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the 2021 fractured lit Anthology prize shortlist

We’re so excited to announce the 34 titles of our shortlist! These stories are so good we’ve decided to publish them on the website this year prior to their publication in the print anthology! Thank you for your patience! From this list, Kathy Fish will select 20 stories to be published in our first anthology!

Night Vision


Wild Jill’s Bangin’ Karaoke Bar

Grandma Kim at Forty-Five: a Serigraph in Four Layers

(Don’t) Remember Me Like This

Girl On A Bike, Boy In Dayton

Rabbit Rabbit


Oil Drills

Girl in the Snow

Love, Exactly

Buen Provecho

Thursday Night at Lucky’s Liquor Store

Waste Meadow

Harvest Moon

I chose the pencil

City Island Diner

Little Tin Box

If this were Tracy Island

The Marriage Market

Muscle and Might

Sweets from Strangers

Make Dust Our Paper

Rustic Haircuts for Returning Ghosts

We Don’t Boil Babies

Salt City Runaway

Almost Like a Heart


In Andromeda

Account For What You Have


Evening Clay

Mi Porvenir

As Solid As an Ashtray and Emits More Smoke

Lace in Your Hands

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