Fiction, selected by Gish Jen
Mengyin Lin, “No prairie fire can destroy all the weeds.

Honorable Mention: Steve Chang, “Tell Me What I’m Waiting For”

Nonfiction, selected by Meghan O’Rourke
Jen Lazar, “The End of What We Know

Honorable Mention: Robin Babb, “The Iron Lung”

Poetry, selected by Sandra Cisneros
Logan Klutse, “Bronx Operating Room”; “Learning of Conspiracy Theories that ’the Portal to Hell Resides Beneath the Denver Airport’”

Honorable Mention: Brandi Nicole Martin, “Hold the Applause”; “Eurydice in the ICU”


Fiction, selected by Amelia Gray
Catherine Kim, “Mache/Mary

Honorable Mention: Sophie Newman, “Creatures of the Deep”

Honorable Mention: Sena Moon, “The Sampo Generation”

Nonfiction, selected by Danielle Geller
Megan Valley, “Painstaking Preservation

Honorable Mention: Anna Lee Hirschi, “What Miracles of Art: Reading Jane Kenyon in a Pandemic”

Poetry, selected by Chen Chen
Giovannai Rosa, “untitled sugar poem

Honorable Mention: DeeSoul Carson, “Theory of Alternate Cosmogenies”


Fiction, selected by Kiley Reid
Meghan O’Toole, “Good Food For Starving Things

Honorable Mention: Sam Wachmann, “The Right Way To Drown”

Nonfiction, selected by Paul Lisicky
Madeline Vosch, “Undead

Honorable Mention: Jimin Kang, “What Prayer Is”

Poetry, selected by Paige Lewis
Margaret Wright, “Accidents

Honorable Mention: Carolann Caviglia Madden, “At the Mass Stranding I Decide”


Fiction, selected by Kirstin Valdez Quade
Sofia Puente-Lay, “Vigil

Honorable Mention: April Bo Wang, “How to Save People”

Nonfiction, selected by Esmé Weijun Wang
Jeremiah Barker, “Bearing

Honorable Mention: S.J. Kim, “정”

Poetry, selected by Ilya Kaminsky
Mariya Zilberman, “Against Temporality

Honorable Mention: JD Debris, “[one for Adán]”


Fiction, selected by Ottessa Moshfegh
Ruby Todd, “Creation

Honorable Mention: Jack Foraker, “Pirating”

Nonfiction, selected by Leslie Jamison
Jung Hae Chae, “Pojangmacha People

Honorable Mention: Sophie Paquette, “Clean & Pretty”

Poetry, selected by Fatimah Asghar
Aurielle Marie, “a psalm in which i demand a new name for my kindred

Honorable Mention: Olatunde Osinaike, “from Twelve”


Fiction, selected by Carmen Maria Machado
Anne de Marcken, “Foil

Honorable Mention: Puloma Ghosh, “Dessication”

Nonfiction, selected by Roxane Gay
Laura Price Steele, “These Bodies Will Undo Us

Honorable Mention: Jaclyn Moyer, “Windows”

Poetry, selected by Roger Reeves
Alycia Pirmohamed, “Elegy for My Mother’s Sister,” “Ways of Looking,” “Belief as an Ocean Landscape,” and “No Homeland Ghazal

Honorable Mention: Corey Miller, “Study for a Canary’s Song,” “Studies for an Embrace,” and “The New Concentration”


Fiction, selected by Garth Greenwell
Rowan Beaird, “Perennial

Honorable Mention: Yasin Abdul-Muqit, “Ping Times”

Nonfiction, selected by Meghan Daum
Ellen Adams, “The Something I Am Telling You

Honorable Mention: Miles Fuller, “Cole’s Black Hole”

Poetry, selected by Natalie Diaz
Andrew Eaton, “The Chime,” “Luthier,” “Aubade to Replace the Sounds of Morning,” “Draining the Lake,” and “After the shipwreck

Honorable Mention: Noah Baldino, “Confessions of a Teenage Linebacker,” “Table Manners,” “The Parade,” and “From Ex Voto Anatomico”


Fiction, selected by Anthony Marra
Lydia Martin, “The Adjustment Act

Honorable Mention: Joy Baglio, “How to Survive on Land”

Nonfiction, selected by Dinty W. Moore
Mimi Dixon, “Breath

Honorable Mention: Danielle Geller, “Annotating the First Page of the First Navajo-English Dictionary”

Poetry, selected by Marianne Boruch
Leila Chatti, “Confession

Honorable Mention: Aaron Krol, “In Sharpening the Blade, You Make a Smaller Blade”


Fiction, selected by Megan Mayhew Bergman
Lucy Tan, “Safety of Numbers

Nonfiction, selected by Jabari Asim
Emily Strasser, “Homeplace

Poetry, selected by Matthew Lippman
Emily Jungmin Yoon, “An Ordinary Misfortune” and “An Ordinary Misfortune


Fiction, selected by Margot Livesey
Tomiko M. Breland, “Rosalee Carrasco

Nonfiction, selected by Ladette Randolph
Eliese Colette Goldbach, “In the Memory of the Living

Poetryselected by John Skoyles
Rosalie Moffett, Three Poems


Fiction, selected by Margot Livesey
Memory Blake Peebles, “The Sugar Bowl

Nonfiction, selected by Ladette Randolph
Mary Winsor, “Rock-a-bye, Ute

Poetry, selected by John Skoyles
Josephine Yu, Two Poems


Fiction, selected by Margot Livesey
Jasmine Sawers, “The Culling

Nonfiction, selected by Ladette Randolph
Jacob Newberry, “What Will You Do

Poetry, selected by John Skoyles
Jen Silverman, Bath Poems


Fiction, selected by DeWitt Henry
Thomas Lee, “The Gospel of Blackbird