2015 Raymond Carver Contest

From over 1200 entries...


Prizewinners selected by guest judge - Published in Fall 2015 issue
First - $1000: "Arrangements" by Charlie Watts in Providence, RI.
Second - $500: "Kudzu" by Andrea Bobotis in Denver, CO.
Third - $250: "Jack Nicely" by Amanda Pauley in Elliston, VA.
Editor’s Choice (Matthew) - $125: "The Giant" by Joe Shlichta in Olympia, WA.
Editor’s Choice (Suzanne) - $125: "All That We Burned, All That We Loved" by Laura Haugen in U.S.A.


Honorable Mention
"Vanish" by Michael Minchin in Randolph, VT.


Thank you to ALL who entered and made this year another amazing contest!


GUEST JUDGE: Andre dubus iii

Andre Dubus III is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other StoriesBluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and FogThe Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors' Choice." His work has been included in The Best American Essays and The Best Spiritual Writing anthologies, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. His new book, Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013 and has been listed as a New York Times “Notable Book”, a New York Times Editors’ Choice”, a 2013 “Notable Fiction” choice from The Washington Post, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013”.

Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, and a 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.

Many thanks to guest judge Andre Dubus III for his time and efforts in selecting the winners.

Many thanks to guest judge Andre Dubus III for his time and efforts in selecting the winners.