Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

This Year’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction Winner

With great pleasure, we announce that final judge Joan Silber selected Bryna Cofrin-Shaw’s “Loss and Damage” as the winner of the 2019 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. Her story will appear in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Colorado Review.

Bryna Cofrin-Shaw is a Brooklyn-based writer originally from Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied climate change politics through the lens of the arts and humanities, and Hunter College, where she received her MFA in fiction. Her work has appeared in Epiphany and the American Literary Review.