NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.

Published January 10, 2019

The Winter/Spring 2019 issue of Gulf Coast includes the winners of the 2018 Gulf Coast Prize:

mi kyung shinFiction Winner
Judged by Joshua Ferris
"Rules of Engagement" by Mi-Kyung Shin [pictured]

Poetry Winner
Judged by Chen Chen
“Church Board Interrogations” by Josh Tvrdy

Non-Fiction Winner
Judged by Lacy M. Johnson
"Blessed Be the Longing that Brought You Here" by Jessie van Eerden

For a full list of honorable mentions in each category and judges' comments, click here.

Published December 18, 2018

dave harrisThe December issue of Rattle features the winner of their 2018 Poetry Prize: "Turbulence" by Dave Harris [pictured].

Harris receives $10,000 in addition to publication. Ten finalists are also included in the issue, and subscribers to the publication can vote on who receives the $2000 Readers' Choice Award.

Finalists include: Katie Bickham, Destiny Birdsong, Debra Bishop, McKenzie Chinn, Steve Henn, Courtney Kampa, Michael Lavers, Darren Morris, Loueva Smith, and Mike White.

Published December 12, 2018

carolyn oliverIn collaboration with Louisville Literary Arts, the Fall 2018 (#84) issue of The Louisville Review features the winner of the 2018 Writer's Block Prize in Poetry: "Nine Minutes in June" by Carolyn Oliver.

This contest is held in conjunction with the Louisville Literary Arts Writer's Block Festival held in November at Spalding University.

Published December 11, 2018

emily osborneIssue 204 of The Malahat Review features the Far Horizons Award for Poetry winner "Venn diagrams" by  Emily Osborne as selected by Carolyn Smart.

Read an interview with the winner here: "Using the Rubrics: Rose Morris in Conversation with Emily Osborne."

In addition to publication, the winner receives $1000. See full guidelines for this annual contest here.

Published December 06, 2018

jenessa abrams carveThe Fall 2018 issue of Carve Magazine features prize-winning entries from the 2018 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest selected by guest judge Susan Perabo.

First
"Home as Found" by Frank Meola in Brooklyn, NY

Second
"Explain It To Me" by Jenessa Abrams [pictured] in New York, NY

Third
"Conflagration" by Suzanne Barefoot in Lancaster, PA

Editor’s Choice
"Terschelling" by Jaap van der Schaaf in London, England
"How Would You Like to Be Dead?" by Noah Bogdonoff in Providence, RI

In addition to publication, each winning entry receives a cash award. For a full list including honorable mention and semifinalists, click here.

This is an annual contest open from April 1 - May 15.

Published December 04, 2018

Shannon SweetnamThe Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Colorado Review features "Aisha and the Good for Nothing Cat" (also available to read online) by Shannon Sweetnam, winner of the 2018 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction selected by Margot Livesey.

In addition to publication, the winner receives $2000. The prize opens annually on December 1 and closes on March 14, 2019. See full guidelines here.

Published November 27, 2018

kenyon reviewThe November/December 2018 issue of Kenyon Review includes the winners of the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers, as selected by Natalie Shapero:

First Prize
Audrey Kim: “What I Left Behind"

Runners Up
Emily Perez: “Extraterrestre"
Jenny Li: “Chapter Seven Quiz: Coming of Age in Female Skin"

This award recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world. The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop.

Published November 26, 2018

2018 Lilly FellowsThe December 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine features the 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship recipients: Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, sam sax, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, and Paul Tran.

The annual $25,800 prize is intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry and is open to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age.

Published November 20, 2018

The October-December 2018 issue of Prime Number Magazine features the winners of their 2018 Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction:

deac etheringtonWinner of the Poetry Award
Judged by Terri Kirby-Erickson
“Guernica Triptych” by Diana Pinkney

Winner of the Short Fiction Award
Judged by Clint McCown
“Bridges” by Deac Etherington [pictured]

See a full list of runners-up and finalists here.

Entries open for the 2019 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction on January 1, 2019.

Published November 13, 2018
The Fall 2018 issue of Southern Humanities Review (51.3) features writers selected for the 2017 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize as judged by Naomi Shihab Nye:

laura sobbott rossWINNER
Laura Sobbott Ross [pictured], “Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages”

RUNNERS-UP
Chivas Sandage, “Chopping Onions”
Franke Varca, “Palming the Air Hamsa”

FINALISTS
Elizabeth Aoki, “Walking here is to be swallowed by the sky”
Bruce Bond, “The Calling”
Tyler Mills, “Bastille Day”
Ondrej Pazdirek, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, Again”
Leslie Sainz, “Malecón”
Andy Young, “The Immunity of Dreams”
newpages-footer-logo

We welcome any/all Feedback.