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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 2022 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 2021. 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 2021 Housatonic Book Award Winners!

 

 

Fiction

The Office of Historical Corrections

by Danielle Evans

 

Poetry

Original Kink

by Jubi Arriola-Headley

 

Nonfiction

Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing

by Julie Marie Wade

Young Adult/Middle Grade

The Newspaper Club

by Beth Vrabel

The 2020 Housatonic Book Award Winners!

 

 

Fiction

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

 

Poetry

Leave Smoke by Jeff Walt   

 

Nonfiction

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee 

by David Treuer