Best of luck to all of our nominees! Read their excellent work below:


“Black Velvet” by Samuel Piccone
“Apple Glory” by Katie Schmid 
“The Pelican” by Laura Kasischke 
“The Forgetting Curve” by Erika Luckert 
“Second-Hand Blues” by Natalie Giarratano  
“Son” by Ambalila Hemsell


“Legion” by Rachel Toliver
“Errands” by Bryna Peebles Cofrin-Shaw 

“Fork Theory” by Cade Leebron
Loose Interpretations of the Dreams You’ve Had During Naps in Thailand While Your Mom Listens to Buddhist Sermons About Suffering by Ira Sukrungruang