Laine Cunningham

Honors and Awards

James R. Carlson Fellowship & travel stipend, Eckerd College Writers’ Conference with Ana Menendez, for “After Closing at the Night Café.”

​Finalist, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Award (novel in progress) for Resonance, Nov 2018

Finalist, The Lascaux Prize for Flash Fiction, Aug 2018

Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) Fellowship with Maaza Mengiste,

Tbilisi, Georgia, Jul 2018

Finalist, Minerva Rising novel contest, for As a Songbird Trails Its Mate, Jul 2018

“Summer Cycle.” Poem, Birmingham Arts Journal, Summer 2018
VCFA Novel Retreat Scholarship with Crystal Wilkinson, Montpelier, VT, May 2018

“Catfish, Catfish.” Essay, Wraparound South. Jun 18, 2018
“Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?” Essay, Fiction Southeast, Apr 19, 2018

Second place, 2017 Hackney Literary Awards, “Summer Cycle,” Poem. Apr 2018

“A Single Twisted Tree.” Essay, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles & More, Feb 2018
Cert. Distinction, New Millennium, Flash Fiction, “The Merboy in Her Life,” Jan 2018
Zaratan-Arte Contemporanea 2018 residency, Short Story Collection, Nov 2017

SLS Residency Workshop Fellowship, Kenya, Africa, Dec 2017
First place, Writer's Digest Award, “The Butterfly Tree.” Literary story, Nov 2017 

Reading, San Jose City Hall Rotunda, Sep 2017

"Eating Words," Birmingham Art Journal Summer 2017

Residency, Takt Kunstprojecktraum, Leipzig, Germany Jun 2017

"Eating Words," Reed Literary Magazine

Residency, Fusion Arts, Turin, Italy Apr/May 2017

Hackney Literary Award for the Short Story, Mar 2017

Writer's Digest Ebook Award for Reparation, 2016

Reading, Hambidge Center, Nov 2016

Residency, Hambidge Center Nov 2016

Exhibition, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany Sep 2016

Reading, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany Aug 2016
Residency, Takt Kunstprojecktraum, Berlin, Germany Jul/Aug 2016

Wildacres Residency Apr 2016

Exhibition, International Artists, Assisi, Italy Dec 2015

Arte Studio Ginestrelle Residency, Assisi, Italy Nov 2015
The Rensing Center Residency Feb/Mar 2014
Anderbo Book Award Top Three Dec 2012
Blowing Rock Residency Jul 2011
Carolina Woman Magazine Award, Essay 2011
Vermont Studio Center Residency Nov 2006

VSC Fellowship and Grant Nov 2006

Wildacres Residency Mar 2005
Hackney Literary Award for the Novel, Mar 2005 

Reading, Birmingham Southern College, Mar 2005

Writer’s Digest Award, Short Story Nov 2003
James Jones Literary Society Fellowship Oct 2003

Career Opportunity Grant Jul 2002
Cornucopia Arts Residency Nov 2001
Jerome Foundation Fellowship Nov 2001

New York Mills Residency May 2000
Jerome Foundation Fellowship Apr 2000

Writer’s Digest Award, Short Story 1999
Writer's Digest Award, Feature Article 1998
Focus on Writers Award, Memoir 1998 

Focus on Writers Award, Poetry 1998
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