Awards

  • Black Zinnias First Book Award

    The Black Zinnias First Book Award brings first-book publication, a cash prize of $2,000, and publication in the Black Zinnias journal to a writer who has never before published a book of poetry. The winning manuscript, chosen by an eminent poet, is published under the Black Zinnias imprint of the CalArts. 

  • Robert G. Cohn Prose Poetry Award

    The Robert G. Cohn Prose Poetry Award is in honor of Professor Robert G. Cohn’s lifetime of work dedicated to literature and poetry. The winner receives $300, publication of a limited edition chapbook, and publication of the winning poem in the Black Zinnias journal.