National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
The Florida State Association Letters Awards, 2005
for "Mandarin's Free Range Chicken"
published in Florida Times-Union (River Bend Review)
and for "Battle Cry (for W. Thomas Smith,Jr.)" published
in Military Week and at World Defense Review,
also aired on First Coast News as video essay by Justin Patterson.
Nominee for poetry, 2005
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
Nominee: A Poetry Break
USA Book News Best Books, 2004: Poetry Finalist
A Poetry Break
Florida Writers' Association
Best Poetry Book, 2004
A Poetry Break
ByLine National Literary Award for Poetry
for "The Gift"
Carrie Allen McCray Award for Poetry
for "Late Night News"
Florida Times-Union Short Story Contest
for "Aunt Victoria's Epiphany"
Florida Freelance Writers' Association/
2nd place Poetry
for "In the company of Sisters" (sonnet)
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize Anthology
for essay, "Enheduanna"
Addy Award (shared) for nonfiction
for natural history, "The Peregrine Falcon"
Produced for SC Department Natural Resources
Endangered Species Program
Editorial Excellence, Sandoz Medical Journalism Awards
for the monthly magazine, Palmetto Pharmacist
Published by SC Pharmaceutical Association
Kay Day's work has received honorable mention in a number
of competitions as well as first place in smaller competitions.
For space purposes, those awards are not listed here.
"Reading Lesson with Mira" first publication Fairfield Review;
"Every Good Bird Does Fly" first publication Miller's Pond, print edition.
Kay B. Day
freelance correspondent, author, speaker