Our contributors have won or been commended for numerous prizes, including:

Best American Essays

Rules for Writing an Essay” Andrew Bertaina (2022, notable essay)

Insect Music” by Barbara Lock (2022, notable essay)

My Daughter and I Discuss God and Puns” by Andrew Bertaina (2020, notable essay)

Like Falling Asleep” by Spencer Litman (2020, notable essay)

Best Small Fictions

…For a Black Girl” by Janine Blue (2023)

More Than a Lion” by Kiran Kaur Saini (2023)

What Will Happen to the Fat Girl” by Jessie Lovett Allen (2022)

Persimmon” by Raven Leilani (2019)

Sleep Disturbance” by Joy Lanzendorfer (2019)

Last Inspection of Mount Vernon by George Washington, Gentleman Farmer” by Karen Craigo (2018)

The Truth About Alaskan Rivers” by Lori Sambol Brody (2018)

Best Microfiction

Laugh Track” by Maria Robinson (2023)

Squash” by Michelle Ross (2023)

Wigleaf Top 50

Leviathan” by Jasmine Sawers (selection, 2022)

The Big Stunt” by Jihoon Park (longlist, 2022)

Georgina Willis” by Jo Varnish (longlist, 2022)

Little Ghost” by Melissa Goodrich (longlist, 2021)

A Quiet Like This” by Angela Readman (longlist, 2021)

How She Stopped Being Afraid of the Dark” by Roppotucha Greenberg (selection, 2020)

Soft Cheese” by Leslie Trahan (longlist, 2020)

Best of the Net

The Dragon Slayer” by Nzube Ifediba (finalist, 2022)

Object Permanence” by Carol Claassen (finalist, 2021)

Alberta Literary Awards

Abracadabra” by Jennifer Bowering Delisle (shortlist, 2020)