Awards + Honors


My short story “Voices” was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize by Philadelphia Stories.


2016 Individual Artist Fellowship – Master’s Award – from the Delaware Division of the Arts

“Ramona DeFelice Long (Newark) has been awarded this year’s Masters Fellowship.  Long, an award-winning author and daily writing proponent, has shared her expertise and enthusiasm for writing via “how-to” articles on her website; participating in local writing groups, readings, and retreats; leading Free Write workshops at Delaware libraries; tutoring, mentoring, and judging youth writers in Delaware schools; and editing other writers’ work, including co-editing an anthology of prose and poetry by Delaware authors.”

Full press release from the


– 2014 –

News Release from the Delaware Division of the Arts’ Arts E-Newsletter:

The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to announce that Ramona DeFelice Long has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Cape Henlopen Writers Retreat Fellowship.

Ramona DeFelice Long In 2013, Ramona was awarded a Literary Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as an Established Artist in Literature-Creative Nonfiction and in 2009, she received an equivalent award from the Division as an Established Artist in Fiction. She has been awarded artist fellowships and scholarships from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Pennsylvania State Arts Council, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild.  Ramona works as an independent editor and teaches workshops on all aspects of writing, at conferences and online. She lives in Delaware and maintains a literary blog at



FinalDivArtsLogoStackColorDelaware Division of the Arts – 2013 Fellowship as an Established Artist in Literature-Creative Nonfiction, announced by the State of Delaware news release on January 8, 2013. Seventeen Delaware artists were selected for Individual Arts Grants in various disciplines.



Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation– Creative Fellowship, 2012. This grant will fund my residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

The MAAF was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming. The Foundation serves Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The MAAF also hosts an Artists Registry.


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts2012 Residency.

The VCCA’s mission statement is as follows: “Guided by the conviction that art nourishes individuals and civilization,VCCA provides a supportive environment in a residential setting for superior national and international visual artists, writers and composers of all cultural and economic backgrounds to pursue their creative work.”


Delaware Division of the Arts 2009 Literary Fellowship – Established Artist in Fiction

Delaware Literary Connection Spring 2009 Conference Writing Contest (3rd Place):,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

Writers at the Beach: Sea Glass 2008 Fiction Award:

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Magazine Merit Award (Honorable Mention) for “Let Them Eat Cake!”

Delaware Division of the Arts 2001 Literary Fellowship – Emerging Artist in Fiction

Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators Work-in-Progress Grant

Pennsylvania State Arts Council Literary Fellowship in Fiction, 1990