Summer 2024





Amy Cook (2025) was listed as the second runner-up for her essay “The Phoenix Aces” in Barnstorm Journal's “Experi-May-ntal” Contest.

Kalehua Kim (2025) received the 2024 Editor’s Choice Prize from Trio House Press. Her first collection of poems, Mele, will be published by Trio House in Summer 2025. Kalehua also participated as a returning Fellow at the Indigenous Nations Poets retreat in Minneapolis–St. Paul, June 2024.


Nancy Canyon’s (2007) memoir, Struck: A Season on a Fire Lookout, is set to launch September 20, 6 p.m., at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington.

Maddaline Enns’s (2011) piece “Rainfall and Watermarks: A Dance Toward Acceptance” was longlisted for the Susan Crean 2023 Nonfiction Award. Maddaline’s poem “September at the Bird Sanctuary” was longlisted for the BC Writers Federation poetry contest. Maddaline also received the Gary Hyland Literary Scholarship award for the Sage Hill Summer 2024 Poetry Course with Michael Trussler.

Emily Holt (2016) was accepted into the nonfiction workshop at Community of Writers and was awarded a self-directed residency at Centrum.

Jill Kandel’s (2009) book, The Clean Daughter: A Cross-Continental Memoir, NDSU PRESS 2022, has been chosen by the Library of Congress and the Center for the Book as a “Great Reads” book. It will be for sale and featured in the Great Reads from Great Places space at the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., in August 2024. Along with the selection, the Center for the Book will organize and promote a book tour for Kandel throughout her home state of North Dakota.

Vandana Nair’s (2021) novella, The Wedding, will be published by Santa Fe Writers Project in 2026

Christine Robbins (2012) received the Poem of the Year award from The Missouri Review for her poem “A Partial Account of the Trees.“

Judith L. Shadford’s (2009) short story “Endless Yearning” is the winner of the 2024 Brave New Weird Award from Tenebrous Press and appears in their print anthology of the same name.

Lynette Vialet’s (2022) essay “Chimeras” is a first runner-up for the Terry Tempest Williams Prize in Creative Nonfiction in the North American Review.