Pithead Chapel

Volume 7, Issue 1

Photo provided by Tom Rankin

The 2017 Larry Brown Short Story Award Issue

Award Winner ($250): “Basement Miracles” by R.S. Wynn
Second Prize ($75): “Bells is Not Building” by Ryan Bollenbach
Third Prize ($25): “Awakenings” by Steph Wong Ken
Finalist: “The Rush of Water” by C.J. Spataro
Finalist: “Squirrels in the Attic” by Kendall Klym

2017 Guest Judge: Anne Valente

Photo by Josh Finnell

Anne Valente is the author of Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down and By Light We Knew Our Names. Her second novel, Utah, is forthcoming in early 2019. Her stories appear in One Story, The Kenyon Review and The Chicago Tribune, and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post.


Pithead Chapel is a small, independent and volunteer-run literary journal and small press out of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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