the short story project


Announcing the
New Beginnings
short story contest winners!

The winning stories were chosen by the judges Ramona Ausubel, Benjamin Rosenbaum and Nathaniel Rich.

Ain’t No Word But Lonely by Rachel A. Levine

1st place ($5000)


Cicada by Dean Gessie

2nd place ($1900)


Tertulian’s Law by Tia Levings

3rd place ($950)


The Mother of all Defiance by Mimi Broihier

4th place ($620)


Close to the Body by Sarit Elkon

5th place ($320)


Run by Róisín Leggett Bohan

6th place ($125)


The Hope Chest by Gloria Wilson

7th place ($125)


Through the Lens by Janelle Ward

8th place ($125)


Create it Away by Katie Danis

9th place ($125)


Janus Alturas by Krisann Gentry

10th place


Two beers & a Hat by Nick Janecki

11th place


Dust by Christina Moore

12th place


In Two Parts by Rachel Schollmeier

13th place


Jail Bird by Brandi Kehl

14th place


961. Woodbury, GA by Tondrika Hayes

15th place


She Sees It by Glenn Cates

16th place


Moses Flyingbird by Michael Dickel

17th place


Dog Days and Pink Hydrangeas by Caroline E. Farrell

18th place


The Voices in our Head by Stephen Youmans

19th place


Whale Song by Dale Dapkins

20th place