Just in time for the holidays, Jai Chakrabarti sent us a gift: his picks for our 2023 Summer Short Story Award for New Writers are in! Congratulations to our three finalists and two honorable mentions, especially Dara Kell, whose “Elbow in Zulu” was chosen as the grand prize winner. These five stories will be published in early spring 2024. Thank you once again to all of our submitters, and a round of applause for those shortlisted and selected as the finalists!
“Elbow in Zulu” by Dara Kell
Second Place Finalist
“Broken Animals” by Aurora Mehlman
Third Place Finalist
“Dog Days” by Catherine Carberry
“Level of Emergency” by Tanya Nikiforova
“That Chookaloski Mare” by Ashley Thorup