Susan Cummins Miller: Recent Awards

Chiricahua National Monument, SE AZ       (S.C. Miller)

2020 Finalist, Comstock Review Chapbook Contest: A Journey to Knowing.


2020 Finalist, Red Mountain Press Discovery Award: Deciphering the Desert.


2018 Writer in Residence (Winter/Spring), Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ.


2016 WILLA Award Finalist (Contemporary Fiction): CHASM.


2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist (FICTION/Other): CHASM.


2012 Poets & Writers grant for Tucson Sisters-in-Crime workshop: “Act II: Into the Belly of the Beast.”


2012 WILLA Award Finalist (Contemporary Fiction): FRACTURE.


2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award Finalist (FICTION:Mystery/Suspense):   FRACTURE.


2012 Will Inman Award, Tucson Poetry Festival's 29th Annual Statewide Contest: Five poems from On the Divide (a work in progress).


2011 Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book-of-the-Year Award (Mystery): FRACTURE.


2011 Notable Book, Southwest Books of the Year: FRACTURE.


2011 1st Place (Short Story), Society of Southwestern Authors Contest: “Owlshead Stew.”


2010 Poets & Writers grant for poetry reading at Other Voices Women's Reading Series.


2009 WILLA Award Finalist (Contemporary Fiction): HOODOO.


2009 1st Place (Poetry), SandScript Art and Literary Magazine: “Reality Check.”


2008 Bronze Award (Mystery), ForeWord Magazine's Books of the Year: HOODOO.


2008 Panelists' Pick (Notable Book), Southwest Books of the Year: HOODOO.


2008 1st Place (Inspirational Poetry), Arizona State Poetry Society Contest: “The Waiting Game.”


2008 Writer in Residence, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA (Winter).


2007 Turquoise Award (Mystery), New Mexico Book of the Year: QUARRY.


2007 WILLA Award Finalist (Contemporary Fiction): QUARRY.


2006 Gold Award (Mystery), ForeWord Magazine's Books of the Year: QUARRY.


2006 Notable Book, Southwest Books of the Year: QUARRY.


2006 Arizona Humanities Council grant for presentation at the Arizona Book Festival.


2004 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Book Award Finalist (Adult Fiction),: DETACHMENT FAULT.


2004 Writer in Residence, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA (Winter).


2002 Writer in Residence/Tevis Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA.


2000 Longan Award Finalist (Nonfiction): A SWEET, SEPARATE INTIMACY: WOMEN WRITERS OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1800-1922.

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