2013 Raymond Carver Contest

From over 1000 entries…


Prizewinners - Published in the Fall 2013 issue
First place - $1000: “Tu quoque” by Jake Andrews in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Second place - $750: “No Translation” by Mona Awad in Manhattan, NYC.
Third place - $500: “Heisenberg” by William Shih in Queens, NYC.
Editor’s Choice (Matthew) - $250: “The Gymnast” by Jennifer Harvey in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Editor’s Choice (Kristin) - $250: “Twenty-Nine Ingredients” by Lesley Quinn in Oakland, CA.


Honorable Mentions
“A Space You Can Fall Into” by Liz Prato
“Bree Hadley” by Rebecca McKanna
“Brushed Nickel” by Adam Shafer
“Caravan” by Donna Obeid
“Thunder in Illnois” by Leslie Campbell

The first four Honorable Mentions were published as a bonus feature in our Premium Edition.


GUEST JUDGE: christopher castellani


Christopher Castellani is the author of three novels, each published by Algonquin Books: All This Talk of Love (2013), The Saint of Lost Things (2005), and A Kiss from Maddalena (2003), winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. He is a contributor to numerous books on writing, including Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Fiction Writer (Random House, 2008) and Mentors, Muses and Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives (Free Press, 2009). A short story, “The Living” will be published as a Ploughshares Solo in June 2013. He is the artistic director of Grub Street, teaches every other semester in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, is on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and for the fall 2013 term will be a visiting professor at Swarthmore College. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.