Iowa Short Fiction Award

The Iowa Short Fiction Award has been presented annually since 1969. In 1998 the University of Iowa Press instituted the John Simmons Short Fiction Award—named after the first director of the Press—to complement the ongoing award series. Both national competitions are juried through the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Serious critical consideration is guaranteed by such final judges as Alison Lurie, Raymond Carver, Marilynne Robinson, James Salter, Kevin Brockmeier, and Ethan Canin.

Please see the guidelines for more information.

Bermudez book cover

Stories No One Hopes Are about Them

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$17.50
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$17.50
9781609388072.jpg

The Boundaries of Their Dwelling

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00
Rosenblatt_web.jpg

Father Guards the Sheep

Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$17.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$17.00
WortmanWunder_web.jpg

Not a Thing to Comfort You

Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$17.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$17.00
Vilhauer_web.jpg

The Water Diviner and Other Stories

Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00
November Storm

November Storm

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00
Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories

Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$17.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$17.00
The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00
Lungs Full of Noise

Lungs Full of Noise

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$17.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$17.00
Safe As Houses Book Cover

Safe as Houses

Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$10.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00
Power Ballads

Power Ballads

Author(s)
Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$10.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00
The Company of Heaven

The Company of Heaven

Book type
Paperback
Retail price
$16.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$10.00
Book type
eBook
Retail price
$16.00