Category Archive: Contests

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

2015 Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2015 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest. The winning story, chosen by judge Kate Bernheimer, is “Charlie’s Kidney” by Jaclyn Watterson. Congratulations, Jaclyn! First prize in… Continue reading

2015 Contest Now Open

The Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest is now accepting entries for the 2015 prize! We will remain open to submissions until January 31, 2015, so you have a few months to send us you best… Continue reading

2015 Psychopomp Contest Judge: Kate Bernheimer

We are thrilled to announce our judge for the 2015 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest: Kate Bernheimer! Kate Bernheimer, who has been called one of the “living masters of the fairy tale” by Tin… Continue reading

Best of the Net Nominees

We’d like to announce Psychopomp Magazine‘s nominees for the 2014 Best of the Net anthology. Having published so many stories we love in the past year, it was tough to narrow it down to just… Continue reading

Psychopomp Magazine Contest Chapbook

We’re very pleased to announce that our 2014 contest chapbook is now available for purchase here. You can now order the book containing the first-place story by Allie Marini Batts, “Summer of the Cicada,” as well as runner-up Teresa Giordano’s “Reina.” We’ve also included an interview with each author so that you can learn more about them and the inspiration for their winning stories.

Special Contest Feature: Kelsie Hahn

Kelsie Hahn’s story, “Looking,” was named a finalist in the 2014 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest. We’re very pleased to be able to feature it now on our website. Below is a little teaser… Continue reading

Special Contest Feature: Lisa Nohner

Lisa Nohner’s moving story about the love between a parent and child, “Daughter Electric,” was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest. We’re very pleased to be able to… Continue reading

Contest Results

Congratulations to the winner of the Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award, Allie Marini Batts! Her story, “Summer of the Cicada,” was selected by Timothy Schaffert for the first place prize of $500 and… Continue reading