Congratulations to the winner of the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story PrizeLauren Schenkman, for her story “A Guide to Fooling Yourself.”

The story was chosen by guest judge, author Lauren Groff, and can be read on Electric Literature . The story will be performed at Selected Shorts at Symphony Space on May 10.

The runner-up was Jess deCourcy Hinds for her story, “The Art Teacher.”

Thank you all for entering and taking the time to write such great stories!

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is a writing competition sponsored by Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. Selected Shorts is recorded for Public Radio and heard nationally.

 Sponsored by:
Electric Literature

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