We are delighted to announce the 2020 results of

LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction

First Place


$3,500 + publication + agency review

R. D. Puller, “So Ezra He Became”



Second Place


$1,000 + publication + agency review

Eliezra Schaffzin, “Seesaw”

Finalists – $100

Josephine Bruni, “Say It with Flowers”

Tracy Daugherty, “Clara Mullin”

Karin Lin-Greenberg, “Still Life”

Jazelle Jajeh, “The Bronze Age”

Gabriel Moseley, “Night Song”

We thank everyone who entered the contest!

Contest guidelines are available here.


We are delighted to announce the 2020 results of

LitMag’s Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction

First Place


$1,250 + publication + agency review

J.G. Parisi, “The Garbage Dump Veteran Museum and Gallery,” California



Finalists – $100

Angel Lindes, “Loggers,” Utah

Ann Markel, “Planet Bob,” New York

Bob Thurber, “Long White Banner,” Massachusettes

We thank everyone who entered the contest!

Contest guidelines are available here.


We are delighted to announce the 2019 results of

LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction

First Place


$3,500 + publication + agency review

Celeste Mohammed, “Santimanitay,” Trinidad



Second Place


$1,000 + agency review

Rachel Holbrook, “The Girl from the Trailer Park,” Tennessee

Finalists – $100

Anna Badken, “An Appointment in Samarra,” New York

Lauren Green, “Runaways,” Texas

Laura Newman, “Swisher Sweets,” Nevada

Paul Newsam, “The Old One-Two Combination,” Boston

Sarah Timmer Harvey, “Silver Darlings,” New York

We thank everyone who entered the contest!

Contest guidelines are available here.


We are delighted to announce the 2018 results of

LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction

First Place


$3,500 + publication + agency review

Meghan O’Toole, “Abditory,” Elmhurst, Illinois



Second Place


$1,000 + agency review

H. E. Francis, “Put Yourself in My Hands,” Huntsville, Alabama

Finalists – $100

CJ Hauser, “Gala 4135,” Hamilton, New York

Yiming Ma, “Swimmer of Yangtze,” Palo Alto, California

Lisa Sanchez, “Ghost Lover,” Tumecula, California

Christine Sneed, “All That Money,” Evanston, Illinois

Eva Speer, “Eros and Thanatos,” Amsterdam, Netherlands

We thank everyone who entered the contest!

Contest guidelines are available here.