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2019 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest Runner-Up
When the townsfolk gathered to dip that year’s births in the creek, all saw what the midwife had already observed: all the babies were the same baby.
Man Booker nominees and more got their start at Boston Review.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
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.
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