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Short Fiction Competition Results
Thanks to all who entered. We received some tremendous work and are grateful for the introduction to your writing. From nearly two thousand submissions, guest judge Colum McCann has awarded the prizes.

Spring Writing Workshops
We offer award-winning online courses for all levels of writers. Classes are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and begin the week of April 15. Enrollment is strictly limited to sixteen students, so register now.

All-Story Wins the 2018 NMA!
Zoetrope: All-Story has won the 2018 National Magazine Award for Fiction (renamed this year the ASME Award for Fiction), the highest honor due an American periodical, marking our second straight win and our third such accolade in five years. The judges distinguished the following stories: "The Tornado Auction" by Karen Russell, "Proof" by Elizabeth McCracken, and "The Full Middle of Zero" by Onyinye Ihezukwu. We congratulate Karen, Elizabeth, Onyinye, and all of our contributors on another year of unparalleled work.


Zoetrope: Live Story is a series of dramatic readings of stories from the magazine hosted in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Watch this page for information on upcoming readings.

'O Logos
by T. E. Holt
Performed by Robert Parsons and Elia MacDougall

Attention, Passengers
by Len Kruger
Performed by Anthony Fusco

The Cavemen in the Hedges
by Stacey Richter
Performed by Scott Openshaw

by Ivan Klíma
Performed by Jack Gilpin

Making Book
by Dale Peck
Performed by Damon Seawell

The Shark Swimmers
by Melissa Fraterrigo
Performed by Jake Suffian

Thinning the Herd
by Peter Lefcourt
Performed by Steven Maler