Awards & Nominations

Kathie Giorgio’s story, Clean, published in the Summer 2016 issue of Prairie Schooner, has been nominated by Prairie Schooner for the Pushcart Prize!

“Delicious,” published in the e-anthology by Susurrus Press, nominated for the 2007 Million Writers Award.

“Chain of Events,” short story published in The Externalist, nominated for the 2008 Best of the Net Anthology.

“The Home For Wayward Clocks,” novel published by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company, nominated for the Paterson Fiction Award.

“The Home For Wayward Clocks,” novel published by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company, awarded Outstanding Achievement Award by the Wisconsin Library Association.

“Getting Lucky,” short story published by Lowestoft Chronicle, nominated for the 2012 Best of the Net Anthology.

“Enlarged Hearts” was selected by Jim Higgins, book editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as one of the 99 Summer Must Reads!

“Half-Dressed,” a short story published by Deep Water Literary Journal, nominated for the 2014 Write Well Award, sponsored by the Silver Pen Writers Association.

“Rise From The River” was selected by Boswell Books for Wisconsin Public Radio’s Top 20 Reads of the Spring 2015.

“Rise From The River” was selected by Jim Higgins for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top 100 Must Reads of the Summer 2015.

“Oddities & Endings; The Collected Stories of Kathie Giorgio” was selected by Jim Higgins for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top 100 Must Reads of the Summer 2016.

“In Grace’s Time” was selected by Jim Higgins for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top 47 Books For Holiday Giving for Christmas 2017.

“In Grace’s Time” won runner-up in the literary category of the 2018 Maxy Awards.

“In Grace’s Time” won 2nd place in the general fiction category of the 2018 Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence.

“Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News” was selected by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top 50 Books For Holiday Giving for Christmas 2018.

“Quiet”, a short story originally published in moonShine Review in 2018, won Honorable Mention in the Zona Gale Award For Short Fiction, a part of the Council For Wisconsin Writers annual contest.

“Sex After Breast Cancer”, a poem, originally published as part of National Women’s Month in Al-Khernia Poetica,  nominated for Sundress Publications 2019 Best Of The Net anthology.

“If You Tame Me”, was listed on IndieReader’s Best Reviewed Books of August 2019.

“If You Tame Me” won second place in the Women’s Fiction division of the 2019 Pencraft Award For Literary Excellence.

“If You Tame Me” was selected by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top 82 Books For Holiday Giving for Christmas 2019. This is Giorgio’s third year in a row to be on this list.

“Crickets”, a poem published in Poetic Diversity in November 2019, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize!

“If You Tame Me” won runner-up in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award.

“Light”, a poem, won runner-up in Rosebud magazine’s annual poetry contest. It will appear in a future issue.

“Again”, a poem, won first prize in the Wisconsin Writers Association’s 2021 Jade Ring Contest, judged by Wisconsin poet laureate Margaret Rozga. It will appear in a future issue of WWA’s magazine.

“Enlarged Hearts”, a short story collection, was selected by Jim Higgins, book editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as one of the top 21 recommended books by Wisconsin authors of the 21st century.