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George Looney wins the 11th annual BOA Short Fiction Prize

Rochester, New York –– BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that George Looney is the winner of the eleventh annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection The Visibility of Things Long Submerged. BOA Publisher Peter Conners selected the winning manuscript. Looney will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. within the American Reader Series in spring 2023. “I am very pleased, and honored, that my next collection of fiction will be published by BOA Editions. I have long admired BOA Editions, and have been buying and enjoying books they have published from back when...

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Year of the Dog wins the WLT Book Award for Poetry

 BOA Editions is delighted to announce that Year of the Dog by Deborah Paredez has been selected as the Poetry Winner for the 2020 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards.

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Letters to a Young Brown Girl named a finalist for the 2021 California Book Awards

We are excited to share the news that Letters to a Young Brown Girl by Barbara Jane Reyes has been named a finalist for the 2021 California Book Award for Poetry! The Commonwealth Club of California announced the finalists in a press release on May 18, 2021. “The California Book Awards has been honoring California books and authors for nine decades,” commented Award Jury Chair, Peter Fish. “We think this year’s finalists are especially timely, innovative, and thought-provoking.” Barbara Jane Reyes's Letters to a Young Brown Girl is a Blessing the Boats Selection that answers the questions of Filipino American girls and young women...

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Year of the Dog named a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Awards

We are proud to announce that Year of the Dog by Deborah Paredez has been named a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Award for Poetry! The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) announced the finalists for this year's Firecracker Awards on their website this morning, May 10, 2021. Deborah Paredez's Year of the Dog is a Blessing the Boats Selection that tells her story as a Latina daughter of the Vietnam War. The title refers to the year 1970—the Year of the Metal Dog in the lunar calendar—which was the year of the author’s birth, the year her father prepared to deploy to Vietnam...

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Jillian Weise wins PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award

BOA is delighted to share the news that Jillian Weise has won a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence. PEN Oakland announced the winners of the 2020 Josephine Miles Awards via a press release on October 22, 2020. The PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards, named for the late poet and Professor at The University of California at Berkeley, were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. Seven poets received Josephine Miles Awards in 2020. For more information about PEN Oakland and the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards, visit the PEN Oakland...

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