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2012 Selected Shorts Writing Contest
The winner of the 2012 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize was
"Objets du Désir" by Marc J. Sheehan of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We wish to thank everyone for their participation in the 2012 contest. We greatly enjoyed reading all of your short stories. Check back here after October 1, when we will announce the rules of the 2013 short story contest. The theme will be complicated families, and the judge will be Jim Shepard.

Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and four story collections. His stories are published regularly in such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, Playboy, and Vice, among others. His most recent story collection is the multiple award-winning You Think That's Bad.