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Thanks to all who entered the 2013 Short Fiction Contest. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work.

From nearly 2,300 entries, guest judge David Means honored the following stories.

First Prize:
"Reports from a Higher Roof" by Ben Hoffman (Ann Arbor, MI)

Second Prize:
"Pillars of Hercules" by Sonja Vitow (Natick, MA)

Third Prize:
"Brother and Sister" by Elise Winn Pollard (Woodland, CA)

Honorable Mentions:
"Day Drinking" by Michael Danaher (Chicago, IL)
"The Making of Perfecto Garcia" by Baird Harper (Oak Park, IL)
"Things We Build" by Matthew Ryan Heiti (Sudbury, ON)
"Inishmore" by Gwen Erin Kirby (Baltimore, MD)
"The Great American Mouth Off" by Wistar Watts Murray (Brooklyn, NY)
"The Bear Shields on Alcatraz" by Tommy Frank Orange (Oakland, CA)
"Golden Marrow Washing" by Jon Shanahan (Vancouver, BC)

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, 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, "Reports from a Higher Roof" by Ben Hoffman, has been published as a special online supplement to the Spring 2014 issue.

The 2014 Short Fiction Contest opens July 1, 2014; for details, please visit the website this summer.

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