Aria Aber of New York City won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for her poetry collection, Hard Damage. Liz Breazeale of Kansas City, Missouri, won the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her story collection, Extinction Events. They will each receive $3,000 and publication of their books by University of Nebraska Press. Glenna Luschei and Hilda Raz selected the finalists for the poetry contest; Bernice McFadden and Jack Driscoll selected the finalists for the fiction contest. Kwame Dawes was the final judge for both poetry and fiction. The annual awards are given for a poetry collection and short story collection. The next deadline is March 15, 2019.
Prairie Schooner, Book Prizes, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588.
(402) 472-0911. David Henderson, Book Prize Coordinator. ps[email protected]