The Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner for Literary Excellence Read more at this link: https://ernestjgainesaward.org/gaines-award-winner
Kimbilio Fellow Nana Nkweti has been selected as one of the 2022 winners of the Whiting Award. The Whiting Awards, established by the Whiting Foundation in 1985 and celebrating their 37th anniversary, remain one of the most esteemed and largest monetary gifts ($50,000) to emerging writers. They are given to recognize early-career achievement and empower […]
Kimbilio Fellows Amina Gautier and Dahlma Llanos Figueroa are among the inaugural cohort of Letras Boricuas Fellows – 20 Puerto Rican writers whose dynamic work spans genres including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. A first-of-its-kind fellowship, Letras Boricuas was created to identify, elevate, and amplify the voices of emerging and established Puerto Rican writers on […]
Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellows Hayward Leach and Darlene Taylor. They have been selected as the first recipients of scholarships to attend the Community of Writers summer workshops. Community of Writers partners with Kimbilio to provide support for our Fellows to participate in their annual summer workshop.
Danielle Evans has been named 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize Recipient by nonprofit the New Literary Project, which was formerly the Simpson Literary Project. Read more at this link: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/newsbrief/index.html?record=3226&fbclid=IwAR2BskXFk5njC53ky77QeMfK9Drif04zjOkDMyD3IM9Ie-UgYNocgPH5BYY
Stories by Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon and Kimbilio Fellow Jamel Brinkley have been selected for the 2021 anthology. Congratulations to them for this prestigious honor.
What Noise Against the Cane is the 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
Kimbilio Fellow Tope Folarin has been selected as a winner of a 2021 Whiting Award Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also named to the 2019 Africa39 list of the most promising […]
Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Deesha Philyaw for winning The Story Prize for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, published by West Virginia University Press! Kimbilio faculty member Danielle Evans was a runner up for her collection The Office of Historical Corrections (Riverhead Books). The Story Prize’s $20,000 top prize is among the largest first-prize amounts […]
We are extending the deadline for the contest until June 15. Get your entries in soon. Details: The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize