Dappled Things Announces JF Powers Fiction Prize

Dappled Things literary magazine is now open for submissions to the 2016 J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction.

The winner will receive $500 and a prize of $250 will go to the runner-up. There is no reading fee. The winning stories will be announced in February, 2016 and published in Dappled Things, along with up to eight honorable mentions.

Find details and submit on the Dappled Things website, submissions close November 27, 2015.

From Dappled Things:

“‘One foot in this world and one in the next’: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make while trying to live their faith. We’re looking for carefully crafted short stories with vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings—we want to see who, in the age we live in, might have one foot in this world and one in the next.”

Dappled Things is a literary magazine dedicated to providing a space for emerging writers to engage the literary world from a Catholic perspective. The magazine is committed to quality writing that takes advantage of the religious, theological, philosophical, artistic, cultural, and literary heritage of the Catholic Church in order to inform and enrich contemporary literary culture.

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