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. […]

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

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We are 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. Come hang out at Wonderland Austin with Texas Book Festival authors Elizabeth McCracken, Lauren Groff, Alexandra Kleeman, Benjamin Markovits, and Skip Horack, and watch these […]

Best American

Nonrequired 2015

Congratulations to Ammi Keller, whose story, “Isaac Cameron Hill,” will be anthologized in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015, edited by Adam Johnson! The story originally appeared in ASF Issue 58.

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