The Sewanee Review honors the best work published in the magazine’s pages every year with five awards. The Tate, Lytle, and Spears Prizes are named for distinguished former editors of the Sewanee Review; the Heilman and Sullivan Awards are named for longtime contributors to and friends of the magazine. Each winner receives five hundred dollars.
The Allen Tate Prize for the best poem published in 2020 is awarded to Caki Wilkinson for “The Survival Expo” (Spring issue).
The Andrew Lytle Prize for the best story published in 2020 is awarded to Lea Carpenter for “Green Lights, Blue Skies” (Spring issue).
The Monroe K. Spears Prize for the best essay published in 2020 is awarded to Garth Greenwell for “Cruising Devotion: On Carl Phillips” (Winter issue).
The Robert B. Heilman Award for the best review published in 2020 is awarded to Tara K. Menon for “The Steadfast Attention of Sigrid Nunez” (Fall issue).
And the Walter Sullivan Award, given to a promising writer in any genre, is awarded to Maria Anderson for “Water Moccasin” (Fall issue).