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MFA Creative & Professional Writing

Housatonic Book Awards

The MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University and its alumni organization, the MFA Alumni Writers Collaborative, are proud to present the 2019 Housatonic Book Awards.

The Award will be given to book-length works in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and YA/Middle-Grade. Books must have been published in 2018. The Award carries a $1,000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the winter or summer residency of the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University to give a public reading and a one-day, three-hour workshop with MFA students. The Award also includes a $500 travel stipend and hotel stay during the residency.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit: Housatonic Book Awards

 


The 2018 Housatonic Book Award Winners!

 

 

Fiction

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

 

Poetry

Barbie Chang by Victoria Chang   

 

Nonfiction

Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs 

by Beth Ann Fennelly

Young Adult & Mid-Grade

Trell by Dick Lehr