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CRAFT Short Fiction Prize

CRAFT Short Fiction Prize, judged by Jim Shepard

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Short Fiction Prize! We so enjoyed reading all your wonderful stories. Congratulations to the finalists and to those stories receiving honorable mention!

The top two finalists, chosen by Jim Shepard, will be published in September.


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

 

“After the Rain,” by Evelyn Levine

“Every Time God Closes a Door He Nails a Window Shut,” by Chris Feeney

“Glacier,” by Rob Smith

“Primitive,” by Emily Pease

“Snap Bean Saint,” by Linda Clopton

“The Dry Years,” by Jessica Barksdale

“The Provider,” by Anne English

“The Quickening,” by Jennifer Hanno

“There Is In This Dirty Night a Running Chase Off and Away,” by Jim Bosiljevac

“True Light,” by H.E. Francis

“Understanding,” by Rachel King

“What Is It You Want From Me, Sweetie?” by Darrell Spencer

 


 

Honorable Mention

“Adapt or Die,” by Laurie Baker

“Azimuth,” by Brian Hart

“David’s Mother,” by Matthew Grzecki

“Grind Them Bones to Dust,” by A.C. Koch

“Neighboring Parts of This Planet,” by Elizabeth Edelglass

“Placebo,” by Zachary Vickers

“Some Fun,” by Amy Shearn

“The Cloud Collector,” by Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

“The Hero & The Dragonfly,” by Serena W. Lin

“The Octopus,” by Julia Lee

“The Road,” by Tim Hurd

“three occupants of an empty home,” by Marc Castel Dickenson

“What Makes You Think You’re Awake Right Now?” by Maegan Poland