Readers can find the 2019 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize winner and finalists in the Fall 2019 issue of Southern Humanities Review. The contest honors the late Jake Adam York [pictured], and the winner of the contest receives $1000 in addition to publication. This year’s contest was judged by Vievee Francis.
“Burning Churches” by Dante Di Stefano
“Transubstantiation” by Jubi Arriola-Headley
“All-American Mexican” by Michael Torres
“A Different Alphabet” by Susan Cohen
“Near Miss” by Allison Adair
The current issue of Nimrod International Journal is entirely made up of the winners, finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.
Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction:
“Capybara” by Jonathan Wei
“This Might Hurt Some” by John Tait
Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry:
”Negligee and Hatchet: A Sonnet Crown” by Robert Thomas
“The Adorned Fathomless Dark Creation,” “Getting Out,” “Boys Beyond June,” and “Legend” by Matt W. Miller
The Fall/Winter 2019 issue features over thirty writers, a diverse selection of fiction and poetry. A full list of contributors, including a handful of excerpts, can be found at the Nimrod International Journal website.
Brilliant Flash Fiction recently announced the winners of the FEED US Writing Contest, held between June and September this year. Judge Kathy Fish selected three prize winners.
“TALKING” by Shikhandin [pictured]
“Two Ostomates” by Alexis Wolfe
“Mother’s Milk” by Anastasia Kirchoff
Find the three winning stories, the shortlisted stories, and the longlist at the Brilliant Flash Fiction website. There you can also grab a copy of their first anthology: Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2014-2019.
In the Fall 2019 issue of Raleigh Review, readers can find the winners and finalists of the 2019 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize, selected by Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar. Readers can easily find these pieces in the current issue as they're outlined in gradient blue (winner) and pink (finalists).
“Iguana Iguana” by Caylin Capra-Thomas
"At the Bar" by Cameron McGill
"The Land in Both Our Names" by Suzanne Grove
"After Watching The Quiet Man" by Hannah Dow
"Sertraline" by Emily Nason
Submissions to the 2020 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize will reopen in April and run through May.
The Fall 2019 issue of Carve Magazine features the winners of the 2019 Raymond Carver Contest, guest-judged by Claire Fuller. These can be found online, as well as in the print issue. An interview with each writer can be found after their stories in the print edition.
“Private Lives” by April Sopkin
“Gravity House” by Carolyn Bishop
“The Enchanted Forest” by Brian Crawford
“The Ghost Rider” by Erica Plouffe Lazure
The Fall 2019 issue of Ruminate features the winning entries for the publication's annual William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. The final judge for 2019 was Tyrese Coleman.
"DrownTown" by Joshua Gray
"Parkside" by Kate Bradley
"Standard Uniform" by Shelley Linso
Read more about each author in addition to the judge's comments about their works here.
The 2020 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, awarding $1500 to the winner, is open until February 15, 2020.
The Sept/Oct 2019 issue of Kenyon Review features the 2019 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers winner and runners up, along with an introduction by Richie Hofmann. Each work can also be found on the Kenyon Review website along with an audio recording by the poet.
Jay Martin: “November Picnic with Louise"
The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers is open to high school sophomores and juniors. The winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop in addition to publication with two runners up.
This spring, Witness, published by the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announced the winners of its inaugural Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry.
Judge Hanif Abdurraqib
“Apophatic Ghazal” by Sophia Stid [pictured]
"lump" by Renia White
Judge Lesley Nneka Arimah
“The Nine-Tailed Fox Explains” by Jane Pek
“The Kristian Vang Fan Club” by John Tait
For more information on the winning entries as well as a full list of finalists, click here. Winning entries can be read in the Spring 2019 issue.
Submissions for the 2020 contest are open until October 1, as well as general submissions on the theme "Magic."
Based out of Schoolcraft College in Michigan, The MacGuffin Spring 2019 features the winners of the Detroit Working Writer’s MacGuffin Poetry Prize, awarded at the group’s annual conference last Fall:
“Ann Arbor" by Diana Dinverno [pictured]
“I Thought I Couldn’t Take It With Me” by Vicki Wilke
"Whispers" by Jack D. Ferguson
Also included in this issue is a biographical sketch and selection of poems from The MacGuffin’s 24th Poet Hunt Contest Guest Judge Richard Tillinghast. Winners of the Poet Hunt Contest will be published in the next issue of The MacGuffin.
The newest issue of Ruminate Magazine (Summer 2019) features the first and second place winning entries of their 2019 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize selected by final judge Jessica Wilbanks:
"The Foundation Above Us" by Porter Huddleston [pictured]
"The Proctor’s Manual" by Kristin Leclaire
"The Emperor’s Clothes, The Empire’s Language" by Jamila Osman
For a full list of finalists and judge's comments about the winning entries, click here.
In addition to publication, this annual prize awards $1500 to the first-place entry and $200 to the second-place entry. The deadline for entry is October 27, 2019. See full guidelines here.