Five South Prize in Short Fiction 2021




The Five South Prize in Short Fiction celebrates both emerging and established talent. This year's prize is judged by Kristen Arnett.



Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter‘s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She’s a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bennington Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut novel is Mostly Dead Things.


Submissions open on April 26, 2021 and will close on June 28th, 2021. We are excited to present an award of $250 to one first prize winner and honorable mention to two finalists. Kristen will be choosing the winner and finalists out of a short list provided by Five South. Both the winner and finalists will be published in our forthcoming Volume One Short Fiction print anthology scheduled for release in early 2022.




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