Core to the organization’s mission, Inprint proudly supports the next generation of creative writers in Houston. Through fellowships and juried prizes for graduate students at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program and an annual prize for an undergraduate at Rice University, Inprint is able to enhance the writing lives of the nation’s top emerging writers.

During the 2016/2017 academic year, Inprint awarded $202,500 in prizes and fellowships, the organization’s highest amount of support for students in a single year. Since 1983, Inprint support of emerging writers has totaled more than $3.7 million, serving 500+ students from all walks of life.  Recipients of these fellowships and prizes play an integral role in shaping the international literary landscape, and have gone on to publish books, win literary awards, serve as educators, and enrich the cultural life of Houston and other communities across the nation and around the world.

We offer our deepest thanks to the donors and underwriters of these fellowships and prizes, after whom these awards are named.

Inprint 2017 Prize Winners

Daniel Chu, Inprint Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry

Originally from Brooklyn, Dan Chu is completing his MFA in poetry at the University of Houston. He is a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize and the Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize. He serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.

Joshua Foster, Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Nonfiction

Joshua Dewain Foster is a PhD student at University of Houston’s Literature and Creative Writing program. He earned MFAs (F/NF) from the University of Arizona and was later the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. His fiction and nonfiction publications have been nominated or mentioned for the anthologies Best of the Webthe Pushcart Anthology, and Best American Essays and have appeared in the magazines Tin HouseFugue, South Loop Review, Hawk & Handsaw, among others. Josh draws much of his material from life in rural Idaho, where he worked many years as a laborer on his family’s farm and ranch. His most recent essay “Here Comes the Hotstepper” (concerning Uber, Houston’s SuperBowl, and Ini Kamoze’s one-hit wonder) is available to read here. He’s on Twitter @JDFish_9.

Joshua Gottlieb-Miller, Inprint Robert J. Sussman Prize in Creative Writing

Joshua Gottlieb-Miller holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Houston, where he has returned to pursue his PhD. His poems can be found in Grist, Four Way Review, Pleiades, Indiana Review and elsewhere, and a non-fiction/poetry hybrid can be found at Pacifica Lit Review. Previously he has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Gulf Coast Poetry Editor, and a recipient of the Inprint Barthelme Prize in Poetry. He also teaches for WITS and Inprint, and lives in Houston with his wife, Lauren, and son, Owen.

JP Gritton, Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction

JP Gritton received his MFA from the Johns Hopkins University and is working toward a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior ReviewGreensboro ReviewSouthwest ReviewTin House and elsewhere.

Dana Kroos, Inprint Joan and Stanford Alexander Prize in Fiction

Dana Kroos grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and received an MFA in fiction from New Mexico State University. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review,  Penumbra, The Superstition ReviewMinnesota Monthly, and othersShe has taught English and art courses at the university level for 15 years and is currently working towards a PhD at the UH Creative Writing Program, where she received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship, and two Inprint Donald Barthelme Prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Jonathan Meyer, Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction

Jonathan Meyer was born in Texas and has punched the clock as a teacher, bookseller, journalist, rock musician, and oilfield worker. In 2009, he earned a BFA from Emerson College in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. He is currently completing an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, where he is the Online Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast. His writing has appeared in GaugeThe Emerson ReviewMicrochondria, and The Boston Phoenix. He is at work on a novel-in-stories set around the Texas oil industry.

Christopher Murray, Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry

Christopher Brean Murray is a PhD candidate in poetry at the University of Houston, where he received an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/ Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Fellowship. His poems have appeared in Forklift Ohio, jubilat, New Ohio Review, North American Review, Pleiades, and other journals. He served as the online poetry editor of Gulf Coast from 2014-2016 and teaches writing at UH and Lone Star College.

Michele Nereim, Inprint Marion Barthelme Gulf Coast Prize

Michele Nereim is pursuing her PhD in fiction writing at the University of Houston, where she is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor/James A. & Isabel M. Elkins Fellow. She is a recipient of the 2016 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Fiction and currently works as Gulf Coast’s Managing Editor. She holds an MFA from Florida State University, and her work has appeared on NPR.

Sophie Newman, Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing at Rice University

Sophie Newman is a senior at Rice University majoring in English and minoring in Sociology. She is currently at work on a thesis project about loss, memory, and family. In the future, she hopes to serve with Americorps and pursue an MFA in creative writing.

Aza Pace, Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry

Aza Pace is a Poetry MFA student at the University of Houston, where she also serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast. She was raised in rural East Texas and holds a B.A. in English Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. In her work, she explores questions of gender, religious experience, and the strangeness of the everyday. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review and Feminine Inquiry, and her reviews appear in Gulf Coast.

Adrienne Perry, Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing

Adrienne Perry grew up in Wyoming, earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College in 2013, and is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. From 2014-2016 she served as the Editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. A Hedgebrook alumna, she is also a Kimbilio Fellow and a member of the Rabble Collective. Adrienne’s work has appeared in Copper NickelBlack Warrior ReviewIndiana ReviewTidal Basin Review, and elsewhere. She is at work on a novel and a collection of essays.

2016-2017 Inprint Fellows

INPRINT BROWN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

Alexander McElroy
Fiction PhD Student
BA, Oregon State University
MFA, Arizona State University

Saira Nadeem
Fiction MFA Student
BA, University of Houston

INPRINT BROWN FOUNDATION/JAMES A. AND ISABEL M. ELKINS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Charlotte Wyatt
Fiction MFA Student
BA, Fordham University

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR FELLOWSHIPS

Sarah-Jane Abate
Fiction MFA Student
BA, Susquehanna University

Rachel Ballenger
Fiction MFA Student
BA, University of California at Berkeley

Michelle Burk
Poetry PhD Student
BA, Roosevelt University
MFA, Columbia University

 

Chelsea Brennan DesAutels
Poetry MFA Student
BA, Wellesley College
JD, University of Minnesota Law School

Joshua Gottlieb-Miller
Poetry PhD Student
BA, St. Mary’s College
MFA, University of Houston

Nicole Herd
Poetry PhD Student
BA, University of Arizona
MFA, Antioch University

Matthew Krajniak
Fiction PhD Student
BA, University of Eastern Michigan
MFA, University of Memphis

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR/MD ANDERSON FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Caitlin Weiss
Poetry PhD Student
BA, Kenyon College
MFA, Ohio State University

INPRINT FONDREN FOUNDATION/MICHAEL AND NINA ZILKHA FELLOWSHIP

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Fiction PhD Student
BS, University of Witwatersrand
MFA, University of Iowa

INPRINT JESSE H. AND MARY GIBBS JONES FELLOWSHIPS

Barbara Drumheller
Fiction PhD Student
BA, University of Texas
JD, Texas Tech University School of Law
MA, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Jennifer Johnson
Fiction MFA Student
BA, Southern Methodist University
MA, University of Texas

Michelle Orsi
Poetry MFA Student
BA, Gonzaga University

INPRINT EDGAR M. LARSEN FELLOWSHIP

Timothy Saylor
Poetry MFA Student
BA, Messiah College

INPRINT INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

Christopher Hutchinson
Wanjiku Ngugi
Henk Rossouw
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Inprint 2016 Prize Winners

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Selena Anderson

 

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Matthew Salesses

 

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Meghan Martin

 

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Carrie Li

 

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Carlos Hernandez

Michele Nereim

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Luisa Muradyan

Martin Rock

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Dana Kroos

 

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Carlos Hernandez

2015-2016 Inprint Fellows

INPRINT BROWN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

Amanda Casolo
Fiction Ph.D Student
BA, University of Connecticut
MFA, Colorado State University

Daniel Chu
Poetry MFA Student
BA, Williams College
MS, St. John’s University

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR FELLOWSHIPS

Lauren Espinoza
Poetry Ph.D Student
BA, University of Texas-Pan American
MA, Mexican American Studies,
University of Texas-Pan American
MFA, Arizona State University

Wanjiku Ngugi
Fiction MFA Student
BA, New York University

Aza Pace
Poetry MFA Student
BA, University of Texas

Samantha Thilen
Poetry MFA Student
BA, University of Florida

Lani Yu
Poetry MFA Student
BA, Vanderbilt University

 

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR/M.D. ANDERSON FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Thomas Cardomone
Fiction MFA Student
BA, Colgate University

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR/BROWN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Catherine Cleary
Poetry MFA Student
BA, University of Texas

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR/JAMES A. AND ISABEL M. ELKINS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Corey Campbell
Fiction Ph.D Student
BFA, New York University
MFA, Warren Wilson College

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR/FONDREN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Carol Ann Madden
Poetry Ph.D student
BA, University of California-Santa Cruz
MA, Boston College
MFA, San Diego State University

INPRINT C. GLENN CAMBOR/MICHAEL AND NINA ZILKHA FELLOWSHIP

Joshua Foster
Fiction Ph.D Student
BA, Brigham Young University
MFA, University of Arizona

INPRINT MARY GIBBS AND JESSE H. JONES FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

Christopher Liek
Nonfiction MFA Student
BA, Susquehanna University

Josephine Mitchell
Fiction MFA Student
BFA, University of British Columbia

INPRINT EDGAR M. LARSEN FELLOWSHIP

Alexandra Naumann
Fiction MFA Student
BA, University of Houston

INPRINT INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

Henk Rossouw
Wanjiku Ngugi
Christopher Hutchinson

Gulf Coast

Summer and Fall 2016 issueSince its inception, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, has been underwritten in part by Inprint, providing more than $250,000 over the years. Based at the University of Houston and run exclusively by the Creative Writing Program students, the literary journal publishes the work of established and emerging national writers and leading visual artists from the region. Nationally acclaimed and distributed, Gulf Coast also has a reading series and conducts a host of literary activities.