The Stone Canoe journal has a series of annual awards for the best submissions in several categories: fiction, poetry, visual arts, nonfiction, technology, and arts leadership.
These awards consist of $500 and a replica of the original alabaster stone canoe sculpture by noted stone sculptor Tom Huff.
The Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to an Upstate New York writer who has not yet published a book of fiction with a nationally distributed press.
The Bea González Prize for Poetry is awarded annually to an Upstate New York poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.
The Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Arts is awarded annually to an Upstate New York artist who has not yet had a solo show in, or have been represented by, a major gallery.
The S.I. Newhouse School Prize for Nonfiction is awarded annually to an Upstate New York writer who has not yet published a nonfiction book with a nationally distributed press.
The L.C. Smith Prize for Engineering and Technology Writing is awarded for an essay that contributes to the public’s understanding of engineering and technology.
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University awards the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Writing Prize . The prize is awarded annually to a U.S. veteran for a previously unpublished short story, essay, creative nonfiction piece, or poem (or series of up to three poems). The subject matter of the written piece may be about veteran or military family issues, but it is not a requirement. For this award, the writer does not need to have lived in New York.
The prizes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts are selected each year by the Stone Canoe editors from exemplary work submitted to the journal by emerging artists and writers. Submission of a single work of short fiction, a minimum of three poems, or a minimum of three works of visual art in any medium will qualify for consideration in the respective categories. No additional application or fee is required. The L.C. Smith Prize for Engineering and Technology Writing is an unsolicited award, and the selection will be made by Stone Canoe jurors in consultation with editors selected by the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syraucse University. The IVMF prize is also an unsolicited award, and the selection will be made by Stone Canoe jurors in consultation with IVMF staff.
View the 2013 award winners
View the 2012 award winners
View the 2011 award winners.