2017 Crazyhorse Prize Winners & Finalists

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the winners and finalists of the 2017 Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry. The winners will receive $2,000 and their work will appear in Crazyhorse no. 92 this fall. We received several outstanding entries, and after much deliberation our judges have made the following selections.

Justin Torres selected Eric Schlich’s “Quantum Convention” as the winner of the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize. Rachel Engelman’s “The Caveman” and Lacy Mayberry’s “Book of Dreams” were chosen as finalists.

Ada Limon selected Bruce Bond’s “Elegy for the Last Man to Walk the Moon” as the winner of the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize. Emily Skaja’s “[Remarkable the litter of birds]” and Corey Van Landingham’s “Post-” were chosen as finalists.

And Robin Hemley selected Andrew Blevins’s “The Egg Men” as the winner of the Crazyhorse Nonfiction Prize. Kirk Wilson’s “Secrets of Kirby Hall” and Molly Bashaw’s “Lebenslauf” were chosen as finalists.

Congratulations to all of these wonderful writers. We are so grateful to everyone who entered and are happy to have had so many exceptional stories, poems, and essays to consider.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s Prizes, which will begin accepting entries on January 1, 2018. In the meantime, we’ll be accepting entries for Crazyshorts!, our short-short fiction contest, from July 1st to July 31st.