Fall Fiction Contest \\ $2000 + Publication

Thank you, Submitters!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Fall Fiction Contest judged by Brian Evenson! We really enjoyed reading all the stories submitted. The winning story receives $2000 + publication, and a note from our judge on why the story was chosen. Second and third place stories earn $200 and $100, respectively, publication, and correspondence from our judge

2017 Winner:

“If I Could Have Anything, I’d Only Choose This” by Jill Rosenberg

Second Place Story:

“Lepidomancy” by Maria Lioutaia

Third Place Story:

“Together, Maureen” by Amanda Emil Anderson

Honorable Mentions:

“The Deca-Life Crisis” by Jessi Lewis

“Fog Area” by Ben Sandman

About Our Judge

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses. He is one of fiction’s best literary writers with a stellar eye for gothic and dark literary fiction. Evenson is a Shirley Jackson, International Horror, and Edgar Award finalist, as well as the winner of three O. Henry Prizes. This contest is in the very best of hands.

Thanks for supporting our publication, and thank you for your work. Our next Fall Fiction Contest will be held Oct 1 – Nov 30, 2019.

2016 Winners:

Winner:
“Night Beast”
by Ruth Joffre

Second Place Story:
“Family, Family”
by Jeannine Ouellette

Third Place Story:
“Good Creatures, Small Things”
by Cate Fricke


2015 Winners:

Winner:
“Linger Longer”
by Vincent Masterson

Second Place Story:
“Pool People”
by Jen Neale

Third Place Story:
“Animalizing”
by Marisela Navarro