September 16-17, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky

Betty Gabehart Prizes

For Betty Gabehart Prize guidelines and the entry form, please click on the links to the right.

Congratulations to recent winners and honorable mentions of our Betty Gabehart Prizes:

2015

Poetry

  • Winner: Deborah Bernhardt for “Oil” and other poems
  • Honorable Mention: Carolyn Guinzio of Fayetteville AR for “Blu-ray, May-fly” and other poems

Fiction

  • Winner: Theresa Dowell Blackinton of Durham NC for “Next Time, the Whale”
  • Honorable Mention: Brenda Peynado of Cincinnati OH for “The Drownings

Nonfiction

  • Winner: Katherine McCord of Sykesville MD for And One More Thing About the CIA (memoir excerpt)
  • Honorable Mention: Ruth Crocker of Mystic CT for “Lost in Place”

2014

Poetry

  • Winner: Emily Cole of Carbondale IL for “Her Cancer into Harvest” and other poems
  • Honorable Mention: Angela Penaredondo of Riverside CA for “Child, Sit Pious” and other poems
  • Honorable Mention: Rochelle Hurt of Cincinnati OH for “Beatitude Girls” and other poems
  • Honorable Mention: Kat Meads of Lomond CA for “Miss Jane Repurposes” and other poems

Fiction

  • Winner: Amanda Kabak of Chicago IL for “Over the Rainbow”
  • Honorable Mention: Jaimee Wriston Colbert of Endicott NY for “Suicide Birds”

Nonfiction

  • Winner: Shuly Cawood of Johnson City TN for “An Unexpected Light”
  • Honorable Mention: Cathy Beres of Chicago IL for “Symphony Date

2013

Fiction

  • Winner: Kim Lozano, “ Just Married”
  • Honorable Mention: Paulette  Livers, “Flummery for Breakfast”

Nonfiction

  • Winner: D. S. Davies, “Three Places"
  • Honorable Mention: Shuly Cawood, “Before you Leave”

Poetry

  • Winner: Jennifer Militello, “A Dictionary at the Periphery” and other poems
  • Honorable Mention: Sarah McCartt-Jackson, “She names them, Letters, Rooting, Supper, Sunburst"
  • Honorable Mention: Amie Whittemore, “The Unknotting” and other poems