Awards and Prizes
Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients
2015 Virginia F. Ireys English Teacher Scholarship
J. Marc Ackerman
2015 Hayward Friends of the Arts Scholarship ($1000)
Daniel Riddle Rodriguez
2014 Cathy Barber Graduate Fellowship
2014 Richard Fitzmaurice Undergraduate Fellowship
2015 Creative Nonfiction Contest
First Prize: Peter Reubje, "The Itch"
Second Prize: Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, "How to Flirt with Crime"
Third Prize: Aurora Ramos, "The Curse of the Coffee Shop"
1. Beatriz Alvarez, "Little Chapel on the Strip"
2. Dale Bass, "The Green Flash"
3. Stacie Tomita, "In the Garden"
Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Candace Eros Diaz
2015 Robert V. Williams Fiction Contest
First Prize: Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, "Rules of the Game"
Second Prize: Mary Bird, "Earthenware"
Third Prize: Carmen Navarro-Perez, "April 8, 2005"
First Honorable Mention: Peter Reinke, "Filling In"
Second Honorable Mention: Katherine Matuszak, "Neighbors"
Third Honorable Mention: Katie Hake, "Chilled Coffee"
Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Alia Volz.
2015 Donald Markos Poetry Prize
First Prize: Katelyn Lucas, "Weight"
Second Prize: Darlene Martinez, "The House on 53rd Street"
Third Prize: Jennifer Naslund, "Bracelet"
Honorable Mention:Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, "How to Make Lemonade"
Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by Aline Soules.
2015 DeClerq Poetry Contest
First Prize: Katelyn Lucas, "Fish Fry"
Second Prize: Darlene Martinez, "Aunt Helen"
Third Prize: Trevor Ruth, "This is a Kitchen"
1. Catherine Wolff, "Still"
2. Casey Cantrell, "The Worried Man Meets the Angry Woman"
Finalists for the prize were chosen anonymously by the DeClercq family.