Laine Cunningham

Honors and Awards

Vaclav Havel Scholarship, Prague Summer Program with Richard Katrovas, Joshua Mensch, Patricia Hampl, & Mark Slouka for "Riverboat," Jul/Aug 2019

Special Acknowledgement, Frontier Award for New Poets for "Take Us Ornately Hanging Girls," "Tomorrow Will Be Reaped," & "Geolocation," Feb 2019

James R. Carlson Fellowship & travel stipend, Eckerd College Writers in Paradise with Ana Menendez, for “After Closing at the Night Café,” Jan 2019

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

Wait List, Tin House Summer Workshop with

Elizabeth McCracken for "The Rainbow Calico," Nov 2018

Scholarship Wait List, KWLS with Joy Williams, for "After Closing at the Night Cafe" & "The Man Who Dreamed He Was a Sheep," Oct 2018

Finalist, The Lascaux Prize for Flash Fiction, Aug 2018

Merit-based Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) with Maaza Mengiste,

for "All Chaos and Beautiful Light," 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 Retreat Scholarship with Crystal Wilkinson, for

"All Chaos and Beautiful Light," May 2018

“Catfish, Catfish.” Essay, Wraparound South, Jun 18, 2018

“Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?” Essay, Fiction Southeast, Apr 19, 2018

Summer Workshop Placement Offer, Juniper Institute, Apr 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 offer, Short Story Collection, Nov 2017

Merit-based Fellowship Offer, SLS Kenya, for ​On a Rush of Silent Wings, 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 Arts Journal, Summer 2017

Residency, Takt Kunstprojecktraum for Binding the Unicorn and story collection, Leipzig, Germany, Jun 2017

"Eating Words," Reed Literary Magazine

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

Hackney Literary Award for the Short Story for "Eating Words," Mar 2017

Writer's Digest Ebook Award for Reparation, 2016

Reading, Hambidge Center, Nov 2016

Residency, Hambidge Center for Light and Purple Blooms, Nov 2016

Exhibition, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany Sep 2016

Reading, Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany Aug 2016
Residency, Takt Kunstprojecktraum for Binding the Unicorn, Berlin, Germany Jul/Aug 2016

Wildacres Residency for On a Rush of Silent Wings, Apr 2016

Exhibition, International Artists, Assisi, Italy Dec 2015

Arte Studio Ginestrelle Residency for Binding the Unicorn & On a Rush of Silent Wings, Assisi, Italy Nov 2015
The Rensing Center Residency for Resonance & As a Songbird Trails Its Mate, Feb/Mar 2014
Anderbo Book Award Top Three for The Family Made of Dust, Dec 2012
Blowing Rock Residency for Light and Purple Blooms, Jul 2011
Carolina Woman Magazine Essay Award, "The Dance," 2011
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Fellowship, and Grant for Beloved, Nov 2006

Wildacres Residency, Mar 2005
Hackney Literary Award for the Novel for The Family Made of Dust, Mar 2005 

Reading, Birmingham Southern College, Mar 2005

Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Story Award for "King Farland," Nov 2003
James Jones Literary Society Fellowship for The Family Made of Dust, Oct 2003

Career Opportunity Grant Offer, Lakes Region Arts Council, Jul 2002
Cornucopia Arts Residency, Nov 2001
Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Nov 2001

New York Mills Residency, May 2000
Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Apr 2000

Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Story Award for "One of Our Own," 1999
Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest Feature Article for "Egg Shop," 1998
Focus on Writers Award, Memoir 1998 

First Place, Focus on Writers Poetry Award, "Woman Alone," 1998
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