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CRAFT Short Fiction Prize
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2020: March 1 to April 30

The 2020 CRAFT Short Fiction prize will be open for unpublished short fiction up to 5,000 words. More tk…

 


Past

CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest
2019: September 1 to October 31

The 2019 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest for original fiction up to 1,000 words will be awarded in March, 2o2o. Three winners will be selected by guest judge Benjamin Percy, with $1,000 awarded to each. Winners will receive publication, a craft book bundle from Rose Metal Press, a micro-interview with our flash section editor, and a written introduction by the judge. Bonus editors’ choice round, too! Learn more here.


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

The CRAFT First Chapters Contest will be awarded in January, 2020 for the winning first chapter(s) of a novel or novella in progress and/or unpublished. Three winners will be selected by guest judge Naomi Huffman, with $2800 and agent review by Samantha Fingerhut of Compass Talent awarded. The first-prize winner will also receive a full manuscript critique of their unpublished novel/novella from The Artful Editor. Winners will receive publication of their excerpts with a written introduction by the judge. Learn more 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.