Short Story Contest

The 24th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest Winners

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.

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