Earlier this month, the Prairie Schooner announced the winners of its annual short fiction and poetry book awards.
On the short fiction side, Anne Finger received first prize for her manuscript "Call Me Ahab." She receives a $3,000 prize. You can read more about Anne here.
The runner-up was Michael Kardos for his manuscript, "One Last Good Time." Read about Kardos at this site, which also includes an example of his work.
On the poetry side, Kara Candito won with her manuscript, "Taste of Cherry." She aslo receives $3,000. Kara is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Florida State University, where she specializes in poetry and literary theory.
The runner-up for poetry was Adrian Matejka, with "Mixology." Check out some of his work here.
Congrats to all the winners, and if you'd like info on how to get involved with the Prairie Schooner and submit work for contest consideration, more details are available on its Web site.