This category is ONLY for the award nominations. If you submit your own story here, we will delete it unread. Please submit your own story through the form titled Fiction.
Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2017. The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and publication in Vestal Review, and the runner-up entry will be published in Vestal Review at our usual terms. There is no nomination fee. Only a publication editor is eligible to submit a nomination. One story per magazine, please. Please attach the nominated story AND provide the link.
Please state your credentials, the name of the author and the date of the publication when nominating.
The nomination process will close on May 28, 2018.
The final judge this year is Michelle Richmond.
Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books include the 2017 psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE PACT, which has been sold in 30 languages and was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK; GOLDEN STATE, the critically acclaimed novel that imagines modern-day California on the brink of secession from the United States; the international bestseller THE YEAR OF FOG; and the story collection HUM, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize.