Award-Winning Titles

  • The Texas Historical Commission T. R. Fehrenbach Award, 1994
  • Western Writers Spur Awards, Honorable Mention, 1994
  • Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2017
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1996
  • Outstanding Academic Book List for Book-of-the-Month Club Dividend Selection, 1994
  • Military Book Club selection, 1996
  • Amelia Bloomer Project Selection, 2004
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2002
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2004
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2006
  • Ohioana Book Award finalist in fiction, Ohioana Library, 2007
  • Great Lakes Colleges Association book award finalist, fiction, 2007
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2015
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2010
  • Best Book Award from the Wild West History Association, 2012
  • Co-Founders Best Book Award from Westerners International, 2012
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2010
  • William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography, Civil War Forum of Metropolitan New York, 2014
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2012
  • Distinguished Writing Award in Institutional/Functional History, from the Army Historical Foundation, 2011
  • Selected by General Raymond Odierno for the U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List, March 2012
  • Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, 2012
  • Selected by Lieutenant General David Morrison, Chief of Army (Australia), for the Chief of Army's Reading List, 2012
  • Selected by General James F. Amos, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, as required reading for all senior enlisted men and all Majors and Lieutenant-Colonels, 2013
  • Selected by Major General H.R. McMaster at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, for the Leader Development Study Program, 2013
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Educator's Award, Honorable Mention, 1997
  • Military Book Club Selection, 1995
  • Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
  • Austin Writers' League Special Citation, 1996
  • Claremont Graduate School Kate Tufts Award, 1996
  • Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award, 1995
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1994
  • Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Classical Music, an ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2012
  • Selected by Major General Pat Sargent, Chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, for the Corps Chief’s Reading List, May 2016
  • Branson Stars and Flags Award, 2012
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 1994
  • Sons of the Republic of Texas Presidio La Bahia Award, 2nd place, 1994
  • Violet Crown Book Award for best nonfiction, from the Writers' League of Texas, 2005
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction 2016
  • Main Selection of the History/Military Book Club, 2011
  • Selected for “Best of the Best” from University Presses, ALA Annual Conference, 2012
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • New York Public Library Book to Remember, 1994
  • American Library Association Notable Books List, 1993
  • East Texas Historical Association Ottis Lock Award for Best Book on East Texas History, 1995
  • Austin Writers' League Violet Crown Nonfiction Award, 1994
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 1994
  • Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2007
  • 1st place, Entertainment & Culture, Green Dot Awards, 2008
  • History/Military Book Club Selection, 2012
  • Branson Stars and Flags Book Award, 2012
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 1992
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2003
  • First runner-up for a Zia Award from New Mexico Press Women, 2015
  • Winner of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in History
  • Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez Award, Historical Society of New Mexico, 2014
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2013
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction 2013
  • Wyoming State Historical Society's Publications Award for Biography, 2004
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2009
  • The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, 2010
  • Winner of the Best Book of 2009, Jazz Division, sponsored by AllAboutJazz-New York, 2009
  • Selected for “Best of the Best” from University Presses, ALA Annual Conference, 2010
  • Winner of the 2010 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research in Jazz, 2010
  • The San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 1996
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2008
  • “The Fifth Week” story selected by Foreword Magazine for its online book club, 2009
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction 2015
  • The Anne Powers Book-length Fiction Award sponsored by the Council for Wisconsin Writers, 2005
  • Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program Selection, Winter 2005
  • Outstanding Achievement recognition by the Wisconsin Library Association's Literary Awards Committee, 2005
  • Finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize from the Poetry Center, 2005
  • Bronze Award Winner for the Book of the Year, Short Stories, from Foreword Magazine, 2004
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2004
  • The Webb County Heritage Foundation Jim Parish Award, 2004
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 2004
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2003
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2007
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1998
  • Best Book of the Year, Wild West Historical Association, 2008
  • Sarah Byrn Rickman, author, awarded the Seventh Annual Combs Gates Award by the National Aviation Hall of Fame for her outstanding work on the women pilots of World War II, 2010
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2006
  • Co-Founders Best Book Award from Westerners International, September 2016
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2008
  • Named “Best Jazz Publication of 2006” by All About Jazz-New York, 2007
  • Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry in Poetry 2016
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2014
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
  • History/Military Book Club Selection, 2013
  • Distinguished Writing Award in Operational/Battle History, from the Army Historical Foundation, 2014
  • Selected by General Raymond Odierno, 38th Army Chief of Staff, for the U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List, February 2014
  • Crader Family Book Prize in American Values
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1993
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals, Jane Grigson Award, 2001
  • Finalist, George Freedley Memorial Award, The Theatre Library Association, 2006
  • Golden Pen Award, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, 2007
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2000
  • East Texas Advertising Federation Bronze Award for Book Cover, 1996
  • The Texas Historical Commission T. R. Fehrenbach Award, 1996
  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, 1994
  • Poetry Society of America William Carlos Williams Book Award, runner-up, 2001
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1999
  • Texas State Historical Association Liz Carpenter Award, runner up, 2003
  • National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award for Poetry, 1989
  • Military Book Club selection, 2004
  • Gold Cover Award and Distinguished Book Award from the Military Writers Society of America/American Authors Association, 2004
  • Best Book Award from the Wild West History Association, 2012
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2005
  • Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award, runner-up, 2004
  • Selected for Best of the Best from University Presses, ALA Annual Conference, 2008
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1997
  • Publication Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA), 2017
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2001
  • The A. M. Pate, Jr. Award in Civil War History, 2009
  • Foreword Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner in Performing Arts & Music
  • Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Book Manuscript Competition
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1997
  • East Texas Historical Association Ottis Lock Award for the Best Book Published on East Texas History, 1994
  • East Texas Addy Federation Silver Award for Cover Design, 1992
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2009
  • A “Must Read” Award from the Massachusetts Center for the Book, 2011
  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 1996
  • Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1995
  • Second place for Best Book of 2009 by Westerners International
  • The Texas Sons of the Confederacy Award for Best Texas Related Civil War Book, 2008
  • San Antonio Conservation Society Award, 1993
  • Best Book Award from the Wild West History Association, 2013