Poets & Writers

Recent Winners

African Poetry Book Fund

GLENNA LUSCHEI PRIZE FOR AFRICAN POETRY

Mangaliso Buzani of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, won the 2019 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry for a naked bone (Deep South). He received $1,000. Aracelis Girmay judged. The annual award is given for a book of poetry by an African poet published in the previous year.

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SILLERMAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE

Cheswayo Mphanza of Chicago won the 2019 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for The Rinehart Frames. He received $1,000, and his book will be published by University of Nebraska Press in 2021. The African Poetry Book Fund editorial board judged. The annual award, cosponsored by Prairie Schooner, is given for a debut poetry collection by an African poet. The next deadline is December 1.

African Poetry Book Fund, University of Nebraska, 110 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Ashley Strosnider, Managing Editor.

africanpoetrybf@unl.edu

africanpoetrybf.unl.edu

Alice James Books

ALICE JAMES AWARD

Aldo Amparán of El Paso, Texas, won the 2020 Alice James Award for Brother Sleep. He received $2,000, and his book will be published by Alice James Books in April 2022. Katie Marya of Lincoln, Nebraska, received the Editor’s Choice Awards for Sugar Work. She received $1,000, and her book will be published in October 2022. The annual awards are given for poetry collections.

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Alice James Books, Alice James Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071.

info@alicejamesbooks.org

www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit

A Public Space

A PUBLIC SPACE WRITING FELLOWSHIPS

Fiction writers Katie Foster, Rosemarie Ho, and Crawford Hunt, all of New York City, received the 2020 A Public Space Writing Fellowships. They each received $1,000, a six-month mentorship with the editors to prepare a piece for publication in A Public Space, and the opportunity to meet with publishing professionals and participate in a public reading in New York City. The annual fellowships are given to emerging fiction writers and nonfiction writers who have not published a full-length book.

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A Public Space, A Public Space Writing Fellowships, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 858-8067.

general@apublicspace.org

www.apublicspace.org

Austin Community College

BALCONES PRIZES

Maya Phillips of New York City won the 23rd annual Balcones Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, Erou (Four Way Books). Prudence Arceneaux, Charlie Clark, and Amanda Johnston judged. Max Porter of London won the tenth annual Balcones Fiction Prize for his novel Lanny (Graywolf Press). Brian Van Reet judged. The winners each received $1,500. The annual awards honor a book of poetry and a book of fiction published during the previous year. The next deadline is January 31, 2021.

Austin Community College, Balcones Prizes, Creative Writing Department, 6101 Highland Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78752.

www.austincc.edu/crw

Bellingham Review

LITERARY AWARDS

Esther Ra of Seoul won the 2020 49th Parallel Poetry Award for “A Bouquet of Bandaged Mouths.” Philip Metres judged. Danny Thiemann Venegas of Berkeley, California, won the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for “Echolocation for Mixed Race Runaways.” Aimee Parkison judged. Traci Brimhall of Los Angeles won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction for “Possession.” Sue William Silverman judged. They each received $1,000, and their winning works will be published in the Spring 2021 issue of Bellingham Review. The annual awards are given for a poem, a short story, and a work of creative nonfiction. The next deadline is March 15, 2021.

Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Western Washington University, Mail Stop 9053, Bellingham, WA 98225. Allie Spikes, Managing Editor.

bellingham.review@wwu.edu

www.bhreview.org

MANGALISO BUZANI

African Poetry Book Fund Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

CHESWAYO MPHANZA

African Poetry Book Fund Sillerman First Book Prize

MAYA PHILLIPS

Austin Community College Balcones Poetry Prize

Binghamton University

BOOK AWARDS

of San Antonio, Texas, won (Red Hen Press). Leslie Heywood judged. of New York City won the 2020 John Gardner Fiction Book Award for her novel The Sweetest Fruits (Penguin Random House). Lisa Coll Nicolaou 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 is February 1, 2021.

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