Wash­ing­ton Writ­ers Pub­lish­ing House

Poets and Writers - - Grants & Awards -


Jona Col­son of Wash­ing­ton, D.C. won the 2018 Jean Feld­man Po­etry Prize for his col­lec­tion, Every­body Has a Heart, Ex­cept Some Peo­ple. Caro­line Bock of Po­tomac, Mary­land, won the 2018 Wash­ing­ton Writ­ers Fic­tion Prize for her story col­lec­tion, Carry Her Home. They each re­ceived $1,000 and pub­li­ca­tion by Wash­ing­ton Writ­ers Pub­lish­ing House. The an­nual awards are given for a po­etry col­lec­tion and a short story col­lec­tion or novel by writ­ers who live in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. or in Mary­land or Vir­ginia within a 75-mile ra­dius of the U.S. Capi­tol.

(SEE DEAD­LINES.) Wash­ing­ton Writ­ers Pub­lish­ing House, Po­etry and Fic­tion Prizes, c/o Kathleen Wheaton, 7127 Fair­fax Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. ww­ph­press@gmail.com


Water­ston Desert Writ­ing Prize

Pa­trick Mon­daca of Mont­clair, New Jersey, won the 2018 Water­ston Desert Writ­ing Prize for an ex­cerpt of his mem­oir-in-progress, “Ad­just­ment Dis­or­der.” He re­ceived $2,000 and a four-week res­i­dency at PLAYA in Sum­mer Lake, Ore­gon. He was also in­vited to give a read­ing at the High Desert Mu­seum in Bend, Ore­gon. The an­nual award is given for a non­fic­tion work-in-progress that demon­strates “lit­er­ary ex­cel­lence in writ­ing about deserts and their im­por­tance in both the nat­u­ral world and the hu­man nar­ra­tive.” As of this writ­ing, the next dead­line has not been set. Water­ston Desert Writ­ing Prize, P.O. Box 640, Bend, OR 97709. (541) 480-3933. info@writ­in­granch.com


Women’s Prize for Fic­tion

Kamila Sham­sie of Lon­don won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fic­tion for her novel Home Fire (Blooms­bury). She re­ceived £30,000 (ap­prox­i­mately $39,000). Anita Anand, Katy Brand, Cather­ine Mayer, Sarah Sands, and Imo­gen Stubbs judged. The an­nual award is given for a novel by a wo­man pub­lished in the United King­dom in the pre­vi­ous year. As of this writ­ing, the next dead­line has not been set. Women’s Prize for Fic­tion, c/o So­ci­ety of Au­thors, 84 Dray­ton Gar­dens, Lon­don SW10 9SB. Paula John­son, Con­tact. pjohn­son@so­ci­ety­ofau­thors.org


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