“Never the Hero”

“Then a couple years barfed by. By then, I didn’t know what I saw. I got to thinking, I didn’t see that woman, that horrible face.”

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Celeste Mohammed’s new novel-in-stories, Pleasantview.

News from our Contributors

New publications from former BFJ contributors Celeste Mohammed, Bradley Bazzle, and more!

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“Day Game”

“There were so many things to be mad about when Jordan’s father left that it didn’t occur to you to be mad about baseball.”

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Spring 2020, Vol. 33

Beloit Fiction Journal 2020

The winner for the 6th Annual Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story is Michele Host for their story, “Day Game.”

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“Waiting for Jubilee”

“I know that when jubilees happen, the fish are killing themselves, but not for our sake.”

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“Openness”

“The party was Y2K themed, and guests were expected to actually speak to each other.”

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“The Resurrection of Rakesh Sharma”

“The other boys were busy playing cricket on the street when Rakesh went and changed his religion.”

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“The Alaska Girl”

“He knew what she looked like because there she was, eureka, in the background of the single picture she had sent him.”

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“Knuckles”

“The truth was that none of us quite understood how to go about what we were doing. We were open to suggestions.”

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Cover image for Beloit Fiction Journal, Volume 32, 2019.

2019 Hamlin Garland Award Winner

The winner for the 5th Annual Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story is Tim Conrad, for his story, “Knuckles.”

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