'The Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest Update

The field narrows to 10 finalists

From more than 560 submissions to our 20th annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, the field has narrowed to 10. This year's finalists are Steven Blaisdell ("Stones"), Dana De Greff ("The Butcher's Hands"), Nancy Lili Gonzalez ("The Empanada Break"), Joseph Hill ("Sitting High"), Jason Lee ("dress him neat"), P. Tyson Midkiff ("This Drought's Come Undone"), David Norman ("Color Jesus"), Rob Reynolds ("Sing to Me When I'm Dying"), Mary Terrier ("To Need, the Women Say"), and Melanie Westerberg ("Sheds").

The winners will be revealed at a reception open to the public next Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7pm, at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar), with the first-place story appearing in next week's issue.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Short Story Contest
Rock Out With Your Cock Out
Rock Out With Your Cock Out
The 20th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest

Kimberley Jones, Feb. 10, 2012

'To Need, the Women Say'
'To Need, the Women Say'
Short Story Contest first-place winner

Mary Terrier, Feb. 10, 2012

More by Kimberley Jones
Austin Approaches Peak Boopability With Dogist and WeRateDogs Visits
Austin Approaches Peak Boopability With Dogist and WeRateDogs Visits
Pup-centric fundraisers draw social media stars

Feb. 7, 2019

Soderbergh’s Netflix Basketball Film <i>High Flying Bird</i> Shoots, Mostly Scores
Review: Soderbergh’s Netflix Basketball Film High Flying Bird
But just because you can shoot on a phone doesn’t mean you should

Feb. 5, 2019

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Short Story Contest, Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, Steven Blaisdell, Dana De Greff, Nancy Lili Gonzalez, Joseph Hill, Jason Lee, P. Tyson Midkiff, David Norman, Rob Reynolds, Mary Terrier, Melanie Westerberg

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle