CRAFT Short Fiction Prize
Send us your best short stories! Submissions are open through April 30, 2023 for work 1,000 to 5,000 words in length. Guest Judge Nana Nkweti will choose three stories from a select shortlist of fifteen. We're looking for short stories that ring with excellence on every level of craft—intricate characterization, meaningful narrative development, and unforgettable voice. We want openings that spark and fire, middles that maintain momentum and tension, and endings that resonate long after we leave the page. Our only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft.