Welcome to the new Prime Number Magazine!

(A Press 53 Publication)

Issue 113 of Prime Number Magazine brings with it a new design and lots of great reading. This is our Contest Issue, our biggest of the year, with winners of the Prime Number Magazine Awards, our new monthly Flash Fiction Contest, and our free monthly 53-Word Story Contest, plus selections from our guest editors for poetry and short fiction.

Spend some time, have a look around, and let us know what you think.

Winners of the 2017 Prime Number Magazine Awards

$1,000 First Prize: Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry (open for entries Jan-Mar each year) "Signature" by Jed Myers               

$1,000 First Prize: Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry (open for entries Jan-Mar each year)

"Signature" by Jed Myers               

$1,000 First Prize: Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction (open for entries Jan-Mar each year) “Brace Yourself” by Leslie Jill Patterson

$1,000 First Prize: Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction (open for entries Jan-Mar each year)

“Brace Yourself” by Leslie Jill Patterson

Judges for the 2017 Prime Number Magazine Awards

(open for entries Jan-Mar each year)

Poetry: Rebecca Foust, author of the multi-award-winning Paradise Drive

Short Fiction: David Jauss, author of Nice People: New & Selected Stories II

Runners-up in Poetry and Short Fiction

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry “Back-lit” by Lynn Tudor Deming

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry

“Back-lit” by Lynn Tudor Deming

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry “Howlin’ Wolf at the Fillmore East, June 7, 1968” by Aaron Fischer

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry

“Howlin’ Wolf at the Fillmore East, June 7, 1968” by Aaron Fischer

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction “Huldufólk” by JoeAnn Hart

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction

“Huldufólk” by JoeAnn Hart

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction “Everlast” by Rayne O'Brian

Runner-up: Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction

“Everlast” by Rayne O'Brian

Flash Fiction Contest

$251 First Prize: July 2017 Flash Fiction Contest (open for entries every month) “Interrogation” by Michael Chin 

$251 First Prize: July 2017 Flash Fiction Contest (open for entries every month)

“Interrogation” by Michael Chin 

53-Word Story Contest

Winner: August 2017 Prime Number Magazine 53-Word Story Contest "Dance on my Grave" by Hannah Ambrose

Winner: August 2017 Prime Number Magazine 53-Word Story Contest

"Dance on my Grave" by Hannah Ambrose

Selections from Our Guest Editors

POETRY

Guest Editor Gabrielle Brant Freeman, author of When She Was Bad

Guest Editor Gabrielle Brant Freeman, author of When She Was Bad

SHORT FICTION

Guest Editor Chauna Craig, author of The Widow's Guide to Edible Mushrooms

Guest Editor Chauna Craig, author of The Widow's Guide to Edible Mushrooms

Meet Our Guest Editors for Issue 131, April-June 2018

(Submissions are open now through December 31 at Submittable)

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