2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories.
Reading Fee: $30
Award: $1,000 cash advance, quarter-page color ad with author photo in Poets & Writers magazine announcing our winner, publication of winning short story collection.
Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1–December 31, 2016. Press 53 publisher and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2017; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2017.
Complete details at our website.
The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories by Wendy J. Fox of Denver, CO (2014)
The Universal Physics of Escape by Elizabeth Gonzalez of Lancaster, PA (2015)
Jimtown Road by Dennis McFadden of Ballston Spa, NY (2016)