Previous Contests

2017: Fiction / Nonfiction

Judge: Benjamin Percy
Wendy Fox – If the Ice Had Held
Doug Crandell – Tornado Season
Kate Wisel – Driving in Cars With Homeless Men


If the Ice Had Held
Wendy J Fox

2015: Fiction / Nonfiction

Judge: Emily St. John Mandel

Winners

A.A. Balaskovits – Magic for Unlucky Girls
Elizabeth Horneber – Chinese Red
Lisa Reisman – 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours

Magic For Unlucky Girls
A.A. Balaskovits

Magic For Unlucky Girls Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 242 pages ISBN-13: 978-1939650665 Cover Design: Gwen Grafft, Art: Arthur ...
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5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours
Lisa Reisman

5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours Product Details: Paperback: 186 pages ISBN-10: 1937402703 ISBN-13: 978-1937402709 About the Book: When a ...
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2013: Nonfiction

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Judge: Lee Gutkind

Annita Sawyer — Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass
Allen Gee — My Chinese America
Mary Quade — Ideal Uncertainties

My Chinese-America
Allen Gee

My Chinese-America Product Details: Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 188 pages ISBN-10: 1939650305 ISBN-13: 978-1939650306 Cover Design: Gwen Grafft; ...
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Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass
Dr. Annita Perez Sawyer

Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir Product Details: Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 310 pages ISBN-10: 1939650267 ISBN-13: ...
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Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey
Daniel Mueller

Nights I Dreamed of Hubert Humphrey About the Book: Eleven stories by the author of the critically-acclaimed HOW ANIMALS MATE ...
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Muscle Cars
Stephen G. Eoannou

Muscle Cars Product Details: Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 244 pages ISBN-10: 1939650224 ISBN-13: 978-1939650221 Cover Design: Gwen Grafft; ...
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The Poor Children
April L. Ford

The Poor Children Product Details: Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 190 pages ISBN-13: 978-1939650184 Cover Design: Gwen Grafft About ...
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 2011: Fiction/nonfiction

Alan Cheuse
Judge: Alan Cheuse

Lance LarsenSeventeen Ways to Float
Angie Chuang — The Four Words for Home
Emily StoneIn Search of Chocola: Love, Chocolate, and Language in Guatemala

The Four Words for Home
Angie Chuang

The Four Words For Home About the Book: Angie Chuang takes on an assignment to "find the human face of ...
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2011: Poetry

Rose Solari

Judge: Rose Solari

Winners

Jude Nutter – untitled selection
Katie Schmid – The Heaven and The Hangover
Charles Atkinson – untitled selection

2010

Robert Olen Butler

Judge: Robert Olen Butler

Winners

Tara Laskowski –Black Diamond City
Nicole Louise Reid – A Purposeful Violence
W.A. Smith – Einstein’s Fiddle

Screenplay Awards Grand Prizewinner: John Bengel – The Voyeur

Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons
Tara Laskowski

Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 110 pages ISBN-13: 978-1939650627 Cover Design: Gwen Grafft ...
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Bystanders: Stories
Tara Laskowski

Bystanders About the Book: Legacies of violence and tragedy haunt these thirteen stunning stories from Tara Laskowski, author of Modern ...
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2009

Pagan Kennedy

Judge: Pagan Kennedy

Winners

Matthew PittListening for Life
Nicole Louise Reid – This One Last Thing
Adam Sturtevant – Ease Chest Tuck Hid Debt Art

Attention Please Now: Stories
Matthew Pitt

Attention Please Now About the Book: The characters in Matthew Pitt's debut short story collection strive to blend into the ...
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So There!
Nicole Louise Reid

So There! About the Book: With the graceful lyricism of a musician’s ear, the stories of So There! inhabit the ...
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The Biology of Luck
Jacob M. Appel

The Biology of Luck About the Book: Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date ...
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Keowee Valley
Katherine Scott Crawford

Keowee Valley About the Book: She journeyed into the wilderness to find a kidnapped relative. She stayed to build a ...
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Before He Finds Her
Michael Kardos

Before He Finds Her About the Book: Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: ...
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2004

Richard Currey

Judge: Richard Currey

Winners

Bethany Harvey – Falling Rock
Joseph M. Schuster – A Saint in the Family
Whitney Purvis – Cuentitos Caoticos

The Might Have Been
Joe Schuster

The Might Have Been About the Book: Joseph M. Schuster’s absorbing debut novel resonates with the pull of lifelong dreams, ...
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The Professor’s Daughter: A Novel
Emily Raboteau

The Professor's Daughter About the Book: "My father is black and my mother is white and my brother is a ...
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Sons of Their Fathers: A Novella & Twelve Stories
W. A. Smith

Sons of Their Fathers About the Book: Sons of Their Fathers by W. A. Smith focuses sharply on the relationships ...
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Last Call: Stories
K. L. Cook

Last Call About the Book: In this tenth anniversary edition of K. L. Cook’s debut collection, the linked stories of ...
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2001

Jayne Anne Phillips

Judge: Jayne Anne Phillips

Winners

Charlotte Gullick – By Way of Water
Kate Small – The B-Zone Open
Patricia Schaefer – Love Is Blue
Haruko Yamauchi – Witness

By Way of Water
Charlotte Gullick

By Way of Water Product Details: Series: SFWP Literary Award Winners Paperback: 262 pages ISBN-10: 098822528X ISBN-13: 978-0988225282 Cover Design: ...
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Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy
Ira Sukrungruang

Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy About the Book: On one side of the door, the rich smell of ...
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Woman Who Never Cooked: Stories
Mary L. Tabor

The Woman Who Never Cooked About the Book: The Woman Who Never Cooked is Mary's collection of linked short stories ...
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