Each year, The Briar Cliff Review holds a contest for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with the winners receiving $1000 and publication. The following 2018 winners appear in the most recent issue (31, 2019):
"I'd hoped to finish this poem before it came true" by Kateri Kosek
"Drink It Dry" by Rachel E. Hicks
"Trauma in Our Country" by Beverly Tan Murray [pictured]
The Briar Cliff Contest is open annually from August 1 - November 1.
The Spring 2019 issue of The Malahat Review features winning entries from two of their annual contests:
2018 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
Judge Lynne Van Luven
"Found Objects" by Rowan McCandless [pictured]
Judge Shane Book
"Timepiece" by Rami Schandall
Judge Carmelinda Scian
"Exile" by Janika Oza
Judge Kyo Maclear
"Letters To My Mother" by Lishai Peel
The newest issue of Gulf Coast (31.2) is chock-full of award winning writing!
2018 Barthelme Prize
Judge Laura van den Berg
"Something Clear" by Sarah Minor [pictured]
"Hunger" by Yi Jiang
"Some Weather" by Aliceanna Stopher
2018 Translation Prize in Poetry
Judge Ilya Kaminsky
"Air Raid" by Polina Barskova, Transl. by Valzhyna Mort
"Colonies of Paradise" by Matthias Göritz, Transl. by Mary Jo Bang
"Nobility" by Álvaro Lasso Transl. by Kelsi Vanada
2018 Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Judge Wendy Vogel
“A Long, Dull Shadow: Georg Baselitz’s Legacy of Misogyny” by Maura Callahan, originally published on Momus
“Playing in the Institute: On Tag at the ICA Philadelphia” by C. Klockner
“Intimate Structures: Dorothea Rockburne at Dia: Beacon” Chloe Wyma
For a full list of entries, finalists, links to work, and information about these annual contests, visit Gulf Coast.
First Prize $1000
“Dancing Room Only”
Jim Reese [pictured], Yankton, SD
Second Prize $200
“Cu Tantu Si Cala ‘U Culu Si Para”
Maria Fama, Philadelphia, PA
Third Prize $100
Lorraine Conlin, Wantagh, NY
A full list of Honorable Mention and Editor's Choice recipients can be seen here.
The Alan Ginsberg Poetry Award for 2019 has closed, but submissions are open for the 2020 award.
Winner of Boulevard's 2018 Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers, Gabe Montesanti's essay "The Worldwide Roller Derby Convention" is featured in the Spring 2019 issue (#101/102). Montesanti lives in St. Louis where she skates for the local team, Arch Rival, under the name Joan of Spark.
In a commentary about her work, she says, "'The Worldwide Roller Derby Convention' became the final chapter of my MFA thesis at Washington University in St. Louis, and is now the final chapter of my full-length memoir about derby. This essay unlocked the whole project for me, in a way. Recognizing the themes of physicality and queerness led me to draw new parallels between roller derby and my unconventional and often violent upbringing. Having a vision of the end also gave me direction—a place I could write toward."
The 2019 Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers opens June 2, 2019. The winner receives $1000 and publication.
"Broken Season" by Andrew Hemmert [pictured]
"Self-Portrait on the Beloved's Body" by Michael Dhyne
"Parting with Saddles" by Skyler LaLone
"Oranges in Michigan" by Andrew Hemmert
"Street Vendor" by Mariano Zaro
The 2019 International Poetry Contest is open until May 31, 2019 with a $1500 first prize, judged by Oliver de Paz.
Published by Box Turtle Press, issue 20 of Mudfish features the winning entry and honorable mentions of their 13th Mudfish Poetry Prize judged by Philip Schultz.
"Barking, Pt. Reyes" by Rafaella Del Bourgo [pictured]
1st - "We are Already at War" by John Sibley Williams
2nd - "Ode to My Body" by Tim Nolan
3rd - "Late Summer Sky" by Tony Gloeggler
The 50th Anniversary Spring 2019 issue of Ruminate features the winning entries of their 2019 Kalos Visual Art Prize, as selected by Final Juror Betty Spackman:
"Seen and Unseen" by Jennifer Cronin [pictured]
"If I Were a King" by Margie Criner
"The Lilies How they Grow" by Emily McIlroy
"EBB" by Hanna Vogel
For a full list of finalists as well as juror's comments on the winners, click here.
"Etymology of a Mood" by Ama Codjoe won The Georgia Review's 2018 Lorain Willams Poetry Prize, chosen by Natasha Trethewey.
The prize was started in 2013 with a gift from Lorain Williams and continued with the support of her estate after her passing in April 2016.
This year's contest, which runs from April 1 - May 15, will be judged by Stephen Dunn. The prize has also been increased from $1000 to $1500.
See full details here.
The newest issue of Black Warrior Review (Spring/Summer 2019) features winners of their 2018 contest:
Judged by Jennifer S. Cheng
Winner: “from Okazaki Fragments” by Kanika Agrawal
Runner-up: “Let’s eat baby the steak is getting cold” by Alice Maglio
Judged by Kate Zambreno
Winner: "Social Body" by Amanda Kallis
Runner-up: "Dark Grove, Shinng" by J’Lyn Chapman
Judged by Laura van den Berg
Winner: "Little Jamaica" by Ndinda Kioko [pictured]
Runner-up: "On Weather" by RE Katz
Judged by Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
Winner: “La Piedra de los Doce Ángulos" by David Joez Villaverde
Runner-up: “from Okazaki Fragments” by Kanika Agrawal
See judges' commentary on their selections and a complete list of finalists here.