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Past Winners 

For a detailed list including finalists and honourable mentions, visit the new prize site at

2023 Adult: Istanbul Crossing by Timothy Jay Smith
2023 YA/MG: The Aves by Ryane Nicole Granados
2022 Adult: Rage and Other Cages by  Aimee LaBrie
2022 YA/MG: Jellyfish Dreaming by D. K. McCutchen
2021 Adult: But First You Need a Plan by K. L. Anderson (adult)
2021 YA/MG: My Sister Lives in the Sea and Lost River, 1918 by Faith Shearin
2020: Wife With Knife by Molly Giles
2019: Amphibians by Lara Tupper
2018: Vanishing: Five Stories by Cai Emmons
2018: Why No Goodbye? by Pamela L. Laskin*
2017: Trip Wires: Stories by Sandra Hunter
2016: The Quality of Mercy by Katayoun Medhat
2015: Report from a Place of Burning by George Looney
2015: The Solace of Monsters by Laurie Blauner
2014: The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles by Gregory Hill
2013: Going Anywhere by David Armstrong
2012: Being Dead in South Carolina by Jacob White
2012: Lone Wolves by John Smelcer*
2011: Dancing at the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst
2010: How to Stop Loving Someone by Joan Connor
2010: Riding on Duke’s Train by Mick Carlon*
2009: Billie Girl by Vickie Weaver

Titles with an * indicate Young Adult | Middle Grade category

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