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ZPowers_AuthorPhotoZach Powers has won the fifth annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize. Along with a $1,000 honorarium, Zach’s winning short story collection, Gravity Changes, will be published in 2017 by BOA Editions as part of the American Reader Series.

The final judge, Peter Conners, says “Zach Powers wields a unique talent for creating strange and surreal worlds that, somehow, illuminate true human emotion more realistically than the realest realist . . . It is an honor to award him the fifth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize.”

Congratulations to Zach on his winning manuscript! We’ll be sure to snag a copy of Gravity Changes when it hits shelves in 2017.

You can find the full announcement from BOA Editions here.