Washington Writers Publishing House
POETRY AND FICTION PRIZES
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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com