2017 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest Winners



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Susan Coll

Susan Coll is the author of five novels, including Bookish PeopleAcceptance and Beach Week. Coll is the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and works as the Events Adviser at Politics & Prose, an independent bookstore in Washington, DC. Her novel Acceptance was adapted into a television movie starring Joan Cusack.

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“The Garden of Evil”
by Michalle Gould

Michalle Gould’s first full-length collection of poetry, Resurrection Party, was a finalist for the Writers League of Texas Book Awards. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, New England Review, The Texas Observer, The Toast, The Nervous Breakdown, The Awl, and other publications. Her poem “How Not To Need Resurrection” was featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily and adapted into a short film for the Motionpoems web series, and other poems of hers have been set to music by the founder of the Washington Women in Jazz festival. She currently lives in Hollywood,  California, where she works as an academic librarian.

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“The Mark”
by Judith K. Jacobson

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Judith Jacobson spent several years living in Jerusalem and London before returning to her beloved New York in the late 1970s. She was working as an editor at a professional publishing house and living blissfully in Manhattan when the fates swept her north to Connecticut’s Hartford County, where she has lived since 1988. Currently the editor of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger, she has spent the bulk of her career as a writer and communications professional in the non-profit world. Along the way, she also spent a decade as an adjunct professor of communications at the University of Hartford and, while living in Manhattan, enjoyed a brief but brilliant career as a stand-up comedian.

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Don’t miss this exciting collection of Jewish-themed short stories selected from among the winners of the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest, featuring award-winning writers Jason K. Friedman, Miriam Karmel, Racelle Rosett, Leah Lax, Steven Volynets and Lauren Watel. An exclusive Moment e-book! (MomentBooks)

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2023 Submission Deadline is October 30! Click here for more information.