Andrew Bertaina Wins The 2020 Moon City Short Fiction Award

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Bertaina of Washington, D.C., has been named winner of the 2020 Moon City Short Fiction Award for his collection One Person Away From You. Bertaina’s book will be published later this year and he will receive the $1,000 prize.

Bertaina received his MFA in creative writing from American University. His work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Witness, Redivider, Tin House (online), and The Best American Poetry. More of his work is available at

We’d like to congratulate the other finalists in the contest as well, which include the following authors:

Amber Wheeler Bacon

Timothy DeLizza

Erin Flanagan

Carrie Grinstead

Michele Finn Johnson

Bradford Kammin

Erica Plouffe Lazure

Nathan Oates

Jan Stinchcomb (runner-up)

Allison Wyss (runner-up)

We thank all the writers who entered the competition and look forward to publishing One Person Away From You as well as beginning work on the 2021 competition.