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Announcing the winners of the Insider Prize

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Submissions to The Insider Prize—a writing contest for incarcerated writers in Texas, which we held for the first time this year—came to us in envelopes of many sizes. Most had been previously opened, with a red TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS stamp on the inside of the lip of the envelope that had been taped shut after an inspection. Some were composed on a typewriter. Others were handwritten. […]

Join us for The Stars at Night!

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Join us on the night of Thursday, November 2nd, for our second annual The Stars at Night, a beer-and-boots gala celebrating American Short Fiction, our Texas heritage, and our city’s writers and those who champion them. Come for the live country music and dancing, and stay for the open bar, delicious food, and the bright view of the city skyline. This year, American Short Fiction is proud to honor three stars: Dan Chaon, Joe Bratcher III, and Anushka Jasraj. Tickets on sale now, and they’re limited! Get yours today.

2017 American Short Fiction Prize Winners

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We are delighted to announce that Lauren Groff has selected the winners of the 2017 American Short Fiction Prize. The first-place prize goes to Michaela Hansen for her story “The Devil in the Barn” and the second-place prize goes to Wendy Rawlings for her story “Coffins for Kids!”Our deepest thanks to Lauren Groff for judging the American Short Fiction Prize, and to all of you for submitting your work. And congrats to the winners! Look out for the winning story in an upcoming issue of American Short Fiction! […]

ASF Goes Back to School: Our Second Annual Back Issue Giveaway

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Last year, we shipped over 150 free back issues of American Short Fiction to colleges and universities including Rowan University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin, Towson University, Missouri State University, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. If you’re a creative writing instructor who’s teaching a workshop at a U.S. college or university this fall, we’d be happy to send you a box of back issues to use in your classroom.  […]

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017!

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We’re so pleased to announce that Manuel Muñoz’s story, “The Reason Is Because,” from ASF Issue #61, has been selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 by Laura Furman and this year’s jury panel of Elizabeth McCracken, David Bradley, and Brad Watson. The anthology will be out in September. Congratulations to all the winners!

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Winner!

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Hooray for Bret Anthony Johnson, whose beautiful elegiac story “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses,” published in ASF’s 25th anniversary issue, was announced as the winner of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award on April 27th in London. The prize is the richest for a story in the English language. Congrats, Bret!

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