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Published June 14, 2017
The Fiddlehead No. 271 (Spring 2017) includes winners and honorable mentions from their 26th Annual Literary Contest:

dominiqueThe Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem
Dominique Bernier-Cormier's "Fabric"
[author pictured]
Read an interview Bernier-Cormier here.

Poetry Honorable Mentions
Tammy Armstrong's "Blessing the Boats"
Kim Trainor's "Bluegrass"

Short Fiction Prize
Kate Finegan's "Blues Too Bright"
Read an interview with Finegan here.

Fiction Honorable Mentions
Steven Benstead's "Will There Be Clowns?"
Ann Cavlovic's "The Foundation"

Winning entries can be read on The Fiddlehead's website.
Published June 08, 2017
Winners of the 2017 Lamar York Prize for nonfiction and fiction appear in the Spring 2017 issue of The Chattahoochee Review:

carol lahinesWinner in Fiction
Selected by Patrick Ryan
"Papijack" by Carol LaHines [pictured]

Winner in Nonfiction
Selected by Jill Talbot
"First Visit" by Vince Granata

A full list of the finalists can be read here.
Published May 23, 2017

Issue 40:1 of the Missouri Review features winners of the 26th Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize. Winning entries in each genre receive $500 and publication.

skolfieldFiction Winner
“Instructions to the Living from the Condition of the Dead” by Jason Brown of Eugene, OR

Poetry Winner
Karen Skolfield [pictured] of Amherst, MA

Nonfiction Winner
“Swarf” by Tyler Keevil of Abergavenny, UK

A full list of finalists and runners-up can be found here.

Published May 18, 2017

jelly bucket graphicJelly Bucket, the literary magazine produced by students of the Eastern Kentucky University Bluegrass Writers Studio, has announced their 2017 contest winners:

Grand Prize Winner:
Marianne Peel, “Huckleberries and Homebrewed Boilo”

Fiction Winner
Emma Choi, “What Happened?”

Nonfiction Winner
JC Lee, “Abbatoir Blues”

Poetry Winner
Marianne Peel, “Huckleberries and Homebrewed Boilo”

Fiction Runner-Up
Elizabeth Burton, “Blood Moon”

Nonfiction Runner-Up
Lynn Casteel Harper, “The Meaning of Sovereignty”

Poetry Runner-Up
Amanda Chiado, “Plummet”

Learn more about the winners and judges at the Jelly Bucket website.

Published May 17, 2017
briar cliff review 2017 blogPick up a copy of the 2017 issue of The Briar Cliff Review to check out the winners of their annual contest (which—mark your calendars—opens for submissions every August): 

Fiction
Daniel Paul, “The Last Sun of Kansas”

Nonfiction
Lisa Lanser Rose, “Christmas in the Bitch’s Dollhouse”

Poetry
Jude Nutter, “Ianua: 19 September, 2016”

[Cover art: Michael Crowley, “The Stacks in Long Hall, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland”]
Published May 15, 2017
malahat review n198 spring 2017 blogThe Spring 2017 issue of The Malahat Review, published in memory of Richard Wagamese, features the Open Season Award winners:

Nonfiction
Matthew Hollett, “Kiki, Out of Focus”

Fiction
Rebecca Morris, “Foreign Bodies”

Poetry
Genevieve Lehr, “two tarantulas appear in the doorway during a thunderstorm”

Click the writers’ names above to check out interviews with each on The Malahat Review’s website.

[Cover art: Walter Scott, “Private Eyes”]
Published April 26, 2017
Winner and runners-up of the 2016 Crazyhorse Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest are included in the Spring 2017 issue:
crazyhorse
Winner
Kate Keleher, “Sweater

Runners-up
Addison Namnoum, “Bozeman, Montana”
Genevieve Plunkett, “The Buried Man
Debbie Vance, “Girl Doll”

[Cover art: Gary Petersen, "Slip Stream 2"]
Published April 25, 2017
Michigan Quarterly Review has announced its annual prizes awarded to authors whose works were published in the magazine during the previous year.

feuermanLawrence Foundation Prize
Ruchama King Feuerman [pictured] has won the $1,000 Lawrence Foundation Prize for 2016. The prize is awarded annually by the Editorial Board of MQR to the author of the best short story published that year in the journal. Feuerman’s "Kill Fonzie" appeared in the Winter 2016 issue.

Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize
John Rybicki has won the 2016 Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize, which is awarded annually to the author of the best poem or group of poems appearing that year in the Michigan Quarterly Review. His poem “A River Is Not a Watery Rope,” appeared in the Winter 2016 issue.

Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets
Eric Rivera has won the 2016 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets, which is awarded annually to the best poet appearing in MQR who has not yet published a book. The award, which is determined by the MQR editors, is in the amount of $500.

For more information about each of the winners, visit the MQR website here.
Published April 25, 2017
The Spring 2017 issue of The Georgia Review, in addition to celebrating 70 continuous years of publication, also features the 2016 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize Winner: "Still Lifes and Landscapes" by Emily Wolahan. In addition to publication, the winner receives $1000. The 2017 poetry contest is still open, with Naomi Shihab Nye as the final judge.
Published April 25, 2017
boulevardThe Spring 2017 issue of Boulevard (vol. 32 nos. 2 & 3) features the winner of their 2016 Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets. Contest Judge Edward Nobles selected the works of Stacey Walker, who received $1000 and publication of her three poems, "Reading the Signals," "Pockets," and "Grace in War." Honorable mentions went to Hannah Leisman and Craig Van Rooyen. (Cover art: Fafal Olbinski, The Eye of the Medusa, 2017)
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