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Published February 05, 2019

Each year, Zone 3 considers all poems, essays, and stories accepted for publication in the journal for their Literary Awards. Zone 3 editors choose the winners, each of whom receives $250 and publicaiton.

The fall 2018 issue includes the fiction and nonfiction winners, while the poetry winner was published in the spring 2018 issue.

ethan chuaPoetry
"Immigrant Prayer" by Ethan Chua [pictured]

Nonfiction
"Mea Culpa, My Monster" by Carrie Shipers

Fiction
"Halleujah Station" by Randal O'Wain

The reading period for submissions and the Literary Awards is August 1 - April 1.

Published January 29, 2019

The January/February 2019 issue of Kenyon Review features the winners of the 2018 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest selected by Judge Melinda Moustakis, with an introduction by Fiction Editor Kirsten Reach. The winning entries can be read online here, and each includes a video or audio of the author reading the work.

laura roqueFirst Prize
Laura Roque [pictured], “Dientes for Dentures”

Runners-up
Tyler Barton, “Spiritual Introduction to the Neighborhood”
Christopher Fox, “Breaking”

Honorable Mentions
Jena Chapman Andres, “Unter den Linden”
Alex Burchfield, “Taxidermy"

Published January 23, 2019

The Winter 2018 issue of Spoon River Poetry Review includes winners of the 2018 Editor's Prize Contest with Final Judge Li-Young Lee. Winning works can also be read online here, while the new issue is still current.

mark svenvoldWinner
Mark Svenvold [pictured], “Immigration Algorithm (Application Form D (3) b (1) a)”

First Runner-Up
David Wright, “There is Another Book”

Second Runner-Up
Chad Foret, “That Which Shines”

Honorable Mentions
Ed Frankel, “Singing Lullabies in Dangerous Places”
Timothy McBride, “Soudure”
Lan Duong, “In This House”

The SRPR Editor's Prize Contest is open annually until April 15. In addition to publication, the winner receives $1000, first and second runners-up receive $100. Honorable mentions and finalists may also receive publication.

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
"Bless the Smallest Hollow: On Longing and Online Dating" 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.

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