StoryQuarterly announces the winners of its 2013 Fiction Contest:
First place is awarded to Janet Peery of Norfolk, Virginia for her story “No Boy At All.” Peery is the author of Alligator Dance; The River Beyond the World, a finalist for the National Book Award; and What the Thunder Said. She has been the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Second place is awarded to Rumaan Alam of Brooklyn, New York for his story “This Year I’m Thankful For” and third place is awarded to Beth Uznis Johnson of Canton, Michigan for her story “Deep Dark Tan.”
All three winning stories appear in StoryQuarterly 46/47.
Jess Walter, the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, as well as the recent story collection We Live in Water, was this year’s contest judge.