Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
Judge Aimee Bender has selected Joan Frank's collection of novellas, Where You're All Going.
Joan Frank (www.joanfrank.org) is the author of seven books of literary fiction and a book of collected essays. Her last novel, All the News I Need, won the Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her book of essays, Because You Have to: A Writing Life, won the Silver ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award. A MacDowell Fellow and recipient of many honors, Frank also reviews literary fiction and nonfiction for the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives with her husband, playwright Bob Duxbury, in the North Bay Area of California.
Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry
Judge Ocean Vuong has selected Chad Bennett's collection, Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era.
Chad Bennett is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in English from Cornell University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a B.A. in English from Stanford University. His first book, Word of Mouth: Gossip and American Poetry (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), divulges the dynamic relationship between modern American poetry and the queer art of gossip. His poetry has appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, The Offing, and others.
2018 Winner: Joan Frank, Where You're All Going, chosen by Aimee Bender
Not Dead Yet by Hadley Moore
Believers by Farah Ali
Extinction Events by Liz Breazeale
Animal Voices, Mineral Hum by Pearl Abraham
Eleven Kinds of Exile by Adam Stumacher
Evacuating North by Doug Crandell
Woods, Kansas by Mike Alberti
2018 Winner: Chad Bennett, Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era, chosen by Ocean Vuong
American Faith by Maya Catherine Popa (forthcoming 2020)
Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens, by Corey Van Landingham
Deke, by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
Gullier, by Christopher Citro
Descend, Descend, by Samuel Amadon
Insofar, by Sarah Gridley
Boi Bi, by Kwabena Foli
Ringer, by Rebecca Lehmann
Uses for Music, by Annie Kim
How Blood Works, by Ellene Moore
Wave Says, by K.M. English
His Arms in This Sad Knot, by W.M. Lobko
There There, by Cameron McGill
42 Poems & a Letter, by Nathaniel Perry
My Little Book of Exiles, by Dan Alter
Body Fires, by Hannah Baggott