15th Annual Short Short Story Competition - Winner's List

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Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition, where writers submit their very best short stories of less than 1,500 words. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

For complete coverage of the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition, see the July/August 2015 issue of Writer's Digest. You can read all 25 stories in the 15th Annual Short Short Story Competition Collection.

  1. Parting Gift, by Lish Troha (extended Q&A)
  2. Rapunzel, by Nicole Blackwood
  3. One Winter Afternoon, by Kit Rohrbach
  4. End of Summer, by Christine Valentor
  5. The Dark Girl, by Ruth Knafo Setton
  6. Alien She, by Stephanie Lasker
  7. Trapped, by Shari Schwarz
  8. Last Requests, by Lisa Hoadley
  9. Life List, by Marilyn Ogus Katz
  10. In the End, by Sarah Van Goethem
  11. It's Complicated, by Sage Cohen
  12. Los Lobos, by Tom Hayes
  13. A Tempting Target, by Stephanie Ross
  14. A Holy Night, by Patricia Lee
  15. Antiquity, by Gordon LePage
  16. All the Solitude We Could Now Afford, by Ethan Zimmerman
  17. Oyster Shells, by Alexander Nicoll
  18. Sex Education, by Stephen Hunt
  19. Family Again, by Jane Hegeler
  20. Strange Nights, by Sandy Hilt
  21. Notes From the Underground, by Deborah Pittman
  22. The Day I Buried Mama, by Thelma Leader Cox
  23. Murder at the McDonald's, by Gil Dominguez
  24. The Company You Keep, by Tammie Amos
  25. Cooking for One, by Alex Little
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