National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
The Florida State Association Letters Awards, 2005
  • 2nd place, Adult Book, Published, for Killing Earl.
  • 2nd place, Short Nonfiction, Published,
for "Mandarin's Free Range Chicken"
published in Florida Times-Union (
River Bend Review)
  • 2nd place, Short Adult Fiction, Published, for
"Aunt Victoria's Epiphany" (Florida Times-Union)
  • 2nd place, Poetry,Published, for "Every Good Bird Does Fly",
"Reading with Mira" (see first publication below) from A Poetry Break ;
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/
Cassell's Network
2nd place Poetry
for "In the company of Sisters" (sonnet)

Nomination for the Pushcart Prize Anthology
by Conspire
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
Twice cited

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