Zoetrope: All-Story

Short Fiction Competition Is Open!

The Short Fiction Competition is open for entries! The judge is the dazzling Tommy Orange, whose debut novel, There There, won the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award, was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and was among the most acclaimed books of the year. And thrillingly, Tommy is a former participant in the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition, having been named an honorable mention in 2013 for a story, "The Bear Shields on Alcatraz," that would eventually form part of There There. He credits that recognition for playing a significant role in catalyzing his career. All prize winners, along with seven honorable mentions, will be considered for representation by leading literary agencies; and the winning story will be published as a special supplement to the Winter 2019/2020 edition of Zoetrope: All-Story. Enter now!