Wednesday 1 July 2015

Zoetrope All-Story’s Annual Fiction Contest


Thanks to all who entered the 2014 Short Fiction Contest. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work.

From more than two thousand entries, guest judge Ben Fountain honored the following stories.

First Prize:
"Small Holding" by Dara Kell (Astoria, NY)

Second Prize:
"Numb" by Lauren Schenkman (Ithaca, NY)

Third Prize:
"The Narrators" by Josh Sheridan (Schenectady, NY)

Honorable Mentions:
"365" by Amanda Anderson (Hinesburg, VT)
"Peach" by Chelsea Bieker (Portland, OR)
"Snow Geese" by Michael Erickson (St. Louis, MO)
"My Uncle's Smile" by Chielozona Eze (Chicago, IL)
"Peaches" by Sarah Gerard (Brooklyn, NY)
"Touch Type" by David Gillette (Arroyo Grande, CA)
"North-Country Landscape" by John Kennedy (Stowe, VT)

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, "Small Holding" by Dara Kell, has been published at this website as a special online supplement to the Winter 2014/2015 issue.

The 2015 Short Fiction Contest opens July 1, 2015; for details, please visit the website this summer.

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