AWP Award Series

AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike. Entries for the 2018 competition may be submitted from January 1 to February 28, 2018. We no longer accept submissions by post.

Winners of the 2017 AWP Award Series

AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Wang Ping Winner: Wang Ping
Judge: Gretel Ehrlich
Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, The University of Georgia Press


AWP Prize for the Novel

Joshua Bernstein Winner: Joshua Bernstein
Judge: Zachary Lazar
Rachel's Tomb, New Issues Press
Finalist: Timothy DeLizza, A Gift of Two


The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry

Brynne Rebele-Henry Winner: Brynne Rebele-Henry
Judge: Kim Addonizio
Autobiography of a Wound, University of Pittsburgh Press
Finalist: Kwoya Fagin Maples, Mend


The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

Jon Chopan Winner: Jon Chopan
Judge: Sue Miller
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press I, University of Massachusetts Press
Finalist: Adam Stumacher, Eleven Kinds of Exile

 

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Other genre winners to be announced soon.

AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction

The AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction offers an award of $2,500 and publication by the University of Georgia Press.
2017 Judge: Gretel Ehrlich
2018 Judge: Dinty W. Moore

AWP Prize for the Novel

The AWP Prize for the Novel offers an award of $2,500 and publication by New Issues Press.
2017 Judge: Zachary Lazar
2018 Judge: Paula McLain

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
2017 Judge: Kim Addonizio
2018 Judge: Ross A. Gay

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction offers an award of $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press.
2017 Judge: Sue Miller
2018 Judge: Kelly Link

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction are made possible by the generous support of:

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List of Winners

See a list of previous AWP Award Series winners.