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Ink Upon the Furrows

In this year's Texas Observer Short Story Contest winner, Daniel Zima, publisher/editor of a Czech-language newspaper, delivers papers to his elderly neighbors in a nursing home while awaiting a buyer he suspects will never appear.

If you’re considering entering the 2019 Observer story contest, you could do worse than to write a story about a small Texas publication fighting an uphill ba...Read More

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Short Story Contest Winner: ‘Muriel’

The winner of our 2017 short story contest "contends with the fears and obsessions of modern life without being frantic."

The winner of our short story contest "contends with the fears and obsessions of modern life without being frantic," writes judge Deb Olin Unferth....Read More

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Short Story Contest Finalist: ‘Malena’

Kim Henderson says her story "Malena" was inspired by the news that her New Mexico hometown was the fastest-shrinking city in the country.

Kim Henderson says her story "Malena" was inspired by the news that her New Mexico hometown was the fastest-shrinking city in the country....Read More

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