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TBA. Final judge: Corey Van Landingham.

2019  TBA. Final judge: Sara Gelston.

And Other Bodiless Powers, by Sarah Aronson. Final judge: Andrew Grace.

2017  A Small Rising Up in the Lungs, by Kit Frick. Final judge: Jesse Lee Kercheval.

The Underneath, by Christopher Cokinos. Final judge: Gabriel Gudding.

  The Derelict Daughter, by Brittney Scott. Final judge: Maggie Smith.

  Levitation for Agnostics, by Arne Weingart. Final judge: Jillian Weise.

2013  The Drowning Room, by Damien Shuck. Final judge: David Kirby.

2012  Renamed 2013 to reflect year of award announcement.

2011  Taurus, by Paul Nemser. Final judge: Andrew Hudgins.

2010  The Last Sacred Place in North America, by Stephen Haven. Final judge: T. R. Hummer.


2019  TBA. Final judge: Judith Claire Mitchell.

 How to Walk on Water and Other Stories, by Rachel Swearingen. Final judge: John McNally.

2017  If I Die in Ohio, by Seth Borgen. Final judge: Lori Ostlund.

2016  Welcome to Freedom Point, by Marina Mularz. Final judge: Gina Frangello.

  Wrench, by Wayne Harrison. Final judge: Larry Watson.

Reiterations, by David Armstrong. Final judge: Nicole Louise Reid.

Unaccompanied Minors, by Alden Jones. Final judge: Kyle Minor.

  Renamed 2013 to reflect year of award announcement.

2011  Electricity & Other Dreams, by Micah Dean Hicks. Final judge: Benjamin Percy.

Ramshackle Wonderlands, by Craig Davis. Final judge: Lee K. Abbott.


After perusing some reviews at The Coil and Story366, check out Wayne Harrison's story collection WRENCH. After reading it, Andre Dubus III said, "Not since I read the stories of Breece D'J Pancake nearly thirty years ago have I felt so strongly about the debut of a writer of short fiction as I do Wayne Harrison."

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, the multiple awards-winning story collection by Alden Jones, is ready to read! Check out her interview at Bloom.

Check out JAR OF PENNIES, the poetry collection by Sean Karns that the Los Angeles Review says "evokes for readers the self of a nation . . . divided, caught in the turmoil of the heartache of love."

TAURUS, poems by Paul Nemser, is ready for your order. See what the Huffington Post has to say about this myth-infused love story set amongst the sentient robot arms of contemporary St. Petersburg.

ELECTRICITY & OTHER DREAMS, a collection of magical stories by Micah Dean Hicks, is available and people like it. Check out the starred review at Publishers Weekly!

THE THAW, stories translated by award-winning Icelandic novelist Ólafur Gunnarsson, is ready for your nighttable. In the meantime, see what they had to say at the University of Rochester's Three Percent.