Role: Judges

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was the judge of Kore Press’ 2016 Short Fiction Award, and chose Leticia Del Toro’s “Café Colima” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker,

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay was the judge of Kore Press’ 2015 Short Fiction Award, and chose Tayler Heuston’s “Hostages” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Find Heuston’s book here. Roxane Gay’s writing appears  in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction,

Kate Bernheimer

Kate Bernheimer was the judge of Kore Press’ 2013 Short Fiction Award, and chose Myha T. Do’s “To Boil Water” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Find Do’s book here. Kate Bernheimer has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale.” She is the author of a novel trilogy and the story collections Horse,

Karen Brennan

Karen Brennan was the judge of Kore Press’ 2012 Short Fiction Award, and chose Mary Byrne’s “A Parallel Life” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Find Byrne’s book here. Karen Brennan is the author of seven books of varying genres including the poetry collections little dark (Four Way Books, 2014),The Real Enough World (Wesleyan, 2006), and Here

Antonya Nelson

Antonya Nelson was the judge of Kore Press’ 2011 Short Fiction Award, and chose Patricia Grace King’s “The Death of Carrie Bradshaw” as the winning short fiction manuscript. Find King’s book here. Antonya Nelson is the author of seven short story collections and four novels. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston and in the