ASF Contributors Johnston & Henderson Longlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Fiction Award


On the heels of a wonderful AWP conference in Washington, DC, we returned home only to find that recent ASF contributors Bret Anthony Johnston (ASF 63, Fall 2016) and Smith Henderson (ASF 62, Summer 2016) have been included on the longlist for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Fiction Award. Johnston’s story, “Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses” appeared as the issue opener in our special 25th Birthday edition. Henderson’s “The Trouble” was the final story in our most recent summer issue.

Winners of the American Short(er) Fiction Prize


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 […]

Announcing Our American Short Fiction Contest Winners!


We are so pleased to announce that Elizabeth McCracken has chosen the winners of our 2015 American Short Fiction Contest. The first place prize goes to Leona Theis, for her story “How Sylvie Failed to Become a Better Person Through Yoga.” The second place prize goes to CJ Hauser for her story “Gala 4135.” […]

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


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 […]

New: Audio of Authors Reading Their Online Fiction


Big news, friends. Since January, we’ve been working on a little project: from here on out, you’ll be able to find audio content for our online exclusives embedded with the text of the stories and over on our Soundcloud page.

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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