Nancy Penrose, Writer    Awards and Fellowships

  • Semi Finalist, Zone 3 Press 2015 Creative Nonfiction Book Award. Judged by Amy Fusselman
  • Honorable Mention, 2013 Writers@Work Fellowship Competition - Nonfiction. Judged by Christopher Merrill
  • Second Place Winner, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs Religious Essay Prize (2012). Video of reading excerpt of "Pilgrim Feet" at awards ceremony.
  • Third Place and Honorable Mention Winner, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, Tara L. Masih Intercultural Essay Prize (2012).
  • Selected as Alternate by Shawn Wong, Curator 2012 Jack Straw Writers Program (December 2011)
  • Second Place Winner, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, Tara L. Masih Intercultural Essay Prize (2011). Video of reading excerpt of "The Golden Onsen" at awards ceremony.
  • Third Place Winner, Jane Stories Press Foundation, Jane Stories Nonfiction Contest (2011)
  • Honorable Mention, January 2011 New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Competition (2011)
  • Honorable Mention, January 2009 New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Competition (2009)
  • Runner Up Transitions Abroad Narrative Travel Writing Contest (2009)
  • Grand Prize Winner in the Spring 2008 Memoir (and) Contest (2008)
  • Grand Prize Silver and Women's Travel Gold winner in the Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing (2007)
  • Whiteley Center Scholar, Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center, Friday Harbor, Washington (March 2007)
  • Organizational Writing Award from the New Orleans Press Club (1986)