The Shenandoah Prize for Fiction

This $500 prize is awarded annually to the best story published in a volume year of Shenandoah. All stories published in the magazine are automatically considered for the prize.


The Shenandoah Prize

2011-12: John Matthew Fox, “To Will One Thing,” 61/1

The Goodheart Prize for Fiction (discontinued):

2010: HonorĂ©e Fannone Jeffers, “A Cheerful Tune,” 60/1-2
Starkey Flythe, “The Birdhouse,” 60/1-2
2009: Rebecca Makkai, “Exit, Pursued,” 59/1
2008: Speer Morgan, “The Big Bang,” 58/3
2007: Pam Durban, “The Jap Room,” 57/2
2006: James Lee Burke, “A Season of Regret,” 56/3
2005: Cary Holladay, “A Thousand Stings,” 55/2
2004: Michael Parker, “People Get Ready,” 54/1
2003: Ann Harleman, “Will Build to Suit,” 53/4
2002: Latha Viswanathan, “Cool Wedding,” 52/2
2001: Alyson Hagy, “Nameless Creek,” 51/2-3
2000: Bret Anthony Johnston, “In the Tall Grass,” 50/3
1999: Chris Offutt, “The Best Friend,”49/2
1998: Lee Martin, “The Mutual UFO Network,” 48/3
1997: Harry Humes, “The Pigeon Door,” 47/3
1996: Leslie Pietrzyk, “Things Women Know, ” 46/2
1995: Lauren MacIntyre, “Off Route 17,” 45/3
1994: Hodgson Van Wagoner, “Plastic Rabbits and Other Game,” 44/2
1993: William Hoffman, “Doors,” 43/3
1992: J. D. Dolan, “The Gulf,” 42/1
1991: Janet Peery, “Whitewing,” 41/4
1990: Janet Peery, “Nosotros,” 40/4
1989: William Hoffman, “Boy Up a Tree,” 39/1
1988: Lisa Sandlin, “Crease,” 38/4
1987: Mark Richard, “Happiness of the Garden Variety,” 37/2