Awards For New Writers

Thank you to everyone who submitted to our Short Story Award! We look forward to reading your work. Stay tuned for updates on our reading schedule and when you can expect to hear about the finalists and winners. We hope to announce in September.

 Short Story Award For New Writers

$3000 + Publication + Agency Review

 The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online and announced in the fall. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $200 and $100 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review by: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, and Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media. All stories submitted will be considered for publication. It is very common for us to accept additional work.


//  PAST AWARD WINNERS  //

Flash Fiction Contest Winners

For full details see our Flash Fiction page.

Winner:
“Out and Out” by Latifa Ayad // publishing in PEN American August 2017

Second Place Story:
“Lions in The House” by Beejay Silcox

Third Place Story:
“The Wheelchair” Mahreen Sohail

Honorable Mentions:
“Road Trip” by Rachel Attias
“Balter Cafe” by Elle Flythe

Anthology Prize Winners

Judged by Roxane Gay. For full details see our Anthology Prize page.

“Gormley” by Chris Arp

“Steal Away” by Nicole Cuffy

“Confessions of a Lady-In-Waiting” by Rachel Engelman

“Migrations” by Michele Host

“Hope Gold” by Leslie Jones

“A Man Stands Tall” by Gabriel Moseley

“This is an Exercise in Detachment” by Amy Purcell

“Little Men” by Matthew Sullivan

“Speakers of Other Languages” by Maria Thomas

“Out of Our Suffering” by Kasey Thornton

Winter Short Story Award Winners 2016

Winner
“Operation” by Scott Gloden

Second Place Story
“White Out” by Caitlin O’Neil

Third Place Story
“Malheur Refuge” by Rick Attig

Fall Fiction Contest Winners 2016

Judged by Kelly Link. Details on our Fall Fiction Contest page.

Winner:
“Night Beast” by Ruth Joffre

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

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

Summer Short Story Award 2016

Winner:
“Red”
by Katie Knoll

Second Place Story:
“Ledgers”
by Claire Boyles

Third Place Story:
“The First Location”
by Molly Reid

Fall Fiction Winners 2015

Judged by Jeff Vandermeer

Winner:
“Linger Longer”
by Vincent Masterson

Second Place Story:
“Pool People”
by Jen Neale

Third Place Story:
“Animalizing”
by Marisela Navarro