Saturday, September 15, 2012

Crab Creek Review's 2012 Fiction Contest (Sept. 15 - Dec. 15)

Guest Fiction Judge: Shann Ray

Submit to Crab Creek Review's 2012 Fiction Contest (Sept. 15 - Dec. 15)
Guest Judge: Shann Ray
  • Email Submissions Only
  • Submit up to 3,000 words of previously unpublished fiction
  • $10 submission fee
  • All submissions considered for publication
  • Winner receives $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review
  • Please visit our Contest Page for complete guidelines
 Shann Ray’s collection of stories American Masculine (Graywolf Press), named by Esquire as one of Three Books Every Man Should Read and selected by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2011, won the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize and was the winner of an American Book Award in 2012.  Sherman Alexie called it “tough, poetic, and beautiful” and Dave Eggers said Ray's work is “lyrical, prophetic, and brutal, yet ultimately hopeful."  Ray is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Division.  Ray's book of creative nonfiction, leadership and political theory Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity (Rowman & Littlefield), was named an Amazon Hot New Release in War and Peace in Current Events, and engages the question of ultimate forgiveness in the context of ultimate violence.  The winner of the Subterrain Poetry Prize, the Crab Creek Review Fiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Inlander Short Story Contest, and the Ruminate Short Story Prize, his work has appeared in some of the nation’s leading literary venues including Poetry, McSweeney‘s, Narrative, Story Quarterly, and Poetry International.  Shann grew up in Montana and spent part of his childhood on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.  He lives with his wife and three daughters in Spokane, Washington where he teaches leadership and forgiveness studies at Gonzaga University.