The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction was established in 2004 in memory of Liza Nelligan, a writer, editor, and friend of many in Colorado State University’s English Department, where she received her master’s degree in literature in 1992. By giving an award to the author of an outstanding short story each year, we hope to honor Nelligan’s life, her passion for writing, and her love of fiction.
The Nelligan Prize is on hiatus for 2023. Please check back in the fall of 2023 for updates.
This Year’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction Winner
With great pleasure, we announce that final judge Ramona Ausubel has selected Mike Murray’s “Night Owls” as the winner of the 2022 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. His story will appear in the Fall/Winter 2022 issue of Colorado Review.
Mike Murray is a web developer and book designer living in Pittsburgh. His writing has appeared in OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, The Rag, A River and Sound Review, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His one-act plays have been produced for the stage, and he’s the drummer for the Impositions.
The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction is on hiatus for 2023. Please check back in the fall of 2023 for updates.