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Many thanks to all who entered the 2017 Short Fiction Competition. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work.

From more than two thousand submissions, guest judge Maile Meloy honored the following stories.

First Prize:
“To Get Rich Is Glorious” by Alexandra Chang (Ithaca, NY)

Second Prize:
“Marine Life of the British Indian Ocean Territory” by Tanya Whiton (Portland, ME)

Third Prize:
“Daughters of Manat” by Dima Alzayat (Nashville, TN)

Honorable Mentions:
“Wynette” by Domenick Ammirati (Flushing, NY)
“North of the Bear” by Amanda Emil Anderson (Hinesburg, VT)
“The Horror” by Danny Coleman (Carbondale, IL)
“Fridays on Tin Hau Temple Road” by Yuetting Cindy Lam (Hong Kong, China)
“Satellites” by Andrew Siegrist (Nashville, TN)
“Not Setsuko” by Mary South (Brooklyn, NY)
“Birth Stories” by Sarah Harris Wallman (New Haven, CT)

First prize is $1,000; second prize, $500; and third prize, $250. The prizewinners and honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, the Wylie Agency, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.

The winning story, “To Get Rich Is Glorious” by Alexandra Chang, was published in the Winter 2017/2018 issue.

The 2018 Short Fiction Competition opens July 1; for details, please visit the website this summer. And should you wish to receive updates by email, please write us at

Thanks once more, and all good wishes for your writing,
The editors

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