Cincinnati Review Contest


Just learned that my story “The Magnificents” was selected as the prose winner for this year’s Cincinnati Review/Robert and Adele Schiff Awards.   Wonderful to win, but I’m also just happy the story will have a good home.  A great publication.

The blog post about it is here:

(Also glad the editors didn’t find the story too bleak.  My wife and daughter never quite believed me when I said it was funny, especially the really horrible bits.  “It’s goofy dystopian noir,” is what I wrote to myself before I started the story.  As if that’s a thing.)

About the author

Tom Howard

Tom Howard is the author of Fierce Pretty Things (Indiana University Press, 2019).

He received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Fierce Pretty Things won the 2018 Blue Light Books Fiction Prize, and his individual stories have won the Ninth Letter Literary Award in Fiction, the Indiana Review Fiction Prize, the Robert and Adele Schiff Award for Fiction, the Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest, the Tobias Wolff Award in Fiction, the Innovative Short Fiction Prize, the Willow Springs Ficiton Prize, the Rash Award in Fiction, and the Robert J. DeMott Award for Short Prose.

He lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia.

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