To honor the best writing to appear in our pages each year, VQR created The Emily Clark Balch Prize and the Staige D. Blackford Prize. The VQR Prize for Photography was created to recognize the best photo essay to appear in VQR. Each prize includes a monetary award of $1,000. We congratulate the following 2013 prize winners.
Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction
Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry
Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction
The VQR Prize for Photography
- Aaron Huey, “Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain” (Spring)