Announcing our American Short(er) Fiction Contest Winners!

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We are delighted to announce that Justin Torres has chosen the winners of our 2017 American Short(er) Fiction Contest. The first-place prize goes to Claire Robbins, for her story “Arms Out.” The second-place prize goes to Blair Donahue, for her story “Filament.” More details about our winners after the jump! […]

Best American Short Stories 2017!

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We are thrilled to announce that two ASF stories will be anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2017, edited by Meg Wolitzer. Congratulations to Danielle Evans, author of “Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain” from Issue 63, and Kyle McCarthy, author of “Ancient Rome” from Issue 62 for the honor!

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017!

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Three cheers for Smith Henderson, whose ASF story “Trouble” from Issue 62 will be anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, edited by Sarah Vowell. “Trouble” was also a semifinalist for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, and we’re thrilled his terrific story has received such distinguished recognition. Congrats, Smith!

Issue 64 Release Party & Reading

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We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Issue 64—so thrilled that we decided to throw a party! This is no regular party—it’s a reading party at the dark and delightful King Bee Lounge, featuring ASF staff members, including contributing editors JENNIFER DUBOIS and STACEY SWANN, editorial fellow CHARLES RAMSAY MCCRORY, and assistant editor HEATHER […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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