Category Archive: Contests

Issue 5.4 | Summer 2018

In this issue you can read the winning entries of our 2018 contest as well as our finalists. Our first place winner, as selected by our judge Anne Valente, is “Kingfisher Bridge” by Niamh MacCabe. Valente describes the winning story as follows: “Narrated in gorgeously lush, precise prose of the natural world, ‘Kingfisher Bridge’ centers on a boy gone missing, the chaos of which is organized throughout the story by the Gaelic Alphabet Through Trees—one of the boy’s favorite charts. This piece pulls the reader in immediately, and is expertly and beautifully drawn.”

2018 Contest Results

Below you’ll find our 2018 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award winners and runners up, along with brief notes from our judge, Anne Valente, about the first, second, and third place stories. We look… Continue reading

Psychopomp Magazine Nominees for the 2018 Pushcart Prize

We are thrilled to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Black-Hearted by Madeleine Sardina, Fall Issue 5.1  The Bones and the Bird by Shannon Noel Bray, Summer Issue 4.4 Instructions for the… Continue reading

An Interview with Anne Valente, Final Judge for the 2018 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest

Anne Valente is the author of the recent novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, and the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names. Her second novel, Utah, is forthcoming in early 2019. Her short stories appear… Continue reading

Interview: McKenzie Hightower

Writer McKenzie Hightower answered questions from editorial intern Daniel Heslep about writing, reading, and her story “The Village of Hands and Feet,” a Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award finalist in 2016. You can… Continue reading

Interview: Jason Marc Harris

Writer Jason Marc Harris answered questions from Psychopomp‘s own editorial intern, Xai Thao, about writing, teaching, and his story “The Handle,” A Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award finalist in 2016. You can read… Continue reading

Best of the Net Nominations

We’re pleased to announce Psychopomp Magazine’s nominations for the 2016 Best of the Net Anthology. Jaclyn Watterson’s “Charlie’s Kidney” That winter, so many animals and people froze to death the state began distributing their carcasses… Continue reading

Issue 12

  The Summer 2016 issue of Psychopomp Magazine is now live. Inside you’ll find prose by Danielle Lea Buchanan, Molly Gutman, Jason Marc Harris, Steven Wolf, and the first place winner of our 2016… Continue reading

2016 Contest Results

We’re pleased to announce the results of our 2016 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest. All authors will be listed alphabetically by name within their categories. It was a pleasure to receive so many… Continue reading

2016 Short Fiction Contest

The 2016 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions! First prize will be $500 and publication, and this year’s contest will be judged by editors Sequoia Nagamatsu and Cole Bucciaglia. The… Continue reading