Grant Winners


Travel Grant Winners

authorphoto Chloe Caldwell is the author or the novella Women (SF/LD) and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray. Her work has appeared in VICE,, The Rumpus, The Sun, Men’s Health, and Nylon. Her essays have been anthologized in Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC, True Tales of Lust and Love, Days Like This, and Thirty Shades of Blue. She’s currently at work on a personal essay collection titled, I’ll Tell You In Person. Chloe lives in upstate New York.



Travel Grant Winners

Nathan Deuel is the author of FRIDAY WAS THE BOMB, an Amazon Best Book of the Month. He has contributed essays, fiction, and criticism to print and digital versions of The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, and The Paris Review, among others. Previously, he was an editor at Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Tampa and a B.A. in Literature from Brown University, and he attended Deep Springs College. He recently moved to Los Angeles from Beirut with his wife and daughter.

Antonia Crane is a Los Angeles-based writer, teacher and Moth Slam winner. She is the author of the memoir “Spent” by Barnacle Books/Rare Bird Lit. Her other work can be found in Playboy, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Rumpus, The Weelings, Dame, Salon, PANK magazine, Black Clock, The Believer, SLAKE, The Los Angeles Review and several anthologies. She is usually running up Griffith Park mountain or trying to get her students to log off of Facebook.

MegDay_LastPsalmauthorphoto_CroppedMeg Day, selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (forthcoming 2014), When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner, she has also received awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, the Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, and the International Queer Arts Festival. Meg is currently a PhD candidate, Steffensen-Cannon Fellow, & Point Foundation Scholar in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah.

10269079_10152704453077404_5675658740446810715_oShane Hinton is the author of Pinkies, available from Burrow Press June 16, 2015. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, The Butter, Clackamas Literary Review, Atticus Review, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Tampa and lives in the winter strawberry capital of the world.


Paula Anderson Book Award

In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

Matt Bell’s novel In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods was a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, a Michigan Notable Book, and an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient. He is also the author of two previous books, How They Were Found and Cataclysm Baby, and his next novel Scrapper will be published in Fall 2015 by Soho Press. His stories have appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Fantasy, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, The American Reader, and many other publications. He teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.



Travel Grant Winners

chelsea_martinChelsea Martin is the author of Even Though I Don’t Miss You (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2013), The Really Funny Thing About Apathy (sunnyoutside, 2010) and Everything Was Fine Until Whatever (Future Tense, 2009). Her website is

Screen shot 2013-12-29 at 5.09.52 PMAmy Butcher is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and a recent recipient of the Olive B. O’Connor Creative Writing Fellowship at Colgate University. Her essays and short stories have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Tin House, Salon, The Rumpus, The Kenyon Review, and Brevity.

Dylan Nice is the author of the short story collection, Other Kinds, published by Short Flight / Long Drive Books. His fiction and essays have appeared in NOON, Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, MAKE, Brevity, Hobart, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and this summer will complete a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.


Jen Michalski is author of the novel The Tide King, winner of the 2012 Big Moose Prize, the short story collections From Here and Close Encounters, and the novella collection Could You Be With Her Now. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown. She also is the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore, which Baltimore Magazine called a “Best of Baltimore” in 2010. She lives in Baltimore, MD. She tweets @MichalskiJen.


Paula Anderson Book Award

My Only Wife by Jac Jemc

Jac Jemc’s work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Handsome and Sleepingfish, among others. She is the author of a chapbook of stories, These Strangers She’d Invited In (Greying Ghost Press) and the poetry editor for decomP Magazine. Jac blogs her rejections at



Travel Grant Winners

Delaney Nolan’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, Grist, Guernica, Huffington Post, Narrative, The South Carolina Review, Post Road and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Buffalo Prize, a Bread Load work-study scholarship, a Sozopol fiction fellowship in Bulgaria, and an artist’s residency at Klaustrid in Iceland. Her prose chapbook, Louisiana Maps: A Diagram of the Territory of New Orleans, winner of the Ropewalk Press Fiction Editor’s Chapbook Prize, will be published this winter.

Josie Sigler was born Downriver Detroit and grew up in the Midwest. Her chapbook, Calamity, was published by Proem Press. Her book of poems, living must bury, winner of the 2010 Motherwell Prize, was published by Fence Books. Her book of short stories, The Galaxie and Other Rides, winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award, was published by Livingston Press. Josie recently completed a PEN Northwest Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Residency on southern Oregon’s Rogue River. She currently lives at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, where she is working on a novel and a new book of poems

James Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The American Poetry Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampitt House. During 2012-2013, he will be a Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts in Princeton. His first book, Charms against Lightning, will be published this fall by Copper Canyon Press.

Karolina Waclawiak is a novelist and screenwriter living in Brooklyn. She currently serves as the deputy editor of The Believer.

Waclawiak’s first novel, How to Get Into the Twin Palms, will be published by Two Dollar Radio in July 2012.


Paula Anderson Book Award

Pacazo by Roy Kesey

Roy Kesey’s previous books include the award-winning novella Nothing in the World, a historical guide to the Chinese city of Nanjing, and a short story collection called All Over, which made The L Magazine‘s recent “Best Books of the Decade” list. His short stories, essays and poems have appeared in more than seventy magazines, including McSweeney’s, Subtropics, Ninth Letter and The Kenyon Review. Among other awards, his work has won a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the 2008 Missouri Review Editors’ Prize in Fiction, and has appeared in several anthologies including Best American Short Stories, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology and New Sudden Fiction. He is the recipient of a 2010 prose fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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