Thank you to all you amazing short fiction writers for entering this year’s Raven Short Story Contest. The preliminary judges read this treasure trove of storytelling with great relish and appreciation. We are pleased to announce, alphabetically by author first name, the longlist for the Raven.
The Raven Short Story Contest Longlist
Note: if a name appears twice, that means two stories by the same author have made the list. Double congratulations!
Alex Reece Abbot
Alex Reece Abbot
Hannah van Didden
Heidi L. Waterman
Good luck to all these writers, as we go through the difficult job of paring the list down to ten for judge Brenda Carre. The winners will be announce November 15th.
Why enter your latest short story in the Raven Short Story Contest?
With a top prize of $300, entries limited to 200, and editors eager to read your 250 to 2,000 word tale, you’ve got a great chance of bringing home a Raven prize.
Flash Fiction geniuses take note!
Judge Brenda Carre writes gorgeous fantasy, but she loves the taste of different styles of storytelling and reads avidly across the genres.
More good news: your entry fee of $20 includes a $17.99 value 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature, full of more great reads all year long.
Mutiple entries welcome. We can’t wait to read them.
Cheers from your Pulp Literature Press Editors
It was not an easy cut to make, but we are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Raven Short Story Contest!
- ‘Flotsam’ by Mike Twist
- ‘Handling the Contents of Consciousness’ by Soramimi Hanarejima
- ‘Invisible’ by Kat McNichol
- ‘Ninth Life’ by Lisa Voisin
- ‘Pruinessence’ by Claire Lawrence
- ‘Right Wrist or Left?’ by Nancy Christie
- ‘Swimming’ by Jerico Espinas
- ‘Tarts’ by Judyth Emanuel
- ‘The Handler’ by Pat Flewwelling
- ‘The Pool Guy’ by Adam Golub
- ‘Things You Should Know About Ravens’ by David Thompson
- ‘When We Played House’ by Charlene Kwiatkowski
Congratulations to all these authors who made the shortlist. These were hard choices to make, and all these stories have very different qualities that make them prize-winning candidates. We will keep you in suspense till Tuesday when we will announce judge Brenda Carre’s ultimate choices.
While you wait, may we suggest a reading of last year’s winners, ‘Black Blizzard’ by Emily Linstrom and ‘The Lament for iCarus’ by PE Bolivar in Pulp Literature Issue 10? You can even get the issue immediately and pay later by pledging at the $5 level on our Something Novel Kickstarter page.