2022 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest Winners



Allegra Goodman

Allegra Goodman’s novels include Sam (a Read With Jenna Book Club selection), The Chalk Artist (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award), Intuition, The Cookbook Collector, Paradise Park, and Kaaterskill Falls (a National Book Award finalist)Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Commentary, and Ploughshares and has been anthologized in The O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She has written two collections of short stories, The Family Markowitz and Total Immersion and a novel for younger readers, The Other Side of the Island. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The American Scholar. Raised in Honolulu, Goodman studied English and philosophy at Harvard and received a PhD in English literature from Stanford. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Salon Award for Fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Mass, where she is writing a new novel.

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WATCH Allegra’s conversation with Moment Book & Opinion editor Amy E. Schwartz. “Beyond Bagels and Lox: Writing about Jewish Lives in the 21st Century” —in celebration of the Moment-Karma Fiction Contest.

“Arguing with Reinfeld”
by Steven Bryan Bieler

Steven Bryan Bieler began writing fiction and playing chess when he was 12 years old. He has worked as a newspaper copy editor, magazine editor, computer game designer and music critic. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife, the mystery novelist Deborah Donnelly, his books and their corgis.

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“Chelm, NJ”
by David Tuchman

David Tuchman loves stories. Since 2012 he’s been working on OMGWTFBIBLE, a new translation of the entire Hebrew Bible as a comedy that he’s released as a podcast. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.

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“Night of Broken Glass”
by llana Marcus

Ilana Marcus is a data journalist and writer. Her fiction explores identity, coming of age and American Jewry. She grew up outside of Boston and resides in the Washington D.C. area.

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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.