2020 Fiction Prize
Send us one short story, up to 6K words, for a chance at $1000 + publication. Submissions open February 1-March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM EST. Final judge: TBD
The winner of the 2020 prize, chosen by Angela Flournoy, is “Air Hunger” by María José Candela!
Submissions are currently closed.
Remember to send one short story, up to 6k words.
Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.
A cover letter is not required but can be included in the comments box if you like.
Each $20 fee gets you a year-long subscription of the journal. International addressees, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada). If the fee provides a hardship, please submit during the discounted rate period: February 1-15, 2020.
Be sure to select the genre “2020 Fiction Prize” on the submission form. Submissions with incorrectly designated genres will not be read.
Hit "Submit Entry" below to get started. You will be redirected to the Submissions Manager to upload your submission after making the PayPal payment. If you are not automatically redirected, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure you are able to complete your submission.
Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!
Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times notable book of the year. The novel was also a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and an NAACP Image Award. She is a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree for 2015. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Flournoy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. She has taught at the University of Iowa, The New School, Columbia University, Princeton University and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Flournoy was the 2016-17 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellow at the New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. She was awarded a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and is currently a Mary Ellen von der Heyden fellow in fiction at the American Academy in Berlin.