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INTRODUCING THE PAPER DARTS SHORT FICTION AWARD JUDGED BY CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

INTRODUCING THE PAPER DARTS SHORT FICTION AWARD JUDGED BY CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

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That’s right! Carmen Maria Machado is judging this year's Paper Darts Short Fiction Award.

Roxane Gay says Carmen’s words “vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality, and the strange.” That's the same look we go for every morning. If we can do it, so can you.

Get ready to knock Carmen's strange little socks off.


 

Award: $500

Entry fee: $6

Judge: Carmen Maria Machado

Word limit: 1,200

Deadline: 3/23/2018


 

 

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New YorkerGrantaTin HouseGuernicaGulf Coast, NPR, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press.



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