Seven writers received 2018 Whiting Awards. They are poets Rickey Laurentiis of Pittsburgh and Tommy Pico of New York City; fiction writers Patty Yumi Cottrell and Weike Wang, both of New York City, and Brontez Purnell of Oakland; nonfiction writer Esmé Weijun Wang of
San Francisco; and poet and nonfiction writer Anne Boyer of Kansas City, Missouri. They each received $50,000. The annual awards are given to emerging writers. There is no application process. Whiting Foundation, 16 Court Street, Suite 2308, Brooklyn, NY 11241.
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