Established in 1984, the Porter Fund Literary Prize is a non-profit organization supporting Arkansas writers and poets.The Porter Prize was founded in honor of Dr. Ben Kimpel.
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
2018 Porter Prize Winner Announced
The Porter Fund offers an annual $4,000 scholarship to a student in the University of Central Arkansas MFA Creative Writing Program
2014 - 2018 scholarship winners
Heather Breed Steadham 2014-2017
Rachel Hoge 2017-2018
Watch a documentary produced for the 25th Anniversary of the Porter Prize
Watch the 25th Anniversary of the Porter Prize Gala Video
All contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by contacting Phillip McMath at (501) 396-5416.
Co-founders of the Porter Fund are Jack Butler and Phillip McMath.
The Porter Fund Board of Directors:
Hon. Morris Arnold
Trenton Lee Stewart