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CRAFT Short Fiction Prize
Judged by Alexander Chee
2020: March 1 to April 30

The 2020 CRAFT Short Fiction prize, for unpublished short fiction up to 5,000 words, will be awarded in August. Three winners will be selected by guest judge Alexander Chee, with $2800 awarded. Winners will receive publication and a written introduction by the judge. Learn more here.

 


Coming Soon

CRAFT Elements Contest: Conflict
2020: June 1 to July 31

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CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest
2020: September 1 to October 31

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Past

CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest
2019: September 1 to October 31
Judged by Benjamin Percy

Winners
Carol M. Quinn: “Epilogue”
Steven Simoncic: “Girls’ Weekend”
Hillary Smith: “How to Return Your Child to School”

Winners of the Editors’ Choice Round
Madeline Anthes: “Inheritance”
Stephen Aubrey: “Coyote the Younger”
Virginia Reeves: “Old Girl”
Luke Whisnant: “What They Didn’t Teach Us”

A full list of finalists an honorable mentions can be found here.


CRAFT First Chapters Contest
Judged by Naomi Huffman of MCDxFSG & FSG Originals
2019: June 1 to July 31

Winners
First Place: Meg Richardson, Paradise Pawn
Second Place: Timothy Hickey, Little Squirrel
Third Place: Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Empire of Dirt

A full list of finalists and honorable mentions can be found here.


CRAFT Short Fiction Prize
Judged by Elizabeth McCracken
2019: March 1 to April 30

Winners

First Place: “Winters,” by Marilyn Hope
Second Place: “Every Bird a Rival,” by Jacqui Reiko Teruya
Third Place: “Assassin, Alchemist,” by Robert Ren

A full list of finalists and honorable mentions can be found here.


CRAFT Elements Contest: Character, Dialogue, Setting
2018: August 15 to September 30

Winners

Character: “So Much Trouble,” by Karin Lin-Greenberg
Dialogue: “Heart Trouble,” by Rex Adams
Setting: “Passing,” by Thaïs Miller

A full list of finalists and honorable mentions can be found here.


CRAFT Short Fiction Prize
Judged by Jim Shepard
2018: March 1 to April 30

Finalists

First Place: “Beyond Love,” by James Winter
Second Place: “Mule Brigade,” by Kenan Orhan
Third Place: “Proof You Worked the Land,” by Charlotte Crowe

A full list of finalists and honorable mentions can be found here.