**International Latino Book Award for BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (category: Autobiography, 2016)
**LAMBDA Award for GIVE IT TO ME (Category, best bi-sexual fiction), 2015.
** Lifetime Achievement honoree in literature, for her “literary contributions to the Latino/a community, and commitment to the betterment of our younger generations,” Latina 50 Plus, Bronx, NY.
** American Studies Association recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars in 2013 for her groundbreaking work on the Virgin Guadalupe. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-paul-streitfeld/ana-castillo-takes-the-re_b_1519773.html)
** Tribute to Ana Castillo Chandler College, Mesa Arizona, 2012
** Speakers Grant, U.S.I.A. with U.S. Embassy; Kazakhstan, 2009
** Speakers Grant, U.S.I.A. with U.S. Embassy; Trujillo Book Fair, Perú and Lima, 2007
** IPPY AWARD, 2006, Independent Publishers Award for Outstanding Book of the Year
** Teatro Vista Award, Chicago, 2003: “For her lasting contribution to the world of arts and literature” (for the play, “Psst…I Have Something to Tell You, Mi Amor”).
** Champions of Change Award, Denver, CO, 2003; Escuela Tlatelolco
** HONORARY Ph.D, Colby College, 2002
** Latina Legends, Texas, 2001: Sixth Annual Images of Women Conference
** Speakers Grant, International Information Programs with U.S. Embassy, Egypt, 2001
** 2000 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Commended Title (My Daughter, My Son, The Eagle, The Dove), 2000
** Sor Juana Achievement Award/Inaugural Inductee, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
** Speakers Grant, U.S.I.A. with U.S. Embassy, Mexico, 1996
** National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Writing: Fiction, 1995
** Gustaves Myers Award: Outstanding book on human rights, 1995 (Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma)
** Speakers Grant, U.S.I.A. with U.S. Embassy, Bonn, Germany 1995
** Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award (So Far From God), 1994
** Notable Book of the Year, New York Times (Sapogonia), 1994.
** Carl Sandburg Literary Award in Fiction (So Far From God), 1993
** National Association of Chicano Studies (NACS), Certificate of Distinguished Recognition for “Outstanding Contributions to the Arts, Academia, and to our Community”, 1993
** New Mexico Arts Commission Grant, 1991
** Dissertation Fellowship, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, 1989 – 1990
** National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Writing: Poetry, 1990
** California Arts Council Fellowship for Fiction, 1989
** “Women of Words” Honoree, San Francisco Women’s Foundation, 1988
** Winner, Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Award (The Mixquiahuala Letters), 1987
** Illinois Arts Council Chairman’s Grant, 1984 and 1986
** Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1977 and 1979