American Society of Magazine Editors

The ASME Award for Fiction 2018

The American Society of Magazine Editors is pleased to announce the introduction of the ASME Award for Fiction. Intended to celebrate the role of magazines in the discovery of new writers and to recognize the historic link between literary fiction and magazine journalism, the award honors print magazines and magazine websites for overall excellence in fiction.

Five finalists will be chosen by a jury composed of writers and editors chaired by Roger D. Hodge, deputy editor of The Intercept and former editor of Oxford American and Harper’s Magazine. Based on the recommendation of the jury, the winner will be chosen by the ASME Board of Directors. Finalists will receive certificates of recognition. The winner will receive a medal bearing the image of "Elephant," the symbol of the National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media, and will be honored at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

An entry consists of three examples of short fiction written by one or more authors, published together or separately. Formally or thematically adventurous fiction will receive special consideration. Any consumer magazine or literary publication edited and distributed in print or online in the United States is eligible for entry. Publications may submit only one entry. Entries may be submitted as print or digital content or as a combination of print and digital content. Content must be dated 2017 except that one piece may be dated December 2017/January 2018 or January 2018.

HOW TO ENTER All entries must be submitted online at Entries that contain print content require the submission of both print magazines and PDFs of the content as it was originally published. Four copies of each print issue must be submitted. Each submission should be bundled with a copy of the entry-confirmation email attached. Print issues should be shipped to Fiction Award, ASME, 757 Third Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Deliveries are accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

PDFs should be uploaded to PDFs should be converted to a single file in correct page order before uploading. Advertisements need not be included. Pages in editorial spreads should be shown together. Low-resolution files are preferable.

Entries that contain digital content require the submission at of web links or platform-specific instructions, including usernames and passwords, for accessing mobile apps.

Deadline for entry: November 30, 2017
Entry fee: $40
Winner and finalists to be announced: January 30, 2018

To download the ASME Award for Fiction one-sheet, click here.