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Kadonnut

I had just slipped down a lorazepam when a stranger came to talk to me in the bookstore. This was sometime in the late nineties, in Helsinki, and I was looking for a copy of Prozac Nation. I was thousands of...

STILL SMALL

What did you feed me other than myself, Waiting for dawn to tell us apart. I saw Everything everywhere: how the barn would fall To mud, the soil take back each nail, oil rags Dragged under rock and layered...

I Think I Know You

You couldn’t bring dogs to the Esalen yoga retreat, so Jewels needed a dog sitter. Maybe if she’d been living in Los Angeles for awhile, she’d have had an obvious friend to ask, but she didn’t, as she’d just...

Country of Under (Excerpt)

The following is an excerpt from Country of Under, a novel that tells the becoming stories of Pilar Salomé Reinfeld, raised by her undocumented father, a descendent of Bolivian Mennonites, in a Mexican...

News & Announcements

Congratulations to Scoundrel Time contributor Megan Howell, whose first story collection, Softie, will be published by West Virginia University Press in November.  Her story, “Dream Girl” appeared in Scoundrel Time. Here are links to pre-order:

WVU link

 

2024 Editors’ Choice Awards

We’re excited to announce our annual Editors’ Choice Awards, just in time for our 7th anniversary. Each year, the editors of Scoundrel Time choose a favorite work that we published in the past year in each of three genres, poetry, fiction, and essay. This year, each winner receives $100.

This year’s winners are:

Rachel Hall, “What Was Sent” (Fiction)
C. Dale Young, “Three Poems by C. Dale Young” (poetry)
Dana Sachs, “Survival and Solace: Story of a Refugee Turned Aid Worker” (essay)

 

Congratulations! David L. Engelhardt’s essay, “A Thousand Times More Than a Thousand Times More: A Working Class Boy Surveys the Altitudes of American Money,” has been selected as a Notable essay in the new edition of Best American Essays, edited by Vivian Gornick and Robert Atwan.

 

Congratulations! Laura Jamison’s short story “Just Her Luck” has been selected for a Special Mention in the 2023 Pushcart Prize anthology.

 

Congratulations! Thomas Rayfiel’s essay “Bookstore” has been selected as a “Notable” essay in the new edition of the Best American Essays anthology, edited by Alexander Chee.

 

We are excited to announce the Scoundrel Time Pushcart Prize nominees for 2023:
Works nominated by Scoundrel Time’s editors:

Poetry:
Snezana Zabic, “I Am an Elevator
Jenny Hykes Jiang, “We Followed the American Fleeing, Fled

Fiction:
The Escape by Seraph
Burger Revolution by Ranjan Adiga

Essay:
A Thousand Times More than a Thousand Times More: a Working-Class Boy Surveys the Altitudes of American Money”  by David L. Engelhardt
It’s Hard to Be Housed” by Elizabeth Robinson


Works nominated by Pushcart Prize contributing editors:
Banana Factory by Jon Fotch
Movie Night by Colette Parris

 

2022 Editors’ Choice Awards

We’re excited to announce our 5th annual Editors’ Choice Awards, just in time for our 5th anniversary. Each year, the editors of Scoundrel Time choose a favorite work that we published in the past year in each of three genres, poetry, fiction, and essay. This year, each winner receives $100.

This year’s winners are:

April Bernard, “Allen v Farrow” (poetry)
Jessie Van Eerden, “Blessing for the Lice Check” (essay)
Munawar Abbas, “Voyeurs” (fiction)

 

We are excited to announce the Scoundrel Time Pushcart Prize nominees for 2022:

Works nominated by Scoundrel Time’s editors:
Fiction:
“Bright” by Marilyn Abildskov
“Voyeurs” by Munawar Abbas
Poetry:
Jennifer Moxley: “One of Everything”
Essay:
“Bounded Functions” by Donald Quist

Works nominated by Pushcart Prize contributing editors:
“Algorithims” by Cindy Bosley
“Kill All the Bats” by Mohammed Sheeraz Dasti
“Just her Luck” by Laura Jamison

 

Congratulations!
Ken Massey’s essay, “Behind the Red Railing: My Childhood Isolation,” has been selected as a Notable essay in the new edition of Best American Essays, edited by Kathryn Schulz.

 

Scoundrel Time journal congratulates the following winners of our special award for pandemic art, Art Against Isolation. These 7 powerful works appeared in our series, “Scenes from the Pandemic.” Each winning artist receives $100.

Award Winners, Art Against Isolation:

Virginia Beards, “April 7, 2020” (poem)

Lori Barrett, “The View From Inside” (essay)

Robbie Gamble, “Barriers” (essay)

Nene Humphrey, “Pandemic Sound Scrolls” (visual art)

Timothy Liu, “Four Poems” (poems)

Azarin Sadegh, “The Lizard” (fiction)

Eleanor Windman, “Coping on the Upper West Side” (fiction)

 

 

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