James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater County series


  • Fiction Award, Pearl Magazine , 2007 (“Forever 27”)
  • South Carolina Fiction Project , 2008 (“Howdy from Upstairs”)
  • SC Writer’s Workshop, Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award , 2008 (KING’S HIGHWAY—Screenplay Adaptation)
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Award, 2009 (MANSION OF HIGH GHOSTS, Semifinalist, Novel)
  • SC Fiction Project, 2010 (“Heroes and Villains”)
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Award, 2011 (STATE OF MIND, shortlist, Novella)
  • SC Writer’s Workshop, Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award, 2012 (FELLOW TRAVELER—Novel, 1st Chapter)
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Award, 2012 (“Locked in the Punch”—finalist, Short Story category; FELLOW TRAVELER, shortlist, Novel)
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Award, 2013 (LET THE GLORY PASS AWAY, shortlist, Novel)
  • Red Hen Press Fiction Award, 2013 (“Brenda, Becoming” and “Locked in the Punch”—Finalist)
  • Faulkner-Wisdom Award, 2015 (DIXIANA, Finalist, Novel)
  • Short Story America Award 2016 (“Eye of the Vandal”—Honorable Mention)
  • Jasper Project Literary Artist of the Year 2017 (Nominee)