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Published October 13, 2016
Hotel Amerika promotes itself as a publication for "writing in all its forms. . . traditional work alongside the experimental. We strive to house in our pages the most unique and provocative poetry, fiction and nonfiction available. Work with a quirky, unconventional edge—either in form or content—is often favored by our editors. Hotel Amerika is an eclectic journal that attracts an equally eclectic audience." To that end, last year they held a Transgenre Writing Contest, the winners featured in their Spring 2016 issue.
hotel amerika
1st Place
Sarah Minor, “Nest”

2nd Place
Dana Curtis​,​ ” Two Films”

Honorable Mention
​adrian nichols​,​ “lexicon of anarchy, no. xxii”​
Sophie Monatte​,​ “Fragments”

Other writers who works are included in the Transgenre section: Jessica Hollander, Julia Brennan, Katherine Riegel, Elizabeth Bryer, Lisa Samuels, Amy Newman, and Sara Biggs Chaney.
Published October 10, 2016
The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Nimrod Magazine includes the winners, runners-up, and numerous finalists from thier annual literary awards.

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry
FIRST PRIZE: Markham Johnson, OK, “Greenwood Burning, 1921”
SECOND PRIZE: Bryce Emley, NC, “Thesis/Antithesis” and other poems

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
FIRST PRIZE: Chad B. Anderson, D.C., “Maidencane”
SECOND PRIZE: Ruth Knafo Setton, PA, “Swamp Girl”
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Susan Finch, TN, “My Friends, My Sisters, My Doppelgangers”
Daniel Hamilton, KY, “Dragonslayers”
Published October 05, 2016
Southern Humanities Review 49.4 includes a special poetry section of the winners, runners-up, and finalists of their 2015 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring Jake Adam York. In addition to publication, the winner, Mark Wagenaar [pictured] received $1,000 and travel to Auburn, Alabama in October 2015 to read his award-winning poems at the Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art alongside Richard Tillinghast, the final judge of the 2015 prize. This event kicked off the 2015 Auburn Writers Conference. The contest is held annually in honor of Jake Adam York, poet, fifth-generation Alabamian, and an undergraduate alum of Auburn University, whose works "examined race relations in the South, celebrating the triumphs of the Civil Rights movement and questioning, as a native son of the South, his own complicity in its tragedies."

wagenaar mWinner
Mark Wagenaar

First Runner-up
Susan O'Dell Underwood

Second Runner-up
Doug Rutledge

Finalists
Mehul Bhagat
Ryan Black
Cortney Lamar Charleston
Meghan Dunn
Jennifer Givhan
Pamela Hart
Susanna Lang
Ansley Moon
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
Published September 13, 2016
boulevardBoulevard #94 features the winner for their 2015 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. Joshua Idaszak's "The Last Laz of Krypton" was awarded $1,500 and publication. Honorable Mention "Mrs. Lana Greer" by Chloe Packer is also included in this issue.
Published September 06, 2016
The Spring-Summer 2016 issue of The MacGuffin features the winners of the Detroit Working Writers MacGuffin Poetry Prize. This annual competition is open to DWW members as well as Michigan writers, from new to established. This year's first place winner is "The Mathematician's Daughter" by Alexander Payne Morgan,  and Diana Dinverno won both 2nd prize with "The World Spins" and 3rd prize with "Letting Go." Copies of this issue of The MacGuffin can be purchased on the NewPages Webstore.
Published August 31, 2016
The August 2016 issue of Sonic Boom includes the winners of their second annual senryu contest selected by Judge Terri L. French from 123 participants from 27 countries.

sonic boomFirst Place
Steve Hodge, USA

Second Place
Sidney Bending, Canada

Third Place
Chase Gagnon, USA

Honorable Mentions
Mohammad Azim Khan, Pakistan
Phyllis Lee, USA

All the winning entries as well as judge's comments can be read here.
Published August 19, 2016
mark brazaitisThe Meadow 2016 Novella Prize winner is "The Spider" by Mark Brazaitis [pictured] and can be read both in the print issue as well as online. Brazaitis is the author of six books, including The Incurables: Stories, which won the 2012 Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction and the 2013 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. His latest book, Truth Poker: Stories, won the 2014 Autumn House Press Fiction Competition. The Meadow is the annual literary and arts journal of Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada.
Published August 18, 2016
anne marie todkillThe Malahat Review #195 features Anne Marie Todkill's story "Next of Kin," winner of the 2016 Novella Prize. Todkill’s entry was chosen from 225 submissions by three final judges: Mark Anthony Jarman, Stephen Marche, and Joan Thomas. She has been awarded $1,500 in prize money and publication.

Of "Next of Kin," the judges said: "With its controlled reveal of complications, it has the drive of a mystery story—but the mystery under investigation is the intricacies of a family over time. Anne Marie Todkill is an accomplished writer, offering surprising and astute insights into the relationship between sisters. Her dialogue is sharp and she is especially incisive in writing about sex. Her narrator Marian speaks with a knowing voice, at odds with her 'small life'; the things she withholds come to the reader as a series of small explosions. Todkill imposes no pattern over events and offers her characters no epiphanies. Instead, incidents refract off each other and the story speaks powerfully through its silences. Like all good novellas, 'Next of Kin' offers both the concentrated pleasures of a short story and the scope of a novel."

Read an interview with the Anne Marie Todkill here.
Published August 16, 2016

willow springsThis year's winner of the Willow Springs Fiction is "Gorilla Love Story" by Chelsea Bryant. The award provides each entrant with a one-year subscription to the publication; the winner receives $2000 + publication in the annual June issue. Willow Springs offers some of their publication's content for online reading along with comments from the author about the work.

[Cover image by Marta Berens from Dream Chapter]

Published August 10, 2016
Big Muddy: A Journal of the MIssissippi River Valley volume 16.1 features winners of two of Southeast Missouri State University Press's annual contests:

2016 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Award
$500 + publication
"The Mockingbird" by John Blair, Texas

2016 Mighty River Short Story Award
$1000 + publication
"Teachers" by Elisabeth Doyle, Washington, DC
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