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2001
Mary Swan
"The Deep"
The Malahat Review, No. 131

2000
John Edgar Wideman
"Weight"
Callaloo, Vol. 22, No. 3

1999
Peter Baida
"A Nurse's Story"
The Gettysburg Review, Vol. 13, No. 3

1998
Lorrie Moore
"People Like That Are the Only People Here"
The New Yorker, January 27, 1997

1997
Mary Gordon
"City Life"
Ploughshares, Vol. 22, No. 1

1996
Stephen King
"The Man in the Black Suit"
The New Yorker, October 31, 1994

1995
Cornelia Nixon
"The Women Come and Go"
New England Review, Spring 1994

1994
Alison Baker
"Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight"
The Atlantic Monthly, January 1993

1993
Thom Jones
"The Pugilist at Rest"
The New Yorker, December 2, 1991

1992
Cynthia Ozick
"Puttermesser Paired"
The New Yorker, October 8, 1990

John Updike
"A Sandstone Farmhouse"
The New Yorker, June 11, 1990

1990
Leo E. Litwak
"The Eleventh Edition"
TriQuarterly, No. 74, Winter 1989

1989
Ernest J. Finney
"Peacocks"
The Sewanee Review, Winter 1988

1988
Raymond Carver
"Errand"
The New Yorker, June 1, 1987

1987
Louise Erdrich
"Fleur"
Esquire, August 1986

Joyce Johnson
"The Children's Wing"
Harper's Magazine, July 1986

1986
Alice Walker
"Kindred Spirits"
Esquire, August 1985

1985
Stuart Dybek
"Hot Ice"
Antaeus

Jane Smiley
Lily
"The Atlantic Monthly"

1984
Cynthia Ozick
"Rosa"
The New Yorker, MArch 21, 1983

1983
Raymond Carver
"A Small, Good Thing"
Ploughshares, Vol. 8, Nos. 2 & 3

1982
Susan Kenney
"Facing Front"
Epoch, Winter 1980

1981
Cynthia Ozick
"The Shawl"
The New Yorker, May 26, 1980

1980
Saul Bellow
"A Silver Dish"
The New Yorker, September 25, 1978

1979
Gordon Weaver
"Getting Serious"
The Sewanee Review, Fall 1977

1978
Woody Allen
"The Kugelmass Episode"
The New Yorker, May 2, 1977

1977
Shirley Hazzard
"A Long Story Short"
The New Yorker, July 26, 1976

Ella Leffland
"Last Courtesies"
Harper's Magazine, July 1976

1976
"Harold Brodkey"
His Son in His Arms, in Light, Aloft
Esquire, August 1975

1975
Harold Brodkey
"A Story in an Almost Classical Mode"
The New Yorker, September 17, 1973

Cynthia Ozick
"Usurpation (Other People's Stories)"
Esquire, May 1974

1974
Renata Adler
"Brownstone"
The New Yorker, January 27, 1973

1973
Joyce Carol Oates
"The Dead"
McCall's, July 1971

1972
John Batki
"Strange-Dreaming Charlie, Cow-Eyed Charlie"
The New Yorker, March 20, 1971

1971
Florence M Hecht
"Twin Bed Bridge"
The Atlantic Monthly, May 1970

1970
Robert Hemenway
"The Girl Who Sang with the Beatles"
The New Yorker, January 11, 1969

1969
Bernard Malamud
"Man in the Drawer"
The Atlantic, April 1968

1968
Eudora Welty
"The Demonstrators"
The New Yorker, November 26, 1966

1967
Joyce Carol Oates
"In the Region of Ice"
The Atlantic Monthly, August 1966

1966
John Updike
"The Bulgarian Poetess"
The New Yorker, March 13, 1965

1965
Flannery O'Connor
"Revelation"
Sewanee Review, Spring 1964

1964
John Cheever
"The Embarkment for Cythera"
The New Yorker, November 3, 1962

1963
Flannery O'Connor
"Everything That Rises Must Converge"
New World Writing, 19

1962
Katherine Anne Porter
"Holiday"
The Atlantic Monthly, December 1960

1961
Tillie Olson
"Tell Me a Riddle"
New World Writing, No. 16

1960
Lawrence Sargent Hall
"The Ledge"
The Hudson Review, Winter, 1958-59

1959
Peter Taylor
"Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time"
The Kenyon Review,

1958
Martha Gellhorn
"In Sickness as in Health"
The Atlantic Monthly,

1957
Flannery O'Connor
"Greenleaf"
The Kenyon Review

1956
John Cheever
"The Country Husband"
The New Yorker

1955
Jean Stafford
"In the Zoo"
The New Yorker

1954
Thomas Mabry
"The Indian Feather"
The Sewanee Review

1951
Harris Downey
"The Hunters"
Epoch,

1950
Wallace Stegner
"The Blue-Winged Teal"
Harper's Magazine

1949
William Faulkner
"A Courtship"
The Sewanee Review

1948
Truman Capote
"Shut a Final Door"
The Atlantic Monthly

1947
John Bell Clayton
"The White Circle"
Harper's Magazine

1946
John Mayo Goss
"Bird Song"
The Atlantic Monthly

1945
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
"The Wind and the Snow of Winter"
The Yale Review

1944
Irwin Shaw
"Walking Wounded"
The New Yorker

1943
Eudora Welty
"Livvie is Back"
The Atlantic Monthly

1942
Eudora Welty
"The Wide Net"
Harper's Magazine

1941
Kay Boyle
"Defeat"
The New Yorker

1940
Stephen Vincent Benét
"Freedom's a Hard-Bought Thing"
The Saturday Evening Post

1939
William Faulkner
"Barn Burning"
Harper's Magazine

1938
Albert Maltz
"The Happiest Man on Earth"
Harper's Magazine

1937
Stephen Vincent Benet
"The Devil and Daniel Webster"
The Saturday Evening Post

1936
James Gould Cozzens
"Total Stranger"
Saturday Evening Post, February 15, 1936

1935
Kay Boyle
"The White Horses of Vienna"
Harper's Magazine

1934
Louis Paul
"No More Trouble for Jedwick"
Esquire

1933
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"Gal Young Un"
Harper's Magazine, June & July 1932

1932
Stephen Vincent Benét
"An End to Dreams"
Pictorial Review, February 1932

1931
Wilbur Daniel Steele
"Can't Cross Jordan by Myself"
Pictorial Review

1930
W.R. Burnett
"Dressing-Up"
Harper's Magazine, November 1929

William H. John
"Neither Jew nor Greek"
Century, August 1929

1929
Dorothy Parker
"Big Blonde"
Bookman, February 1929

1928
Walter Duranty
"The Parrot"
Redbook, March 1928

1927
Roarke Bradford
"Child of God"
Harper's Magazine, April 1927

1926
Wilbur Daniel Steele
"Bubbles"
Harper's Magazine

1925
Julian Street
"Mr. Bisbee's Princess"
Redbook, May 1925

1924
Inez Haynes Irwin
"The Spring Flight"
McCall's, June 1924

1923
Edgar Valentine Smith
"Prelude"
Harper's Magazine, May 1923

1922
Irvin S. Cobb
"Snake Doctor"
Cosmopolitan, November 1922

1921
Edison Marshall
"The Heart of Little Shikara"
Everybody's, January 1921

1920
Maxwell Struthers Burt
"Each in His Generation"
Scribner's Magazine, July 1920

1919
Margaret Prescott Montague
"England to America"
The Atlantic Monthly, September 1918

 
 
 
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