Results: 2017 Scythe Prize Stories to be published

Hello again, all.

Of the hundreds submitted, I have chosen to include 12 short fiction pieces in the Scythe Prize’s printed anthology. The book is due (probably) early fall 2017. If you see your name, congratulations. If not, I apologize. Keep writing, keep reading. Read these. Keep going.

If you are chosen to be published, you’re also eligible for the $200 prize in the story category. I will announce winners in both the nonfiction and fiction categories as soon as results are returned from the prize jury.

Here are the stories selected for publication:

Krystal Lau – University of California, Los Angeles – “I Wonder If He Ever Got Away”

Adam Virzi – New York University – “Funny Money”

Frederick Tran – University of Texas-Arlington – “Airstrikes”

David Smithson – Truman State University – “Billi’s Moment”

Margaret Koger – Boise State University – “Handy Girl”

Rachel Wyman – Pratt Institute – “Guédé”

Hannah-Marie Nelson – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities – “Here”

Philippa Holloway – Edge Hill University (United Kingdom) – “Light Up”

Meagan Lucas – Southern New Hampshire University – “Kittens”

Javeria Kausar – Maris Stella College (India) – “Still Alive”

Lindsey Campbell – Southern New Hampshire University – “Promises, Promises”

Simone Aliya – Vermont College of Fine Arts – “The Avocado”


Again, congrats to the fiction authors selected for publication. Good luck to you all in being considered for the 2017 Scythe Prize and the cash that comes with it.


Check back for updates on the stories, publication plans, cover designs, and more. Also, be sure to like Rusty Scythe Publishing on Facebook and Twitter.




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