ASME Award for Fiction

Judges will give special weight to formally or thematically adventurous work. An entry consists of three examples of short fiction written by one or more authors, published together or separately. Any publication edited and distributed in print or online in the United States is eligible for entry. The ASME Award for Fiction is judged and presented in conjunction with the National Magazine Awards.

Publications may submit only one entry. Print and digital editions of the same publication may not submit entries separately. Entries may be submitted as print or digital content or as a combination of print and digital content. Content must be dated 2022 except that one story may be dated January 2023 or an equivalent, such as Winter 2023. Finalists will receive certificates of recognition. The winner receives a medal bearing the likeness of Alexander Calder’s “Elephant Walking,” the symbol of the National Magazine Awards, and will be honored at the annual presentation of the awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Terminal 5 in Manhattan.

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