Kimbilio Faculty Member Jacinda Townsend Wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellent

The Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner for Literary Excellence   Read more at this link:  https://ernestjgainesaward.org/gaines-award-winner  

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Nana Nkweti

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 […]

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellows and Inaugural Letras Boricuas Fellows Amina Gautier and Dahlma Llanos Figueroa

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 […]

Announcing the 2021 Recipients of the Community of Writers Kimbilio Scholarships

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.

Congratulations to Kimbilio Faculty Member Danielle Evans

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

Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon and Kimbilio Fellow Jamel Brinkley are 2021 O’Henry Prize Winners

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.

Congrats to Kimbilio Fellow Desiree C. Bailey on the Publication of her New Book of Poetry

What Noise Against the Cane is the 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets 

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow and 2021 Whiting Award Winner Tope Folarin

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 […]

Deesha Phillyaw’s THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES is the 17th Winner of The Story Prize

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 […]

2017 Kimbilio Fiction Prize Judge EDWIDGE DANTICAT on Haiti

We are extending the deadline for the contest until June 15.  Get your entries in soon.  Details: The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize