Stone Canoe Prizes for writers and artists

Each year, Stone Canoe offers prizes to emerging writers and artists, made possible through the generosity of our donors and supporters. Winners receive $500.

There is no entry fee or alternate submission process required; all works by emerging artists are considered for the prizes in their genre. For the purposes of these awards, writers are considered "emerging" if they have not yet published a full-length book of work; we consider an artist "emerging" if they have neither published a book nor had a solo show at a major institution.

Our prizes depend on the generosity of sponsors; it is possible that awards may be altered or canceled if a sponsor is not available. For 2018's issue, we currently anticipate prizes in poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.


2017 Prizes (for Stone Canoe #11)

  • The 2017 S.I. Newhouse School Prize for Creative Nonfiction is awarded to Jacqueline Kirkpatrick for her memoir "On a Last Name."
  • The 2017 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction is awarded to Matt Tompkins for his story "<3."
  • The 2017 Bea Gonzalez Prize for Poetry is awarded to Jennifer Hu for her poem "Woman: The Revelation."
  • The 2017 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Writing Prize is awarded to Vince Gotera for his poem "Army Wife."
  • The 2017 Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Art is awarded to Doug Baird for his series of images.






2016 Prizes (for Stone Canoe #10)

  • The 2016 S.I. Newhouse School Prize for Creative Nonfiction is awarded to K.C. Wolfe for his memoir "Overcorrection"
  • The 2016 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction is awarded to Anneliese Schultz for her story "Rockaway"
  • The 2016 Bea Gonzalez Prize for Poetry is awarded to Richard Parisio for his poem "Father and Son Raking Leaves"
  • The 2016 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Writing Prize is awarded to Marc Levy for this essay "The Quiet Time."
  • The 2016 Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Art is awarded to Robert Knight for his series of photographs.