Jim Tomlinson and Viet Dinh, who I have known from Zoetrope for years and whose writing I admire, received NEA grants this year. The great news was announced this morning, though they received the call on November 15th. You can read more details about this on Jim's website.
Check out Jim's award winning story collection, Things Kept, Things Left Behind, in my virtual bookstore. And read Viet's impressive story, "Lucky," on Zoetrope All-Story.