The editors are pleased to announce that Kate Hopper and Steven Schwartz have agreed to serve as Dogwood’s creative nonfiction (CNF) and fiction (F) judges this year. There is still time to submit to the prize by clicking here. The deadline for prize entries is September 5.
Kate Hopper (CNF) is the author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers and Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, winner of a 2014 MIPA Midwest Book Award, and she is co-author of Silent Running, a memoir of one family’s journey with autism and running. Kate holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, two Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, and a Sustainable Arts Grant. Her writing has appeared in a number of journals, including Brevity, The New York Times online and Poets & Writers. She teaches online, in Ashland University’s Low-residency MFA program, and at the Loft Literary Center.
Steven Schwartz (F) is the author two novels and three collections of short stories, including most recently Little Raw Souls, winner of the 2014 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Foreword Review Book of the Year in Short Fiction. His writing has received the Nelson Algren Award, the Cohen Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two O. Henry Prize Story Awards, and the Cleanth Brooks Prize in Nonfiction. Professor Emeritus of English at Colorado State University, he is fiction editor for Colorado Review.