Moonbook and Sunbook (Tupelo Press, 2014), received $1,000. The annual award is given to honor a writer for "a lifetime of achievements and distinguished service to the literary community." There is no application process.
Northern California Book Reviewers, 1450 Fourth Street #4, Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 525-5476.
ncbr@poetryflash.org
poetryflash.org

Oberon Foundation
Poetry Prize
Mark Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, won the 2015 Oberon Poetry Prize for "Nocturne With Vanishings & Insomnia." He received $1,000, and his poem was published in Issue 13 of Oberon, a literary journal published by the Oberon Foundation. Pramila Venkateswaran judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Oberon Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 713, Stony Brook, NY 11790. (631) 862-0555. Jan La Roche, Editor.
oberonpoetry@gmail.com
www.oberonpoetry.com

Ohio State University Press
Journal Award in Poetry
Talvikki Ansel of Westerly, Rhode Island, won the 2014 Journal Award in Poetry for her collection Somewhere in Space. She received $2,500, and her book will be published by Ohio State University Press. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Non/Fiction Collection Prize
Julie Hensley of Lexington, Kentucky, won the 2015 Non/Fiction Collection Prize for her story collection Landfall: A Ring of Stories. She received $1,500, and her book will be published by Ohio State University Press. The annual award, cosponsored by the Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing, is given for a collection of short fiction or nonfiction. The next deadline is February 14, 2016.
Ohio State University Press, 180 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
www.ohiostatepress.org

Ohio University Press
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Michelle Y. Burke of New York City won the 19th annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for her collection Animal Purpose. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by Ohio University Press in 2016. Thomas Lux judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, 215 Columbus Road, Suite 101, Athens, OH 45701. (740) 593-1160. www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize

Omnidawn Publishing
Open Book Contest
Meredith Stricker of Carmel, California, won the 2014 Omnidawn Open Book Contest for her poetry collection Our Animal. She received $3,000, publication of her collection by Omnidawn, and 100 author copies. Mary Jo Bang judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Omnidawn Publishing, Open Book Contest, 1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.
submissions@omnidawn.com
www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm

Passaic County Community College
Paterson Poetry Prize
B. H. Fairchild of Claremont, California, won the 2015 Paterson Poetry Prize for The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems (Norton). He received $1,000. The annual award is given for a poetry collection published during the previous year. The next deadline is February 1, 2016.
Paterson Fiction Prize
Marilynne Robinson of Iowa City won the 2015 Paterson Fiction Prize for her novel Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). She received $1,000. The annual award is given for a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is April 1, 2016.
Passaic County Community College, The Poetry Center, 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.
mgillan@pccc.edu
www.pccc.edu/poetry

PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Malamud Award
Deborah Eisenberg of New York City won the 2015 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Eisenberg, whose most recent book is The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (Picador, 2010), received $5,000, and was invited to read at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. The annual award honors a writer for "a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the art of short fiction." There is no application process.
PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. (202) 898-9063.
awards@penfaulkner.org
www.penfaulkner.org

PEN New England
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
Arna Bontemps Hemenway of Waco, Texas, won the 2015 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for his short story collection, Elegy on Kinderklavier (Sarabande Books, 2014). He received $20,000; a weeklong residency in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at the University of Idaho's MFA program in creative writing, which includes a $5,000 honorarium; and a residency at the Ucross Foundation's retreat for writers in Wyoming. Chris Adrian, Peter Cameron, and Yiyun Li judged. The annual award is given to honor a first book of fiction by a U.S. writer published during the previous year. The next deadline is December 31.
PEN New England Awards
Poet Wesley McNair of Mercer, Maine, fiction writer Carolyn Chute of Parsonsfield, Maine, and nonfiction writer Kevin Birmingham of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won 2015 PEN New England Awards. McNair won for his poetry collection The Lost Child: Ozark Poems (Godine), Chute won for her novel Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves (Grove Press), and Birmingham won for his nonfiction book The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses (Penguin). They each received $1,000. Robin Becker judged in poetry, Randall Kenan judged in fiction, and Thomas Larson judged in nonfiction. The annual awards are given for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with New England subjects or written by New England authors and published during the previous year. The next deadline is December 1.
PEN New England, MIT, 14N-221A, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139. (617) 324-1729.
pen-newengland@mit.edu
www.pen-ne.org

Poetry Foundation
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Alice Notley of Paris won the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Notley, whose most recent collection is Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (Wesleyan, 2011), received $100,000. The annual prize is given to a U.S. poet in recognition of lifetime achievement. There is no application process.
Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 787-7070.
www.poetryfoundation.org

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
Roger Philip Dennis of Ashburton, England, won the 2014 National Poetry Competition for his poem “Corkscrew Hill Photo.” He received £5,000 (approximately $7,750). Joanne Key of Cheshire, England, won the second-place prize for “The Day the Deer Came.” She received £2,000 (approximately $3,100). Fran Lock of London won the third-place prize for “Last Exit to Luton.” She received £1,000 (approximately $1,550). The winning poems were published in the Spring issue of Poetry Review and in the National Poetry Competition Winners’ Anthology 2014. Roddy Lumsden, Glyn Maxwell, and Zoë Skoulding judged. The annual awards are given for poems written in English. (See Deadlines.)
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, England.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Press 53
Award for Short Fiction
Elizabeth Gonzalez of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, won the 2015 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction for her story collection The Universal Physics of Escape. She received $1,000, publication of her book by Press 53, and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in October. Kevin Morgan Watson judged. The annual award is given for a short story collection. The next deadline is December 31.
Press 53, Award for Short Fiction, 560 North Trade Street, Suite 103, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.
www.press53.com/award_for_short_fiction.html

Publishing Triangle
Literary Awards

Kimberly Fu of Seattle won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction for her novel For Today I Am a Boy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Bernardine Evaristo of London won the Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction for her novel Mr. Loverman (Akashic Books). Barbara Smith of Albany, New York, won the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction for her essay collection Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building With Barbara Smith (SUNY Press). Robert Beachy of Bethesda, Maryland, won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for his nonfiction book Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity (Knopf). They each received $1,000. The annual awards honor books of fiction and creative nonfiction by LGBT authors, or with LGBT themes, published in the United States or Canada during the previous year. The next deadline is December 8.
Publishing Triangle, Literary Awards, 332 Bleecker Street, #D36, New York, NY 10014.
publishingtriangle@gmail.com
www.publishingtriangle.org

Reed Magazine
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
Beth Roddy of Wilmington, North Carolina, won the 2014 Gabriele Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge for her essay "Single Worst Book." She received $1,333 and publication of her essay in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for an essay. (See Deadlines.)
Edwin Markham Prize For Poetry
Mary Elizabeth Parker of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the 2014 Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry for her poem "Jar on an Island Not in Tennessee." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a poem or group of poems. (See Deadlines.)
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
Allison Grace Myers of Austin, Texas, won the 2014 John Steinbeck Short Story Award for "Conditions." She received $1,000 and publication of her story in Reed Magazine. The annual award is given for a short story. (See Deadlines.)
Reed Magazine, San José State University, Department of English, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.
mail@reedmag.org
www.reedmag.org

Robert Creeley Foundation
Robert Creeley Award
Ron Padgett of New York City won the 2015 Robert Creeley Award for poetry. Padgett, whose most recent collection is Alone and Not Alone (Coffee House Press, 2015), received $3,000 and travel and lodging expenses to give readings in Acton, Massachusetts, in March. Jeremy Blaustein, Robert J. Clawson, Jean D'Amico, Thomas Lux, and Mary Ruefle judged. The annual award is given for a poet to honor "excellence in poetry and presentation" in a body of work. 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

Robert Frost Foundation
Robert Frost Award
Molly Scott of Charlemont, Massachusetts, won the 2015 Robert Frost Award for her poem "Two Girls, Woodpile." She received $1,000, and her poem will be published on the Robert Frost Foundation Facebook page. The annual award is given for a poem written in the spirit of Robert Frost. The next deadline is March 1, 2016.
Robert Frost Foundation, Robert Frost Award, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01841.
rffpoetrycontest@gmail.com

www.frostfoundation.org

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
Poetry Prize
Ben Jackson of San Francisco won the 2015 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Prize for "Sutra." He received $1,000. Marilyn Chin judged. The annual award is given for a poem. The next deadline is March 15, 2016.
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223240, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.
www.torhouse.org

San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing
Fiction writers Candace Eros Diaz of Oakland, California, and Jennie Lin of San Francisco; and nonfiction writer Gabriel Thompson of Oakland, California, won 2015–2016 Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing. They each received a $10,000 stipend and a yearlong residency at San José State University. The annual awards are given to fiction writers or creative nonfiction writers. The next deadline is January 1, 2016.
San José State University, Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San José, CA 95192. (408) 808-2067. Nick Taylor, Director.
mhccfss@gmail.com
www.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/fellows

Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
Robert Hunter Jones of North Bend, Oregon, and Vienna, Austria, won the 2014 Gerald Cable Book Award for Winter Garden. He received $1,000, and his poetry collection will be published in January 2016 by Silverfish Review Press. Dorianne Laux judged. The annual award is given for a first poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
Silverfish Review Press, Gerald Cable Book Award, P.O. Box 3541, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 344-5060. Rodger Moody, Series Editor.
sfrpress@earthlink.net
www.silverfishreviewpress.com

Southern Indiana Review
Mary C. Mohr Award
Mark Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, won the 2014 Mary C. Mohr Award for his poem "Nocturne With Horses (Another Exile)." He received $2,000 and publication in Southern Indiana Review. Marie Howe judged. The annual award is given for a poem or a short story. The 2015 award will be given in fiction. (See Deadlines.)
Southern Indiana Review, Mary C. Mohr Award, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.
sir.contest@usi.edu
www.southernindianareview.org

Southwest Review
McGinnis-Ritchie Award
Ellen Adams of Seattle and Danny Lorberbaum of New York City both won the 2014 McGinnis-Ritchie Award in fiction. Adams won for "Quit Your Hiding," and Lorberbaum won for "Burying a Stone"; both stories appeared in Volume 99, Number 1 of Southwest Review. Stephen Cushman of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Emily Fox Gordon of Houston, Texas, both won the award in creative nonfiction. Cushman won for "On Middlebrow Formalism, or the Fallacy of Imitative Form Revisited," and Gordon won for "Home"; both essays appeared in Volume 99, Number 4. They each received $500. The annual awards are given for short stories and works of creative nonfiction published in Southwest Review during the previous year. There is no application process.
Southwest Review, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor. swr@smu.edu
www.smu.edu/southwestreview

Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Poetry Prize
Jeanne Wagner of Kensington, California, won the 2014 Poetry Prize for "Oppenheimer's House." She received $1,000 and publication of her poem in Sow's Ear Poetry Review. John Brehm judged. The annual award is given for a single poem. (See Deadlines.)
Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Poetry Prize, 1748 Cave Ridge Road, Mount Jackson, VA 22842. Sarah Kohrs, Managing Editor. sepoetryreview@gmail.com
sowsearpoetry.org

Sozopol Fiction Seminars
English and Bulgarian Scholarships
Ten writers won scholarships, valued at $1,600 each, to attend the annual Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. They are Jekwu Anyaegbuna of Unubi, Nigeria; T. M. De Vos of Detroit; Dessislava Dimova of Burgas, Bulgaria; Zornitsa Garkova of Pernik, Bulgaria; Erica Martz of Boise, Idaho; Ivanka Mogilska of Byala Slatina, Bulgaria; Verginie Ovanesyan of Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Lara Palmquist of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Vladimir Poleganov of Sofia, Bulgaria; and Blake Sanz of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They each received full tuition, room and board, and most travel expenses. Georgi Gospodinov, Hristo Karastoyanov, Elizabeth Kostova, and Steven Wingate judged. The annual awards are given to five writers working in English and five writers working in Bulgarian. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Sozopol Fiction Seminars, English and Bulgarian Scholarships, 15 Lyuben Karavelov Street, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria (Rep). Simona Ilieva, Contact.
silieva@ekf.bg
www.ekf.bg/en

Summer Literary Seminars
Literary Contest
Poet Corey Van Landingham of Oakland, California; fiction writer Sofi Stambo of New York City; and creative nonfiction writer Samuel Autman of Greencastle, Indiana, won the 2015 Summer Literary Seminars Literary Contest. They each received airfare, lodging, and tuition valued at $1,950 to attend the 2015 DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon, and publication of their work in a participating journal. Van Landingham's winning poem, "In the Year of No Sleep," will be published in Fence; Stambo's winning story, "A Bunch of Savages," will be published in Guernica; and Autman's winning essay, "Invisible Nails," will be published in Ninth Letter. Brenda Shaughnessy judged in poetry, Aimee Bender judged in fiction, and Philip Graham judged in creative nonfiction. Ling Ma of Chicago won the Graywolf Prize for an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, "Chinese Bible." She received full tuition to the DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon and publication of her excerpt on the Graywolf Press website. The annual awards are given for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Summer Literary Seminars, Literary Contest, Concordia University, English Department, LB 683.03, 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal QC H3G 1M8, Canada. Ann Ward, Program Director.
ann@sumlitsem.org
www.sumlitsem.org/contest.html

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Writing Awards
Poet Lauren Haldeman of Iowa City and fiction writers Sabrina Orah Mark of Athens, Georgia, and Alexander Weinstein of Ann Arbor, Michigan, received Sustainable Arts Foundation Spring 2015 awards. They each received $6,000. Poets Carmen Giménez Smith of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Diana Whitney of Brattleboro, Vermont; fiction writers Emily Raboteau of New York City and Kendra Langford Shaw of Billings, Montana; and nonfiction writer Jennifer Alise Drew of Burbank, California, received Spring 2015 Promise Awards. They each received $2,000. The awards are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers with children. The next deadline is February 26, 2016.
Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.
www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Tucson Festival of Books
Literary Awards
Burky Achilles of Woodburn, Oregon, won the poetry award for "Undressing You" and other poems. Denise Chavez judged. Saraiya Ruano of Mesa, Arizona, won the fiction award for her short story "Awakening." Kimberly Elkins judged. Barrett Warner of Upperco, Maryland, won the nonfiction award for his essay "My 1,000-Year-Old Disease." Ray Gonzalez judged. The winners each received $1,000 and were invited to the seventh annual Tucson Festival of Books. The annual awards are given for a group of five poems, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a novel or memoir. (See Deadlines.)
Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 85394, Tucson, AZ 85754. Meg Files, Contact.
masters@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

University of Massachusetts Press
Juniper Prizes
Mark Wagenaar of Denton, Texas, won the 2015 Juniper Prize for Poetry for his collection The Body Distances (100 Blackbirds Rising). Hasanthika Sirisena of New York City won the 2015 Prize for Fiction for her short story collection The Other One. They each received $1,500, and their books will be published by University of Massachusetts Press. The annual prizes were given for a poetry collection and book of fiction; the prizes are now given for two poetry collections, a short story collection, and a novel or novella. (See Deadlines.)
University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Karen Fisk, Competition Coordinator.
kfisk@umpress.umass.edu
www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html

University of North Texas Press
Vassar Miller Prize
Megan Grumbling of Portland, Maine, won the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for her collection Booker's Point. She received $1,000, and her book will be published by University of North Texas Press in April 2016. Morri Creech judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (See Deadlines.)
University of North Texas Press, Vassar Miller Prize, 1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203. (940) 565-2142. Karen DeVinney, Assistant Director/Managing Editor.
untpress.unt.edu/contest

University of Notre Dame
John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship
Joseph Rios of Oakland, California, won the John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship, formerly known as the Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship. He received $1,000 and a monthlong residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. The annual fellowship is given to a Latino or Latina writer working on a first book. There is no application process.
University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Francisco Aragón, Coordinator.
latinostudies.nd.edu/institute-centers/letras-latinas

University of Pittsburgh Press
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Leslie Pietrzyk of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 35th annual 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 to a writer who has published a book of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas. The next deadline is June 30, 2016.
University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
info@upress.pitt.edu
www.upress.pitt.edu/prizes.aspx

University of Texas
Dobie Paisano Fellowships
Poet Kathleen Winter of Sonoma, California, and poet and fiction writer Nan Cuba of San Antonio, Texas, each won a 2015 Dobie Paisano Fellowship. Winter received the Ralph A. Johnston Fellowship, which includes a four-month stay at Paisano, a retreat west of Austin, and a monthly stipend of $6,250. Cuba received the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship, which includes a six-month stay at Paisano and a monthly stipend of $3,000. The fellowships, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, are given annually to writers who are native Texans, who have lived in Texas for at least three years, or who have published significant work with a Texas subject. The next deadline is January 15, 2016.
University of Texas, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712.
www.utexas.edu/ogs/Paisano

University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
Sara Wallace of New York City won the 2014 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, The Rival. She received $1,500, publication of her book by University of Utah Press, and $500 to give a reading at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Laura Kasischke judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. The next deadline is March 31, 2016.
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

Waterston Desert Writing Prize
Rebecca Lawton of Sonoma, California, won the inaugural Waterston Desert Writing Prize for an excerpt of her nonfiction work-in-progress, b "The Oasis This Time." She received $1,000 and a four-week fellowship at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. The annual award is given for a nonfiction work-in-progress that "recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative." The next deadline is March 15, 2016.
Waterston Desert Writing Prize, P.O. Box 640, Bend, OR 97709. (541) 480-3933.
info@writingranch.com
www.writingranch.com/waterston-prize-for-desert-writers

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Emily Rose Cole of Carbondale, Illinois, won the 12th annual Tom Howard Prize for her poem "Allegheny County, 1888: Ava Remembers Her Canaries." B. J. Buckley of Power, Montana, won the Margaret Reid Prize for her poem "Insomnia: A Suite in Thirteen Hours." They each received $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website. Ellaraine Lockie judged. The annual awards are given for a poem of any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional style. (See Deadlines.)
Winning Writers, Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, President.
adam@winningwriters.com
www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Noah Warren of New Orleans won the 2015 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for his collection, The Destroyer in the Glass. His book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2016, and he will receive a residency at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut. Carl Phillips judged. The annual award is given to an early-career poet who has not published a book of poetry. (See Deadlines.)
Yale University Press, Yale Series of Younger Poets, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520.
youngerpoets.yupnet.org

Zócalo Public Square
Poetry Prize
Gillian Wegener of Modesto, California, won the fourth annual Zócalo Poetry Prize for “The Old Mill Café.” She received $500, and her poem was published on the Zócalo Public Square website. Stephanie Brown and the Zócalo editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem that “best explores people’s connection to place.” As of this writing, the next deadline has not been set.
Zócalo Public Square, Poetry Prize, 725 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. (424) 229-9492. Jia-Rui Cook, Editor.
jia@zocalopublicsquare.org
www.zocalopublicsquare.org