It’s a new year, and one of the things we are most looking forward to in 2018 is discovering great fiction from emerging writers. To kick it all off, our Winter Short Story Award for New Writers closes in a week. So, send us your best stories under 7000 words by January 15. The winner receives $3000, publication, and agency review. Second and third place stories will earn publication and $200 and $100 respectively.Winners and honorable mentions will be reviewed by: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, and Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media. Oh, yeah. Read the full guidelines here.