Deadline Extended: American Short(er) Fiction Contest

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The American Short(er) Fiction Contest is now open for submissions. This year we are honored to have Justin Torres as our guest judge. Submit your entry online by the extended deadline of February 17, 2017. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in a future issue of ASF. […]

Announcing our American Short Fiction Contest Winners!

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We are delighted to announce that Victor LaValle has chosen the winners of our 2016 American Short Fiction Contest. The first-place prize goes to Amanda Emil Anderson, for her story “The Goodnow Guide.” Look out for the story in an upcoming issue of American Short Fiction! […]

The Stars at Night, A 25th Birthday Celebration

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Join us on the night of Thursday, November 3rd for the first annual beer-and-boots gala celebrating ASF, our Texas heritage, and our city’s writers and those who champion them. Come for the country songs and dancing, and stay for the free cocktails, light snacks, and the bright view of the city skyline.

Winners of the American Short(er) Fiction Prize

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It is time to raise your fruit for the winners of the 2016 American Short(er) Fiction Contest, judged by Amelia Gray! This year we had many wonderful submissions, so thank you to all who submitted to the contest—reading your stories has been an honor and a pleasure, a welcome reminder of the beauty and versatility and promise of […]

The American Short(er) Fiction Contest: Now Closed

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We are thrilled to announce that Amelia Gray, whose widely praised collection, Gutshot, came out in May, will be judging this year’s American Short(er) Fiction Contest. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication, and the second-place winner will receive $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. […]

ASF & Lit Crawl Present: Whose Line Is it Anyway?

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American Short Fiction is excited to join Lit Crawl Austin to present our second installment of “Whose Line Is it Anyway?”— a hilarious and highbrow night of literature, guessing games, and other foolish fun. […]

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