Award Winner: Burning Palace by Eleanor Walsh
Second Prize: Bruises by Dalton Monk
Third Prize: Rent Money by Patrick Strickland
Finalist: Without You by Rita Ciresi
Finalist: Speedrun by Paul Riker
2021 Guest Judge: Gabino Iglesias
Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, professor, and book reviewer living in Austin, TX. He is the author of ZERO SAINTS and COYOTE SONGS and the editor of BOTH SIDES. His work has been nominated to the Bram Stoker and Locus awards and won the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His fiction has been published in five languages and optioned for film. His reviews appear in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. He’s been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards twice and has judged the PANK Big Book Contest, the Splatterpunk Awards, the horror category of the British Fantasy Awards, and the Newfound Prose Prize. He teaches creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University’s online MFA program and runs a series of online writing workshops. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.