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2017 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest winner selected by Min Jin Lee.
Announcing the winner of the 2017 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest, Gina Balibrera.
2016 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest Winner selected by Jennifer Egan.
Mikayla Ávila Vilá
A debut short story by an emerging Nigerian writer. Winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.
Winner of the 2014 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest.
My girlfriend has a third eye. It’s in the middle of her forehead. It was hidden underneath her bangs.
It was the canal. He’d broken through, broken it, and let it in. To his mother’s backyard. Run, Tommy!
Its brilliant mirror-surface buildings seem to belie it. Streets vibrant with history. But the city doesn’t exist.
Edmundo Paz Soldán, Kirk Nesset
I forgot for a while that happiness is fragile, that life is made of glass. Maybe I chose to forget those things or needed a rest from knowing them. Once I was reminded, I never forgot again.
The winner of the 2013 Aura Estrada Short Contest, selected by Nathan Englander.
It was bad enough that his mother was dying. Her eyes went yellow and she moaned all night. The
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