2022 Larry Brown Short Story Award

Award Winner: Bait Dog by Kate Tooley
Second Prize: Mosquito by Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar
Third Prize: The Mothers by Julie Innis
Finalist: Calves by Adrian Markle
Finalist: Inheritance by Nancy Au 


2022 Guest Judge: Kristen Arnett


Kristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) and the New York Times bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter‘s Literary Award in Fiction, has been a columnist for Literary Hub and is a current columnist for Catapult. She was a Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute and was longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize recognizing mid-career writers of fictionHer work has appeared at The New York TimesThe CutOprah MagazineGuernica, Buzzfeed, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. Her next book (an untitled collection of short stories) will be published by Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House). She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and currently lives in Miami, Florida.