The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award for Creative Writers

Peter K. Hixson (1947-2007)

Past Winners Of The Peter K. Hixson Award

Read Past Winners’ Letters to Peter’s Family

2020 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: Shirley Hilton

Poetry Winner: Ricardo Moran

Short story Winner: Beri Balistreri

Short story honorable mention: Mark Poe


2019 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: Claudia Rojas

Poetry Honorable Mention:Cynthia Young

Short story Winner: Katherine Haro

Short story honorable mention: Cynthia McVay


2018 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: Jessica Mehta

Poetry Wild Card: Denzel Scott

Poetry Honorable Mention: Damian Rucci

Short story Winner: Laura Pochintesta


2017 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: Patti Swartz

Poetry wild card: Liz Bruno

Short story Winner: Matthue Roth

Short story honorable mention: Alexandra Rochman


2016 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: Mary Newell

Short Story Winner: Melissa Heath-Lee

Short Story Honorable Mention: Bonnie MacDougall

Wild Card Winner: Serena Richardson


2015 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: T.K. Lee

Short Story Winner: Katie McClendon


2014 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winners: Ani Tuzman, Sheila Murphy


2013 (Poetry & Short Story Genres)

Poetry Winner: Brittany Tacconi
Poetry Honorable Mentions: Rachel Landrum Crumble, Robin Kalinich, Erik Richardson

Short Story Winner:
 Rachel Henry
Short Story Honorable Mentions: Elizabeth Klein, Aaron Schultz

Wild Card Winner: Lisa Sturm


2012 (All Genres)

Poetry Winner: Laura Wendorff
Short Story Winner: Josh DuBose
Book Winner: Barbara Cockrell


2011 (Poetry Only)

Lisa Cheby
Christina Kapp
Patricia McMillen
Lauren Yaffe


2010 (All Genres)

Poetry Winner: Kim Waggoner
(with honorable mentions for Heather Bartlett, Keith Gaboury, Marissa Mollot, and Adrienne Sneed)

Short Prose Winner: Elishia Heiden
(with honorable mentions for Byron Campbell, Pittershawn Palmer, and Maria Carvajal)

Book Winner: Rebecca Elswick
(with honorable mentions for Lynda Martin and Lynda Letona)

Wild Card Winners: Jackleen Holton and Daniela Petrova



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