Pithead Chapel

Volume 9, Issue 1

Photo provided by Tom Rankin

The 2019 Larry Brown Short Story Award Issue

Award Winner: “Settled“ by Stephen Hundley
Second Prize: “A Collection of Cells” by Melissa Bowers
Third Prize: “Queen of Hearts” by Melissa Bowers
Finalist: “Island Time” by Jenn Stroud Rossmann
Finalist: “Connecting Flights” by Jason Hill


2019 Guest Judge: Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and the author of Every Kiss A War and Whiskey & Ribbons, and the forthcoming So We Can Glow and This Close To OkayWhiskey & Ribbons was longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Find more @ LeesaCrossSmith.com.


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