Barnhill Prize for Creative Nonfiction

The Barnhill Prize honors Anne’s generous spirit of support for all who love to read and write; her lifelong empathy with those who mine their childhood experience to understand themselves now; the natural vulnerability in her compelling prose and poetry; and her boundless generosity in sharing her writing passions with the world.

Gifts to this campaign will benefit writers of Creative Nonfiction (essays and memoir) by establishing an annual prize for excellence fulfilling our mission: To present the finest essays on the mysteries of childhood experience, the wonder of adult reflection, and how the two connect over a lifespan.

Anne Clinard Barnhill

Our preliminary goal for 2019 is $2,500. These funds will support a $500 cash prize, as well as provide an honorarium for an outside essay judge. Click here to learn more and to make a gift: Barnhill Prize on Go Fund Me.

Founding Donors to the Barnhill Prize

This list is developing!

Charlotte and Brian Sweeney

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Frank Barnhill

Monica Graff

Sandra Lee Zahrn

Elizabeth Gaucher

Carol Damewood Spann

Sharon Kurtzman

Kathryn Lovatt

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Bernie and Ken Brown

Sophie Perinot

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Molly Maass

Suzanne Farrell Smith

Penny McDonald

Priscille Sibley

Jessica Keener