ANNOUNCING: The 2016 Finalists

The Story Prize finalists for books published in 2016 are: For a Little While by Rick Bass, Goodnight, Beautiful Women By Anna Noyes, and They Were Like Family to Me by Helen Maryles Shankman.

The three finalists will read from their nominated books and be interviewed on stage at an event at The New School on March 8, 2017. Then the winner will be announced and presented with the prize.


The Story Prize is a $20,000 book prize awarded to the author of the collection of short stories named best of the year by a distinguished jury. 


"The Story Prize — which recognizes the best story collection to be published each year — has quickly established itself as a nifty jewel in a writer’s crown."


The 2016 event will be at the New School Auditorium on March 8, 2017

Last year's winner, Adam Johnson, talking with interviewer Larry Dark about the craft of writing.


We are now accepting entries for books published from January through June 2017.

Entries are due July 15.


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