|Evelyn Krieger’s essay “In the Driver’s Seat” won 2nd place in the 2022 Tucson Literary Festival Awards. (Workshop Fellowship Award/ David Treuer 2022)
Annie Klier Newcomer was recently nominated for a Pushcart award through The Writers’ Colony Publication, ECHO for Prose. She won a $200 stipend for a poem on ecology, “The Broken Plate” through the 2022 Johnson County Public Library writing competition. (Billy Collins 2020)
Steve Paul‘s biography Literary Alchemist: The Writing Life of Evan S. Connell won the Bernard J. Brommel Biography and Memoir Award (for 2021) from the Society of Midland Authors. He also recently published an essay on the poetry of William Stafford in the Friends of William Stafford Newsletter. (Gregory Pardlo 2020).
Vicki Riley’s story collection Cayo Hueso: Literary Writings and Artwork From Key West was the 2021 Royal Palm Literary Awards First Runner up for the Published Book of the Year. It won an honorable mention in the 2022 Eric Hoffer Short Story Collection Award, and a bronze Living Now Award from IBPA. In the 2022 IPPY Next Generation Indie Book awards, it garnered a Finalist Medal-Novella, Finalist Medal-Short Story Collection, and tied for First Place in Regional Medal-Southeast Fiction. (Paulette Alden 2015/ Lee Smith 2012)
Katrin Schumann’s bestselling novel, The Forgotten Hours, was optioned for development into a limited series by Shespun Productions. Olivia Silver, writer-director of Arcadia staring John Hawkes, is writing the pilot. (KWLS Program Coordinator)
Cynthia Simmons‘s novel, Wrong Kind of Paper, described as “part thriller, part romance and part media commentary,” was nominated by her publisher for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Workshop Fellowship Award/ Myung-Ok Lee 2017)