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the 2021 fractured lit ghost, fable, and fractured fairy tale prize shortlist

We’re proud to announce the 23 titles of our shortlist! The submissions we received were so thrilling, inventive, and affecting that we’ve had a hard time narrowing down the list! From this list, judge Kevin Brockmeier has chosen his final 3 winners and 2 honorable mentions! Winners will be announced early next week!

A Guide to Small Town Ghosts Regan Puckett

The Better to See D.E. Hardy

This Is How You Become a Myth Ophelia Hu Kinney

El Triste Eric Scot Tryon

The Changeling Sarah Boudreau

The sixth-eldest dancing princess looks back at her legacy Madeline Anthes

The Bone Child Meagan Johanson

Recorded Live dm armstrong

Nosebleed Weather Marilyn Hope

A Too Small Room Yume Kitasei 

The Sea Witch Lindsey Kirchoff

Springriven Olivia Frost

The Day The Moon Fell Iona Rule

Scratchers  Corey Farrenkopf 

Bitter Doll Susan Power

Bloodcoat Carolyne Topdjian

Shame Street Anne Perez

The Eaves Audrey Burges

Dialogue Between a Woman and Her Ba Faye Brinsmead

Ornithology for Girls Tara Stillions Whitehead

Women’s Work Carolyn Jack

His Mother’s Teeth KC Mead-Brewer

god at the side of the road A Poythress

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