2016 Raymond Carver Contest

From over 1400 entries...



Prizewinners selected by guest judge - Published in Fall 2016 issue
First - $1500: "And It Is My Fault" by Janet Towle in Dutch Flat, CA
Second - $500: "Come Down to the Water" by Emily Flamm in College Park, MD
Third - $250: "A Working Theory of Stellar Collapse" by Sam Miller Khaikin in Brooklyn, NY
Editor’s Choice (Anna) - $125: "Mostly Sunny (With a Slight Chance of Rain)" by Chelsea Catherine in Summerland Key, FL
Editor’s Choice (Claire) - $125: "A Wave Breaking" by Phoebe Driscoll in Memphis, TN


Honorable Mention
"Evolve" by Jeff Moscaritolo
"Flint" by Michael Sloyka


GUEST JUDGE: Caitlin Horrocks

Caitlin Horrocks is author of the story collection This Is Not Your City, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her stories appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, One Story, and other journals and anthologies. Her awards include the Plimpton Prize and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony. She is the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review and teaches at Grand Valley State University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is at work on a novel and a second story collection, both forthcoming from Little, Brown.