Poets & Writers

Recent Winners

American Poetry Review

STANLEY KUNITZ MEMORIAL PRIZE

Mark McCloughan of New York City won the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for “Devotion (Reflection).” McCloughan received $1,000 and publication in American Poetry Review. The editors judged. The annual award is given for a poem by a poet under the age of 40. (SEE DEADLINES.)

American Poetry Review, Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

www.aprweb.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation

TRANSLATION PRIZES

Kelsi Vanada of Monument, Colorado, won the 2018 Nadia Christensen Prize for her translation from the Swedish into English of an excerpt from Marie Silkeberg’s poetry collection Atlantis. She received $2,500 and publication in Scandinavian Review. Sherilyn Hellberg of Berkeley, California, won the 2018 Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize for her translation from the Danish into English of Caspar Eric’s poetry collection Nike. She received $2,000 and publication in Scandinavian Review. The American-Scandinavian Foundation prize jury selected the winners. The annual awards are given to translators whose literary translations have not previously been published. (SEE DEADLINES.)

American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587. info@amscan.org

www.amscan.org

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature

SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC LITERARY TRANSLATION

Luke Leafgren of Boston won the 2018 Saif Ghobash
Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation from the Arabic into English of Muhsin Al-Ramli’s novel The President’s Gardens (MacLehose Press, 2018). He received £3,000 (approximately $3,860). Pete Ayrton, Georgia de Chamberet, Fadia Faqir, and Sophia Vasalou judged. The annual award is given for a book-length literary translation from Arabic into English published in the previous year. The next deadline is March 31, 2020.

Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, c/o Society of Authors, 24 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TQ, England. Paula Johnson, Head of Awards and Prizes. info@banipaltrust.org.uk

www.banipaltrust.org.uk

Barrow Street Press

BOOK PRIZE

Cara Dees of Cincinnati won the 2018 Barrow Street Press Book Prize for Exorcism Lessons in the Heartland. She received $1,500 and publication of her book by Barrow Street Press. Ada Limón judged. The annual award is given for a poetry collection. (SEE DEADLINES.)

Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881. infobarrow@gmail.com

www.barrowstreet.org

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE

Jamel Brinkley of Oakland won the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his story collection, A Lucky Man (Graywolf Press, 2018). He received $10,000 and travel expenses to attend an award ceremony and visit schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January. Anthony Grooms, Edward P. Jones, Elizabeth Nunez, Francine Prose, and Patricia Towers judged. The annual award is given to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the award year. The next deadline is August 15.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 100 North Street, Suite 900, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. (225) 387-6126. Lois Smyth, Donor Services Senior Program Officer.

www.ernestjgainesaward.org

BEVERLY TAN MURRAY

Briar Cliff Review

Creative Nonfiction Award

MATTHEW AUSTIN WIMBERLEY

Crab Orchard

First Book Award

DESTINY O. BIRDSONG

Crab Orchard

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