To see the contest wrap-up and read the winning stories, see "The 24th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest," Arts, Feb. 19.
1st Place: "Portrait of a Giant Squid" by L. Shapley Bassen
2nd Place: "Future Planning" by Mark Killian
3rd Place: "Glass Lemon" by Maddie De Pree
Honorable Mention: "A Lighter Subject" by Rebekah Junkermeier
Honorable Mention: "Retirement Day" by Brantley Ross Pringle Jr.
Other Finalists: Robert Glover, "Pandora's Sax"
Joel Gross, "Black Coffee"
Holly Lorka, "Isn't It Good"
T. Lynn Mikeska, "An Open Letter"
Brad Rundblade, "Aiming for What?"
Special Thanks to the 2015/2016 Short Story Contest Judges: Raul Garza, Annie La Ganga, Steve Moore, Mary Helen Specht, and Amanda Eyre Ward.
Details for the 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest will be announced in the fall.