ASME Award for Fiction
Honors magazines and websites for overall excellence in the publication of fiction
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Harper's Magazine
Christopher Beha, Editor
The Whale Mother,” by Susan Choi, January, “Terrace Story,” by Hilary Leichter, June, and “New Poets,” by Michael Deagler, November

Judges' Citation
Dazzled by the impressive breadth of talent displayed in these three short stories,
the judges praised Harper’s Magazine for giving writers of fiction much needed exposure
and the readers of the magazine much needed diversion.

American Short Fiction
Rebecca Markovits and Adeena Reitberger, Co-Editors
"The Electric Slide," by Ted Thompson, Winter, "The Last Days of Rodney," by Tracey Rose Peyton, Summer, and "Spare the Rod," by Rickey Fayne, Winter


Bradford Morrow, Editor
"Yonder Shines the Big Red Moon Over the Devil’s Lost Playground," by Brandon Hobson, November, "The Owl Count," by Elizabeth Hand, May, and "The Moon Fairy," by Sofia Samatar, May

Oxford American
Eliza Borné, Editor
Cane Creek,” by Ben Fountain, Spring, “A Search,” by Jayne Anne Phillips, Summer/Fall, and “Bitch Baby,” by Halle Hill, Summer/Fall


The Paris Review
Emily Nemens, Editor
Let's Play Dead,” by Senaa Ahmad, Spring, “Good Boy,” by Eloghosa Osunde, Fall, and “Violets,” by Bud Smith, Summer