2017 Short Grain Winners Announced!

We're excited to announce the winners of the 29th annual Short Grain Contest!

We'd like to thank Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg for their ongoing support of the contest and of Grain over the years, which has enabled us to continue to hold this contest.

We'd also like to thank our judges this year, Zoe Whittall (fiction) and Joe Denham (poetry) for their expertise in choosing this year's winners:


First place: “Union” by Juhyun Tony Bae
Second place: “Naked” by Wayne Yetman
Third place: “Harvest Crescent, Meatball, and the Afternoon Tea” by Chloe Chen


First place: “tidelines (spare poems, main-à-dieu bay)” by Sean Howard
Second place: “Yanko Adrift” by Joseph Kidney
Third place: “Downturn” by Salvatore Difalco

All six of the winning entries will be published in the Fall issue of Grain. Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to receiving submissions for next year's contest.