Congratulations to Shannon Connor Winward, who is among the 17 Delaware artists being recognized this year with a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship in fiction by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 124 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 17 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Lewes, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, and Wilmington.
Individual Artist Fellowship grants provide the recognition and exposure that artists need to successfully promote their work,” said Paul Weagraff, director of Delaware Division of the Arts. “The financial award allows them to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs to advance their careers.
Shannon Connor Winward is the founder of the journal Riddled With Arrows, and the author of the Elgin-Award winning chapbook UNDOING WINTER. Her fiction has earned recognition in the Writers of the Future Contest, the Odyssey Con Odd Contest and has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Pseudopod, Shoreline of Infinity, The Wild Musette, Persistent Visions, Cast of Wonders, Gargoyle, Spinetingler Magazine, Scigentasy, Flash Fiction Online, Plasma Frequency Magazine, The Vestal Review, and PANK (among others), as well as in genre anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic (including Heiresses of Russ: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction 2015). She has also served as the Secretary of the SFPA.
Shannon’s poetry won the SFPA Poetry Prize in 2016. She has been nominated for the Rhysling and Dwarf Star Awards, and earned recognition in many competitions including the Dogfish Head Poetry Chapbook competition, the Lyon College Celtic Poetry Contest, the Eternal Haunted Summer Reader’s Choice Award, and editor’s pick at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. She has published over 100 poems in venues such as Analog, The Monarch Review, Qu, The Pedestal Magazine, Strange Horizons, Literary Mama, Star*Line, Mirror Dance, The HWA Poetry Showcase, Rogue Agent, Thank You For Swallowing, NonBinary Review and The Ekphrastic Review. Be sure to visit her online at http://www.shannonconnorwinward.com or twitter at https://twitter.com/SCWinward