It’s with great pleasure that we announce the winners and finalists of the 2019 Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry. The winners will receive $2,000 and their work will appear this fall in Crazyhorse no. 96. We received several outstanding entries, and after much deliberation our judges have made the following selections.

Rick Bass selected Sam Stover’s “Good Girl” as the winner of the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize.

Marcie Alexander’s “The Quiet Ones” and Sam Keller’s “The Longboat” were chosen as a fiction prize finalists.

Erika Meitner selected Sarah Burke’s “Almost Never” as the winner of the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize.

Philip Schaefer’s “Dear Chad” and Roy Bentley’s “Hillbilly Guilt” were chosen as a poetry prize finalists.

Lily Hoang selected Mary Birnbaum’s “Owosso” as the winner of the Crazyhorse Nonfiction Prize.

Evan Senie’s “Horror Vacui” and Su Cho’s “Cleaving Translation” were chosen as a nonfiction prize 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, 2020. In the meantime, we’ll be accepting entries for Crazyshorts!, our short-short fiction contest, from July 1st to July 31st.