David D. Anderson Midwestern Heritage Prize (to be renamed in honor of James Seaton in 2019):
“George Ade and Essanay Films: Cruel or Unusual Comedy?” by Guy Szuberla, University of Toledo
Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize:
“November 22, 1963: The Dallas Morning News” by John Beall, Collegiate School
Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose:
No prize awarded this year.
David Diamond Student Writing Prize:
“Drowning’ by Michele R. Willman, University of North Dakota