Short Story Award Winners!

September 12, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of our Short Story Award for New Writers. The winning story is awarded $2000, publication, and agency review from GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS, the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in New York, and the Amy Williams Agency. Second and third place writers earn $200 and $100 respectively, publication, and agency review. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

We look forward to publishing these incredible stories later this year.



“Red” by Katie Knoll

Second Place Story:

“Ledgers” by Claire Boyles

Third Place Story:

“The First Location” by Molly Reid

Honorable Mentions:

“Babyland” by Steve Edwards

“Heaven For Your Full Lungs” by David Yee

“Mix and Match” by Katherine Rooks

“Rattlesnake Valley” by Sorrel Westbrook

“The Drownings” by Brenda Peynado

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” — Haruki Murakami

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