Send us your best short stories! Submissions are open March 1 to April 30, 2023. Guest Judge Nana Nkweti will choose three stories from a select shortlist of fifteen. We’re looking for short stories that ring with excellence on every level of craft—intricate characterization, meaningful narrative development, and unforgettable voice. We seek short fiction only for this contest: 1,000 to 5,000 words in length. Winner receives $2,000 and a free four-issue subscription from Journal of the Month. Runner-ups receive $500 and $300, respectively, for the second-and third-place finalists. Submit your work today!